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MAV18 conference - teachers creating impact

The Mathematical Association of Victoria is excited to announce the 55th Annual Conference (MAV18) will be at La Trobe University, Bundoora from Thursday 6 – Friday 7 December 2018.

Call for Options is now open!

At the heart of MAV’s Annual Conference are teachers. Each year over 1400 mathematics educators including teachers, academics, policy makers, curriculum experts and resource developers come together to share their collective expertise, experiences and ideas. This year the conference will focus on best practice, new ideas and innovative approaches around how:

  • sharing action research and evidence is improving practice
  • technology can be used as a valuable tool to support teaching and learning
  • critical and creative thinking can be embedded into the classroom
  • networks and communities of practice can support excellence and improvement.

This is a chance for you to share your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues and we encourage you to submit an abstract.

Submissions will only be accepted online. Click here to access the Call for Options google form.

Early bird registration is now open!

Not only do you get the early bird rate, be the first to select your sessions before the program is released!

The Mathematical Association of Victoria invites you to participate in its annual conference; MAV18: Teachers Creating Impact.

All two-day conference registrations include:

  • Conference morning tea and lunch on both days
  • Complimentary conference satchel
  • Access to the conference sessions
  • Pass to the exhibition hall
  • One ticket to the Meet & Greet social event on Thursday evening
  • Parking

One day conference registrations are entitled to lunch and morning tea on the day they are registered (Thursday registration includes the social event).

All registration fees include a 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Earlybird registrations close Friday 29 June 2018.

To register and for further information click here.

Confirmed Keynote

A dynamic program is currently being developed designed to explore the theme of Teachers Creating Impact. In March we announced Dr Alan Finkel had confirmed as a keynote. MAV is pleased to confirm the following Keynotes:

Robyn JorgensenProfessor Robyn Jorgensen

Robyn is a Professor of Education: Equity and Pedagogy at the University of Canberra. Her work in mathematics education has focused on equity and how practices can either contribute to, or change, the learning outcomes for students who have been traditionally marginalized or excluded from participating in mathematics. She has focused her research on low SES communities, rural/regional communities; and Indigenous communities, most particularly communities located in remote areas.

She has recently completed a large national study (ARC-funded) of successful numeracy practices in remote Indigenous communities. 

Robyn is well known for her work in challenging the status quo in education and seeking to disrupt practices that have been taken-for-granted as ‘the’ way to teach mathematics.  She has been the lead researcher in more that 13 large Australian Research Council Grants; has served on numerous boards and advisory committees; and been the editor of the Mathematics Education Research Journal and served on numerous editorial boards for international and national journals. 

Tom LowrieCentenary Professor Tom Lowrie

Tom is a Centenary Professor, the Director of the STEM Education Research Centre (SERC) at the University of Canberra, and the current President of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA). Tom has a well-established international research profile in the discipline area of mathematics education. His concentrated and sustained (almost 20 years) body of work has focused on the extent to which primary-aged students use spatial reasoning and visual imagery to solve mathematics problems and the role and nature of graphics in mathematics assessment. More recently, his research has expanded to include students’ use of digital tools and dynamic imagery to solve problems.

During the last 10 years he has attracted more than $11 million in nationally competitive research projects, including five ARC Discovery Grants and a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Government Partnerships for Development Grant. Tom works closely with industry partners including the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), the World Bank, The Pearson Foundation as well as a number of education jurisdictions.

Tom is currently leading the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) initiative, funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training under the National Innovation and Science Agenda. ELSA is a play-based digital learning program for pre-school children to explore and engage in STEM. The pilot was launched in March 2018 and will involve up to 4000 children across 100 pre-schools.

Sponsorship and Exhibiting opportunities!

The Mathematical Association of Victoria invites your organisation to attend the 55th Annual Conference (MAV18) in Melbourne from Thursday 6 – Friday 7 December 2018. Hosted at La Trobe University, sponsors and exhibitors will be able to achieve brand positioning and have access to networking opportunities with educators from the mathematical industry.


We have had a fantastic response with over 26 exhibition space sold. Don’t delay in booking your space today!

MAV18 exhibition is an integral part of the conference and provides a great opportunity for organisations to showcase products and services in a face-to-face environment. The Exhibition will provide delegates and exhibitors with an intimate and interactive environment that provides a central meeting place for all participants. For more details and to download an exhibition prospectus and application form click here.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Jacqui Diamond on Tel: +61 3 9380 2399 or email:


We are pleased to be able to offer some new and exciting sponsorship opportunities as an Annual Sponsor and as a MAV18 sponsor. Download a flyer here.

The Mathematical Association of Victoria is a membership driven association. Through our program and services we aim to promote the importance of mathematics to society. Our Association has over 1400 members from all sectors of education.

For more detail regarding both annual sponsorship and sponsorship for MAV18 conference contact Peter Saffin on Tel: +61 3 9380 2399 or email:


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