GPET acknowledges the traditional Ngunnawal people of this land on which we meet for our Convention in 2011
Photographs used in this website courtesy of Canberra Tourism
As well as some exciting and unique social events, the 2011 program has more than 100 presenters participating within three plenary sessions, 13 paper presentation sessions (each incorporating at least four 15-minute presentations), more than 30 workshop sessions and eight poster presentations over the two days of the Convention.
There will be an abundance of sessions to choose from! To assist delegates in selecting which sessions to attend, coloured target-audience codes (as nominated by the presenter or Convention Committee) are applied to each workshop and paper session within the program.
Participation in workshops is on a first-in first-served basis. There will be no pre-registering for workshops at the 2011 Convention. Once workshops have reached capacity—in most cases 30 delegates—the doors will be closed and delegates will be asked to find another session to attend.
Two symposia will be held over the two days of the Convention, focusing on registrar and supervisor capacity. These large-scale, audience-interactive sessions can cater to audiences of up to 80 delegates.
An ‘open mic’ session on day two of the Convention will provide the opportunity for impromptu discussion and debate amongst delegates. Put your name down any time during the Convention (including at the start of the session) to open discussion on a hot topic or something just for fun. Each person gets a minute at the microphone to spruik their passion. Then those present will join the speaker who interests them most to find some space and spend the rest of the session together sharing ideas or activities.
As a continuation from the 2010 Convention program, seven ‘education unplugged’ workshops will be offered at GPET 2011. These uniquely-styled sessions run without audio visual support and focus on teaching without technological aids. Rooms will be allocated for these sessions and will be identified in the final Convention program.
Fringe festival unplugged
Fringe festival unplugged workshops are a new feature of the GPET Convention, which are intended for more artistic, creative and experiential content. These workshops will also run without any audio visual support or equipment. Rooms will be allocated for these sessions and will be identified in the final Convention program.
Please note: both education and fringe festival unplugged workshops will cater to a maximum of 25 people. Delegates are encouraged to embrace these opportunities to speak, learn and share with colleagues at the Convention.
On Day Two of the Convention the fringe festival stream offers delegates the opportunity to participate in one of two offsite sessions at the National Gallery of Australia: a guided tour of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Galleries; or the artmed session – small group discussions lead by a Gallery educator. More information about these sessions is available by downloading the flyer.
The NGA Tour Flyer
Please note: places for both experiences are limited and therefore delegates may only register for one of the two sessions.
Please direct any queries to the conference organisers, On Q Conference Support on (02) 62883998 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org