Parent Engagement Conference Resources, Videos and Presentations

The 2017 Parent Engagement Conference was a fantastic meeting of minds–international experts, educators, policymakers, researchers, and of course parents! The wealth of knowledge from keynote speakers, presenters, session leaders, workshops, and over 600 delegates is incredible, and can make a huge difference to children's learning.

We're delighted to share bios, videos, and all the presentations from the conference, head straight to the Speakers page now for all the amazing resources!

You can also grab a range of photos and listen to and read media interviews with key conference speakers.

Hear directly from the kids!

Learn how children feel about parent engagement – watch our three short Student Voice videos on the Hear From the Kids page, featuring children from Doveton College, Brighton Grammar, and kids engaging with the Australian Sports Commission.

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.