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Reformation starts with us

People, Planet, Purpose

Reformation starts with us

Approximately every four years Lutheran Education Australia and the respective regions organise a major conference to celebrate Lutheran Education in Australia. This conference is named ACLE, Australian Conference on Lutheran Education. The 2017 conference will be held in Adelaide from the 5th of July to the 7th of July.

The ACLE 5 conference theme is People, Planet, Purpose – Reformation Starts With Us! 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This was a time of significant change in the history of the world and the church. ACLE 5 will explore the theme of reformation and the transformation through People (Edu-reformation), Planet (Eco-reformation) and Purpose (Ego-reformation).

Lutheran Education Australia hopes to welcome many who serve in Lutheran schools and early childhood services to be a part of this thought-provoking, leading edge conference and celebration. Throughout the conference there will be presentations and opportunities to collaborate with expert contemporary thinkers as well as participate in numerous fellowship activities with like-minded professionals across Lutheran Schools in Australia and other countries. Most of the conference will be held in the state-of-the-art Adelaide Convention Centre.


⁠ACLE5 will provide a variety of keynote presentations and workshops that will feature a range of inspiring and engaging speakers. Please see the current Keynote Speaker Announcements below.

Further speakers for the conference are currently being confirmed and speaker information will continue to be updated.


The Organising Committtee have been working diligently towards producing a thought provoking and exciting conference program for 2017!

7:30am – Registration / Coffee

8:30am – Welcome Worship (Bishop J Henderson)

9:30am – Keynote Session (Sir John Jones)

10:30am – Worship

10:45am – Morning Tea Break (Exhibition Hall)

11:15am – Keynote Session (Sir John Jones)

12:00pm – Keynote Session (Greg Whitby and Team)

12:45pm – Lunch (Exhibition Hall)

1:45pm – Keynote Session (Greg Whitby and Team)

2:45pm – Afternoon Tea (Exhition Hall)

3:15pm – Q&A Session  (Sir John Jones, Greg Whitby and Team)

4:00pm – Worship

4:15pm  – Welcome Reception (Exhibition Hall)

8:00am – Coffee

8:30am – Worship (Bishop D Altus)

9:00am – Announcements

9:15am – Keynote Session (Tim Flannery)

10:15am – Worship

10:30am – Morning Tea Break (Exhibition Hall)

11:00am – Keynote Session (Tim Flannery)

11:45am – Keynote Session (Jacqui Remond, Director, Catholic Earthcare Australia)

12:30pm – Worship

12:45pm – Lunch (Exhibition Hall)

1:45pm – Keynote Session (Norm Habel)

2:20pmClick here for Breakout Session 1 Program

3:00pm – Afternoon Tea (Exhibition Hall)

3:20pmClick Here for Breakout Session 2 Program

4:00pm – Close

7:00pm – Gala Dinner

8:00am – Coffee

8:30am – Keynote Session (Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber)

9:30am – Health and Well-being Session (Michelle McQuaid)

10:30am – Morning Tea (Exhibition Hall)

11:00am – Keynote Session (Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber)

11:45am – Worship HC and Close

12:45pmOfficial Conference Close / Takeaway Lunch Served

Social Program

Of course, ACLE is not just about learning from inspirational speakers and working on new ideas to take back to our schools – it is also a great opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with colleagues and friends working in other places and to have a good time. The ACLE Social Committee are working to put together a program of events and activities to make delegates time at ACLE memorable and enjoyable, as well as professionally stimulating.

Welcome Reception

Catch up with old friends and make some new ones at the Welcome Reception.

ACLE5 Welcome Reception Tickets are inclusive in full registrations. Additional tickets may also be purchased at point of registration for $70.00 per person.


Welcome Reception Drinks

Walk My Way

‘Walk My Way – Stepping out to bring love to life’ is an official Pre-ACLE5 Conference Activity. Join teachers from Lutheran schools around Australia to walk the 26km Pioneer Women Trail from Hahndorf in the beautiful hills to Beaumont. Step out in support of refugees and raise money to help children in refugee camps in Africa to go to pre-school.

