2024 ACMI x VATE Ideas Lab: Middle Years Conference (in-person)


Join us at ACMI for VATE’s annual Ideas Lab: Teaching English in the Middle Years Conference!

In collaboration with ACMI, the 2024 VATE Ideas Lab: Middle Years Conference aims to bring together educators from all stages of their English teaching career to converge at ACMI Federation Square and share ways to encourage meaningful and engaging learning experiences in the middle years. From ways to promote student learning outcomes in reading and writing, develop critical thinking skills, build capacity for investigating texts with interest, and engage with subject English in a creative and artistic way – the Ideas Lab: Middle Years Conference is a celebration of the teaching and learning of English in Years 7-10.

We’re excited to offer our in-person participants the opportunity for an before-hours viewing of the new Beings exhibition at ACMI and a tour led by the ACMI Education Team included as part of the registration cost.

Can’t make it in-person but don’t want to miss out? A selection of workshops and the opening keynote will be live streamed to make it easier to attend this event.

Please note:

Dietary requirements must be sent through to events@vate.org.au prior to 12pm, Thursday July 11.

Interstate delegates can register through this webform.




Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be emailed to events@vate.org.au. Cancellations received by 12pm five working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received after this will receive NO REFUND. Registrations can, however, be transferred to another staff member. Please email events@vate.org.au the details. If you do not attend and have not notified VATE according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.  Please note: If this event is cancelled due to COVID government or venue restrictions, you will receive a full refund.

Catering and special diets (in-person events only)

Coeliac, vegan and other special diets (medical related) can be requested. Please email your special diet request to events@vate.org.au at least seven working days prior to the event. Please note: Approximately 50% of the catering will be vegetarian. You do not need to request this.

Meet the Speakers