About Learning Communities 2006
Australian Learning Communities Network biennial conference is a major three day conference focused on exploring the practitioners' perspectives of developing and sustaining learning communities.
The 2006 conference aims to provide networking, skills development, policy debate and trigger conversations and actions which will support increasing community activity making a positive social and economic impact in Australian communities.
The learning communities framework, and our communities in action, are committed to holistic approaches to social, economic, cultural and environment activity and places an emphasis upon the importance of lifelong learning to achieve success.
The 2006 Conference will actively bring together leaders in all forms of learning, service providers, industry and government to pursue how communities can embed real learning outcomes.
The conference offers the opportunity to:
- To focus on Australasian (i.e. Australia , NZ and other nearby countries) practice.
- To achieve a high level of engagement through case studies (papers), visits and virtual participation
- To have a parallel, high level policy dialogue with senior professionals (e.g. from local government, planners)
- To identify major national trends and principles
- To offer professional development
- Contribute to national and international discussions and practice on learning communities
- Explore the dynamics of using, testing and evaluating the Learning Communities framework
- Make connections, learn, be inspired and take actions that will make a difference in communities throughout Australia
Who should attend
- Community Development workers
- Community and Economic development workers, social/cultural/environment planners
- local government
- declared learning communities
- business (internationals, national, large, medium, sme, micro) including: BMA, Springfield , Lend Lease, ANZ, creative industries etc
- State /Federal Government (Housing, Transport, Youth, Arts, Family, Education, Business)
- Non Government Organisations (NGO)
- Community Services Association
- Local Government Associations
- Voluntary Associations
- Research bodies (treasury, national economics, ABS, ACER, NVCER etc)
- town planners,
- urban design institute
- environment groups
- Youth Space
- education/training/learning, rto providers, university/associations AUCEA
- technology designers/users
- social ventures, social entrepreneurs, SVA, SEN, Louise Ernshaw, David Wyatt, range of partnerships including cooperative/business/government, local government,
- Churches and NGO Church
- Ethnic groups
- Disabilities, youth (incl Youth Support Coordinators)