Call For Presenters

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Call for presenters now closed.

AATE and ALEA invite applications to present a 60, 45 or 35 minute Workshop or a 35 minute Research Paper to assist English and literacy educators explore our Conference Strands:

  • student engagement
  • creativity
  • critical and divergent thinking
  • innovation
  • collaboration

as they relate to high quality English and literacy learning experiences.


A Workshop session typically involves an element of interactive activity for participants. The presenter could explore issues and ideas and their implementation in their own setting or explore strategies to add to a teacher's repertoire. The interactive component could involve a question and answer or panel session, participant trialling of strategies, group problem solving or workshopping of ideas and techniques. Workshops will be scheduled during concurrent sessions on the conference program. (60, 45 & 35 minutes)

Research Papers

Research extracts will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee. No facility for full review of papers is available. Presenters are encouraged to develop papers that emphasise the benefits of research and research findings for the teaching community. (35 minutes)

Cutting Edge Talks

We are also offering a new presentation style in 2017: a dynamic 8 minute presentation accompanied by a maximum of 20 slides. These presentations will be delivered in an auditorium as a series related to our conference strands. The Cutting Edge Talks will be filmed by the Conference Committee and must contain non-copyrighted material. All images must belong to the presenter, have permission for publication or be drawn from Creative Commons sites.

See more information here.

To register your interest in presenting, complete the Conference Presentation Proposal online submission form by 15 January 2017. Go to:

All submissions will be acknowledged and a decision made by early March.
Please note that presenters will be required to pay for registration to the conference.
See terms and agreements for submissions below.

Key Dates

10th August, 2016 Call for presentations open

15th January, 2017 Call for presentations close

Early March, 2017 Notification of presentation acceptance

Terms & Agreements for Submissions

Potential presenters will be asked to agree to the following:

  • That photographs or videos of presenters may be take taken during the presentation. These may be used in print or digital form and may be accessible to a wide audience on the Internet.
  • If submitting a proposal for a Cutting Edge Talk, presenters give permission for the presentation to be videoed in its entirety. This video may be available to a wide audience on the Internet.
  • Presenters understand that the presentation must contain non-copyrighted material or specific permissions have been granted for its use. Similarly, all images must belong to the presenter, have permission for publication or be drawn from creative commons sites.
  • Permission is granted for all, or extracts, of the presentation to be used in the publicity of the conference.
  • Accepted presenters will be required to register and pay for the AATE/ALEA 2017 National Conference and will be responsible for paying all costs to attend the conference.


Any queries relating to the Call for Presenters should be directed to the Conference Organiser.

The Conference Committee looks forward to your contributions to supporting teachers across the nation as we look at, ask about and collaborate towards cutting edge literacy research and practice.

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    Registrations are now open!

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    See all the details, including early bird and member discount offers on the Conference Registration Page.




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