The 2016 Learn Local Conference was held in Melbourne on August 30 and 31, 2016.

This two-day conference provided an opportunity for Learn Local organisations to reflect and share the successes of the sector, network and participate in professional development opportunities.

The conference was fully funded by the ACFE Board and was designed to support and develop the work of Learn Local organisations. Featuring a keynote presentation by Mr Peter Kenyon, the program focussed on the theme; Learning from the past, planning for the future.

The following presentations have kindly been made available from the conference presenters. There is a graphic illustration that captures the highlights from each of the sessions also.

Conference Welcome: Sue Christophers, ACFE Board Chairperson

Conference Framing: Kieran Murrihy, Foresight Lane (Conference facilitators)

Outreach and engagement: Josephine Boffa, Jesuit Community College

Rebuilding a community: Jane Barr, Berry Street Gippsland

Learner Supports: Liz Bonner, Cloverdale Community Centre; Noemi Cummings and Ellie Akbari, Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services

Adapting learning to needs: You be the glue!: Geraldine Lewis, Federation University Australia

Quality Teachers: A Learn Local's Greatest Asset: Pam Gates, Jan Aitcheson and Josie Rose, Gippsland Community of Practice

Teaching and Learning: Dr Sharon Smart, Vermont South Community House; Marj Sjostrom Keysborough Learning Centre

Pathways: Renae Knight, Djerriwarrh

Career development: Karen Fleischer, Janine Livingston and Tania Sacco, CEAV Cert IV

Learning from the Past: Andrea McCall, Liz Bonner & Tania Sacco

Keynote speaker: Mr Peter Kenyon

Action Learning Workshops

Planning for the Future: Theme Insights

Closing remarks: Sue Christophers, ACFE Board Chairperson

Should you have any queries about this event, please contact the conference coordinators learnlocal@edumail.vic.gov.au