Conferences and events diary



ACE Conference 2019, June 11-13. The ACE Conference 2019 will be held in Christchurch at the Quality Hotel on Papanui Road.

Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF9) Online Forum is planned for June/July and serves as a preview of what’s to come at the September Forum. The Forum is comprised of four separate online sessions: 1) Employability 2) Equity and Inclusion 3) Opening up Education 4) Technology. Participants can register to participate in any number of sessions. The Online Forum is free and the four sessions run concurrently for the 4-week period. The sessions are open 24/7 for participation. 


NCVER will co-host the 28th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' with TAFE SA in Adelaide on 10-12 July 2019. The 2019 conference program will focus on The student journey: skilling for life. More information here.


Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga, September 2–8 2019 Ace Aotearoa's annual festival is an opportunity to celebrate and promote the work we do, and acknowledge our amazing learners. Funding is available for events and application forms are now online.

The ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF9) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland  from 9 – 12 September 2019.


ACAL Conference 2019 Sydney. Conference Theme: Critical re-imagining: adult literacy and numeracy practices for sustainable development
Dates: Pre-conference Thursday 3rd October 2019; conference Friday 4th October to Saturday 5th October.

This conference invites participants to consider the role of adult literacy and numeracy education in promoting this agenda including the most directly pertinent goal to our field: Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

NZVET Research Forum
The Industry Training Federation is pleased to announce the 15th New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum, to be held over 15-16th October, 2019 in Wellington. The call for abstracts is available here.