Transitions Research Symposia


A public research conference providing an opportunity for selected graduate and early career researchers to present their research across an international audience.  Each event  commences with a keynote presentation followed by presentations from graduate researchers and presentations on research by architects, educators and academics. There are opportunities for questions and discussion facilitated by leading academics and experts in the field. Lunch and breaks will provide opportunities for discussion and networking.

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 have responded to participant feedback and now include a second day to include research conducted by architects, designers, educators and academics.


The research symposium features blind-peer selected papers, by current or recently completed Masters and PhD researchers and presentations by research project, 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)

In Europe and North America in 2018 there will be a Day 2 program which will feature invited research papers from current projects including those being undertaken by The University of Melbourne’s Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) and academic and professional research projects from each region.

Contact: Joann Cattlin, +61 3 9035 8694