HTAV 2017 Annual Conference - Capturing the Memories

A very big thank you to all who attended the 2017 HTAV Annual Conference: Critical and Creative History. We trust you enjoyed the workshops and gained some valuable curriculum insights, resources and ideas for your classrooms. A big thank you to our keynote speakers for presenting thought provoking and informative presentations on each day of the conference. On Thursday, we had keynote panel presenters: Associate Professor Gery Karantzas, Deakin University, Julie Podbury, President Australian Principals Federation and Agata Kula, Secondary Teacher Department of Education and Training. Our Friday keynote presenter was Andrew Rule, Associate Editor from the Herald Sun. The social media comments during the conference were engaging and the positive feedback we have been receiving is wonderful and appreciated.

The success of this conference would not be possible without the outstanding support from presenters, delegates, exhibitors, volunteers, the HTAV board, staff and conference sponsors. We trust everyone gained informative and valuable professional learning and networking opportunities while enjoying the very professional and new 2017 venue at Caulfield Racecourse.

Creative Fun from our Major Sponsor
A special thank you to HTAV’s major sponsor, Latitude Group Travel who are an amazing team of professionals to work with. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Latitude Group Travel for sponsoring our professional photographer,
Melissa Hobbs Business Photography. We extend our sincerest appreciation to Melissa Hobbs who captured the memories of our Annual Conference so brilliantly with her wonderful photography. Melissa’s professionalism, passion, eye for even the smallest of detail, creativity and ability to capture the emotion as well as the moment itself are priceless! Please consider Melissa Hobbs Photography for your needs and you won’t be disappointed.

We also thank Latitude Group Travel for sponsoring the special treat for attendees, the photo booth. We greatly enjoyed seeing the ‘creative’ fun from attendees participating in the photo booth. Congratulations to the Latitude Group Travel creative fun photo winners: Alex Pitcher, Tintern Grammar and Brendan Bawden, Damascus College the worthy recipients of up to $10,000 off a school tour.

View some of the highlights from the HTAV Annual Conference below.


Thursday, 20 July 2017






Friday, 21 July 2017

Events Calendar


Sponsors & partners

  • Latitude Group Travel
  • Education Victoria - Sponsor Logo
  • Anzac Prize
  • National History Challenge - Sponsor Logo

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