A Passage in Time

Changes in Learning & Teaching Practices

VALBEC2021   |  25 – 26 November 2021

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Organising a conference in the current climate presents a range of new challenges as we alternate between being able to get out-and-about and lockdowns. This year we need to be inspired more than ever and we encourage potential presenters to share your successes with us all.

Our conference will be online again but with a little difference – we will run it over two days and we will have a couple of surprises for conference participants to engage and motivate you. We look forward to meeting you all in our virtual conference world on the 25th and 26th November 2021.

This year the VALBEC Conference is on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th November, so save the dates!

The cost to attend is $125, Presenters attend for FREE

This year we are offering VALBEC members to attend online for FREE. So why not think about becoming a VALBEC member and enjoy the additional benefits such as FREE access to webinars, e-Valbec and our journal Fine Print.  Become a Member

Liz Gunn

Liz Gunn

President of VALBEC

VALBEC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government and the Adult Community and Further Education Board

Special Guest Keynote Speaker

Our Keynote Speaker this year is the multi-skilled Daniel Teitelbaum, lead facilitator at Playful Thinking, radio broadcaster*, comedy cabaret performer, an Associate Teacher of Design at Monash University and Chair of the Board for Tiny Non-Profit, an organisation dedicated to project led advocacy for sustainable living and dignified housing for all Australians.

Play shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul” Dr Stuart Brown. In this keynote, Daniel Teitelbaum will convince you that play is more than fun and games. Our drive to play is at the heart of how we make meaning, is essential to our self-expression, guides our values and defines our communities. Discover how powerful play can be in your life.

Daniel Teitelbaum

Daniel Teitelbaum

Daniel leads people to discover playful tools from education, game design, theatre, philosophy, psychology and science to apply to the challenges of modern organisations and groups. Look forward to Daniel igniting Valbec’s Conference with playfulness on November 25th, 2021.

*Tune in to Daniel’s playful broadcasts on 3RRR and ABC 774 afternoons with Jacinta Parsons.

Key Dates


  • Abstract Submission Opens –30th August 2021
  • Abstract Submission Closes – 27th October 2021
  • Registration for Conference Opens – 27th September 2021
  • Conference Date – 25th & 26th November 2021