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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.

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.
21 New ! Strategies to help children with autism learn, grow and succeed
‘Leave with valuable information and a clearer understanding of the theory behind the treatment [ABA]as well as some strategies you can use at home straight away’.
Venue : 1 Jordan Street, Gladesville, NSW.
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 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 New ! New Pedagogies for Deep Learning - a Global Partnership
‘Designed for school leaders and teachers who are striving to develop learning experiences that go beyond the surface and identify a framework for deep learning competencies’. Presented by Michael Fullan.
Venue : ACMI Cinema, Melbourne, Victoria.
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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November 2014
Date Event
1-2 ASAPO Conference 2014
Open a conference Flyer for all details.
Venue : Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW.
1-2 AUSIT Biennial National Conference ’14
“Transition into the future”. Program, venue and other information is available from the site.
Venue : University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.
2-4 Australian Association for Environment Education 2014
‘Provides the space for robust dialogue, capacity building, and networking on research in environmental and sustainability education, and in related fields’.
Venue : Hobart, Tasmania.
5-7 2014 ASID Conference
‘ASID is about Research to Practice and its mission is to improve the lives of people with intellectual disability’.
Venue : Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia.
5-7 2014 ACTS Conference
‘The theme “Bridging Divides : Connections for holistic sustainability” … will explore the metaphoric and figurative divides between educational levels [primary to tertiary] as well as between education and the broader community’.
Venue : Hobart, Tasmania.
5-7 NAPSA Conference 2014
‘Our conference theme of ‘Back to Basics’ seeks to create a lively discussion about what the role of a great adviser can be in 2014 and beyond and how we can best serve our institutions’ needs’.
Venue : Intercontinental, Adelaide, South Australia.
6-8 AMLE2014
‘The ultimate experience for any middle grades educator’.
Venue : Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
7-8 ACSSO National Conference 2014
‘Future Unlimited : Public Education for Australians’.
Venue : Rydges Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
9-12 ANZMET 2014
‘Will incorporate the 2014 National Prevocational Medical Education Forum and bring in speakers and participants from the generalist and specialist medical training areas’.
Venue : Cypress Lakes, Hunter Valley, NSW.
10-12 LICE 2014
‘LICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education’.
Venue : London Heathrow Marriott, London, UK.
11-12 Tertiary Education Strategic Planning and Quality Conference 2014
‘Attended by a national audience of Tertiary Education executives who have a particular focus on strategic planning and quality, and will provide insight on future directions in this evolving field’.
Venue : Fraser Suites, Sydney, NSW.
11-13 QS-APPLE
‘Will feature plenaries by high-profile speakers, parallel sessions on higher education development, Creative Awards competition, campus tours’, more.
Venue : Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei, Taiwan.
12-13 New ! PRN and HECQN Forums 2014
Details about both forums can be found on individual pages on this site.
Venue : Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne, Victoria.
12-14 2014 Group Training National Conference
‘Conference theme - Jobs, Careers, Communities. Celebrate the great success of group training in delivering Jobs, starting Careers and building Communities but also discuss and confront the many challenges ahead’.
Venue : Hobart, Tasmania.
12-14 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference 2014
“It always seems impossible until it’s done”. ‘Collectively consider how to move Australasia towards zero deaths and serious injuries’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
12-14 New ! Higher Education Reform Summit
‘Examining issues, challenges and opportunities posed by the deregulation of Higher Education’.
Venue : Sofitel Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
14-15 ASME 2014
‘Focuses on today’s technical challenges, research updates and breakthrough innovations that are shaping the future of engineering’.
Venue : Montreal, Canada.
14-15 Ignited Conference 2014
‘giftEDnz and the Ministry of Inspiration welcome all professionals with an interest in gifted and talented education to Ignited. This dynamic conference will showcase international and national research, paper presentations and innovative workshops’.
Venue : Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson, New Zealand.
17-19 ICERI 2014
‘The perfect platform to discuss the latest developments in the field of Teaching and learning methodologies, educational projects and innovations and new technologies applied to Education and Research’.
