Event Date: September 13th, 2022

Event Location: Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

The Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual Conference returns to Sydney for an in-person event on 13 & 14 September 2022, promising an inventive and invigorating two days of expert presenters, challenging panel discussions, and stimulating adult and community education (ACE) specialists.

Our theme is Rebuilding Community, following what two and a half years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impacts on Australian post-secondary education, training and communities. We will deal with both big and small questions: What’s next in ACE, post-secondary education, training and skills? How do we “build back better”? What’s to be learned from overseas? What long-term impacts will the pandemic have on how we learn, how we teach and how we construct our communities? How do we address current challenges? What structures and approaches need to be changed and which ones kept?

Our speakers: View the latest speaker update here.

Special events: Our pre-conference social event highlight will be a sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour on Monday 12 September. Our annual sponsor exhibition returns with a terrific mix of ideas, products and services.

Community Education Trainer of the Year Award: The conference dinner on 13 September will be the venue for the Awards ceremony of CCA’s first-ever Community Education Trainer of the Year Award, which celebrates the work and underlines the importance of Australian ACE trainers and teachers. Award nominations are now open, and close on 29 July 2022. Go to the Award page for more information.

Location and venue: The 2022 Conference unfolds at the Marriott Hotel on Pitt Street, adjacent to Sydney’s bustling Circular Quay ferry terminals, only a few minutes’ walk to the historic Rocks District, the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Within a short pleasant walk you will also find the best a revitalised Sydney CBD offers: the best shopping in New South Wales, glorious Botanic Gardens in early spring splendour, dynamic new Barangaroo waterside redevelopments, Art Gallery of NSW, re-modelled Australian Museum, the State Library, iconic Sydney Theatre Company at the Wharf and world-famous restaurants.

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

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