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The Learning for Sustainability Conference aims to bring together a diverse range of people from the Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges community as they explore ways to embed sustainability into schools and pre-schools. This conference will aim to inspire, inform and support those working towards sustainably focused education, infrastructure and attitudes.

Conference Details:

Date: Tuesday 21st May 
Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Venue: Box Hill Institute - Lilydale Lakeside Campus
Cost: $50 for Local Tickets | $150 for External Tickets
Bookings: Through Eventbrite

Peter HuttonThe conference will kick off with a keynote presentation from Peter Hutton, Director of the Future Schools Alliance and Past Principal of Templestowe College. Peter's strength is transformational insight and HOW to implement change in schools.

Peter was appointed Principal of Templestowe College (TC) in 2009. It was a “broken” school with just 286 local students and 23 Year 7s. Today, TC has over 1,150 students and has recently been recognised as one of the most innovative schools in the world. Drawing on the latest research and proven methodologies, Peter is committed to working with other school leaders to significantly improve the lives of young people by transforming the education system to equip students for times of exponential change.

Jason Clarke Closing Speaker Photo

Following this inspirational session, participants will join interactive workshop sessions that aim to equip delegates with skills, experiences and resources that they can take to promote and action change for sustainability.

The conference will close with the acclaimed 'Plumber of the Mind', Jason Clarke. As founder of Minds at Work, he’s been helping people ‘think again’ since the end of the last century, working with clients across Australia in virtually every industry and government sector on issues ranging from creativity and trouble shooting to culture change and leadership.

Keep checking here for more conference updates and further details of exhibitors and presenters as they come on board.

This event has been heavily subsidised by EASLs member councils to ensure this remains an accessible event for all educators within the region. As such ticket fees are only a fraction of the cost per person and include booking fees, parking, GST and catering for morning tea and lunch. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and exclusive access to resources from the conference.


Interested in having an exhibit stand at the conference?

EASL is now calling for Expressions of Interest from organisations involved in education for sustainability to exhibit at the 2019 LfS Conference held at Box Hill Institute - Lilydale Lakeside Campus. Exhibiting through a stand at the conference can provide you an excellent opportunity to showcase your programs or initiatives to the wider education community.

Feedback from exhibitors in 2017 indicated the Conference was an extremely worthwhile event to attend, having had valuable and productive interactions with local schools and early learning centres.

For more details and costs please read through the EOI Information Form here. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 10th March so get in quick as spaces are strictly limited. Invoices will be sent once applications close.

Click Here to Apply as an Exhibitor


Want to share your stories or knowledge as a presenter?

EASL is now calling for Expressions of Interest from schools, individuals and organisations involved in education for sustainability to present or deliver a workshop at the 2019 LfS Conference. For more details about the benefits of presenting at the conference, please read through the relevent section in the EOI Information Form here. Applications for presenters close at midnight Sunday 10th March and are considered on a first in, best dressed basis.

Click Here to Apply as a Presenter


What people have said about Learning for Sustainability Conferences in the past:

  • The presenters I saw were well prepared and very passionate about their programs. I was engaged the whole time."
  • "I found the presenters were great! Full of information, professional, friendly and approachable. I will look forward to coming next year."
  • "I really enjoyed the conference and am excited to try some of my new ideas."
  • "Thanks for another great, affirming, encouraging, connected day."
  • "I have found today really great for my confidence and knowledge about sustainability education."
  • "There was a good selection of stands, info and voluneers. It was generally a very positive vibe. Thank you!"

Getting There

The venue is easily reachable by public transport and there is plenty of parking available on site with the cost included in the cost of your ticket. The 670 bus stops at Lilydale Lakeside/Jarlo Drive or the conference centre is a 20 minute walk from Lilydale station.