The AGTA 2017 Conference to be held in Melbourne promises to be an outstanding professional development opportunity for all geography teachers. Ensure you register now to benefit from the early bird registration prices.
Workshops and fieldtrips
Over forty outstanding workshops and eight field trips are included in the AGTA 2017 Conference Program.
Pre-Conference Fieldwork Study Tour
Four days/three nights incorporating the Great Ocean Road (coastal geomorphology), Western Districts (volcanic landscapes), Grampians (land conservation and tourism) and Narmbool (wind farms and agriculture near Ballarat). Limited places, so ensure you book early!
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Keynote speakers announced
The organising committee has confirmed the following keynote speakers for this conference.
Dr Rachel Carey — Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, where she researches sustainable food systems, food security and food production on Melbourne’s urban fringe. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Food Policy at City University, London.
Professor William Cartwright — Professor of Cartography in the School of Science at RMIT University. He joined the University after spending a number of years in both the government and private sectors of the mapping industry. His major research interests are the application of integrated media to cartography and the exploration of different approaches to the depiction of geographical information.
Professor David Lambert — Professor of Geography Education at the Institute of Education, University of London (IOE) and author of notable texts and papers in geographical education. He was a secondary school teacher for twelve years, becoming a deputy principal before being appointed full time chief executive of the Geographical Association in the United Kingdom.
Dr Michael Solem — Director of Educational Research and Programs for the American Association of Geographers, where he is principal investigator on several large-scale, federally funded projects spanning geography at all levels of education, focusing on professional development, internationalization, global education and teacher preparation.
Professor Bruce Rasmussen — Director of Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES), Victoria University. His work has included reports for government on regional and urban economics, particularly the development of Melbourne and its constituent regions. His most recent work at VISES has been on the link between health and productivity and the economic returns to investment in health, for the US Chamber of Commerce, World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund.
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