Australian School Library Association Conference XXVI
Leading Learning - Presenters

National Library, Canberra: 14-16 April, 2019

Keynote Speaker - Tracey Ezard
Thought Leader in learning environments, leadership and visual facilitation.

Tracey is a keynote speaker, author and educator, who is dedicated to inspiring people to collaborate and thrive in the workplace. She is the author of two books, The Buzz – Creating a Thriving and Collaborative Staff Learning Culture and Glue – The Stuff that Binds Us Together to do Extraordinary Work. Tracey speaks on collaboration, leadership and high performance cultures.


Keynote Speaker - Morris Gleitzmann

Australian Children's Laureate, 2018-2019

Morris Gleitzman is a bestselling Australian children’s author whose books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in funny and unexpected ways. His books are published in more than twenty countries. As the Australian Children's Laureate Morris is currently roaming the land engaging young readers in a celebration of stories and all the precious things they get from them while at the same time encouraging adults to think more deeply and perceptively about the transformative qualities of good stories for young people and if possible read a few of them aloud.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Margaret Merga

Senior Lecturer at Curtin University in Western Australia

Margaret primarily conducts literacy research that spans the early years to adulthood. She also explores issues on Educational Psychology, Adult Education, Higher Education and Health Workforce Education. She is currently working on projects related to the role of teacher librarians in fostering literacy in primary and secondary schools.

Jackie French AM
Australian author, historian, ecologist, 2014-2015 Australian Children's Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.

In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres, from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups.

Jack Heath
Australian author of fiction for children and adults

In high school Jack was frustrated by the slow pace and lack of excitement in most teenage fiction, so he started writing his own novel. Jack Heath has written more than twenty action-packed novels for children and young adults.

Tamara Sullivan
Head of Academics and Innovation at Ormiston College

Tamara facilitates the College's directions in 21st century teaching and learning. She understands the new and changing demands of the teaching profession and believes that building capacity is the cornerstone of a contemporary school. She is an innovator who leads e-learning, blended learning, curriculum development and the meaningful use of technology across the profession.

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