2017 ACAL Conerence call for papers

40th ACAL conference: Darwin 12-15 September 2017

Call for Presentations and Papers

ACAL invites everyone involved in adult literacy, language and numeracy provision to its 40th annual conference Traders, Neighbours and Intruders: Points of Contact. At the conference there will be time to reflect on and contest conventional notions of communication and the expectation that participation in society requires particular kinds of language, literacy, numeracy, and communication competence.

The conference location in Darwin, northern Australia provides a rich location in which to explore points of contact between traditional and emerging communication practices in local and specific contexts, in the region, nationally and globally. Whether you are engaged in practice, research or policy the conference has something to challenge, provoke and inspire you.

Choose from

  • Three strands
  • Four presentation modes
  • With an option for peer review

Proposals due March 19, 2017

Two conference scholarships

Are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander educator or emerging researcher from the Northern Territory? Would you like to attend the ACAL Conference in Darwin between September 13th – 14th 2017?

If so, you are invited to apply for a scholarships to cover travel costs to the conference and conference registration fees for the 2 day conference.

If you receive a scholarship you may be asked to support the conference by presenting a paper and you will be asked to write a report after the conference on what you learnt, what was useful and how you have shared the story with your community or organisation after the conference.

To apply for a scholarship complete the application form and return it to info@acal.edu.au by Friday 30th June 2017.