Parent Engagement Conference 2017 #PEConf17

Thank you to all the fantastic delegates who were able to join us for a few incredible and productive days in Melbourne. We hope you are all able to take away practical solutions to improve parent engagement in your community—and we're making all the photos, speaker presentations, media coverage, and streaming audio and video available as soon as we can!

International keynote speakers

ARACY, together with The Smith Family, would like to thank the international keynote speakers that gave their time, expertise and passion to make the conference so great.

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and The Smith Family are proud to have presented the Parent Engagement Conference Australia, held on 6-8 June 2017 in Melbourne, Victoria. Supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the conference brought together over 600 delegates, speakers, and presenters, discussing research, policy and practice, to advance discussion about the importance of parent engagement. The aim of the conference has been to Maximise Every Child’s Potential, with a focus on ways to increase the effectiveness of parent engagement strategies through relationships and capacity building.

Join the Parent Engagement Network

The goal of the Parent Engagement Network is to nurture better understanding and promotion of parent engagement with the aim of embedding the concept and its practice in schools across Australia. Core functions of the Network are to share information, to promote parent engagement, to build partnerships, and to provide expert consultation to the Parent Engagement Project.

To join the Network, either:

Become an ARACY member to have all the Parent Engagement Network benefits plus ARACY event discounts, member-only event invites, the weekly ARACY eBulletin, monthly Our News, discounts on publications, and supporting ARACY's work.