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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.

Conferences & Events

May 2015
Date Event
1 Teaching Gen Tech Conference
Powered by Stile. ‘The day will be highly interactive, encouraging all participants to network and share their own ideas and experiences with Stile and other web-based tools’.
Venue : Cliftons, Melbourne, Victoria.
1-3 2015 Spring Global Conference on Education
‘Provides an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy’.
Venue : Hawthorne, California, USA.
2-3 Early Years Exhibition & PDT Forum
‘An all encompassing event for professionals involved in the teaching and care of children prior to their primary education’.
Venue : Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, NSW.
4 Professional Learning Forum
TRB. ‘Sessions are free and can be used for professional learning purposes if linked to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’.
Venue : Harvest Christian School, Kadina, South Australia.
4-6 2015 Copyright National Seminar Series
‘Practical and informative seminars about Australian copyright law in the digital age’.
Venue : Karstens, Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Queensland.
5 Professional Learning Forum
TRB. ‘Sessions are free and can be used for professional learning purposes if linked to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’.
Venue : Country Arts SA - Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie, South Australia.
5-7 CeBIT
‘Major industry themes for 2015’ are detailed All other details from the site.
Venue : Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW.
5-7 IUNC Eurasia 2015
‘The conference theme will be Eurasia, its latest news and analytics, market demands and cooperation possibilities’.
Venue : Moscow, Russia.
6 Professional Learning Forum
TRB. ‘Sessions are free and can be used for professional learning purposes if linked to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’.
Venue : Vine Inn Barossa, Nuriootpa, South Australia.
7 Professional Learning Forum
TRB. ‘Sessions are free and can be used for professional learning purposes if linked to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’.
Venue : Berri Resort Hotel, Berri, South Australia.
7-8 Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth
‘Receive hundreds of practical, problem-stopping, ready-to-use K-12 behaviour and classroom management interventions on the spot’.
Venue : Seattle, Washington, USA.
7-8 Understanding & Promoting the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People
For ‘All Teachers; All Education support staff; Anyone interested in the Mental Health/Wellbeing of young people’.
Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria.
7-8 The Inaugural K-12 National Curriculum Conference
‘Bringing together some of the leading thinkers on curriculum design and development with schools and educators from across Australia, to discuss innovation in curriculum development and design’.
Venue : Bayview Eden, Melbourne, Victoria.
7-10 The VCE and Careers Expo 2015
Information and resources, career and study advice, 156 seminars on multiple topics, more.
Venue : Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria.
8-9 Advancing Reconciliation in Early Childhood Education and Care Symposium
Initial information only at this time. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Stamford Grand Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.
9 ETAWA 2015 State Conference
Initial information only. More information to follow.
Venue : Trinity College, East Perth, Western Australia.
11-13 The Higher Education Technology Agenda 2015
‘A high-level forward looking conference held every two years with the aim of advancing higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology’.
Venue : Gold Coast, Queensland.
11-22 Australasia 2015 Gifted & Talented Study Day Program
‘This study day offers a unique provision for academically gifted students’.
Venue : Different venues and dates. Check site for full details.
13-14 AITD Annual National Conference 2015
‘Details about speakers and topics will be added to this webpage as they become available’.
Venue : Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW.
13-16 AGOSCI Conference 2015
‘Come together to present the best in partnerships, communication practices and supports for people with complex communication needs and life participation’.
Venue : RICC, Brisbane, Queensland.
14-15 Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015
‘Aim[s] to provide a platform that brings together higher education experts, scholars, researchers, educators, and students to share visions on assessment and feedback in higher education’.
Venue : Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
14-15 NALLNAC 2015
‘'Equipping for the future : assess, train, learn'. The 2015 conference will have different streams focused on VET practitioners alongside streams targeted to industry, researchers and policy makers’.
Venue : National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.
15 IEAA International Employability Symposium
‘Bring[ing] together students, education institutions and industry representatives to address barriers and explore strategies to enhance graduate employability of international students in Australia’.
Venue : Investment Centre Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria.
17-19 International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Education
‘Promotes the exchange of information on theory, research, development, and practices of diverse education fields’.
Venue : Dubai, UAE.
17-20 ATD 2015 International Conference and Exposition
‘Brings the training and development industry to life. Each aspect of the industry is covered for every level of practitioner, from CEO to specialist, from dean to student’.
Venue : Orlando, Florida, USA.
19-20 UK Higher Education Regulation Forum
‘Developing an innovative, independent, sustainable future for Higher Education across the UK’.
Venue : Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre, London, UK.
