2018 NAAE Conference endorsed by NSW Association of Ag Teachers

NSW Association of Agriculture Teachers through the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW-NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as the endorsed provider of QTC Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient, Highly Accomplished, and Lead levels.
Completing the 2018 NAAE National Conference, 8-11 January 2018 will contribute 22 Hours and 45 Minutes of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2; 6.4.2; 6.3.2; 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Ag education | the opportunities are endless

As the 2018 NAAE Conference draws closer it is time to highlight the vast array of opportunities to incorporate an agricultural perspective in classrooms across the country.

Every child (and every teacher) in every classroom has an intimate relationship with agriculture through the food they eat, the clothes they wear and the pharmaceuticals they use.

Attending the 2018 conference will open your eyes to the myriad of ways schools and industry in Australia and around the world are collaborating to showcase the production and processing systems and the career opportunities on offer in this exciting, diverse and innovative sector.

Our conference Workshop program is coming together.  Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in workshops on topics as diverse as NSW DPI’s vision of Brand Agriculture, snails for the table (and the classroom), innovative classroom gardens and kitchens, rural health and wellbeing, virtual and augmented reality in the classroom, insights from overseas and an innovative approach to niche brewing.

We are locking in a host of fabulous half-day and full-day tours, the diversity of which you are unlikely to have access to anywhere else in the world in a stone’s throw of each other.

Our conference and dinner speakers are preparing to excite and inform you with their experience and views on all things virtual and actual.

If you haven’t yet registered — get on board.  We can’t wait to host you for a week of education, entertainment and exploration of all that is possible in agriculture and education.


Registrations are open | Get in early

Registrations for the 2018 NAAE National conference | Celebrating diversity and innovation in agriculture and education are now open.

If you register before 31 October 2017 you will receive a handy ‘earlybird’ discount.


  • Tasmanian delegate: $500*
  • Earlybird (closes 30 September 2017): $600*
  • Standard: $750*
  • Student: $330* (F/T student ID required)
  • Day delegate: $250
  • Full/half-day tour tickets only: $50
  • Additional dinner ticket: $120

*Includes tours, dinner, and both networking drinks

Registration is a five-minute online process and you can even organise your accomodation as you register.  For full registration details check out our Conference registration page or simply…

Click here to register

The 2018 NAAE National Conference is being held at the Tramsheds Function Centre, 4 Invermay Rd, Launceston.

Check out the full range of accomodation options on our Conference accomodation page.

If you’re planning on bringing a vehicle to Tasmania consider booking the Spirit of Tasmania soon — the conference falls in the middle of Tasmania’s peak tourist season. Why don’t you stay for a few extra days to take full advantage of Tasmania’s plethora of experiences.  Check out our Local attractions page to find the activities that most appeal you — there’s plenty to choose from!

Stay in touch through our Conference program, Keynote speakers and Conference tours pages as we update you on the full range of conference experiences as they develop — we’ve already secured a great range of options and opportunities, so get onboard NOW!

Click here for our one-page flyer on the conference, which you can share with friends and colleagues.

Closer to the conference we will release a full conference program.