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September 18 – 20th, Brisbane

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and The University of Queensland, St Lucia

2017 International Science of Learning Conference – Research to Reality

September 18-20th, Brisbane

including a 2-day Research Conference on the Science of Learning and a 1-day Public Forum on the Science of Learning for Education and Policy
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The Science of Learning Research Centre is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the International Science of Learning Conference – Research to Reality in Brisbane, Australia, from the 18th to the 20 September, including a 2-day research conference on the Science of Learning and a 1-day Public Forum on Wednesday 20 September.

The 2017 International Science of Learning Conference – Research to Reality will provide an opportunity for cognitive and brain researchers, educational researchers, and neuroscientists to present and share their latest research findings into the science for learning and for education, to discuss what these findings mean across the respective disciplines from cognitive and brain research to education, and to consider the challenge of how these findings may be applied in learning and education.

The program will feature international Keynote and Invited Speakers including:

  • Professor Andrew Meltzoff, University of Washington
  • A/Professor Paul Dux, University of Queensland
  • Dr Mmantsetsa Manrope, UNESCO International Bureau of Education
  • Professor John Hattie, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Nancy Law, University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Roberto Lent, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • A/Professor Melina Uncapher, UC San Francisco

The conference will include Symposium Sessions on research programs from laboratory-based brain sciences to application in education practice or policy, as well as oral and poster presentation sessions on the Science of Learning from neuroscience, psychology, and education perspectives.

 

Program themes:

Understanding Learning – neuroplasticity, brain development, memory formation and consolidation, attention and perception, language, higher order cognition

Readiness for Learning – Social and emotional development, student well-being, anxiety, the learning environment, student engagement, family engagement, student and community identity

Promoting and Measuring Learning – a collaborative approach, technology and digital learning environments, curriculum development, assessment and learning, model and impact of feedback, confusion and error, social interaction in learning

 

The 2017 International Science of Learning Conference follows from the previous Science of Learning and Science for Education conferences in Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, and Paris. It will bring together leading researchers in the science of learning from around the world, including the United States NSF Science of Learning Network Centers, the International Bureau of Education UNESCO, the Australian Science of Learning Research Centre, University of Hong Kong Science of Learning, and the Brazilian Network for Science in Education.

The Australian Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) is very pleased to be hosting the 2017 International Science of Learning Conference. The SLRC was established in 2013 as a Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council. The Centre brings together 25 of Australia’s leading researchers in neuroscience, education, and psychology from across the country, collaborating on programs to better understand learning, using innovative experimental techniques.

A relaxed casual river city, Brisbane is unpretentious and has an easy-going attitude. It’s sub-tropical climate presents a warm and welcoming destination throughout the year. During the months of spring (September to November), the average temperature ranges between 15-25oC (59-77oF).

 

Accommodation/travel information

Getting to Brisbane is easy and convenient.  The International Airport has direct flights daily from the United States, Europe and Asia.  The airport is a 20-minute taxi ride from the conference venue, and there is a train service from the airport. https://airtrain.com.au/

The are many hotels close by at Southbank or just a short stroll across the river in the Brisbane CBD.  The Rydges Hotel at Southbank connects directly with the Convention Centre.

For people attending satellite meetings at The University of Queensland, the university is a pleasant 30 minute ferry ride along the Brisbane River from the Convention Centre.

 

Accommodation options include:

Rydges South Bank  Brisbane

To book with Rydges please register via their online booking system https://www.rydges.com/private-page/the-science-of-learning/, Rydges have a special rate for Science of Learning Conference bookings.

Mantra South Bank, Brisbane

Ibis Brisbane Hotel

 

Registration Rates

Earlybird full conference
(including public forum)

Non-student Early Bird before 31st July $400.00

Student Early Bird before 31st July $250.00

 
From 1st August full conference
(including public forum)

Non-student $500

Student $300

Public Forum

Public Forum – $60.00
Wednesday 20th September

Conference Dinner

Conference Dinner – $130
Tuesday 19th September

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and river cruise

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and river cruise – $115
Sunday 17th September

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation must be made via email to [email protected]. Please attach evidence of registration.
Fifty percent (50%) of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations received 5 business days prior to the first day of the conference.
Cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to the first day of the conference are non-refundable.

Transfer Policy

Requests for transfers must be made via email to [email protected].
Emails must be sent from the original registrants email address and include evidence of registration, and registration details for new registrant.
Requests will be accepted until 5 business days prior to the first day of the conference.

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