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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.

July 2014
Date Event
1-3 International Teaching Artist Conference
‘Built upon demonstrations of practice and TED-talk style keynote provocations from around the world’.
Venue : QUT, Brisbane, Queensland.
1-4 ESAM/ACE 2014
‘We plan an exciting program of distinguished keynote lectures, invited speakers, policy panels and contributed speakers’.
Venue : Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania.
3-4 ICKET 2014
Bringing ‘together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Knowledge and Education Technology’.
Venue : Jeju Island, South Korea.
3-5 ICICTE14
‘ICICTE 2014 will seek to address the many challenges and new directions presented by technological innovations in educational settings’.
Venue : Kos, Greece.
6-9 CONASTA 63
‘CONASTA is the annual conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association. It brings together 300+ educators from all sectors, including schools, universities and scientific organisations, and provides high-quality professional development opportunities in the field of science teaching and learning’.
Venue : Adelaide University, Adelaide, South Australia.
6-9 First Year in Higher Education [FYHE 2014]
Initial information only. Monitor for future information.
Venue : Darwin Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory.
6-9 NZALT International Biennial Conference 2014
‘Languages gives you wings’.
Venue : Convention Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
6-11 IEEE WCCI 2014
‘The largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. IEEE WCCI 2014 will host three conferences’.
Venue : Beijing International Convention Centre, Beijing, China.
7-9 Academic Identities Conference 2014
‘Participants will be able to identify the challenges and opportunities associated with advancing in academic identities in the developing world’.
Venue : University of Durham, Durham, UK.
7-10 Australian Statistical Conference 2014
‘Delegates from all areas of statistics will join with world class Australian and International statisticians and mathematicians to develop, network and share their knowledge and expertise’.
Venue : Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW.
7-10 HERDSA 2014
‘The conference theme seeks to provide a platform for exploration of the five sub-themes with unique opportunities to develop new partnerships and engage members of global educational communities’.
Venue : Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China.
7-11 2014 AHA Conference : Conflict in History
Initial information. Monitor for further information.
Venue : University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.
7-11 InSEA2014 - The 34th World Congress
‘Triennial world art congress to provide a stimulating backdrop for exploring and examining the theme : Diversity through Art - Change, Continuity, Context’.
Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria.
9-10 CTLT 2014
‘For learning professionals seeking innovative ideas on learning technology for implementation. The conference also aims to foster research relations between the academic and industry’.
Venue : Singapore.
9-10 2014 QSITE State Conference
Initial information only. Monitor for further information including separate website.
Venue : Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Brisbane, Queensland.
9-11 23nd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference [No Frills]
Initial notification only. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, Melbourne, Victoria.
9-11 ePIC 2014
The 12th ePortfolio and Identity Conference. ‘Evidence-Based Learning. How digital technologies transform the way we collect, organise, visualise and exploit evidence to inform future learning’.
Venue : Greenwich, London, England.
9-12 AATE/ALEA National Conference 2014
‘Conference Theme “aNTicipating new territories : building strong minds, places and futures” ’.
Venue : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory.
9-12 SWSD 2014
Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development. ‘We are preparing an exciting Scientific Program and a varied social schedule that will give you an opportunity to network with colleagues in the Industry’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
10 Nurturing Imaginations - Embracing the Magic of Music, Movement and Storytelling
‘A creative training workshop for parents, early years educators, junior primary school teachers, family day care providers, graduates, education assistants, support staff, children’s librarians, and’ more.
Venue : Beeliar Community Hall, Beeliar, WA.
10-12 ALTA Conference 2014
‘Thriving in Turbulent Times : Re-imagining the Roles of Law, Law Schools and Lawyers’.
Venue : Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland.
10-12 SYDNEY-ICJLE 2014
‘Features research and discussion in various disciplines of Japanese language and studies. The main theme of the conference will be “Connections and Communities”’.
Venue : University of Technology, Sydney, NSW.
10-13 CLESOL 2014
‘Conference on Community Languages and ESOL in New Zealand’. For further information join their mailing list.
Venue : Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
12-15 Y20 Australia 2014
‘The Y20 Summit will be held in July 2014 as part of Australia’s Presidency of the G20. We will gather a diverse group of extraordinary young leaders from across G20 countries’.
Venue : Sydney, New South Wales.
12-16 SCUP-49 14
‘Plan for Transformation’.
Venue : Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
14-18 ICME 2014
Initial information only. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Chengdu, China.
15 Supporting Adolescents Today
Download the Conference flyer here, as it contains all existing details.
Venue : Sydenham, Victoria.
