This is the presentation from Shirley Walter's keynote speech at the ACE Conference 2019.

Shirley is a passionate activist-scholar who has worked with social justice oriented civil society organizations for over thirty-five years both locally and globally. She is emerita professor of Adult and Continuing Education
at the University of Western Cape, South Africa and was Director of the Traditions of Popular Education project.

Shirley was the founding Director of the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education and the Division for Lifelong Learning (2000–2014) and served as Chair of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) from 2004 –2010. She has served on the South African Ministerial Transformation Oversight Committee for Public Higher Education and in 2004 was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

Shirley is currently Vice President for Africa on the Executive of the International Council for Adult Education. Her recent paper ‘The drought is my teacher’: Adult learning and education in times of climate crisis, explores how adult learning can and should respond in a time of dramatic climate change.

4. Co-chair's overview
5. Director's Introduction
6. ACE Aotearoa Functions
7. Strategic Plan 2016–2036
8. ACE Sector Outcomes
9. Output Clss: Advice, Communication and Liaison
10. Output Class: Development and Assurance
12. Output Class: Facilitating Collaboration
13. Output Class: Organisational Health and Asset Management
15. ACE Aotearoa Budget 2019

Te Wā o Le Vā
Ani Pahuru-Huriwai & Malia Patea-Taylor
This workshop will focus on the importance of relationships, in particular that between tangata whenua in Aotearoa and their Pacific relatives, those born in the home lands, and those “NZ-made”. Through a culturally-centred model we explore our whakapapa connections throughout Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa and explore the importance of those ancient connections and shared histories to creating enduring relationships today in Aotearoa.

Skills are the largest industry training organisation (ITO) in the country. They have been helping train up the next generation of tradies and professionals and working with industries to ensure that qualifications provide them, and employers, with the right skills. From electricians to security guards, the Māori and Pasifika team will be at Hui Fono to talk about their work and the apprenticeship scheme.

Dr Jodie Hunter
“Like counting taro instead of tennis balls can make the difference.”
Come meet the Cook Island Mathematician! Dr Jodie Hunter who is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education at Massey University. She teaches on the subjects of Mathematics and Pasifika education, putting culture, language and social contexts at the centre. Did we mention maths runs in the family. Her māmā is Dr Bobbie Hunter who is also a mathematician and well known for her work in contributing to Pasifika learners doing better in the subject area.

Dr Bobbie Hunter
“I think of tapa and tīvaevae as growing patterns, and growing patterns are very algebraic”
Dr Bobbie Hunter, is Jodie’s māmā, and also a senior lecturer and researcher in mathematics education at the Massey University Albany campus. She has developed ways of linking mathematical concepts to cultural norms. Dr Hunter, who developed a love of maths through watching her Cook Islands mother measuring and making geometric patterns for intricate tivaevae (fabric art) patterns, says maths teaching needs to be done in a cultural framework using problem-solving examples that reflect the lives of the students.