AAEE Delegate Portal
This portal is for Physical and Digital delegates of the AAEE 2021 Conference. Please scroll down to view useful information regarding the conference such as maps, parking information, tours info, and more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please seek out a AAEE Volunteer who will assist you further.
Don’t forget to tag the conference in any social media with the hastags: #AAEE2021 or #AAEE2021ChangingTides.
Download our finalised program below! Virtual delegates will have access to the Boardwalk Theatre and Fishtrap Theatre streams, right up until afternoon tea. Post-afternoon tea is reserved for workshops.
SliDo Link – (AAEE Q&A Software)
SliDo is AAEE’s Q&A software used throughout the conference, whether you are a virtual or physical attendee. Via the app, you can engage in conversation, ask questions, answer questions and vote on polls. Ensure you select the correct room for the session. Check-out the program to make sure!
The tool is user friendly and will be open until post-event so feel free to use it during before, during, and after sessions. Scan the code or follow the link to jump into the session:
NOTE: This link is only for Physical Attendees.
Virtual Attendees: SliDo will be added automatically into the livestream.
Brian Foreman Raffle
Enter the raffle to win nationwide prizes! All funds will go to supporting an AAEE Member to attend the next conference!
Local & National Events
The Plein Air Arts Exhibition is being run at the ManPac over the long weekend if you want to pop in and check that out.
There are also several fantastic national events being run in conjunction with our conference! An event in Tasmania, a virtual event being run on the Gold Coast and a physical event in Brisbane. Check out our page for more information.
In an effort to reduce the impact our conference has on the environment, the committee has developed a waste plan. Please view the page and familiarise yourself with the initiatives we will be employing through out the event.
Simple things you can do to assist include:
- Bringing your own reusable water bottle
- Use the correct conference bins
- Minimise your use of single-use plastics
Familiarise yourself with how the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre will be set out. We’ve got plenty going on!
- Monday Welcome event located at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)
- Tuesday Smoke Ceremony held during Morning Tea
- Wednesday Tours: Pickup for Estuary Cruise
- Wednesday Tours: Pickup for Mandurah Thrombolites & Sustainable Schools in WA and Wetland Centre
- Wednesday Conference Dinner at The Sebel
1. Welcome Event
Monday, 27 September 2021
Contemporary Arts Spaces Mandurah (CASM), AAEEWA, and the City of Mandurah are thrilled to invite you to a special Conference Welcome Event. CASM has graciously opened it’s exhibition doors to AAEE conference delegates with a stunning art exhibition. The exhibition showcases conceptually driven artworks that explore the role art plays in raising awareness of environment issues.
This exclusive showing will provide conference delegates with the chance to meet the artists, network with fellow conference members, and enjoy the art on display. Refreshments provided.
When: 4pm – 6pm Monday 27 September 2021
Where: 63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210
Missed the Welcome Event? No worries!
You can still catch the Ambient | Environmental Art of the Peel Region at CASM until 3 October 2021!
Sharon Meredith : George Walley – Digital image. Photographer: Sharon Meredith
2. Smoking Ceremony & Community Event
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Join us for a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, during Morning Tea on the Tuesday. The ceremony serves as a cleansing, warding off the bad spirits, honouring our local Aboriginal culture and paying respect to their ancestors, and a welcome to the country we have the pleasure of hosting our event on.
In the afternoon, we’ll be hosting some interactive workshops for delegates and the general public to take part in. We’ve got Critters Up Close, a nest-building workshop, educational games and more for you to take part in.
3 & 4. Tour Information
There are 3 tours on offer for Wednesday 29 Sep 2021. Make sure you bring a full water bottle, arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour to collect lunch, and ensure you don’t miss your transport. There will be limited toilets while you are out. Please only book for a tour if you have purchased or received a ticket for the Wednesday:
Mandurah Coast, Thrombolites and DBCA Tour – 9 AM DEPARTURE, be at ManPac by 8.30 am
This tour celebrates the magic of the season of Kambarang as we take you on a wildflower walk that will delight and inspire. You’ll learn about flora from local community experts via the Mandurah Herbarium and community projects that aim to protect the Critically Endangered Western Ringtail Possum. You’ll also hear about how the City of Mandurah is creating citizen science opportunities through a Reserve Management Database and partnering with local organisations such as the Peel Harvey Catchment Council to protect the oldest living inland thrombolite reef in the southern hemisphere.
Mandurah Estuary Cruise – 8.45 AM DEPARTURE, be at ManPac by 8.15 am
Take in the scenery as we show you around our Ramsar-listed Peel-Harvey Estuary, including the Creery Wetlands. This incredible wetland is internationally significant due to the migratory shorebirds that visit each year. On this tour we’ll introduce you to these birds, and share some of the local environmental education initiatives that link to our waterways. You’ll also be immersed in a workshop on nature photography as an engagement tool and hear about environmental education initiatives that link to practical environmental management.
Sustainable Schools in WA, and The Wetlands Centre Cockburn – 8 AM DEPARTURE, be at ManPac by 7.30 am
A tour for the teachers! This tour will take you from Mandurah up to John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle. You will learn from several speakers about engaging students and schools in sustainable practices, and take part in a workshop that presents an overview of sustainability in the W.A school network. From here, you will travel to the Wetlands Centre in Cockburn, and be taken on a journey through the adaptive cycle, with particular reference to the Wetland Centre experiences.
To learn more about the tours, click here.
NOTE About Tours:
- Be prepared for wet weather on the tours (e.g. jacket)
- Wear enclosed shoes as two of the tours include some bushwalking
- Bring a filled water bottle for the day as water will be limited
(First in, best dressed – Reserve your place!)
Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Here’s your chance to relax after the conference. While sitting back and reflecting on the day, reconnect with old friends you haven’t seen in a while, show us your moves on the dance floor, and enjoy a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.
Visit Registration during the conference to be added to the waitlist.
Post Conference Tours
Hang around for a day or two after the conference, and check out some of the tours Visit Mandurah has on offer! From dolphin cruises to boat tours, hiking trails to animal encounters, there is something for everyone. Check out the website to find out more.
Background history of Mandurah
Check out this site for some cultrual history on Mandurah:
Students from the Murdoch University unit ‘ENV245: Global and Regional Sustainability’ have put together creative works that explore a complex sustainability problem with multiple driving factors (a ‘wicked problem’), which they have been researching. The creative works interrogate the problem from fresh angles, open up different ways of responding to the problem, and offer possibilities for moving beyond it.
While the issues it raises can sometimes be uncomfortable, sustainability at its core embodies hope for the future. This exhibition showcases problems, but we hope that in practice it will also inspire an awareness of how necessary and effective our own personal participation can be in creating a sustainable future.
Thank you to all our Sponsors
All persons intending to attend the Conference must complete a Registration Form.
You can also register for the Research Symposium via the Conference Registration link.