20 2015 Roadshow [3P Learning]
‘Designing learning for authentic inquiry’.
Venue : BioSA Conference Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
20 2015 Roadshow [3P Learning]
‘Teaching Kids to Stretch’.
Venue : Karstens Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
21 New ! First Lecture - Joy and Data
‘Bookings are now open for the inaugural Australian Learning Lecture’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
21-22 Positive Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference
‘An essential two days of positive education for all Australian primary and secondary school educators’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
21-22 Principals’ Association of Specialist Schools Conference 2015
‘“Leaders Matter” and this conference will further develop your skills as a leader and will enable you to recharge your batteries with entertaining and challenging speakers’.
Venue : The Pier, Geelong, Victoria.
21-23 Excellence in Professional Practice Conference
ACER. ‘The theme of EPPC 2015 is Improving assessments of student learning. This is part of ACER’s Rolling Summit on Assessment Reform and Innovation’.
Venue : Novotel, Brighton Beach, Sydney, NSW.
21-24 Museums Australia National Conference 2015
‘We want you to be part of it. Consider the conference themes and add your voice to the cultural cacophony’.
Venue : Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, NSW.
22 Influence! Speaking Up & Speaking Out
‘Come and hear a full day of inspirational speakers from inside and outside the sector delivering short and sharp 20 minute speeches that may shock, provoke and inspire you ’.
Venue : Australian Technology Park, Redfern, Sydney, NSW.
22 New Careers Advisers Information Day : CAA
‘Are you new to the Careers Advising role in a NSW or ACT high school ? This is the day for you’.
Venue : L’Aqua, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW.
22 Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
Date, venue, topics and speakers. Brochure available. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria.
22-23 ICISS 2015
‘Provides a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences’.
Venue : Perth, Western Australia.
23-24 Qld Early Childhood Conference
‘Connect, Collaborate, Create !’ Registration and other details through this site.
Venue : Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
23-25 CSEDU 2015 - 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
‘A yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education’, more.
Venue : Lisbon, Portugal.
24-29 NAFSA 2015 Conference
The only details available at this time. There is a link to the venue site.
Venue : Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
25 Cultivating Diverse, Creative and Entrepreneurial Talents
CEE. Presentation of a lecture on this topic by Dr Yong Zhao. Sessions for school staff and for parents. Background information on the site.
Venue : Melbourne Girls Grammar, South Yarra, Victoria.
25-26 ICHE London 2015
‘Brings together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Higher Education’.
Venue : Wembley, Middlesex, England.
25-26 Skills Tasmania Conference
‘A key event in the State’s training calendar, providing a wide range of activities to mix with, and learn from experts in an instructive and entertaining environment’.
Venue : Wrest Point Conference Centre, Hobart, Tasmania.
25-28 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation [CEC2015]
‘A world-class conference that brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from around the globe’.
Venue : Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan.
26 Australia 2040
‘Be there to learn how research, development and innovation will contribute to Australia’s future’.
Venue : Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.
26-27 Chicago ICE 2015
‘Offer[s] a unique opportunity for academics and other professionals all around the world who will present a wide array of perspectives, scholarship and expertise in order to pursue excellence in K-12 education’.
Venue : Chicago, USA..
26-29 QQML2015
‘International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries’.
Venue : IUT Université Paris Descartes, Patis, France.
27 New ! Global and National Trends Symposium 2015
‘Addresses the impacts of global trends and national policies on vocational education and higher education by providing a series of interactive presentations from a select group of distinguished keynote speakers’.
Venue :Centre for Training Excellence, Perth, Western Australia.
27 2015 Roadshow [3P Learning]
‘Designing learning for authentic inquiry’.
Venue : Karstens Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
27-29 ECC Annual Conference 2015
‘A conference designed for centre managers/owners, those in leadership roles and aspiring leaders’. Early Childhood Council, NZ.
Venue : TBC, New Zealand.
27-29 International Educational Technology Conference 2015
‘Aims to diffuse knowledge and research among academicians and lead to development in educational technology and instructional technologies’.
Venue : Istanbul University Culture and Convention Centre, Istanbul University,Turkey.
28-29 26th ECIA NSW Conference
‘Building on the theme of Ready, Set, Let’s Go Together , the conference will aim to share knowledge, understanding, ideas and experiences’.
Venue : Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Sydney, NSW.
28-29 Positive Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference
‘An essential two days of positive education for all Australian primary and secondary school educators’.
Venue : Rydges Esplanade, Fremantle, Western Australia.
28-31 The Fifth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2015
‘Will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in Cultural Studies’.
