ASLA Conference Update

By Rita Henry

Celia Otley from CASU Teacher Resource Centre reminds us that it's less than six months to the most exciting event on the 1997 education calendar.

The Language, Learning & Culture: Unsettling Certainties conference will be held in Darwin, July 8 to 11 this year. With early bird registrations closing on March 31 colleagues are reminded to submit their forms as soon as possible and all ASLA members have the opportunity to win a registration refund through the School Library Association of the NT (SLANT). The lucky winner will be drawn after early bird registrations close .... so be in it to win it!!!

The program will offer something for everybody. David Crystal from the UK and author of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language will deliver the SCIS Oration which is generously sponsored by Curriculum Corporation. The Corporation will also have a large booth in the Trade Exhibition displaying their publications and staff will be available for consultation on SCIS products.

For information on other speakers and the exciting author program check the conference web site at : dar win97. We are regularly updating the information on this site so do visit for the latest news.

The dry season is a great time to visit Darwin and the conference social events will take advantage of the balmy tropical evenings and the multicultural nature of the city. Book your accommodation soon and we look forward to welcoming you to the Top End of Australia in July.

More information and registration details are available through Rita Henry: phone 08 8922 0725, fax 08 8922 0789 and e-mail: [email protected].

Rita Henry

SCIS Writer