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Conferences & Events

conference [n.]

1. a formal meeting for discussion or debate. 2. an association in commerce for regulation or exchange of information. 3. a league of sports teams or clubs.

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There are educational conferences and virtually every day. They cover every educational topic and level.

Several pages list conferences and related events at regional, state/territory, national and international level. Each listing contains date, title, a brief comment and the venue. They are listed in date order.

Use individual links below to access specific listings for each month.

The Past Conference Page lists conferences that have been held. These conferences are only listed by date and title. Note : each monthly listing will only be maintained for a period of six months to allow access to papers and reports.

The conferences and events listed do not include all those that occur. Wherever possible, Australian conferences/events will be included.

Information will be added as far ahead of actual dates as possible.

September 2014
Date Event
1-2 TDA National Conference 2014
‘Forge business links with senior managers from Australia’s 61 TAFE providers, VET leaders, CEOs, business managers, international business managers, senior executives, industry partners in Industry Skills Councils, peak bodies and enterprises, and universities’.
Venue : Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, NSW.
1-3 Seminar - Australian Copyright Council
Check “Program, Timetable, Booking” for a brochure with all details.
Venue : Christie Conference Centre, Sydney, NSW.
3 Reading Recovery and the Failure of the N.Z. Literacy Strategy
SPELD NSW. ‘Summarises arguments and evidence showing that New Zealand’s National Literacy Strategy has failed and the role of Reading Recovery in contributing to that failure’.
Venue : University of Sydney, Faculty of Education, Sydney, NSW.
3-5 International Educational Technology Conference [ITEC 2014]
“Get Global Without Passport”. Use the menu on the left for all relevant details.
Venue : Chicago, Illinois, USA.
4-5 CHERI 2014 Conference
Effective Strategies for Improving Students Motivation and Behaviour. ‘Conference program, abstracts and speakers bio’s are now available to download’.
Venue : Parramatta RSL, Parramatta, NSW.
4-5 Teaching & Learning Conference 2014
‘Our focus will be exactly on the topic : Invigorating VET practice’.
Venue : RACV Torquay Resort, Torquay, Victoria.
4-7 Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2014
“Seasons of Change”. ‘Join ECA members, those who work with young children, and others interested in children’s wellbeing at Australia’s biggest early childhood conference in 2014’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
9-10 Budgeting & Financial Management for Tertiary Education Managers
For ‘administrative, academic and senior staff in tertiary education institutions with budget and/or resource management responsibilities’.
Venue : University of New South Wales, CBD campus, Sydney, NSW.
9-10 Social Emotion Learning
‘Creates the tools for connecting social emotional [SEL] development and academic achievement by embedding strong SEL principles and skills into the core curriculum’.
Venue : New Zealand, Site to be advised.
9-12 2014 IPSHA Biennial Conference
‘Imagine our future - Leading, Learning and Living’.
Venue : Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, NSW.
10 2014 Higher Education Policy Seminars
‘What is required to build Australia’s future research system and capability ? How can commercialisation and impact be improved ?’
Venue : Canberra, ACT.
11 SkillsDMC 2014 Annual Conference
‘Brings together influential Industry and Government stakeholders from across Australia and International markets to share best practice’.
Venue : Brisbane, Queensland.
11-12 2014 National VET Conference
‘The theme for the two day conference is “Impossible is Possible Together” and will focus on three distinct streams including Policy and Reform, RTO Management & Compliance and Training & Assessing’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
11-12 ACE National Conference 2014
Get ready to get engaged and get together with other educators to discuss “What counts as quality in education”.
Venue : Adelaide, South Australia.