15-16 Apprenticeships & Traineeships
‘This conference will help TAFEs and RTOs maximise industry engagement and collaborate with employers to plan their workforce, identify skills gaps, and develop improved training offerings’.
Venue : CQ Functions, Melbourne, Victoria.
17-18 International Visible Learning Conference
‘Will convene educational and thought leaders from across the globe to share and dialogue around content and research to deepen our understanding of what actually works best in schools to improve learning’.
Venue : Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, California, USA.
18 New ! Standardised Assessments of Reading : York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension [YARC]
‘Will introduce two different individual assessments and explain how they can be used to provide useful data for students, parents, schools and teachers’.
Venue : SPELD NSW, Concord, Sydney, NSW.
18 The AIS Languages Conference 2014
‘This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities in implementing an effective and sustainable Languages program’.
Venue : University of Sydney, Dydney, NSW.
18 2014 VTA State Conference
Initial information only. Monitor for further details.
Venue : Holmesglen Institute, Moorabbin, Victoria.
18-19 2014 ITC Publications Conference
‘Simply Teaching - Deeply Thinking. Creating the effective classroom. Reinforcing the importance of explicit teaching in developing the deeper thinking capabilities of all students’.
Venue : Mercure Gold Coast Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland.
18-19 Raising Expectations Conference 2014
‘This is a must attend conference for everyone working with a child or young adult with Down syndrome’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
19 ‘Talk for Writing’
‘Teaching persuasive, informative and narrative writing’. Presented by Pie Corbett for SPELD SA.
Venue : Starlight Ballroom, Modbury, SA.
19-20 Queensland Education Resources Expo
‘Educators from early childhood, prep, primary and secondary education through to higher education institutions have the opportunity to access the latest on offer in education resources. Also an extensive professional development seminar program’.
Venue : Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland.
20-23 Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit [WHELS]
‘Come refresh your skills or take them to the next level at this distinctive leadership summit, uniquely for women in higher education’.
Venue : San Diego, California, USA.
21-23 2014 International Conference of Engaged Scholars and Practitioners
Engage and Innovate for Sustainability. ‘Provide a forum for provocative and interactive discussion about University Engagement in Australia and internationally’, more.
Venue : Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW.
22 The AIS Visual Arts Conference 2014
‘An investigation of contemporary practice, critical theories, history and philosophy will be explored through artist and teacher led conversations, presentations and workshops’.
Venue : Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.
22-24 ISLLLE 2014
Basic information covering all details. Monitor for further changes to this information.
Venue : Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
23 2014 International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
‘Exchange novel research ideas and outcomes, and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research in state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies’.
Venue : Dorsett Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.
23-25 International Congress on Education, Innovation and Learning Technologies
‘Main targets : To disseminate national and international innovation and research related to Education; To analyse and make proposals about the most relevant themes for teachers and students; … ’.
Venue : Barcelona, Spain.
23-26 ISCHE 36, 2014
International Standing Conference in the History of Education 36. ‘This site includes information about the conference and local organising committee. More information will be added in due course’.
Venue : University of London, London, England.
24 2014 Higher Education Policy Seminars
‘What can be done to further ensure that higher education in Australia serves our diverse population ? What is a sustainable configuration of strategic profiles that will boost system and institutional excellence ?’
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
24-25 Branding Your Institution
‘Communicating a compelling purpose in an increasingly competitive world’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
24-25 Sydney 2014 : CormacMcCarthy.com
‘The theme of this conference will be “Borders and Landscapes”’.
Venue : The University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
25 Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
Details including date, venue, speakers/topics available. Brochure available soon.
Venue : Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland.
25 New ! Talk for Writing - Improving imaginative writing for children from 5 to 12 years
SPELD NSW. ‘Teachers are provided with the essential knowledge and skills required to effectively engage and teach their students in the creative writing process’.
Venue : Parramatta Leagues Club, Parramatta, NSW.
25-26 DLTV Annual Conference 2014
‘Creating New Connections ! By joining the dots we are making the new connections that are needed in an ever growing network of educators in the digital age’.
Venue : Swinburne University, Melbourne, Victoria.
25-27 Disability Studies in Education [2014] Conference
‘Join us to shape future practice and thinking around key issues in disability studies in education’.
Venue : Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria.
28-30 Seminar - Australian Copyright Council
Check “Program, Timetable, Booking” for a brochure with all details.
Venue : State Library of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia.
28-30 Introduction to Reggio Inspired Practice
‘Invaluable resources and support to lead participants on a journey of Reggio inspired dialogue, experiential investigation, research’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
28-31 2014 AAEEBL Annual Conference
‘Engaged Learning and ePortfolios : Advancing Learning-Centred Cultures in a Multimodal Age’.
