APEN’s Objectives of the conference are:
• to provide an opportunity for professional development for APEN members and potential new members;
• to raise the profile of Extension and APEN in Australia and abroad;
•increase the awareness of UNiverity of Melbourne's agricultural education and agricultural extension education;
• profile the research of the Rural Innovation Research Group (RIRG) and other work of University of Melbourne in areas of relevance to participants;
• profile Victorian agricultural extension and associated partnerships with University of Melbourne.
Conference delegates will include government and industry agencies, agribusiness, community and rural development, adult education, communication, private practice, and educational institutions.