2017 30th ACHPER International Conference

The 30th ACHPER International Conference, Participation in an Active and Healthy Life: Valuing the Participant Voice will be an opportunity for delegates to consider the participation of children and young people in our schools and communities. The conference will be held in Canberra, Australia from January 16 - 18, 2017. Program has been released and registration is now open! Please visit the conference website at www.achper2017.com.

Date January 16, 2017 - January 18, 2017
Time 8:00am - 5:00pm

30th ACHPER International Conference – Participating in an Active and Healthy Life: Valuing the Participant Voice

16-18 January, 2017
University of Canberra  |  Canberra, Australia


The Conference program is now available and registration is open!

The Conference program has something for everyone with a diverse offering of academic, practical sessions, symposiums and workshops.  ACHPER aims to support the professional engagement of educators in primary, secondary and tertiary, with sessions in Health and Physical Education (HPE), various approaches in sport pedagogy and by presenting sessions to strengthen the development of health and well-being in all. 

Led by six world renowned speakers, national and international presenters will deliver this exciting program through a thematic approach based on the five propositions of the Australian Curriculum for HPE:

  • Sean Slade, ASCD, USA
  • Professor Donna Cross, University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute, AUS
  • Professor Damian Farrow, Victoria University, AUS
  • Dr Peter Hastie, Auburn University, USA
  • Professor Philip Morgan, University of Newcastle, AUS
  • Professor Richard ‘Dick’ Telford AM, AUS as the Fritz Duras Memorial Lecturer

ACHPER is delighted to present this program that includes over 220 sessions.

Enjoy the social side of the Conference by attending one of our three social functions:

  • Pre-Registration: Summer by the Lake
    Sunday January 15, 2017  |  The Boat House by the Lake
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Cost: Included in registration

  • Welcome Happy Hour
    Monday January 16, 2017  |  The Well Bar, University of Canberra
    5.00pm - 7.30pm
    Cost: Included in registration for those attending on Monday

  • ACHPER Gala
    Tuesday January 17, 2017  |  National Gallery of Australia
    7.30pm - 11.00pm
    Cost: ACHPER Member: $85 | Non-Member: $100

Registration is also open with options including cover single or multiple day attendance and reduced rates for tertiary students.

ACHPER looks forward to what promises to be an exciting and engaging conference experience, one that inspires you in your teaching and contributes to the wider professional aim of ensuring active and healthy lifestyles for all.

Please vist www.achper2017.com to view the program or to register.

Rhiannon Dodd
08 8352 3288
08 8352 4099
University Dr, Bruce ACT 2617
Australian Capital Territory

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
- Sean Slade, ASCD (USA)
- Professor Donna Cross, University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute (AUS)
- Professor Damian Farrow, Victoria University (AUS)
- Dr. Peter Hastie, Auburn University (USA)
- Prof Philip Morgan, University of Newcastle (AUS)

Fritz Duras Memorial Lecturer
- Professor Richard 'Dick' Telford AM (AUS)

The conference will be held at the University of Canberra in Canberra.

The University of Canberra offers a wide range of professional education services to provide students with the relevant training and development for the workforce, including professional bodies and government departments.

Located in the Bruce Precinct, which includes the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the University of Canberra carries out research within several academic areas including sport, exercise and education providing teacher training. The University of Canberra, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) was established to provide research and innovation from a range of academic disciplines centering around one theme, sport. The faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics based at the University of Canberra also provides 21st century education within provisions of pedagogy.

3 Day ACHPER Member - $465
2 Day ACHPER Member - $350
1 Day ACHPER Member - $190
Student (Flat Rate) - $100

3 Day Non-Member - $595 (includes an ACHPER membership)
2 Day Non-Member - $450
1 Day Non-Member - $240

Sunday January 15
Pre-Registration: Summer by the Lake
4:00pm - 6:00pm | The Boat House by the Lake

The Boat House by the Lake is the go to venue for waterfront functions in Canberra. Located only minutes from the CBD, this venue provides stunning water views, an award winning kitchen and is the ideal start to ACHPER's 2017 International Conference.
This social function will provide delegates with the opportunity to pre-register for the conference, as well as mingle with keynotes and presenters.

Cost: Included in registration

Monday January 16
Welcome Happy Hour
5:00pm - 7.30pm | The Well Bar, University of Canberra

The Well Bar is UC’s newest campus bar which was built by students and alumni and was designed to provide a cinematic cool and edgy vibe. This venue is a great place to network and share practises learnt on day one of the conference.

Cost: Included in registration for those attending on Monday

Tuesday January 17
7.30pm - 11.00pm | The National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia is home to the largest art museum in Australia and holds more than 166,000 works of art ranging from Australia (including Indigenous art), Asia and Europe. Located in the heart of Canberra, it will provide a perfect backdrop to this Gala event. Ticket price includes:
- Exclusive gallery viewing
- 3 hour cocktail menu (both savoury and sweet)
- 3.5 hour beverage package
- Band
- Announcement of ACHPER Awards
- Special guest speaker

Cost: ACHPER Member - $85 | Non-Member - $100

The conference will be mapped to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) through the Australian Professional Teaching Standards (APTS). Processes are also in place to ensure imminent alignment to local state and territory accreditation (ACHPER is TQI accredited).