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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.

January 2015
Date Event
4-8 2015 International Education Conference in Maui
‘A forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education’.
Venue : Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, USA.
5-6 ICIET 2015
‘Present[ing] the latest research and results of scientists related to Information and Education Technology topics’.
Venue : Bali Island, Indonesia.
5-29 AMSI Summer School 2015
‘An exciting opportunity for mathematical sciences students from around Australia to come together over the summer break to develop their skills and networks’.
Venue : University of Newcastle, NSW.
5-31 National Youth Science Forum
Two sessions. Application are now closed for 2015, but monitor for 2016 applications early in the new year.
Venue : Canberra, ACT.
6-10 2015 Student Leadership Conference - AGSA
‘Australasia’s premier annual event for student leaders of girls’ schools’.
Venue : Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland.
9-10 IC4E2015
‘An international forum for state-of-the-art research in e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning’.
Venue : Doha, Qatar.
11-14 World Class University Research Outcomes Intensive 2015
‘A comprehensive toolkit for driving research excellence in a dynamic and competitive business environment’.
Venue : Towers Rotana, Dubai, UAE.
11-16 AGTA 2015 Conference
All details including pre- and post-conference tours, Program, partner’s tour program are available on the site.
Venue : Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand.
11-17 National Science Teachers Summer School [ASTA]
‘Provides a unique chance for teachers to immerse themselves in science and feed their own enthusiasm for the subject they teach’.
Venue : Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
12-15 SPEVI Conference 2015
‘Emphasise[s] the importance of students, families and professionals working together, taking on the challenges that the future presents - new technologies, new literacies, new skills and new communications’.
Venue : Melbourne Conference and Training Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
12-16 Linux.conf.au
‘Well known for the speakers and delegates depth of talent, and its focus on technical linux content’.
Venue : University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
14-16 Category 1, 2 & 3 PYP, 2 & 3 MYP and 1 & 3 DP Workshops
International Baccalaureate Organisation. All details available from the site.
Venue : Adelaide, South Australia.
21-22 10th Teachers Matter Conference
‘An inspirational conference for teachers with practical ideas to engage, motivate, educate and prepare students for the future’.
Venue : SMC Conference Centre, Sydney, NSW.
27 New ! EdFest 2015
‘Connect, Share and Belong. An online event to encourage professional dialogue around the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, using contemporary models for learning’.
Venue : Online.
27-28 10th Teachers Matter Conference
‘An inspirational conference for teachers with practical ideas to engage, motivate, educate and prepare students for the future’.
Venue : Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Rotorua, New Zealand.
27-28 iLearning Forum
‘Welcoming e-learning, Training, HR and Talent Management professionals of the whole world’.
Venue : Espace Champerret of Paris, Paris, France.
27-30 Australasian Computer Science Week [ACSW] 2015
‘ACSW consists of several conferences covering a wide range of topics in Computer Science and related areas’. The Seventeenth Australasian Computing Education Conference - ACE 2015 is one of these.
Venue : University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, NSW.

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February 2015
Date Event
1-5 ANZIAM 15
‘More information will be added during 2014’.
Venue : Outrigger Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland.
2-5 ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference
‘The conference theme ‘At the Edge’ is about innovation, cutting edge technologies and what that means for the library and information profession’.
Venue : Hilton Sydney Hotel, Sydney, NSW.
3-4 World Performing Universities
‘How to drive the performance of Higher Education in South East Asia’.
Venue : Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
4-5 ICEMI 2015
‘The conference welcomes contributions which promote the exchange of ideas and rational discourse between educators and researchers all over the world’.
Venue : Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
5-6 The Eighth World Universities Forum 2015
‘Check back for more information on the program topics and events’.
Venue : Savannah, Georgia, USA.
9-11 AAIE 49th Annual Conference
Extensive outline of speakers, themes and concurrent sessions is provided, plus other logistical information.
Venue : San Francisco, California, USA.
10-11 New ! World Performing Universities
‘How to drive the performance of Higher Education in South East Asia’.
Venue : Parkroyal, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
11-12 Improving STEM Education and Skills
‘A crucial priority is how we can change the system to ensure that we are producing graduates that meet the needs of employers’.
