2017 ACAL Conerence call for papers

Follow the Macassans - go to Darwin

The stylised boat image is inspired by artwork of the Traditional Owners of the Bunitdj clan group in Kakadu National Park and is reproduced with permission.

The image touches on the history of early interaction between the local Indigenous people and 'trepangers' from islands to the North. Wikipedia

Sea cucumber or bĂȘche-de-mer figures prominently in these early interactions and the Wikipedia article describes lingering impacts of language and other aspects of culture.

Time for you to explore further - both geographically (come North!) and through some of the conference sessions.

Pre-conference Symposium

'Action for Change: Indigenous Adult English Language, Literacy and Numeracy'

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ACAL Conference

'Traders, Neighbours and Intruders: Points of Contact'

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and Thursday, September 14, 2017

Research Forum

'Refreshing the Research Commitment: Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Research to strengthen collective impact'

Friday, September 15, 2017

Early Bird Registrations

until July 19 2017

Plus member discounts for financial members of ACAL or of QCAL, NSW ALNC, VALBEC, TCAL, SACAL or WAALC.


Up to two are available. More

Applications close on June 30.


A variety to choose from. More