11-12 Practical And Effective Strategies for Implementing Differentiated Instruction in your Classroom
‘For teachers who want to meet the needs of ALL learners with the best and most practical ideas in student interests and learning styles, responding to multiple intelligences and multi-modality outcomes, utilising flexible grouping and documenting with short-cycle assessments’.
Venue : New Zealand, Site to be advised.
12-13 P&Cs Qld 2014 State Conference
CLICK HERE for Conference Flyer’.
Venue : Mercure Gold Coast Resort, Carrara, Queensland.
12-14 schoolstechOZ
‘For all staff in the K-12 school education sector; Choose from 240 thought provoking and energising breakout sessions over 3 days; Meet 7 high profile keynote speakers’. Download the Conference Brochure here.
Venue : Firbank Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria.
13-14 The Inaugural Asia Pacific Conference for Adolescent Success
‘The conference committee invite you to share challenging and rewarding practices for 21st Century learners as we celebrate Global Students - Real Solutions’.
Venue : Australian International School, Singapore.
15-16 WCIK 2014
‘World Conference on Integration of Knowledge : Business, Economy, Management, Cultural, Societal, Theological and Scientific’.
Venue : Golden Flower Hotel, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
15-19 ALIA National Conference 2014
‘The conference theme will be “Together we are stronger” which will reflect the launch of ALIA’s new National conference as the meeting point for all Library and Information professionals, from all sectors and from all areas of Australia and the international community’.
Venue : Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria.
16-17 9th Annual University Governance and Regulations Forum
‘Changing HE reform and regulations and the impact on universities across Australia’.
Venue : Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria.
16-17 The AIS ICT Integration Conference 2014
‘Hear from educators and students alike about what constitutes powerful learning. Keynote and workshop sessions along with self-determined hands-on opportunities’.
Venue : Loreto Normanhurst, Normanhurst, NSW.
16-19 EAIE 2014
‘ Watch the video to find out what’s in store for you this September’.
Venue : Prague, Czech Republic.
17-18 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference [AIC]
‘The goal of the conference is to help advance implementation science, practice, and policy to improve the implementation of policies and programs’.
Venue : Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, NSW.
17-19 2014 Australian Association of Special Education National Conference
‘Focus will be evidence-based practice to promote teaching and learning, curriculum implementation, technology and the promotion of well-being in students with disabilities’.
Venue : Manly Pacific Hotel, Manly, NSW.
17-19 English Australia Conference
‘This year’s theme “Quality : walking the talk”, will challenge participants to explore what “quality” means in their context’.
Venue : Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
18 2014 FOGS Indigenous Employment and Careers Expo
‘The expos aim to assist Indigenous job seekers into career pathways, employment and training placements’.
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland.
18-20 19th Annual Values and Leadership Conference
‘Towards Transformational Leadership : Values and Ethics for Educational Advancement and Sustainability’.
Venue : Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.
18-20 WorldSkills Australia, 2014 National Competition
‘The three day event will showcase the skills of 500 of Australia’s best trainees, apprentices and students competing for the prestigious title of “Nation’s Best” in over 50 skill and trade areas.
Venue : Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia.
22-24 Seminar - Australian Copyright Council
Check “Program, Timetable, Booking” for a brochure with all details.
Venue : Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.
23-25 2014 BERA Annual Conference
‘Approximately 150 sessions representing 29 special interest groups’. British Educational Research Association.
Venue : The Institute of Education, London, UK.
24-26 HERGA 14
‘Explore the issue of teaching and learning across cultures and generations in a changing environment of increasing internationalisation of education and digital technologies’.