Venue : Boston, MA, USA.
29-30 Innovations in Personalised Learning
‘Reconceptualising institutional strategy to drive student success’.
Venue : CQ Functions, Melbourne, Victoria.
30-31 Sustainable Research Through Partnerships
‘Developing & maintaining a world-class Australian research sector’.
Venue : L’Aqua, Sydney, NSW.
30/7-1/8 13th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 2014
‘The AIFS conference provides a valuable opportunity for government policy-makers, service providers and practitioners, researchers and community organisations to meet and exchange ideas and knowledge’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
31/7-1/8 2014 Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference
Notification only at this time.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
31/7-3/8 2014 National Conference on Geography Education
‘Exchange ideas, research, resources, and best practices in geography education’.
Venue : The Peabody Memphis Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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August 2014
Date Event
1 Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
All other details still to be confirmed. Brochure available soon.
Venue : Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Beach, New Zealand.
1-2 BEAQ 2014 Conference
‘This year’s theme, Change. Create. Innovate ! encourages us to reflect on what we do well and to find creative and new ways for tomorrow’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
1-7 The University Scholars Leadership Symposium
‘Designed to provide the next generation leaders with an understanding of key sustainable development challenges, and to motivate them to realize their potential as agents of change’.
Venue : Sofitel Convention Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
3-5 ACER Research Conference 2014
‘Research Conference 2014 includes a range of professional learning and networking sessions, including keynotes, interactive symposia’, more.
Venue : Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide South Australia.
3-6 13th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness
‘Nurturing giftedness and creativity for the positive future’.
Venue : Beijing, China.
3-7 2014 International Biophysics Congress
‘Biophysics in Australia and New Zealand is a particularly strong discipline, with world-leading research programs and outstanding facilities’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
4 New ! Middle Years Conference 2014 VATE
‘Provide opportunities for middle years teachers to indulge in relevant, inspiring professional development’.
Venue : Phillip Island, Victoria.
5 2014 FOGS Indigenous Employment and Careers Expo
‘The expos aim to assist Indigenous job seekers into career pathways, employment and training placements’.
Venue : Rockhampton Show Grounds, Rockhampton, Queensland.
6-7 NCAB Conference 2014
‘Will bring together academics, policymakers, practitioners and young people from around the world to explore how bullying affects people of all ages and to share the latest research’.
Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria.
6-8 2014 Tasmanian Principals Conference
‘“The Heart of Leadership”, a Conference for Educational Leaders’.
Venue : Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania.
7-8 Teaching & Supporting Students with Special Needs
Download a Conference Brochure for details.
Venue : SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, NSW.
8 New ! The Virtual Learning Commons : Building a Participatory School Learning Community
‘For more information, click on the link and download a conference brochure and registration form’.
Venue : Melbourne and Olympic Park Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
8-9 The Education Show 2014
‘The latest resources, products and services for your classroom, school and career. Also featuring an extensive professional development program’.
Venue : Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria.
8-12 aes14
‘Conference theme : Unleashing the power of evaluation’.
Venue : Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Noethern Territory.
8, 15 New ! Working with Evidence to Inform Decision-making
‘Will give participants experience in working with evidence to assist with planning, designing, collecting and analysing assessment and data to inform teaching’. Also online workshops on 12 and 19 August.
Venue : University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
9 HEIA[Q] 2014 Conference
‘Celebrate the history, culture and achievements of HEIA[Q] and its members by exploring some of the key platforms that will enable the profession to march boldly and confidently into the next two decades, and in particular, participate effectively in the Australian Curriculum’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
9-10 New ! WACSSO 80th Annual Conference 2014
‘This year’s theme, Navigating the changes in Public Education, is in response to the many changes occurring next year across state schools’.
Venue : The Astral at Crown, Perth, Western Australia.
10-15 AILA World Congress 2014
‘One World, Many Languages. In 2014, the congress will introduce new initiatives to appeal to a broader audience and ensure past and new attendees find the Congress stimulating and exciting’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
11 Townsville Careers Expo
‘The region’s most comprehensive careers, employment and training expo’.
Venue : Townsville RSL Stadium, Townsville, Queensland.
11-12 VASSP Conference 2014
Get a Conference Flyer from the site. Find future information as it comes to hand.
Venue : Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
12-13 AusIMM New Leaders’ Conference 2014
‘Aims to provide current students and recent graduates with skills and knowledge that may not be addressed during university studies’.
Venue : Perth, Western Australia.
