2017 Drama Australia Symposium: Creative Capital

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We are delighted to announce that our 2017 Drama Australia National Symposium will be held in Canberra later this year in partnership with ACT Drama Association (ACTDA).

This year's symposiums themes is 'Creative Capital' allowing our community to gather in our nation's capital to discuss, debate and share our creative practice in Drama Education. The National Symposium will follow a similar format to our 2016 'Looking Back, Looking Forward' Symposium in Adelaide starting at around lunchtime on Friday 29 September and running all day on Saturday 30th September.

The Symposium will have a research and practice focus and all delegates will be together for the two day event listening to the same keynotes, panels and presentations from leaders in our field. The symposium will have something to offer to all Drama educators, from primary and secondary teachers, to academics and researchers. These two days will be spent sharing best practice and research in our field.

Keynotes include the amazing minds of Peter Duffy (University of South Carolina); Susan Davis (Central QLD University); Julie Dyson (NAAE) in conversation with Anita Collins (University of Canberra) and finally, Fraser Corfield (Australian Theatre for Young People), along with a collection of fantastic presenters and guest speakers. All those who register are also invited to attend a free Pre-Symposium workshop based on Shaun Tan's "Stick Figures" with Jane Bird.


Friday 29 September and Saturday 30 September 2017
Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Presented in partnership with ACTDA
Venue Partner: Canberra Theatre Centre

Symposium Details


Registrations for the conference are open! We invite you to open the Invitation to Attend to read more.

To register, please click HERE for more information.

If delegates wanting to attend the symposium would like their schools to be invoiced, so that payments can be processed; please email Marie Ferguson at admin@dramaaustralia.org.au and she will be able to organise this for you.

Please note that registrations will now close on Friday 15 September.


Click HERE for accomodation options.


The Symposium will gather together teachers from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions from all over Australia, providing a unique opportunity to reach a wide audience with information about your company via an insert into their Symposium satchels. All delegates will receive the satchel at the commencement of the Symposium, which can include a memento from your company. If you are interested please download the form HERE.

Any questions? Please email Drama Australia Symposium Convenor, Rachael Jacobs at r.jacobs@westernsydney.edu.au.