Venue : CQ Functions, Melbourne, Victoria.
11-13 IUNC North America 2015
‘Connecting top-notch educators from all over the world, particularly from Latin America, Europe, Asia who would like to establish cooperation with universities and colleges from the USA & Canada’.
Venue : Washington D.C., USA.
12-13 ICEPS 2015
‘Brings together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Education and Psychological Sciences’.
Venue : Amsterdam, Netherlands.
15-18 AIEA 2015 Annual Conference
Initial information only. Monitor for further additions.
Venue : Washington DC, USA.
15-18 ASEG_PESA 2015
‘This ASEG-PESA hosted conference is a recognised industry forum in which to present and learn about the newest geophysical and geological techniques and practices’.
Venue : Perth Conference and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia.
16/19/23 New ! Faculty Finance Officers’ Workshop 2015
‘Designed to provide a much needed toolkit for finance officers and managers in a variety of institutions’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria [16], Sydney, NSW [19], Brisbane, Queensland [23].
16-17 The Future of Learning Conference
‘There will be a particular focus on overcoming challenges in implementation, with case studies from a wide range of public and private institutions highlighting how insights from education research can be translated into workable real world initiatives’.
Venue : UNSW CBD Campus, Sydney, NSW.
17/20/24 New ! Finance for Non-Finance Professionals in Universities Workshop 2015
‘Provides practical insights into accounting and financial management tools necessary to successfully manage a faculty, division, department or project’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria [17], Sydney, NSW [20], Brisbane, Queensland [24].
17-18 5th National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit 2015
‘Inspiration, strategies and practical skills for current and aspiring female leaders seeking career success in Higher Education’.
Venue : Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria.
17-19 New ! The Learning Assembly Australia
‘Learning through Innovation, Collaboration and Knowledge. This is the evolution of the Australian eLearning Congress’.
Venue : Rydges Swanston, Melbourne, Victoria.
18-20 2015 AEDC National Conference
‘Presents an opportunity to learn about the ways in which people are using and responding to the Australian Early Development Census data’.
Venue : Glenelg, South Australia.
18-20 International Conference on Emerging Trends in TVET
‘Aims to provide a forum to researchers, practitioners, educators, entrepreneurs, representatives of industries, and scholars in TVET sector for sharing their research findings and experiences on various aspects of TVET’.
Venue : PSSCIVE, Bhopal, India.
20-23 CCID 39th Annual Conference
‘Seeks participation of those international education professionals from institutions who are just starting to internationalise to those who are forerunners of campus internationalisation efforts’.
Venue : Newport Beach Marriott Hotel, Newport Beach, California, USA.
25-26 Financial Sustainability in VET
‘The financial sustainability of the VET sector is more uncertain than ever. Driving cost savings & new revenue streams’.
Venue : Victoria University City Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
26-27 Mind Brain Education - Learning to Learn Conference 2015
‘Hear about the implications of the exciting research on the brain and learning - and how this can affect what happens in our classrooms’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
27 Discovery 2015
‘Be part of the fastest growing, most contemporary Physical Education, Health Education, Sport Education and Outdoor Education conference in Australia’.
Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground & National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.

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March 2015
Date Event
2-3 New ! The Inaugural Student Recruitment and Retention Forum
‘This conference will examine the latest strategies to attract students to your institute, and more importantly prevent student attrition from occurring’.
Venue : Sydney Harbour Marriott, Sydney, NSW.
2-4 New ! INTED 2015
‘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 : Madrid, Spain.
2-6 SITE 2015
Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
4-5 IUNC Latin America 2015
‘Special emphasis is laid on the university collaboration with the BRICS countries and major education hubs of the 21st century’.
Venue : Brazil.
5-7 Education and Development Conference 2015
‘Intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students and others’.
Venue : AETAS Lumpini, Bangkok, Thailand.
6 Language, Learning and Literacy : Improving practice, delivering Results
The first of a series of presentations around the country by Dr Louisa Moats.
Venue : Parramatta Mantra Hotel, Parramatta, NSW.
