34th National SPERA Conference, Perth

29 – 30 November 2018
Access for All: Equity Matters

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Call for Abstracts

SPERA, in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education based at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia invites you to attend the 34th National SPERA Conference.

Subthemes based on Halsey’s 2018 Independent Review on Rural, Regional and Remote Education:

  • Global Directives [OECD & UN SDG4]
  • Asset driven place based innovations [international, national, local]
  • More than IT solutions [Creative alternatives]
  • ESL, Language and Learning [Cultural & Linguistic Competency; Aboriginal Curriculum Framework]
  • Poverty and Power [General Capabilities; Enablers; Disrupting Discourse]
  • System level equity [Showcasing WA RRR -DET, AISWA, Catholic, TAFE]


When: 29 – 30 November 2018
Where: Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline

Friday 31 August 2018 (250 word abstracts) Email your submissions to admin@spera.asn.au

Submission of Abstracts

To submit an abstract, please download, complete and return the proposal template below.

SPERA-Abstract-Proposal-Template-2018 (52Kb)

Abstracts are to be written in plain English and include clear information about the aims, nature and content of the paper and, where applicable, a brief statement of results and implications. All abstracts should be linked to the conference theme.

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts

Abstracts are subject to blind-review by members of the program committee. Notification of whether the abstract has been accepted for presentation will be sent to the presenter/s on or before Friday 21 September 2018.

Author Confirmation of Attendance and Registration

Successful presenters will be asked for their audio visual requirements at this time and instructed to confirm their attendance via paid registration no later than Friday 5 October 2018.

Please Note: Presenter/s must be paid registrants of the conference in order to present a paper. Registrations must be paid no later than Friday 5 October 2018. No refunds will be issued for any reason after Friday 19 October 2018.

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SPERA would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Curtin University is situated and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.