2018 Big Picture Education Conference

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Conference program coverJoin us for the Big National Conference 2018 in Sydney's Inner West.

The 3-Day 2018 Big Picture Conference will be held in Marrickville, the heart of Sydney's emerging creative, maker, craft and bespoke food culture.

This year the combined Town Hall sessions will focus on current, wide-ranging themes vitally connected to Big Picture learning and practice including: 

  1. Portfolio entry to university and other higher-education pathways
  2. Outlearning and the power of connecting to community enterprise hubs to nurture the talent and innovation of our young people
  3. Research on student learning in Big Picture learning contexts
  4. Engaging and re-engaging young people in learning

Over the 3 days attendees will break out into small advisory groups to share stories, success and good practice.

There will be special interest workshops and visits to local enterprises and maker spaces.

Download the conference program here.

Meet the makers in this video.

Nearby accommodation options and transport info.

Conference Dinner will be on Thursday 10th May 2018 at Palacio Petersham, 49A New Canterbury Road , Petersham


Marrickville graffitti
Maker space


Accredited with NSW Education Standards Authority

Attending the Big Picture’s conference will contribute 15 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.3.2 and 7..4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Note: This applies only to post - 2004 teachers. Pre-1 October 2004 teachers will be able to claim PD hours towards accreditation as of 1 January 2018.

Note: We have had a venue change.

The new venue is Petersham Town Hall. Details Below.

May 9th, 2018 10:00 AM   through   May 11th, 2018 4:00 PM
Petersham Town Hall
107 Crystal St
Petersham, 2049

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Event Fee(s)
Conference fees
BPEA member $ 700.00 + $ 70.00 GST
Non member $ 900.00 + $ 90.00 GST
Student (Max. 5 per school unless negotiated) $ 100.00 + $ 10.00 GST
Funder/board member $ 0.00 + $ 0.00 GST
Conference dinner $ 60.00 + $ 6.00 GST