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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.

August 2014
Date Event
1 Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
All other details can be found from the site. Brochure available.
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 realise 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.
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 Updated ! 2014 SASPA Conference
“New Territory of Leading Learning”. ‘Education leaders are invited to gather together to explore our work of leadership’.
Venue : Adelaide, South Australia.
14-15 Updated ! ACHPER Brisbane HPE Conference
Program brochure available. All other details available from the site. Theme is “Making a Difference by Learning from Others”.
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 Updated ! 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
View the final announcement interactive presentation for all relevant details.
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 New ! Understanding and simplifying ADHD, IQ & Edu. Assessments
A SPELD presentation for parents. Evening session at this venue.
Venue : SPELD, NSW, Concord, Sydney, NSW.
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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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 New ! 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 Updated ! 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 New ! 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 New ! 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 New ! 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 ! New Zealand Literacy Association 2014 Conference
‘Surfing the Literacy Wave’. Other details available from the site.
Venue : Bethlehem College, Tauranga, New Zealand.
29-30 New ! 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 New ! 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 New ! 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 Updated ! 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 Updated ! 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 Updated ! 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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