Venue : TBC.
25-26 ICERI 2014
‘Aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Education, Research and Innovation’.
Venue : Bangkok, Thailand.
25-26 The Future of Medical Research
‘Will allow industry professionals to address questions regarding the future of medical research in Australia such as what the current focus is in the industry, how to best generate funding, what the latest innovations are’, … .
Venue : Sydney Harbour Marriott, Sydney, NSW.
26-30 International Early Childhood Conference 2014
‘Aims to bring together Child Care centre managers across the country, with an opportunity to learn new topics that can benefit their business’.
Venue : Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort, Hawaii, USA.
28-30 2014 International Library Symposium
‘With the theme Embracing New Landscapes delegates are certain to be inspired, engaged and entertained’.
Venue : The Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland.
28/9-1/10 New Zealand Literacy Association 2014 Conference
‘Surfing the Literacy Wave’. Other details available from the site.
Venue : Bethlehem College, Tauranga, New Zealand.
29-30 Deregulation in Higher Education
‘Will equip you with strategies and mechanisms to successfully transition services into the new higher education market’.
Venue : Rydges Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
29-30 EC14 Educational Changemakers
‘EC14 is for people in Australia and around the globe who are committed to improving outcomes for kids and turning good schools into great schools’. Download a Conference Brochure here.
Venue : Storey Hall, RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria.
29/9-1/10 6th Annual QM Conference 2014
‘Quality Assurance in Online Learning, “Charting the Course”’.
Venue : Renaissance Harborplace, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
29/9-1/10 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
‘Theme - Student engagement : From the classroom to the workplace’.Download a flyer here.
Venue : University of Technology/University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
29/9-2/10 EDUCAUSE 2014
‘Presents a robust, community-generated program that explores today’s toughest IT issues facing higher education’.
Venue : Orlando, Florida, USA OR Online.
29/9-2/10 Bridging the Gap - 2014 National Conference
Kodaly. ‘Feature[s] world class presentations in the music education of students from birth to senior secondary in a range of settings including classroom, choral and instrumental’.
Venue : Ascham School, Sydney, NSW.
29/9-3/10 ISCAR2014
‘Inventing the future : Transformative research, imagination and collective action for social change’.
Venue : Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW .
30/9-2/10 Australian Student Leadership Conference
‘Recognised as one of the most extraordinary student leader development experiences in Australia’. Notification of presentation only.
Venue : Thornleigh Conference Centre, Thornleigh, NSW.
30/9-2/10 HTAA National Conference 2014
You can Download a brochure here.
Venue : Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane, Queensland.
30/9-2/10 2014 HEIA National Conference
‘Explore Home Economics, family, relationships, housing, food, textiles and education through a lens of extending Home Economics practice and spheres of influence’.
Venue : Novotel Perth Langley, Perth, Western Australia.
30/9-3/10 ACTA International Conference 2014
‘We will explore how theory, research and practice can continue to contribute to leading, enhancing and transforming the educational experiences of learners of English as an additional language and contribute to a more genuinely intercultural world’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
1-3 2014 ACTA International TESOL Conference
‘Explore how theory, research and practice can continue to contribute to leading, enhancing and transforming the educational experiences of learners of English as an additional language’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
30/9-3/10 ACEC2014
‘The theme “Now It’s Personal” is focused on you and your learning. You will connect, collaborate and co-construct new ideas as part of formal and informal learning conversations before, during and after the conference’.
Venue : Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.

