31st SPERA Conference

Deakin University | Geelong Waterfront Campus: 4-6 November 2015

Confirmed speakers and guests include:

  • Jim Watterston (Director-General, Dept. Education and Training – Qld)
  • Jo-Anne Reid (CSU)
  • Sabina Knight (Australian Rural Health Education Network)
  • Josh Arnold (Small Town Culture)
  • Bernadette Walker-Gibbs (Deakin University)
  • Marie Brennan (Victoria University), and
  • Gary Fry.

A copy of the SPERA 2015 Conference Proceedings document is now available for download (6MB).

Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront Campus is located on Corio Bay, in the central business district of Geelong. Originally built as woolstores in 1893, the buildings have been extensively renovated to create a modern and impressive campus centre.

The city of Geelong is a great place to visit during the summer. The city is home to many local beaches and parks, such as the botanical gardens, so you can enjoy every minute of the sunshine. Central Geelong offers a diverse range of cuisine, wine and activities ranging from cultural, recreational and family-friendly.

Greater Geelong is also famous for excellent surf beaches and an amazing wine region with plenty of opportunities to visit local cellar doors and taste some great Australian wines on offer. More information about Geelong, including how to get there, and how to reach Deakin’s Waterfront Campus, is available on the 2015 Conference page.

SPERA would like to acknowledge that the present site of the Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus is located on the land of the Wathaurong people. They are connected to these lands, have walked these lands, and continue to care for them and nurture them for future generations.