Venue : Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan.
29 Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
Date, venue, topics and speakers. Brochure available. Monitor for further information.
Venue : UQ Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland.
29-30 Together We Grow Conference 2015
‘A conference for everyone involved in early childhood education from birth to the early years of school’.
Venue : Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria.
29-31 The Teaching Professor Conference
‘The perfect venue to reflect, recharge, and rejuvenate while gaining a wealth of instructional ideas and valuable insights’.
Venue : Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
30-31 Melbourne Reinvent Your Career Expo
‘Reinvent Your Career Expo is the largest adult careers and employment event specifically targeting the ‘Real Age’ career and job seeker’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.

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June 2015
Date Event
1-2 Going Global
‘A conference for leaders of international education to debate the future of further and higher education’.
Venue : Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK.
1-2 School Planning, Design & Construction Conference
‘Will examine best practice in designing, planning and building new schools [and] examine new and alternate designs for learning spaces’.
Venue : Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Sydney, NSW.
1-4 Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange Conference 2015
Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Auburn, Sydney, NSW.
2 Restorative Practices Teacher Training
‘Targeted towards Teachers and School Leaders across Primary, Secondary & Special environments’.
Venue : Melbourne Conference & Training Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
2-3 Edutech 2015
‘One time per year where the ENTIRE education and training sector gathers together to learn, debate, exchange ideas, network, be inspired … and have fun’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
2-3 Higher Ed Leaders Congress
‘Designed specifically for VCs, Deans, Heads of Faculties, CEOs, Registrars and senior-level administrators from universities and higher education institutions’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
3-4 2015 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference
‘The theme is“The Legitimacy and Impact of Business Schools and Universities”’.
Venue : University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
4 New ! Choral Music Education - Dr Kirby Shaw [Teacher Professional Development Day]
‘An intimate, special day of professional development geared to anyone in the business of educating singers’.
Venue : Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria.
4-5 Positive Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference
‘An essential two days of positive education for all Australian primary and secondary school educators’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
5 Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
Date, venue, topics and speakers. Brochure available. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Canberra, ACT.
5 TRB Professional Learning Conference 2015
‘This one day conference will feature facilitated sessions for all teachers, practising and non-practising, to explore professional learning together’.
Venue : Crowne Plaza, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, South Australia.
6-9 ICED 2015
‘The theme of ICED 2015 is “educating diverse learners : many ways, one goal”’.
Venue : University of Patras, Athens, Greece.
7-11 CSCL2015
‘Gathering together people involved in all aspects of the field of technology-based collaborative learning, including research, education, training and technology’.
Venue : University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
8-9 4th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics
‘Will examine the various issues and factors that intervene at the interface of language and literature, not least the cultural context[s] in which it is situated’.
Venue : Singapore.
8-12 IEEE ICC 2015
‘Features a comprehensive technical program including twelve Symposia and a number of Tutorials and Workshops’.
Venue : London, UK.
9 School Leaders’ Boot Camp
‘Targeted towards Principals, APs, Leading Teachers and Aspiring School Leaders across Primary, Secondary & Special environments’.
Venue : Melbourne Conference & Training Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
9-10 2015 Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology [CTLT 2015]
‘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 : Concorde Hotel, Singapore.
9-10 ICTES2015
‘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 Teaching and Education Sciences’.
Venue : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
9-12 EDEN 2015 Annual Conference
‘Complex Changes, Accelerated Transformations. The landscape of learning in the past few years has been changing substantially’.
Venue : Barcelona, Spain.
9-12 New ! Graduate Research Conference : Digital Future
‘Explore the evolution of digital technology, the influence of digital technology on society and user behaviour, the opportunities and challenges digital technology brings’.
Venue : Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
10-12 3rd International Health Educators Learners Parents Conference 2015
‘Our theme Providing Today for a Promising Tomorrow will focus on latest research and innovative practices aimed at improving the educational and psychosocial experiences for students with serious illness’.
Venue : Pullman Melbourne on The Park, Melbourne, Victoria.
11-12 Positive Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference
‘An essential two days of positive education for all Australian primary and secondary school educators’.
Venue : Sydney, NSW.
11-14 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference 2015
‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Contemporary Social Change is the special focus’.
Venue : University of Split, Split, Croatia.
13-16 The Sixth Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2015
‘Will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the Social Sciences’.
Venue : Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan.
15 Connected Educator Summit 2015
‘Be inspired and motivated by one of the leaders in education, teacher librarian and thought leader Shannon McClintock Miller’.
Venue : TBC, NSW.
