Planning your event

Event ideas

Here are event suggestions that might help you design your Adult Learners Week event.

Media campaign

Adult Learning Australia is co-ordinating a national radio, newspaper and social media campaign to promote ALW2021 and direct people to the ALW2021 website so they find events in their their local area. By adding your event to the ALW2021 directory, you are promoting your organisation’s work to a far larger audience.


Download the ALW2021 toolkit for tips on how to promote your event in the local media; including a press release template that you can use.

Website and social media

Remember to publish your press releases, images and updates about your event/s on your website before, during and after Adult Learners’ Week using the #ALW2021 hashtag. ALW2021 is all about encouraging adults to identify ways in which they are a lifelong learner and to share this with friends. Events are a great way to demonstrate this. Encourage participants at your event to share their experience of how they have rediscovered the joy of learning and to share this through their own networks.

Scholarships and event prizes

There are 3 fantastic learner scholarships on offer and we are awarding 5 event prizes of $1000 each. And don’t forget there’s also 20 early bird event grants of $200 on offer.


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.