Conference StructureA Conference is only as good as its participants
PreConference sessions at Learning2 offer participants a chance to take an in-depth look at various topics, with a focus on hands-on and active learning that is difficult to do in shorter sessions.
These sessions are designed to be facilitated in active groups. The minimum number of participants required is approximately 8 and the maximum number will vary based on the precon presenter. If your selected preconference does not have the minimum number of participants then it will be cancelled and you will have the option of selecting another session or receiving a full refund.
Extend your learning in two extended sessions. We go above and beyond to seek out cutting edge practitioners who are skillful presenters. Our extended sessions aim to foster creativity whilst focusing on the practical guidance you can apply on your first day back from the conference. Our extended sessions empower the collective wisdom of your colleagues. Come ready to collaborate and innovate with an inspired cohort of learning engineers.
The extended sessions will be held on Friday and on Saturday and each participant will choose two options upon registration.
By Teachers, For Teachers means listening to teachers.
There are so many pressing questions to debate, and concerns to consider. This year we are proud to introduce “L2Threads.”
What is it?
Protected time to get together and dig in to a question you’ve always wanted to do more with.
How will my voice be considered?
On registration – add potential questions to our list, or vote for those you want to give priority to. Before start of conference choose your L2 Thread from the selection of the top 15-20 topics as developed through the voting platform.
Why is it?
We know that time is your most precious resource, and we want to make time for you to weave ideas together with educators from around the region. We know that conversation is a tool, and we value what many threads of questioning and discussion can mean for education.
This is not a conference where you will sit and be lectured at by one person for an hour. Rather, we know that educators can do much with a little inspiration. The L2 Talks is our way of igniting that flame so that the sessions and workshops you attend can fuel them further. Each L2 talk is short, passionate, and relevant. Check out what Learning2 Leaders have shared in years past by touring our playlist on Youtube available here.
Participant-led workshops are an integral part of any Learning2 conference. These hour-long workshops are submitted and approved in advance and special consideration is given to those that support the conference theme.
Applications are open to fully registered participants and are part of the registration process. Details on how to apply will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.
In an unconference, all of the sessions are proposed while the conference is happening! If you’ve just been introduced to a topic or tool and want to explore it further, propose it as an unconference session. If there is an idea that you have that you’d like to bounce off of other people, propose it as an unconference session. If you’d like to get some classroom partners at other schools to work with you on an upcoming unit, propose it as an unconference session. These are just some ideas. Anything can be proposed as an unconference session. You, the participants, are in total control of your learning.
As unconference sessions are being proposed, other participants will vote on the ones that sound interesting to them. You can vote for as many sessions as you like. If it is something that you would like to attend, walk by and put a tick on the proposal sheet. The proposals that receive the most votes will be given a time and place, and anybody who is interested in discussing that topic can attend. If the unconference workshop that you were hoping to go to doesn’t get enough interest, maybe you can find at least one other person to chat with about it and you can make your own unconference session!
Once the session gets going, it is up to the participants to drive the conversation and learning forward. There may or may not be an ‘expert’ in the room. Unconferencing is about exploring and being an active learner and about everybody helping the other participants in their session.
What is it?
Meditative moments to restore your mind and body. We will offer a range of experiences to help you feel ready to dive back into the learning.
How might I ‘L2uneUp’?
During lunch we will provide spaces to engage with relaxing music, or try a bit of origami. We know different people have different ways of finding calm, that’s why we will try to offer several options.
Why is it?
We know that truly engaging and transformative learning demands the best energy and we want to help you find balance throughout your time with us.
Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at Learning 2 are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. Learning2 expects cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody in all settings.
Learning 2 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of members of our community in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
We may collect and hold personal information about you including information that can identify you, including but not limited to your name, address email and place of work. These contact details are required to provide you with services associated with the conference.
Personal information will generally be collected directly from you through the use of our standard forms, over the internet, via email, through a telephone conversation with you or through day to day business. There may, however, be some instances where personal information about you will be collected indirectly where it is not reasonably practicable to collect personal information directly from you. We will endeavour to notify you about these instances in advance, or where that is not possible, as soon as reasonably practicable after the information has been collected.
PURPOSES OF COLLECTION
The personal information that we collect and hold about you depends on your interaction with us. Generally, we will collect and hold your personal information for the purposes of:providing services to you
- to respond to queries made by you
- to keep you informed of the status of a conference or event you have expressed an interest in, or are attending
- providing you with information about other services that we offer that may be of interest to you
- providing you with promotional information about us, our related entities and other organisations that we have affiliations with
- facilitating our internal business operations, including the fulfilment of any legal requirements
- analysing our services and customer needs with a view to developing new and/or improved services
- to monitor our website performance
- keep you up to date of our achievements
- notification of new appointments, future conferences and events
If you access our website, we may collect additional personal information about you in the form of your IP address and/or domain name.
USE AND DISCLOSURE
Generally, we only use and disclose personal information about you for the purposes for which it was collected (as set out above). Some of your personal data (lists of participants with names, first names, photos and video images) may be published on the web.
If you do not agree with this publication of your personal data, please opt-out where required or inform the data controller by using the contact information of the conference, workshop, event and explicitly specifying your request.
We store your personal information in different ways, including in paper and in electronic form. The security of your personal information is important to us. We take all reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is stored safely to protect it from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, including electronic and physical security measures.
You may access personal information we hold about you, upon making a written request. Learning2 will endeavour to acknowledge your request within 14 days of its receipt and to provide you with access to the information requested within 30 days.
If, upon receiving access to your personal information or at any other time, you believe the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, please notify us immediately. We will take reasonable steps to correct the information. Where practicable, we will inform any third party to whom the personal information has been disclosed that a correction has been made.
Full Learning2 Data Protection Policy