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.

Transition 19 – one journey, many pathways

2 – 4th October 2019, The University of Melbourne 

Transitions 19 2-4th October will be a 3 day event in Melbourne focussing on the journey schools and teachers makes as they reimagine and redevelop their learning spaces. Further details are here.


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 the ILETC project expanded the event 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 program features blind-peer selected papers, by academics, Masters and PhD researchers, with in depth discussions and keynotes by leading researchers.  Events can also include workshops and site visits. Each year many of the presenters choose to publish their papers in a proceedings (2017 is available here and 2018 will be published in May 2019).

Contact: Joann Cattlin, +61 3 9035 8694