The Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual Conference returns to Sydney for an in-person event on 5 & 6 April 2022, promising a stimulating, inventive and invigorating two days of domestic and international speakers, expert presenters and adult and community education (ACE) specialists.
Our theme: This year’s conference theme is Rebuilding Community, following what will have been (by April) more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its long-term impacts on Australian post-secondary education, training and communities. We plan to deal with both big and small questions: What’s next in post-secondary education, training and skills? How do we “build back better”? What’s to be learned from overseas experiences? What long-term impacts will the pandemic have on how we learn, how we teach and how we construct communities? What challenges still face us? What structures and approaches need to be changed and what should we keep?
Special events: The Conference will feature the award ceremonies of the first-ever “Community Education Trainer of the Year Awards” at the Gala Dinner on Tuesday 6 April. Our pre-conference social event highlight will be a sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour on Monday 4 April. Our annual sponsor exhibition returns with a terrific mix of ideas, products and services.
Location and venue: The Conference will unfold at the Marriott Hotel on Pitt Street, adjacent to Sydney’s bustling Circular Quay ferry terminals, only a few minutes’ walk to the historic Rocks District, the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Within a short pleasant walk you will also find the best that a re-opened Sydney CBD has to offer: the best shopping in New South Wales, the glorious Botanic Gardens in early autumn splendour, the dynamic new Barangaroo redevelopments, the Art Gallery of NSW, a re-modelled Australian Museum, the State Library, Sydney Theatre Company at the Wharf and world-famous restaurants.
Do you wish to present? CCA has opened expressions of interest to present at the Conference. We particularly welcome proposals that fit into the conference theme and strands (see below). Download the “Call for Papers” here or read more here.
Supporters, sponsors and services: CCA invites proposals to participate in our popular services and products exhibition, which “sells out” of available space every time. Please be quick if you wish to sponsor or support the 2022 Conference.
Contact us: Contact CCA via email if you have any questions.