14-15 2014 SASPA Conference
“New Territory of Leading Learning”. Date claim and Key Speaker notification only.
Venue : Adelaide, South Australia.
14-15 ACHPER Brisbane HPE Conference
Date and venue only at this time.
Venue : Brisbane, Queensland.
14-15 iPads in Education
Multiple workshops addressing this topic.
Venue : Cliftons, Melbourne, Victoria.
15 Beyond Tomorrow - the 2014 ECMS Conference
‘Beyond Tomorrow has established the reputation as a high quality practitioner-based conference, connecting hundreds of early childhood professionals from diverse settings across Australia for an exceptional day of knowledge-building and idea-sharing’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
16-22 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
‘More information regarding the 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly will be available on this website. Please check back at a later date’.
Venue : Lyon, France.
17-19 ELH SchoolTech Conference 2014
‘This conference will look at how we can utilise current technologies to bring about innovations that were previously not realised’.
Venue : Lorne, Victoria.
19-24 IVETA 2014 International Conference
‘IVETA is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of high-quality vocational education and training throughout the world’.
Venue : Helsinki, Finland / St Petersburg, Russia.
20-21 STEM Conference
‘Will look not only at some of the key advantages and critical gaps in STEM education but also explore the policy and strategy settings that can enable participation and quality learning of STEM’.
Venue : Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria.
21 2014 Higher Education Policy Seminars
‘What capability and experience is required by future graduates ? Can graduates secure jobs before completion ? What are the job- and skill-needs of the future ?’
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
21-22 Girls & Education
Download a Conference Brochure for all details.
Venue : SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, NSW.
21-23 21st Century Academic Forum
‘A global group of researchers and educators dedicated to supporting research that has the potential to influence the shaping of educational policy and practices … ’.
Venue : University of California, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.
22-25 2014 AHISA Intellectual and Pastoral Leadership Conference
‘Leading, Learning and Caring’.
Venue : Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Queensland.
25 The AIS Student Wellbeing Conference 2014
‘This conference will explore the fundamental elements of whole school wellbeing and challenge you to reflect on your current approaches’.
Venue : Hotel Novotel Parramatta, Parramatta, NSW.
25-26 Lifting Performance in University Rankings
‘Managing the ranking environment & building better performance on a lasting basis’.
Venue : Sydney, NSW.
25-30 IASL 2014
Conference theme is ‘The school Library in the knowledge society : use of cognitive technologies, form creative person’.
Venue : Moscow, Russia.
26-29 2014 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games
‘Brings together leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss recent advances and explore future directions in this field’.
Venue : Park Inn Hotel, Dortmund, Germany.
27-28 Lifting Performance in University Rankings
‘Managing the ranking environment & building better performance on a lasting basis’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
28-29 ACPET 2014 National Conference
‘Conference theme is Connecting Up - the power of possibilities, with a range of impressive speakers, exhibitors and colleagues from both global and domestic tertiary education markets’.
Venue : Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia.
28-29 Boys & Education
Download a Conference Brochure for details.
Venue : Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Victoria.
28-29 The AIS Primary Conference 2014
‘A collaboration of creativity ! A collection of inquisitive chaos! Join us for a hands-on adventure in the exploration of creativity and critical thinking and what these mean as General Capabilities of children [and adults]’.
Venue : Luna Park, Milsons Point, NSW.
28-29 VPA 2014 Conference
‘Themed “Leading Learning Together - Identifying What Works”, the conference offers internationally renowned guest speakers’.
Venue : Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
28-30 Asia TEFL 2014
‘Developing Sustainable Quality in English Language Education : Evolving Policies, Innovating Practices, Transforming Learning’.
Venue : Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
29 New ! Linking Language to Primary School Learning
‘Details effective and practical strategies to improve student engagement and response to explicit language instruction’.
Venue : SPELD NSW, Concord, Sydney, NSW.
30-31 New ! Sydney Reinvent Your Career Expo
‘The Sydney Reinvent Your Career Expo is the largest adult careers and employment event specifically targeting the ‘Real Age’ career and job seeker’.
Venue : Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW.
30/8-3/9 AMEE 2014
‘The AMEE Conference provides an opportunity for all with an interest in medical and health professions education to meet together to hear about what’s new in the area, to share ideas and to network with colleagues from around the world’.
Venue : Milan, Italy.
31/8-3/9 Tertiary Education Management Conference 2014
‘The Tertiary Education Management Conference 2014 brings together hundreds of professional managers from higher education and TAFE institutes, Wananga, Polytechnics, private providers, government departments and similar organisations’.
Venue : Cairns, Queensland.

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