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The final 2022 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (617p) is now available to access from the MERGA Publications Menu.

The MERGA45 Final Short Program (11p) and the MERGA45 Final Program with Authors' Titles and Institutions (14p) will be available to download here.

 

 

Plenary Speakers

The Annual Clements-Foyster Lecture

The Clements-Foyster Invited Speaker is an annual award, established in honour of  the two founding members of MERGA in 1976/1977, Professor Ken Clements (then at Monash University), and John Foyster (then based at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)). The first Clements-Foyster lecture was given in 2005, by Professor David Clarke, and since then, each year one Australian, New Zealander or a member from the South East Asian rim countries, is invited to present the Annual Clements-Foyster Lecture.

 

 

Clements-Foyster Invited Speaker

Clements-Foyster invited speaker, 2023

Professor Colleen Vale, Monash University

 

 

 

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Invited speaker, 2023

Professor Rochelle Gutierrez, University of Illinois

 

 

 

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Invited speaker, 2023

Professor Mellony Graven, Rhodes University

 

 

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Invited speaker, 2023

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Title of keynote

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Invited speaker, 2023

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Title of keynote

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MERGA Teachers' Day

9:00-17:00 Monday 4 July 2022

Multiple classroom-focused workshops and research workshops, short communications and research papers including the Beth Southwell Practical Implications Award Presentation.

Workshop Facilitators include our own expert MERGA colleagues and internationally recognised speakers: 

Workshop facilitator name, affiliation, location

Title of workshop, grades

Workshop facilitator name, affiliation, location

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Workshop facilitator name, affiliation, location

     Title of workshop, grades

Workshop facilitator name, affiliation, location

     Title of workshop, grades
Workshop facilitator name, affiliation, location

     Title of workshop, grades

With Bonus Opening Ceremony, Keynote Presentation & Welcome Reception (from 17:00 Sunday 2nd July)

Key note speaker TBA

Title of keynote here 

 Harrold Lobb Concert Hall and Foyer, Newcastle Conservatorium - Cnr Laman and Aukland Streets, Newcastle

Booking details and updated prices TBA, will be found here

 

MERGA 45 Programme to be posted May 2023

MERGA45 Venue

Ease of access is one feature of the Q Building that we know you will appreciate. Situated on the corner of Worth Place and Honeysuckle Drive, the site is half way between the Honeysuckle and Civic Light Rail stops, benefitting from multiple public transport links. The building design was developed through close consultation with community, and reflects the pared back and sleek aesthetic that is consistent with the city’s identity, as ‘a smart city with a thriving entrepreneurial spirit and a vibrant creative scene’ (Brian Jones, Director of University Infrastructure and Facilities Services).

Q building was only recently opened in October, 2022, making the MERGA conference one of the very first of its kind to enjoy and benefit from this state of the art complex. The building itself is the first certified regional NSW 6 Star Green Star Design and as Built rated building by the Green Building Council of Australia. It hosts a range of cutting edge features such as mass timber design (the first for the region) utilising sustainably sourced timber, and the largest installation of sage glass in the Southern Hemisphere (which changes tint level to maintain thermal comfort and transparency). With an open and flowing interior space which has been specifically designed to facilitate collaboration and innovation, we know that this space will be the most conducive to a productive and transformative MERGA experience.

Plenary's will be held at the University's Conservatorium of Music, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, which is a leisurely walk from the Q Building and Honeysuckle precinct. 


 

NU Space. Photo credit University of Newcastle Venues.

Map of City Campus Incl. Q Building, Conservatorium, & City Hall. University of Newcastle city campus maps. 

  Harold Harold Lobb Concert Hall. The Conservatorium of Music, University of Newcastle. Photo credit University of Newcastle Venues.

Conference Dinner Venue


Image credit Newcastle City Hall

 

Opened in 1929, the City Town Hall is one of Newcastle’s most prestigious and unique venues. With its grand architecture, sandstone pillars and marble staircases, the City Town Hall definitely makes an impression.

Newcastle City Hall’s Concert Hall has been acclaimed as one of the finest auditoriums in Australia, so we will be sure to make use of this feature with contribution from some fine local musicians. We definitely want this to be an event to remember, and look forward to showcasing this fine feature of our city and its history.

 


Image credit Newcastle City Hall


Image credit Newcastle City Hall

 

              Conference Dinner Venue

Video credit Newcastle City Hall

 


Image credit Newcastle City Hall

The DRAFT programme for MERGA45 will be available to download in March, 2023.