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Goodstart Delegate Scholarships

Goodstart are proudly sponsoring Scholarships for the Parent Engagement Conference, paying for the full 2.5 days conference registration, travel, and accommodation for successful applicants. Visit the Scholarships page now for more info!


New sponsors add their support

We're delighted to announce the Australian Sports Commission as Gold Sponsor and beyondblue as Bronze Sponsor. 


International keynote speakers

ARACY, together with The Smith Family, are delighted to reveal the final line up of International keynote speakers for the conference. 


Draft program published early!

After a phenomenal response to our call for abstracts, we're delighted to share the draft program of 60 speakers. See just how amazing this conference will be and grab the early bird registration rate while you can!

Limited Sponsorship packages are still available

Sponsorship packages are still available to promote your organisation to our delegates.

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and The Smith Family are proud to present the Parent Engagement Conference Australia, to be held on 6-8 June 2017 in Melbourne, Victoria. Supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the conference will bring research, policy and practice together to advance discussion about the importance of parent engagement to Maximise Every Child’s Potential. A key focus will be on ways to increase the effectiveness of parent engagement strategies through relationships, and through capacity building.


Key dates


  • Early bird pricing ends: 24 March 2017


Parent Engagement Conference

  • Pre-conference workshops with International Guest Speakers: 6 June 2017 (additional cost)
  • Conference commences 3pm: 6 June 2017
  • Cocktail welcome reception: 6 June 2017
  • Conference dinner: 7 June 2017 
  • International keynote panel session: 8 June 2017

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