Education Outdoors Conference 2017

Education Outdoors Conference 2017
Event on 2017-05-25 09:00:00
Outdoor Learning: A Natural Connection The Education Outdoor Conference is a major annual event that provides professional learning for teachers, educators and students within the Outdoor Education sector. We are very pleased to announce that our 2017 state conference will be held on: Friday May 26 – Saturday May 27, 2017 with an added research day on Thursday May 25 at La Trobe University, Bendigo The theme for 2017 is: Outdoor Learning: A Natural Connection Outdoor Learning has long been recognised for its diversity and ability to connect with many other areas. Join us to further unpack and strengthen these connections. Visit our Conference Homepage for the latest updates about this event. Pre-Conference: Research Symposium Connecting evidence, policy and practice When: Thursday, May 25th Where: La Trobe University Bendigo, Victoria, Australia We would like to invite you to an exciting event to promote productive relationships between research, policy and practice in outdoor learning. The research symposium is an Outdoors Victoria (OV) initiative, hosted by the La Trobe University and taking place as a Pre-conference activity to the 2017 OV State conference. This symposium comes at an exciting time in Victorian and Australia for outdoor learning and we seek to take advantage of the current landscape by offering catalysts for discussion and dialogue that are provocative and inclusive of the breadth, depth and nuance in our field.  Purpose The key purpose of the research symposium is to deliver a high quality, interactive event that contributes to the development and growth of outdoor learning within the Victorian Education State Initiative as well as Australia Curriculum. The format will provide international perspectives and opportunities for dialogue, capacity building, and networking at the local level around outdoor learning. The symposium is intended for practicing teachers, active researchers, policy makers and those with interests in connecting evidence, policy and practice as a way of furthering opportunities for outdoor learning. Read more for information on our 2 international keynote speakers, Sue Waite & Matt P. Stevenson who will be presenting at the Symposium and the conference Pre-conference SERIOUS FUN Professional Development Workshop One-day training for teachers, experiential & outdoor educators, camp and youth group leaders When: Thursday, May 25th Where: La Trobe University Bendigo, Victoria, Australia Experiential trainers and best-selling authors, Mark Collard and Nate Folan are offering a practical one-day training for teachers, corporate trainers, experiential & outdoor educators, camp & youth group leaders. This seriously fun, activity-based training is specifically designed for people who work with groups. It will equip you with dozens of great activity ideas and model a fun approach to leading remarkably powerful experiential programs that are easy to deliver and rewarding for everyone involved.  Click here for more information on this exciting workshop  NEED TO PAY BY INVOICE? Yes you can choose this option during checkout. You will have 2 choices: Pay by Credit card or Pay on invoice. Eventbrite will instantly email your tickets and your Tax invoice. Please note  attendees must be paid in full before attending the conference.  TICKETS Buy your ticket earlier and save. Last minute ticket purchases will cost more. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AFTER 22 MAY. PLEASE PURCHASE BEFORE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT This year we are offering 3 levels on most tickets to encourage everyone to register earlier rather than later: ‘Early bird’ tickets, which will automatically expire on the 14th April ‘Regular price‘ tickets, which will automatically expire on the 12th May ‘Just in time’ tickets, which will close on 22nd May This years tickets choices are: 2 days: includes a choice of all sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. 1 day (Friday or Saturday): includes a choice of all sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Research day: includes a choice of all sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The research day has it’s own special ticket pricing (see below). The Dinner ticket: is for Friday night at the All Seasons hotel in Bendigo. Dinner is a separate option this year (there are no packages that include dinner). There are no discounts available for dinner. JOEE Ticket: Subscription to the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education (JOEE): 20(1) and 20(2). You will receive your April edition at the conference. You must choose this ticket at registration to receive your special discounted price for both 2017 issues of the Journal Pre-conference Serious Fun (1): Professional development workshop for 1 person. Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Pre-conference Serious Fun (2): Professional development workshop for 2 people (Discounted price for 2). Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Discount codes The following attendees are eligible for discounted tickets. Use the appropriate code when registering or alternatively follow the direct links below to automatically activate your discount. Full time students are eligible for 50% off early bird and regular tickets but NOT ‘just in time’ tickets, dinner, Serious Fun workshop or JOEE subscription. To claim your discount use CODE: FStudent2017 or follow this link to activate student discount* please note you must provide your school name and student card number.   Presenters are eligible for 15% off all tickets except dinner & JOEE subscription. To claim your discount use CODE: Presenter2017 or follow this link to activate your presenter discount.   Staff of affiliate schools are eligible for 15% off all tickets except dinner & JOEE subscription. To claim your discount use CODE: Schoolaff2017 or follow this link to activate your school affiliate discount. *Please note you must provide affiliate school name.   Staff members, volunteers and Sponsors will receive their own discount code.   MORE FAQs  Can I request an invoice first to take to my Boss? Yes you can choose this option during checkout. You will have 2 choices: Pay by Credit card or Pay on invoice. Eventbrite will instantly email your tickets and your Tax invoice. Please note  attendees must be paid in full before attending the conference.  What are the overnight accomodation options this year? We are not providing accomodation this year but stay tuned to our newsletter and website for updates on accomodation discounts in the area. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, if the person you are transferring to can prove they are elibible for the same ticket. If not we can refund and issue a new ticket.  Can I update my registration information? Yes Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, but it can be the electronic copy. We will again be attempting to check everyone digitally this year. What is the refund policy? If you have a good reason and you apply within 7 days of the conference it should be fine.  

at HHS1 313, La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus
Edwards Road
Box Hill, Australia

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