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is not to be missed. Showcasing special dinner speaker TJ Krause, fine foods and wines, break out ‘Lounge’ spaces for those who want to chat and the sensational live entertainment act ‘Party Plan’, this evening promises to be a highlight of the Conference.

ACLE5 Gala Dinner Tickets are inclusive in full registrations. Additional dinner tickets may also be purchased at point of registration for $140.00 per person.

Dress Code for the Gala Dinner is ‘After 5 Attire’ – take your work day style up a notch in formality!  This could be a cocktail dress for women or a dress shirt and pants for men (ties are optional).

Gala Dinner

500 Steps

Join teachers from Lutheran schools, and Catholic brothers and sisters in our ‘500 Steps -Reformation Conciliation Mediation Walk’ from ALC to ACLE on the first day of the ACLE Conference.

500 Steps

ACLE Conference Morning

Reformation Conciliation

Meditation March


Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian museum, devoted to natural history.

What most visitors notice, however, is the sense of light and space, and the range of things you can do in a day without feeling rushed. That’s what makes Adelaide a great convention city, and why both Lonely Planet and The New York Times rated it in the top 10 paces to see in 2015.

Adelaide is an easy city to enjoy, whether you prefer 5-star dining, quirky laneway bars, exploring the bustling Central Market, cycling in the parklands, strolling in the picturesque Adelaide Hills or relaxing on beautiful stretch of beach.

Adelaide’s diverse cultural mix guarantees the food is sensational, with Rundle Street in Adelaide’s east offering a mix of historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants. Dine alfresco, morning, noon and night. Five minutes away, Norwood Parade is famously European influenced while Gougar Street, which is close to Chinatown and the Adelaide Central Market is full of Asian fusion restaurants.

You will also find plenty of accommodation in Adelaide including boutique hotels, apartments, seaside resorts and heritage cottages. Most hotels are in the city centre, however there are a number of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in nearby North Adelaide and along the coast.

Adelaide’s weather is moderate and year-round blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius in summer.

Follow these links for a Map of Adelaide and attractions or to download the Adelaide Visitor Guide for further information.

You may also experience the cosmopolitan and rural surrounds of Adelaide through a guided sightseeing tour.

Alternatively, you could join Foodi and discover hidden gems in the realms of brunch, high tea and desserts. From raw treats and night safaris to beer tastings and secret food destinations, there’s a tour to tickle every tastebud.

For other activities in and around the city, Experience Oz have collated a list of the top ten things to do whilst in Adelaide.

For any assistance or further information whilst in Adelaide, the Visitor Information Office is located at 9 James Place, just off Rundle Mall and can be contacted on 1300 588 140.


The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled within the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, surrounded by parklands and the River Torrens. The Centre is a world class venue containing multiple halls, banquet rooms, meeting rooms and outdoor spaces.

The centre is also within close proximity to the medical hub, entertainment, cultural and sport precincts and is also a short walk to international and boutique hotels and accommodation. Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and taxi ramps are also at the centres doorstep. For more information, please visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website.

North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
More information


Special conference accommodation rates at a variety of local hotels have been sourced by the Conference Organisers. To take advantage of these special rates, please book your accommodation when registering for the conference.

Accommodation rooms may be limited and allocation will be strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. All accommodation bookings must be received by the Conference Organisers to utilise these special rates.


Hotel Booking

To make a booking, please complete the relevant section on the online registration form and read the terms and conditions carefully. To confirm a booking, a one night’s accommodation deposit will be charged at point of registration. Your details, accommodation requirements and payment will be forwarded to the hotel to finalise the booing. Amounts sent greater than the first night’s accommodation will be returned.

Delegates will then be responsible for settling their final account with the hotel at check out. A tax invoice for the full amount inclusive of GST will be issued by the hotel on check out. All rates are in Australian dollars inclusive of GST and are for the room only unless indicated otherwise. All rates refer to single, double or twin share unless indicated otherwise.

Please ensure when booking you carefully read the terms and conditions for each hotel. If you have any queries regarding your accommodation booking, please contact All Occasions Management.

