Announcing the 2021 Deakin Learning and Teaching conference


AUGUST, 2021

Learning & Teaching 
Best practice
Annual conference

Deakin Learning Futures is excited to announce preparations are well underway for the annual Deakin Learning and Teaching Conference. Taking place on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 November, the theme for the 2021 event is: Design, Deliver, Enable, Lead. The program will showcase how these four capabilities underpin teaching and learning at Deakin and support the student experience. 

The conference will see the Deakin community come together to share new ideas about learning and teaching practice and reflect and connect about the challenges of recent times. Importantly, the event is also a chance to recognise achievements and acknowledge the valuable contribution of Deakin students as our partners in learning and teaching. 

Call for submissions now open

All Deakin staff engaged in learning and teaching are invited to contribute submissions to the conference. We also encourage collaborative partnerships with students to feature in this year’s program.

The options are open to present ideas in engaging and innovative ways. Presentation proposals can be anything from panels and paper presentations to interactive workshops, audio visual work such as podcasts or videos, or even a quick-fire thesis presentation. Submissions should demonstrate one of the four capabilities that form our conference theme.

Submit your proposal and abstract via the 2021 Learning and Teaching Conference submission form before the closing date Sunday 26 September, 5pm.

Blended conference format

With the challenges of the pandemic still in our midst, the two-day conference will offer a combination of located and remote opportunities for participants and attendees. While the intention is to run a blended event, the conference will run entirely virtual should COVID-19 restrictions apply.

Key dates to remember

The key dates for the 2021 Learning and Teaching conference are:

  • Thursday 26 August – submissions open
  • Sunday 26 September, 5pm – submissions close
  • Tuesday 12 October – registrations open
  • Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 November – conference delivered in blended mode

For further information about the conference, contact or visit the conference website.


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