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2017 Conference - Home Economics without Borders 11-13 January

 For most delegates the HEIA 2017 conference was a great way to start the professional year. Recognition is due to the HEIA members who presented at the conference. Twelve HEIA members volunteered to present to their colleagues. This was both excellent capacity building for the presenters and excellent for those listening to hear what their colleagues are doing. Members from five of the eight HEIA divisions presented concurrent sessions, with some presenting more than one session:
New South Wales (1 session)
• Dr Jennifer McCarthur
Queensland (8 sessions)
• Jason McCormick
• Dr Janet Reynolds
• Rimante Ronto
• Rosie Sciacca
• Kay York
Tasmania (1 session)
• Amanda Sutton
Victoria (6 sessions)
• Leanne Compton
• Dr Sandra Fordyce-Voorham
• Alice Nelson
• Kim Weston
Western Australia (1 session)
• Jenny Hanna.


2014 Conference

Hailed by many as the 'best conference ever', check out some of the highlights of the recent HEIA conference held in Perth. Western Australia. The photos provide a snapshot of the impressive three days of professional learning, camaraderie and solidarity of home economics teachers from all states and territories of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Members Carol Prosser and Lyn Dymond  (HEIA WA) enjoying drinks at the Welcome Reception with Karen Weitnauer, Immediate Past President (HEIA) at Mercedes CollegeHEIA members ‘meeting and greeting‘ during the Welcome Reception held at Mercedes College.Dr Jan Reynolds, Convenor, of the Conference Academic Committee and keynote speakerKeynote presenter, Michael MacQueen
(L-R) Lyn Dymond (HEIA[WA]) and Noelene Mathews(HEIA[WA])HEIA’s Merchandising stand was popular with conference participantsKeynote panel member, Dr Christina Pollard from Curtin University with Julie Creed ( HEIA [Tas])Welcome To Country by Gail Barrow
HEIA conference team and Council delegates being introduced to conference participants as part of the opening ceremony

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