7 2015 Queensland Astronomy Education Conference
This site indicates a claiming of the date. Monitor for further information.
Venue : TBC.
8-10 New ! Second 21st Century Academic Forum Conference
‘Bring[ing] together an international group of researchers and practitioners to encourage and support the development of a new framework for better understanding the dynamic and interconnected nature of education, research, business, and life’.
Venue : Martin Conference Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
9-10 The 3rd Global Summit on Education [GSE 2015]
‘Invites academicians, scholars and researchers with broad and diverse research interests from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum that encourages respectful dialogues’.
Venue : Radius International Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
9-12 New ! ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning 2015
‘Researchers, policymakers and practitioners will discuss contemporary possibilities of the need to renew the agenda of lifelong learning, key concepts for policies and practices in Asia and Europe’.
Venue : Grand Nikko, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.
11-12 FutureSchools Expo
‘Will give education leaders an exciting look at exactly WHAT can be achieved and HOW to do it … ’.
Venue : Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW.
11-13 Higher Education Conference 2015
‘The theme of the 2015 conference is Future sense : universities shaping the new era ’.
Venue : National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT.
14-15 New ! ICTE NSW 2015 Conference
‘A great opportunity for professional learning through sharing practice with other teachers and educational leaders, viewing the latest technologies and being inspired by relevant keynote speakers’.
Venue : Sydney University, Sydney, NSW.
15-18 AIEA 2015 Annual Conference
‘How do we as educators and leaders anticipate and embrace the challenges of the higher education landscape of the early twenty-first century, and prepare our students to navigate this unfamiliar topography ?’
Venue : Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, USA.
15-19 23rd Annual International Conference on Childhood Education
Initial call for papers. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : University of Oxford, Oxford, England.
16-18 New ! New Generation Learning Space Design 2015
‘Explore three key themes emerging as defining elements : Design of new innovative learning environments with the student in mind; Student engagement through design; Evaluating the success of the learning environment redesign’.
Venue : Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW.
17-18 New ! Pathways for Vulnerable Children
‘Will examine the latest strategies promoting collaboration and innovation to improve service delivery and quality of care for vulnerable children’.
Venue : CQ Functions, Melbourne, Victoria.
18-19 New ! 7th Annual National Blended Learning Conference 2015
‘Showcasing a range of award-winning professionals, presenting inspiring case studies of instructional design solutions and the latest development in technology supported learning delivery’.
Venue : Park Royal, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW.
18-20 Worlddidac Asia 2015
‘Asia’s number one educational material, media and technology event’.
Venue : Hong Kong.
19-20 ICEIT 2015
‘High level international forum to bring together industry professionals, academics, and individuals from institutions, industrials and government agencies to exchange information, share achievements, and discuss the advancement in the fields of Educational and Information Technology’.
Venue : Florence, Italy.
19-21 International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific Annual Conference
‘Provides an opportunity for educational leaders, decision makers and practitioners from schools, universities and governments to come together to share best practices’.
Venue : Macao SAR, P.R. China.
19-21 New ! QAGTC/IRATDE/AAEGT 2015 International Conference
‘The conference will have a special focus on the spectrum of different types of giftedness [e.g. intellectual, creative, artistic, social and emotional, and physical and perceptual giftedness] and the range of different approaches to gifted education and talent development’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
20-21 New ! New Perspectives in Science Education, Edition 4
‘An excellent opportunity for academics, researchers, teachers, experts and practitioners from all over the world to share innovative ideas, experiences, research findings and best practice in the field of science education’.
Venue : Florence, Italy.
21-22 Brisbane Reinvent Your Career Expo
‘The Brisbane Reinvent Your Career Expo is the largest adult careers and employment event specifically targeting the ‘Real Age’ career and job seeker’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
21-23 ASCD Annual Conference
Only dates and venue available.
Venue : Houston, Texas, USA.
21-25 NASPA Annual Conference 2015
‘A four-day gathering of student affairs professionals who come together to learn, grow, and be inspired’.
Venue : New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
23-25 New ! Creative Innovation 2015
‘A conference on creativity, innovation, leadership and change, Ci2015 attracts big and small business, entrepreneurs, educators, creative and government leaders, emerging talent and leading thinkers from around the World, Asia and Australia’.
Venue : Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Melbourne, Victoria.
23-25 New ! 2015 Copyright National Seminar Series
‘Practical and informative seminars about Australian copyright law in the digital age’.
Venue : Australian National University, Balmain Crescent, Acton, Canberra.
23-26 2015 APAIE Conference & Exhibition
‘Bringing together policy-makers and education experts from around the world to improve professional skills and learn about new developments in international education’.
Venue : Peking University, Beijing, China.
25-26 Higher Education Summit & Expo 2015
‘New Zealand’s leading event focusing on the key issues and developments for tertiary education’.
Venue : Aotea convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
25-26 ICLT 2015
‘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 Learning and Teaching and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted’.
Venue : Hotel Royal, Singapore.
25-27 New ! 5th National Early Literacy Conference
‘Making Waves : Early Literacy and Collective Impact’.
Venue : Wollongong, NSW.
25-27 New ! Postgraduate Supervision Conference 2015
‘Discussions on the future of postgraduate studies and supervision, particularly in the context of the knowledge society, under the theme : Looking ahead : the future of postgraduate supervision in the knowledge society’.
Venue : Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
25-28 ACRL 2015
‘Share your research and creative endeavours with your colleagues on the theme “Creating Sustainable Community”’.
Venue : Portland, Oregon, USA.
26-28 New ! World Congress of Modern Languages
‘Collaborating across languages and borders’.
Venue : Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
27 New ! Guided Inquiry Design for the Australian Curriculum
‘Designed for school-based instructional teams involving teacher librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum and e-learning coordinators, and school principals/assistant principals’.
Venue : TBC, NSW.
27-28 New ! 4th International conference on Human Computing, Education & Information Management System
‘Aims to explore and discuss innovative studies of technology and its application in interfaces and welcomes research in progress, case studies, practical demonstrations and workshops in addition to the traditional submission categories’.
Venue : The Grace Hotel, Sydney, NSW.
29/3-1/4 Inaugural Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2015
‘Will bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education and international development’.
Venue : Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
30/3-1/4 New ! AUA Conference and Exhibition 2015
‘The conference aims to promote excellence in higher education management through personal and professional development’.
Venue : Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK.
30/3-1/4 UKSG 38th Annual Conference and Exhibition
Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Glasgow, Scotland.
30/3-2/4 AMEA Conference 2015
‘Will cover such topics as education leadership, education standards, innovation in medical education and challenges in clinical training’.
Venue : University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
30/3-2/4 CAA 2015
‘Keep the Revolution going’.
Venue : University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
30/3-3/4 New ! CAA 2015 Conference
‘One of the major events in the calendar for scholars, specialists and experts in thefield of computing technologies applied to archaeology’.
Venue : University of Siena, Siena, Italy.

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April 2015
Date Event
1-3 ISEP 2015
‘A platform for international exchange of ideas, collaborations and cooperation among academics, educators and educational psychologists and other practitioners’.
Venue : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2-5 Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015
‘Brings together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the arts and humanities’.
Venue : Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan.
8-10 New ! Avetra 2015 Conference
‘Walking the Tightrope : the Implications of Markets for VET Research, Policy and Practice’.
Venue : The Rendezvous Grand, Melbourne, Victoria.
8-10 CDAA 2015 National Conference
Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Perth, Western Australia.
8-10 New ! Transforming Together Coaching and Mentoring Conference
‘Opportunities for researchers and practitioners to connect, and support the development of quality research and practice in the field and contribute to the generation of theory, knowledge and expertise about coaching and mentoring’.
Venue : University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
8-11 New ! HERA 2015 Conference
‘ We invite papers from a variety of disciplines and interdisciplines that push the boundaries of the binary and instead offer a multifaceted perspective on humanistic inquiry’.
Venue : Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, California, USA.
9-10 International Education Conference - Icedu 2015
‘Bring[ing] together researchers, educators, experts, practitioners, and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience with one another’.
Venue : Beijing, China.
13-14 New ! SASTA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2015
South Australian Science Teachers Association. ‘Theme : Light & Light-based Technologies’.
Venue : Brighton Secondary School, North Brighton, South Australia.
13-15 2015 ACHPER International Conference
‘Offers 21st century thinking about how to deliver pedagogy in the HPE learning area, inclusive of sport, recreation physical activity and health agendas’.
Venue : Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia.
14-15 New ! Building eResearch capability in Universities
‘Preparing University IT to build superior research support’.
Venue : CQ Functions, Melbourne, Victoria.
14-17 New ! The Quality Learning Seminar
‘Focuses on the Deming philosophy of Profound Knowledge as it is applied to learning organisations’.
Venue : Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
15 New ! Re-thinking the idea of the university - the changing student experience
‘The de-regulation of higher education in Australia with likely fees increases and higher student debt will see changing student behaviours and expectation’.
Venue : Pullman Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW.
15-16 Practice-Based Education Summit 2015
‘Professionalism and Citizenship : Possibilities for Professional Education’.
Venue : Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW.
15-17 New ! 18th Annual NZACE Conference
‘Promoting cooperative education/work-integrated learning to education providers, workplaces and government in New Zealand’.
Venue : Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
15-17 GETEX Spring 2015
‘GETEX focuses on General Education, Higher Education, Vocational & Occupational Training, Professional Development’.
Venue : Dubai Intl. Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE.
16-17 New ! EUA Annual Conference 2015
‘European Universities in Research and Innovation - People, Policies and Partnerships’.
Venue : University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
16-17 New ! Global Learn Berlin 2015
‘Serves as a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, curriculum developers, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate about’.
Venue : FernUniversität in Hagen, Regionalzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
16-17 International Higher Education Curriculum Design & Academic Leadership Symposia
‘Relating to higher education curriculum design and academic leadership that optimise and accelerate learning in the tertiary-higher education context ’.
Venue : Hamilton, New Zealand.
18-21 IUNC Middle East & Africa 2015
‘Devoted to Internationalising Higher Education [IHE] in Africa and the Middle East’.
Venue : Dubai, UAE.
20-21 New ! 7th Annual Campus & Student Security Conference
‘Bringing together a broad range of stakeholders who actively exchang ideas, initiatives and opinions around optimising student security’.
Venue : Sydney, NSW.
20-22 New ! Ireland International Conference on Education 2015
‘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 : Dublin, Ireland.
22-23 New ! World-Class International Student Recruitment Workshop 2015
‘Cutting-edge tools for successfully driving student outreach and thriving in an increasingly competitive and dynamic global market’.
Venue : The peninsula, Hong Kong.
22-24 GETEX Spring 2015
‘GETEX focuses on General Education, Higher Education, Vocational & Occupational Training, Professional Development’.
Venue : Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
22-24 International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Liberal Arts [ICEPL] 2015
‘Aims to provide a space for academics and practitioners to share the latest researches, case studies, industry surveys, and interdisciplinary collaboration’.
Venue : Taipei, Taiwan.
22-24 Open Education Global Conference 2015
‘The theme for Open Education Global 2015 is Entrepreneurship and Innovation, emphasizing the exciting directions and developments in open education around the world’.
Venue : Banff, Alberta, Canada.
23-26 New ! ICEMST 2015, International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science & Technology
‘Discussing theoretical and practical issues in the fields of information and communication technologies in education, science education and mathematics education’.
Venue : Antalya, Turkey.
28-30 Australia New Zealand Agent Workshop
‘The region’s largest B2B event for buyers & sellers of education, work, youth and student travel’.
Venue : SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
28/4-1/5 BOOST Conference
‘Largest, most recognised and comprehensive conference for after School And Out-of-school Time Professionals’.
Venue : Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA.
29-30 New ! Protecting Children & Youth Online
‘Implementing lasting cybersafety at your school’.
Venue : Mercure Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
30/4-3/5 The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2015
‘Brings together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in language learning’.
Venue : Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan.
30/4-3/5 The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2015
‘Brings together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in technology in the classroom’.
Venue : Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan.

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