Accommodation Options


Registration for ACLE5 is NOW OPEN.  Early bird rates finish on Thursday 13 April 2017

FULL REGISTRATION (Early Bird – up until 13/04/2017)



  • Attendance at all conference sessions
  • Access to the Exhibition Hall
  • Catering
  • Welcome Reception ticket
  • Conference Dinner ticket
  • Access to exclusive conference materials

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DAY REGISTRATION (Early Bird – up until 13/04/2017)



  • Attendance at all sessions on the nominated day(s) of attendance
  • Access to the Exhibition Hall
  • Catering for the nominated day(s) of attendance

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FULL REGISTRATION (Standard – in affect from 14/04/2017)



  • Attendance at all conference sessions
  • Access to the Exhibition Hall
  • Catering
  • Welcome Reception ticket
  • Conference Dinner ticket
  • Access to exclusive conference materials

Register Now

DAY REGISTRATION (Standard – in affect from 14/04/2017)



  • Attendance at all sessions on the nominated day(s) of attendance
  • Access to the Exhibition Hall
  • Catering for the nominated day(s) of attendance

Register Now

Full Registrations includes: attendance at all conference sessions from 5 – 7 July 2017, access to the exhibition hall, catering, welcome reception ticket, conference dinner ticket and access to exclusive conference materials.

Day Registrations includes: attendance at all conference sessions on the nominated day(s) of attendance, access to the exhibition hall and catering for the nominated day(s) of attendance.

Payment must accompany all registrations and may be made by:

Credit card: Debits to your credit card will appear as ‘All Occasions Management’ on your statement.

Please note that payments via credit card will incur a merchant fee of 2.8% for MasterCard or Visa, 3.6% for American Express or 4.95% for Diners.

Payment of early bird registration fees are required by the early bird cut off date to qualify for the rate. After the early bird due date, all unpaid early bird registrations will automatically roll over and the delegates will be charged at the regular rate. Admission to the Conference and all social functions may be refused if payment has not been received. Late fees based on a sliding scale will apply to any outstanding invoices after the conclusion of the Conference.

Registrations will be acknowledged in writing to the email address nominated during the registration process, with confirmation of requirements according to the registration form submitted. A tax invoice will be attached to this email. If you have not received a written confirmation within 24 hours please contact All Occasions Management at

Registration cancellations must be sent in writing, mailed, faxed or emailed, to All Occasions Management. Registration cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the conference will receive a full refund, less a $120.00 handling fee. Registration cancellations received less than 30 days and up to 7 days prior to the conference will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received within 7 days of the conference; however a substitute delegate may be nominated.

By completing and submitting the registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend the Conference and you will be liable for a cancellation fee if you are unable to attend. All registration related cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing to


In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters the conference organising committee, associated organisations & individuals, and All Occasions Group cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. Nor can the conference organising committee, associated organisations & individuals, and All Occasions Group take responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the conference. All insurance including medical cover and for expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the conference is the individual delegate’s responsibility. The policy should include loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through the cancellation of the conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The conference secretariat will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.

Privacy Policy

The All Occasions Group complies with all legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). All information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this conference will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event or communication regarding future events. These details may be made available to parties directly related to the conference including but not limited to the All Occasions Group, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/ travel bookings and conference options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary. It is proposed to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list. By completing this registration form, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used for the above purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided to the All Occasions Group is accurate and kept up to date. To access or update your information, please email or fax the All Occasions Group on 08 8125 2233.


ACLE5 are proud to announce the following participating sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors








































Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to showcase your organisation at this national Conference. The 2017 Conference represents an excellent opportunity for your organisation to be represented to a wide audience.


Please download our detailed Sponsorship Prospectus. For further information or to express your interest in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact:

Sheila Woodhart
Sponsorship and Exhibition Manager
All Occasions Group
12 Stirling Street, Thebarton SA 5031
Phone: (08) 8125 2216 | Fax: (08) 8125 2233 | Email:


Please contact the Conference Organisers with any queries:

All Occasions Group

12 Stirling Street
Thebarton SA 5031
Phone: (08) 8125 2200
Fax: (08) 8125 2233

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