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AAA Professional Development Conference 2020

Focus: Information Text in a Digital Age + CBCA Short List

ONLINE ON November 2, 2020 from 9.30 am available until November 30, 2020

Delegates can access the Professional Picks here

Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud!

In 2020 the AAA! PD conference is going fully online. With 6 hours of NESA accreditation it provides teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians and the general public with up-to-date knowledge and industry insights for promoting literature and literacy within the NSW Education Curriculum. It is an inspiring conference that includes world class speakers. This event has been running for over 20 years. Delegates have the opportunity to listen to presentations at times which suits them whilst visiting the online trade fair and book shop.

This Conference will encourage critically reflective thinking and provide a showcase of professional development resources to support educators in their role.

NESA Accreditation

Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! The CBCA Professional Development Conference will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Teachers wishing to claim the 6 hours of NESA endorsed accreditation will need to register for the AAA PD conference with the CBCA NSW Branch and then view all online presentations before November 30, 2020.

Teacher will also need to:

  1. Provide NESA Number at time of registration.

  2. Watch at least 5hrs and 30 min of presentations and submit answers to all questions on the Reflection & Feedback form. 30 minutes of NESA endorsed time is provided for reflection, planning and to complete the Reflection &feedback form. Questions will be provided at the time of viewing and again in the form.

  3. Complete and submit the Reflection & Feedback form to CBCA NSW Branch no later than 5.00pm December 8, 2020.

  4. CBCA NSW Branch accreditation for this course is 6 hours. If fewer hours are viewed, they may only be submitted on etams as Teacher identified PD.

Keynote Speakers

Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith and Under the Stars
Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith and Under the Stars

Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith - Melbourne University Press

Lee Constable - Penguin Random House

Claire Saxby - Walker Books

Pauline Fitzgerald - State Library of NSW

Aunty Fay Muir & Edie Wright - Magabala Books

Maryann Ballantyne - Wild Dog Publishing

Pamela Freeman & Liz Anelli

Creating Understanding

Louise Park - Allen & Unwin

Dr Anita Collins

Katrina Nannestad

Lucy Bell - Pantera Press

Sami Bayly - Hachette Australia

Jan Latta - True to Life Publishing

Peter Macinnis

When Galaxies Collide by Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith
When Galaxies Collide by Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith


All Early Bird and Full Paying Delegates who booked before October 1, 2020 will receive a free copy of When Galaxies Collide by Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith.

See full T&C's

Delegates booking from October 1, 2020 can purchase When Galaxies Collide as a separate item here.

Short List - Professionals Picks - View here

Older Reader - Luke McMaster - Children's & YA Services, Waverley Library

Younger Reader - Tristan Bancks - Author

Early Childhood - Rachel McIntosh - Teacher and past CBCA NSW Sub-branch President

Picture Books - Margaret Hamilton - Author/Publisher

Eve Pownall - Olivia O'Flynn - Better Read Kids

Tristan Bancks, Margaret Hamilton, Oliva O'Flynn, Luke McMaster, Rachel McIntosh
Tristan Bancks, Margaret Hamilton, Oliva O'Flynn, Luke McMaster, Rachel McIntosh

Book Shop

Better Read Kids

Trade at Event

Allen & Unwin

Bloomsbury Publishing

Hachette Australia

HarperCollins Publishers

Lioncrest Education

Magabala Books

Melbourne University Publishing

Pantera Press

Penguin Random House

Walker Books

Wild Dingo Press

Wild Dog Publishing

Trade in Delegates Bags

CBCA NSW Branch Northern Sydney Sub-branch Travelling Suitcases

CKT Speakers Agency

Fremantle Press

Perform Education


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