Venue : Seville, Spain.
18-19 7th Educational Psychology Forum
‘Working together to create positve futures’.
Venue : University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
19-20 Today, Tomorrow and Beyond in Mobile Learning and eLearning
‘Everything and Anything on eLearning and mLearning through three hands-on separately bookable workshops’.
Venue : Rydges Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
19-21 25th Annual AAIR Forum
‘This year incorporating the Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum [AHEEF]. The theme for this year’s Forum is : “Turning Silver Into Gold”’.
Venue : Intercontinental, Melbourne, Victoria.
19-22 CIEE Annual Conference
‘Forge solutions for addressing the critical barriers facing study abroad - cost, curriculum, and culture’.
Venue : Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
20-23 UCEA 2014 Convention
‘Engage[s] participants in discussions about research, policy, and practice in education with a specific focus on educational leadership’.
Venue : Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, USA.
21-22 Honoring the Child, Honoring Equity
Find multiple themes and a range of other information on the site.
Venue : The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
21-24 JALT2014
‘40th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition’.
Venue : Tsukuba International Congress Centre, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
22-25 PESA Conference 2014
‘The conference theme is : Education as Philosophies of Engagement Ko te kōrero’.
Venue : Kingsgate Hotel, Hamilton, New Zealand.
23-26 ascilite2014
‘Offers a timely forum for leaders, practitioners, and researchers to reflect on and discuss the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-actual, exploring the visionary rhetoric on educational technology and debating the imperfect reality of current educational practices’.
Venue : Dunedin, New Zealand.
23-27 LiHE’ 2014
“Learning in Higher Education”. ‘Learning To Research - Researching To Learn’.
Venue : Monastery Function Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
24-25 Comview 2014
Initial information only. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria.
24-25 ACHPERWA Annual State Conference
Initial information only. Monitor for further information and separate website.
Venue : TBC.
25-27 New ! The International Science Education Conference 2014
‘Brings together academics, researchers, teachers, school leaders, policy makers and industry partners from around the globe to share the latest innovative research and practices in science education’.
Venue : National Institute of Education, Singapore.
26-28 6th Asian Conference on Machine Learning 2014
‘Aims to provide a leading international forum for researchers in machine learning and related fields to share their new ideas, progresses and achievements’.
Venue : Nha Trang, Vietnam.
26-28 TERNZ 2014 Conference
‘Provides an opportunity to step back and examine the direction in which education is moving, and the means by which practitioners might influence that direction’.
Venue : University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
26-28 World Alliance for Arts Education Global Summit 2014
‘Theme : Transform : from inception to innovation in arts education’.
Venue : Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane, Queensland.
26-29 DATTA 2014 Conference
‘For teachers of Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, Engineering and Technology Educators Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. It will provide excellent professional learning and networking opportunities’.
Venue : Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney, NSW.
26-30 ATCM 2014
‘The conference will cover a broad range of topics on the application and use of technology in Mathematics research and teaching’.
Venue : State University of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
27-28 2014 VATE State Conference
Initial information only. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Deakin University, Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria.
28 STAVCON
‘Open to any person involved or interested in science education; this includes student teachers, laboratory technicians, primary, secondary and tertiary educators’.
Venue : La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria.
28-29 ETA Annual Conference 2014
‘This conference will focus on the practical needs of the classroom and give delegates timely strategies, information and ideas for the implementation of the new 7-10 curriculum and HSC prescriptions both due in 2015’. Website coming soon.
Venue : University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
30/11/2-12 19th Annual Conference - AAWP
‘Minding the gap : Writing across thresholds and fault lines’.
Venue : Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
30/11/3-12 2014 NAGCAS National Conference
‘The Conference title alludes to our key theme of quality [assurance and enhancement] across the intersecting domains of career development, work integrated learning, employability and enterprise learning’.
Venue : University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW.
30/11/4-12 AARE-NZARE 2014
‘Speaking back through Research’.
Venue : QUT, Brisbane, Queensland.

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