Education Outdoors Conference 2018

Your Future in the Outdoors

Friday May 25th – Saturday May 26th
Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus, Melbourne

Draft Timetable

Thanks to the influx of presenter submissions we are filling out our timetable and will be publishing updates to the new APP as we go.

Be an early adopter: To access the new APP click here.

*This year, download the Attendify APP to your device and search the OV Education Outdoors Conference within the list of events.


We still have a few spaces left so the submission date has been EXTENDED until 24th March 2018.

Please get your submissions in before this date so we can finalise the timetable. Submit here


Early Bird tics will be open until Thursday the 19th April.

Exhibitors register here. Hurry limited spaces are available!


If you need accomodation the ‘Discovery Park’ in Braybrook is close to Victoria University. They have a great mix of accommodation types from cabins with en suite, also there are a few camping spots. They are offering everyone 15% discount off all accommodation but book soon as they are always busy. Call: 1800 061 444 or (03) 9318 6866
The Quest serviced apartments are also very close to the Uni and are also offering 15% off room prices.

*Don’t forget to say you are attending the Education Outdoors Conference!

Keynote Speakers

Every year we face different challenges to make the conference new & exciting. That’s the spice of life, right? This year we had our hearts set on Professor Peter Martin presenting a keynote and were overjoyed when he said yes! Then he told us he wouldn’t be in the country and we said “Let’s make a film. What could go wrong!” Happily he liked our idea.

Peter is now working with film maker Nick Covelli to produce a really special keynote presentation centred around his favourite Three P’s: Purpose, Professionalism & Passion. The footage will be interspersed with panel conversations and question time with the audience.
Peter’s keynote address will be on Friday morning 25th May at 11.15am

Susan Alberti AC, won’t be chatting to us about footy or sport, although we would be fascinated to find out about the role Sue played in the rise & popularity of women’s football.

It is a relevant topic for discussion in our sector, as we work on developing successful strategies for encouraging and enabling more women and girls to engage in adventure activities in nature, recreationally and in the workforce.

Sue has a wealth of work/ life experience whose wisdom will resonate with our broad audience and enrich our sector.
Sue’s keynote address will be on Saturday morning 26th May at 9.45am

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