Transitions Research Symposia


A public research conference providing an opportunity for academics, graduate and early career researchers to present their research and engage in discussion with teachers, architects and policy makers.  Transitions aims to connect researchers and practitioners,  to inform ongoing research and support translation of new knowledge into practice in the emerging and complex field of learning environments.

Be part of a growing international network of educators, architects, researchers and peak groups, researching and working to build understanding of how learning spaces influence teaching and learning in schools, hospitals, universities and libraries.


Transitions builds on the success of the LEaRN research symposia held for a number of years in Melbourne (find out more about LEaRN here).   In 2017 this event was expanded to include 2 overseas events in London and Grand Rapids USA, in addition to the Melbourne event.  These events were organised by the ILETC project, in partnership with Steelcase and Ecophon.  In 2018 the overseas events in Phoenix, USA and Copenhagen responded to participant feedback and included a second day to include research conducted by architects, designers, educators and academics.


The research symposium features blind-peer selected papers, by academics, Masters and PhD researchers, with discussions facilitated by expert interlocutors and guest keynotes by leading researchers.  Those selected for presentation will be required to submit a draft paper prior to the event and full paper following the event (for inclusion in proceedings).

Details of Transitions 2019 will be released shortly.

Contact: Joann Cattlin, +61 3 9035 8694