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Opening Conversation

ALC invites all to attend its 2020 opening event on Monday 24 February at 2.00 pm.

Since its inception, ALC has marked the beginning of each new academic year with an Opening Lecture. Traditionally, this lecture provided ALC teaching staff with an opportunity to present information on a topic arising from their current or recent research. Monthly research seminars held at the College now provide a more regular occasion for this to occur.

This year’s opening event, rebranded as an Opening Conversation, is more in tune with the education model of action research/reflection learning and paves the way for open and public dialogue between the College and the Church—the topic of conversation being, ALC exists in partnership to serve.

The format for this event will be along the lines of a Q&A session, introduced by ALC Principal, Rev James Winderlich and facilitated by LCA Secretary, Dr Nigel Long. Panel members include: Director of Lutheran Education (Associate Professor Lisa Schmidt), NSW Bishop (Rev Robert Bartholomaeus), Manager, Church Worker Support Department (Dr Chris Materne) and Executive Officer – Local Mission (Dr Tania Nelson).

This is an opportunity to share, learn and ask questions, and for those unable to attend in person, the conversation will be live streamed and will be interspersed with a moderated Twitter feed.

If you don’t have a Twitter account and wish to pose a question to the panel, email principal@alc.edu.au anytime up until an hour prior to the event.

For those unable to join in on the day, a recording of the conversation will be made available via the ALC website.