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The Learning for Sustainability Conference is an annual event that offers professional development and networking opportunities for early years, school and community members interested in learning about sustainability.

Featuring a keynote address from Dr Karl, the 2021 the day will motivate and inspire all who attend. Join us for a workshop, hear from education for sustainability providers and listen to a panel discuss local and global sustainability issues. It's a great opportunity for attendees to connect with like-minded people, hear from experts in the field and gain ideas to take back the classroom.

Due to COVID-19, organisers have committed to delivering the 2021 event online. The day has been structured to best enable attendees to connect and engage with presenters and activities through the virtual environment.

You can purchase a ticket to attend specific elements of the day, such as the keynote or a workshop session or if you want to attend the full event, buy a full day pass at a discounted rate. 

Tickets*

Full Day Pass (Keynote, Workshop, Panel & Expo)
Full $28 | Tertiary Student $10
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Keynote Address, Expo & Panel - 9:00AM Start
Full $17 | Tertiary Student $7
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Workshop Session - 11:00AM-12:00PM
Full $17 | Tertiary Student $7
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Each ticket will receive a unique link tied to your ticket information. The link will only work for a single user, so sharing it might mean you miss out! Attendees will only be able to attend one workshop on the day but all session materials will be accessible to workshop and day pass ticket holders after the event.

*When you book your ticket you should receive a confirmation email. If you have booked and not received this, please get in contact as some emails have blocked the ticketing service. You will receive a link to each component 24hours ahead of the conference.

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For ticket enquiries call 1300 368 333.

There will be a limited number of hardship tickets available which will be issued on a case by case basis. If you want to discuss accessing this service, please send an email to info@easl.com.au or call 9294 6841. 

Keynote Address

Dr Karl High Res 2019

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki just loves Science to Pieces. His media career spans more than 30 years, talking about Science in radio, TV, podcasts, newspapers, and books – 45 to date with more on the way.

In 2019 the United Nations awarded Dr Karl the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science. The prize is global recognition of Dr Karl’s gift for communication. He is the first Australian to win the prize.

A lifetime student, Dr Karl has degrees in Physics and Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery. He has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, filmmaker, biomedical engineer, TV weatherman, and medical doctor at The Children’s Hospital in Sydney. Since 1995, he has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney, where his ‘mission’ is to spread the good word about science and its benefits.

We will look forward to hearing Dr Karl speak about sustainability, community, climate change and most importantly, hope. 

Workshop Sessions

Workshops at the 2021 Conference will include (more on the way!):

  • Jess Brien from the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation presenting on “Kitchen garden programs for early childhood services” (Audience: Early Years)
  • Nicole Talarico from Talarico Consulting presenting on “Creating sustainable culture within early learning facilities” (Audience: Early Years)
  • Lisa Moloney from Reconciliation Victoria presenting on “Heal Country, Heal the Nation - Exploring the 2021 NAIDOC Theme” (Audience: Early Years through to Secondary Years)
  • Peter Preuss from Woori Yallock Farm School presenting on "Teaching about Biodiversity and local Aboriginal history" (Audience: Schools)
  • Ben Howes and Dr Duncan Symons from Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots and The University of Melbourne presenting on “Integrated STEM: Exploring Gardens as Living Classrooms” (Audience: Primary Years)
  • Bronwyn Sutton from Deakin University presenting on “How we stay engaged and inspired to keep doing our work as sustainability leaders/educators” (All Audiences)

There will be dedicated sessions for Early Years, Primary-Age and Secondary-Age Educators on integrating sustainability into classroom, curriculum, culture and community.

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the '7 Ways to Be the Change' Workshop has been cancelled. We apologise for any disapointment this may cause. 

A separate selection process will be set-up to register workshop preferences ahead of the conference day. 

Stay tuned for further conference details as they are announced. 

The event is subsidised by member council's to ensure the event remains accessible to all educators within the region. Attendees will receive a certificate meeting professional development requirements set by VIT registration.

Past LfS Conferences

2021 Learning for Sustainability Conference

The Learning for Sustainability Conference is an annual event that offers professional development and networking opportunities for early years, school and community members interested in living and acting more sustainability.

Featuring a keynote address from Dr Karl, the 2021 the day will motivate and inspire all who attend. Join us for a workshop, hear from education for sustainability providers and listen to a panel discuss local and global sustainability issues. It's a great opportunity for attendees to connect with like-minded people, hear from experts in the field and gain ideas to take back the classroom.

The live streamed and interactive event is structured to enable attendees to connect and engage with presenters and activities over the course of the entire conference. 

The event is subsidised by member council's to ensure the event remains accessible to all educators within the region. 


 2020 Conference

Damon Gameau TSFWe welcomed Damon Gameau, Australian actor and director, as our keynote speaker for the 2020 LfS Conference. He took attendees on an inspirational journey of discovery and detailed opportunities for change locally and more broadly. Damon’s newest film, 2040, is an innovative, feature length documentary that explores what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet. You can watch the trailer for the film here

Our afternoon Master Class focused on the challenges of behaviour change and food waste in schools and early years facilities. Mark Boulet, from BehaviourWorks Australia at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, talked through their applied behaviour change approach and how it could help attendees understand what makes humans tick and how this can help them create positive change (especially for food waste in schools and early years services).

If you attended the 2020 Conference but did not receive access to the session summarise from the day, please contact the EASL Coordinator at info@easl.com.au


2019 Conference Highlights

 


 Testimonials

  • "A sensational event - my utmost gratitude for the effort put in to organising it."
  • "Thank you Sarah. It was an absolutely amazing experience, I'm so glad I was brave enough to attend on my own. You did a wonderful job." 
  • "Thanks for a great conference. I gained a lot from attending!"
  • "Thank you Sarah and the team for all you did towards the successful running of this very worthwhile conference."
  • "Thanks for a great, well managed event."
  • "So much fantastic research and information. Thank you!"
  • "I just wanted to thank you and your team for putting on such a great event. Excellent calibre of speakers - I wish I could have attended them all."
  • "Thanks for organising it Sarah - we really enjoyed being involved, and also hearing form some inspring speakers!"
  • "It was a great conference! So well organised. Especially loved the keynote speaker, Peter Hutton. He was hilarious and inspiring."
  • "The presenters I saw were well prepared and very passionate about their programs. I was engaged the whole time."
  • "I found the presenters were great! Full of information, professional, friendly and approachable. I will look forward to coming next year."
  • "I really enjoyed the conference and am excited to try some of my new ideas."
  • "Thanks for another great, affirming, encouraging, connected day."
  • "I have found today really great for my confidence and knowledge about sustainability education."
  • "There was a good selection of stands, info and voluneers. It was generally a very positive vibe. Thank you!"