15-16 The Digital Education Show Asia 2015
‘Asia’s most important digital education event. A world leader for Asia ’.
Venue : Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
15-17 ICIEA 2015
‘Providing an excellent forum for scientists, researchers, engineers and industrial practitioners throughout the world to present and discuss the latest technology advancement as well as future directions and trends in Industrial Electronics’.
Venue : Crowne Plaza, Auckland, New Zealand.
15-17 2015 Copyright National Seminar Series
‘Practical and informative seminars about Australian copyright law in the digital age’.
Venue : State Library of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia.
16-18 Adult and Community Education Conference 2015
‘Speakers will explore the relationship between education and democracy including how learning encourages and empowers adults to develop a sense of self-determination, live sustainably and participate in their communities’.
Venue : Wellington, New Zealand.
18-21 Western Sydney Careers Expo 2015
Extensive range of exhibitors plus many seminars.
Venue : Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW.
20-21 Eighth Global Studies Conference
Power and Participation in the Age of Big Data is the special focus’.
Venue : Imperial College London, London, UK.
22-24 2014 ICE Conference
‘Brings together leading academics, researchers and practitioners, contributing to the global debate on engineering, technology and innovation’.
Venue : University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
22-25 Canada International Conference on Education 2015
‘An international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education’.
Venue : University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
22-25 AACE - EdMedia 2015
‘Forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education’.
Venue : Montréal, Québec, Canada.
22-26 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers
‘The theme is ‘Quality Education for Equitable Development : Performance, Paths and Productivity’ - 3PS’.
Venue : The Bahamas.
23-24 New ! CoAct Power of Many Conference 2015
‘Focusing on sparking new ideas and action and hav[ing] built in opportunities for networking and collaboration between sectors, organisations and people’.
Venue : Old Parliament House and QT Canberra, Canberra, ACT.
24-25 5th International Assessment in Higher Education Conference
‘Learning and contemporary higher education assessment; Student responses to assessment; Assessment Literacies; Assessment research : theory, method and critique’, more.
Venue : Birmingham, UK.
24-26 Coming together for Australia’s Children Conference 2015
‘Invite[s] researchers, policy-makers and practitioners working in professional organisations, government and non-government agencies, who advocate for the importance of early childhood, to Come together for Australia’s children’.
Venue : Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania.
24-26 HEAd’15
‘The First International Conference on Higher Education Advances aims to become a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to the preparation of students and the organisation of educational systems’.
Venue : Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain.
25-26 2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence
‘Whether you’-re a teacher or teacher leader, teacher mentor or coach, or principal or district supervisor, this event brings you up-to-date on recent revelations about best practices in the classroom’.
Venue : Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
25-30 ALA 2015 Annual Conference
Other details still to be finalised.
Venue : San Francisco, California, USA.
26 Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
Date, venue, topics and speakers. Brochure available. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia.
27 Early Childhood Teachers Association Conference
Initial information only. Monitor for further details.
Venue : TBC.
28/6-1/7 ISTE 2015
‘The world’s premier ed tech conference and expo. Provides a multitude of professional learning opportunities for the entire education team’.
Venue : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
28/6-2/7 New ! IASL 2015
‘Teachers, school administrators, librarians, researchers and other stakeholders around the world exchange information, research, case studies and evidence-based material on the role of libraries in education’.
Venue : Maastricht, The Netherlands.
28/6-2/7 MERGA 38, 2015
‘The programme will include : Plenaries, Research Paper presentations, Short Communications, Symposia and Posters’.
Venue : University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
29-30 No2Bullying Conference 2015s
‘The conference will feature social emotional learning techniques for Kids, Parents, Teachers and Educators to effectively deal with bullying’.
Venue : Outrigger Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland.
29-30 2nd Annual STEM Education Conference
‘The 2nd annual STEM education conference will focus on the solutions to the challenges often talked about in STEM education in Australia’.
Venue : Sydney Harbour Marriott, Sydney, NSW.
29/6-3/7 DH2015
‘The theme of Global Digital Humanities acknowledges the field’s expansion worldwide across disciplines, cultures and languages’.
Venue : University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, NSW.
30/6-3/7 ASERA 2015 Conference
‘An international organisation that holds an annual conference for researchers in science education’.
Venue : The University Club, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
30/6-3/7 JSAA 2015 Conference
‘Conference Theme : Japanese Studies and Japan in the Asia-Pacific : Rethinking ‘Eurocentrism’ ?’
Venue : La Trobe University Bundoora Campus, Melbourne, Victoria.

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