Welcome to the 2018 Australasian Facilitators Network conference website.

We are excited to share the conference theme:

** celebrating diversity, creativity and wisdom **

This theme is grounded in facilitation, of course…

It represents our intention – during the 21st AFN conference – to reflect on and celebrate the journey and legacy of our wonderful facilitation community.

It recognizes and respects the colourful diversity of our people, our perspectives and our practices, and welcomes the creative tensions of our inclusiveness.

It embraces the energy and possibility of new ideas, new members, and new ways (all ways) and also acknowledges, respects and draws on the wisdom of our ancestors, our elders (and elder siblings), and our community.

It contains an element of mystery and will ultimately be what we collectively make it.

Thank you to everyone who contributed ideas and insights as we developed the theme – we trust you will all see threads of your input running through it.

We are also delighted to confirm an amazing conference venue:

** La Trobe University, Bundoora **

La Trobe University, Bundoora is Wurundgeri Country.  This verdant university has a metropolitan bushland setting, located on the banks of Strathallan Creek (a secondary tributary of the Yarra River) in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Its motto is ‘Qui cherche trouve’ — Whoever seeks shall find.  La Trobe has strong arts and humanities credentials, and a focus on industry engagement and community partnerships.

Conference  dates:
** Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 November 2018   (conference)
** Thursday 29 November 2018 (post-conference workshops) **

***We will shortly be seeking expressions of interest for facilitated conference sessions and post-conference (full-day and half-day) workshops.***

We also look forward to opening conference registrations very soon.


With thanks from your Conference Co-convenors:
Gillian Cochrane, Sharyn Cox, Julia Curtis, Simone Maus, Michelle Walker, and Ross Allen.