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October 2014
Date Event
1 ANZELA 2014
‘Walking the tightrope - getting the balance right : Issues and challenges in education law’.
Venue : Crowne Plaza Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia.
1-3 2014 ACEL Conference
‘The Conference, themed ‘Passion & Purpose’, will feature a dynamic and engaging line-up of world-renowned and local speakers’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
1-3 SPERA 2014 Conference
‘3 decades on : Reflections of Rural Education - achievements, challenges and future directions’.
Venue : University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales.
1-3 2014 ACEN Conference
‘Work Integrated Learning: Building Capacity. A cutting-edge conference in Work Integrated Learning [WIL] for practitioners and researchers from the higher education sector, industry, community, government representatives and students’.
Venue : Gold Coast, Queensland.
2-4 2014 ACAL Conference
‘Our conference will focus on the literacy or numeracy learner’.
Venue : Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, Queensland.
2-4 Evolve - Drama Australia Conference 2014
Click here for the full 3 Day Program.
Venue : Hobart, Tasmania.
3-4 Seventh International Conference e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies
‘Conference Themes : Pedagogies, Institutions, Technologies and Social Transformations’.
Venue : Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, USA.
3-4 mtec2014
‘Fourth biennial technology conference specifically designed for music educators. Pprovides an opportunity for music educators to come together, to share ideas and learn about the latest developments in technology’.
Venue : Caulfield Grammar, Wheelers Hill, Victoria.
7-8 2014 World 100 Conference
‘Managing the reputations of the world’s leading universities’.
Venue : University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
7-10 AIEC 2014
‘This year’s theme ‘Inventing the Future’, will challenge participants to imagine international education in new ways’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
7-10 SEAAIR Conference 2014
‘Aims to facilitate and advance research leading to improved understanding, planning, and operation of post-secondary education and encourage comparative research into national higher education in South East Asia’.
Venue : Legazpi City, Philippines.
8-9 ICDLE 2014
‘Present[ing] the latest research and results of scientists [preferred students, PhD Students, and post-doc scientist] related to Distance Learning and Education topics’.
Venue : Geneva, Switzerland.
8-10 AUSTAFE 2014 Annual Conference
‘A commitment to promoting excellence in Vocational Education and Training [VET] and to developing leaders within TAFE’.
Venue : The Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW.
8-10 ULearn 14
‘A professional learning and development opportunity that focuses on modern learning and teaching practices, environments, and uses of digital technologies’.
Venue : Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand.
12-15 LIANZA Conference 2014
‘The theme and supporting whakataukī for the 2014 LIANZA Conference is : Pou Whakairo - Connect and Thrive’.
Venue : Auckland, New Zealand.
14-17 Blended Learning 2014
‘Focus on the importance of creating the conditions for successful planning, implementation and continuous improvement of blended learning programs that improve student outcomes and course efficiency’.
Venue : Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW.
15-16 CCA Annual Conference 2014
‘The premier event for community based education providers across Australia. Delegates receive insights into the latest issues and policy changes affecting the industry’.
Venue : Novotel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria.
17-18 2014 PDHPETA Conference
“Driving towards Change” is the theme. Click here to download the 2014 Conference Flyer with all details.
Venue : Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst, NSW.
18 Environmental Education in Early Childhood Annual Conference
‘Cultivating Caring Communities’.
Venue : Richmond Town Hall, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria.
18 KU Annual Conference
‘Designed to bring together early childhood professionals to share in professional development and networking opportunities’.
Venue : Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney, NSW.
19-22 HighEdWeb 2014
‘The annual conference of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, created by and for all higher education Web professionals’.
Venue : Portland, Oregon, USA.
20-21 New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum 2014 - Ako Aotearoa
‘An open environment for sharing research that has potential to shape the practices, systems, and policies of those who have a stake and interest in this dimension of education and training’.
Venue : Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
23-24 U21 Educational Innovation Conference
‘Over-arching theme of Personalised Learning. Throughout the last decade there has been a growing interest in and commitment to the notion of “personalised learning” in both school and higher education’.
Venue : UNSW, Sydney, NSW.
24 CAAs Annual Conference 2014
Details of speakers, pre-conference activities and workshops are now available.
Venue : Dockside, Cockle Bay, Sydney, NSW.
27 New ! Leading Quality Change [Michael Fullan]
‘Participants will learn about effective approaches to each of the following levels : within school success; success across schools and regions; and how to relate to the state and federal level’.
Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria.
27-28 Mind & Its Potential 2014
‘Explore the latest science of neuroplasticity and discover how individuals, organisations and companies can do extraordinary things to improve wellbeing and productivity’.
Venue : The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW.
27-30 E-Learn 2014
‘A multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning’.
Venue : New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
27-30 ICIP2014
‘The premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing’.
Venue : CNIT Conference Centre, La Défense, Paris, France.
27-31 eResearch Australasia Conference 2014
‘Provides opportunities for delegates to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities … ’.
Venue : Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria.
28-29 National Conference on University Governance
‘The program has been designed to focus on concrete issues and will be conducted in a highly interactive format. The discussions will be valuable for Chancellors, Deputy Chancellors and members of governing bodies of Australian universities’.
Venue : Sofitel Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
28/10-2/11 The Asian Conference on Education 2014
‘The conferences present those taking part with three unique dimensions of experience, encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating heightened intercultural awareness and they promoting international exchange’.
Venue : Osaka International Conference Centre, Osaka, Japan.
28/10-2/11 The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2014
‘We hope and expect the 2014 conference themes to inspire a number of research avenues, and look forward to discussing ideas, findings and synergies’.
Venue : Osaka International Conference Centre, Osaka, Japan.
29-31 Asia Pacific Conference for Deans and Directors 2014
‘The conference will cover areas like strategic issues facing education leaders now and in the future’.
Venue : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
30 2014 Higher Education Policy Seminars
‘What is the state and prospects of Australia’s tertiary teaching, research and professional workforce ? What are the opportunities and challenges over the next five years ?’
Venue : Sydney, NSW.
31/10-2/11 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership
‘You can learn the secrets to great leadership practices at the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership’.
Venue : Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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