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BEA Biennial Conference 2018 The Capital Connection: a journey of discovery

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 to Friday, 5 October 2018 from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

National Library of Australia, Australia


BEA Biennial Conference 2018 'The Capital Connection: a journey of discovery'

3-5 OCTOBER 2018

National Library of Australia, Canberra

Business Educators Australian Capital Territory Inc (BEACT) and VCTA are the 2018 BEA national conference hosts. The conference will be held in Canberra from Wednesday 3 October to Friday 5 October 2018 and is for Accounting, Business, Economics, Legal, and Civics and Citizenship educators.

With over 30 presentations and workshops, there will be many opportunities to learn new classroom strategies, hear from expert speakers, update your knowledge and skills in business education, visit unique Canberra institutions, and network with colleagues.


The theme of this year's conference is 'The Capital Connection: a journey of discovery'.
An extensive range of sessions will be offered to inform the teaching and learning of business education including a focus on:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Financial Literacy
  • Economics
  • Law-related education
  • Civics and Citizenship education
  • Digital teaching and learning
  • Best practice pedagogy.


Hear from inspirational educational, business and government leaders. 

The keynote speakers this year are:

  • Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM
    President, Australian Human Rights Commission
    'The Role of the Human Rights Commission as Australia’s national human rights’ institution'

  • Alex Heath
    Head of Economics Analysis Department, Reserve Bank of Australia
    'Who does What and Why? Trends in the Australian Labour Market'

For more information about our speakers, please click here.


Other highlights of the program include a masterclass conducted by ANU on Wednesday 3 October and tailored curriculum visits to Parliament House, High Court of Australia, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia. 

There will also be opportunities for family and friends to attend the networking events and visits with an Accompanying Person Registration, available for a limited time. Canberra is a great place to bring the whole family for a holiday break in October with award-winning restaurants, iconic national attractions and scenic outdoor adventures.

To view the Program, please click here.


Business Educators Australasia (BEA) is the peak organisation for 11 subject associations that supports the teaching of economics and business education. BEA, in conjunction with its affiliated associations, aims to promote and extend economics and business education. Please visit our website for more information or to join your local BEA member association.


BEACT (Business Educators ACT) is a voluntarily run organisation for ACT teachers of business related subjects such as Accounting, Business, Economics, Global Studies and Legal Studies, including integrating ICT.



The Victorian Commercial Teachers Association (VCTA) is an independent teacher association providing leadership, professional learning programs and resources to business educators.



To assist new teachers to the profession, the Commonwealth Bank are again sponsoring two grants of $500 to assist with the registration fee and travel to Canberra.

Submissions should be received by no later than 22 June 2018 by your local BEA affiliate of which you are a member. To apply click here.



For more information please contact the conference organisers: