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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.

September 2015
Date Event
2-4 ALIA National Library and Information Technicians’ Symposium
‘Right here, right now - it’s a devil of a time in libraries’. Check for future information.
Venue : Hobart, Tasmania.
3 MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo
‘The Expo enables you to compare courses from local and interstate universities, discussing in person details of postgraduate certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorates in all disciplines’.
Venue : Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, South Australia.
3-4 AIS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conference 2015
‘Primary and secondary school leaders, classroom teachers and Aboriginal education workers and mentors’.
Venue : University of Technology, Sydney, NSW.
3-4 Teaching & Learning Conference 2015
VET Development Centre. It ‘will focus on change and ensuring that when dealing with ongoing change - you are supported in shifting to new ways of of doing things’.
Venue : RACV Torquay Resort, Torquay, Victoria.
4 Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
Chairman’s Welcome, date, venue, topics, speakers. Brochure available.
Venue : Basil Sellers Theatre, University Centre, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland.
5-9 AES 2015 Conference
‘Evaluation spans the lines we draw between ourselves. Its use has moved from proving to improving, from measuring to mainstreaming, from education to all sectors and disciplines’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
5-9 International Association For Medical Education Conference 2015
‘Something for everyone - those new to education or with wide experience; those interested in undergraduate education, postgraduate training or CPD; those working in medicine or other healthcare profession as a teacher, student, administrator, researcher or leader’.
Venue : SECC, Glasgow, UK.
8 MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo
‘The Expo enables you to compare courses from local and interstate universities, discussing in person details of postgraduate certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorates in all disciplines’.
Venue : ANU Commons Function Centre, Canberra, ACT.
8-10 ALT Annual Conference 2015
‘Brings together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across education to share their research and experience’.
Venue : University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
9-10 2015 Asia Pacific Autism Conference
‘A recognised forum in which to present and learn about the newest research and practices within the field of ASD’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.
9-11 2015 SEPLA Special Education Conference
‘The theme of the conference this year is Leading for Self, Leading for Health’.
Venue : The Crowne Plaza, Terrigal, NSW.
10 MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo
‘The Expo enables you to compare courses from local and interstate universities, discussing in person details of postgraduate certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorates in all disciplines’.
Venue : Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, NSW.
10-11 CHERI 20th Annual Conference
‘The Power and Progress of a Health-Education Partnership - a 20 year celebration ’.
Venue : SMC Conference & Function Centre, Goulburn St, Sydney, NSW.
11-12 P&Cs Qld 2015 State Conference
‘Riding the waves; Education Megatrends; Connexions; The e-world; Independence. More information to follow’.
Venue : Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland.
14-16 2015 Copyright National Seminar Series
‘All seminars provide up-to-date information about your rights and responsibilities in relation to copyright law. Sessions offer new examples and scenarios to keep you informed and engaged about copyright law’.
Venue : Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.
15 MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo
‘The Expo enables you to compare courses from local and interstate universities, discussing in person details of postgraduate certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorates in all disciplines’.
Venue : Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria.
15-16 Annual University Governance and Regulations Forum
‘Exploring the impacts of University reform, regulation and opportunities for a diverse and competitive higher education system’.
Venue : Hotel Realm, Canberra, ACT.
15-17 SNAICC 2015 National Conference
‘Featur[ing] local and international keynote speakers and over 70 concurrent sessions, yarning circles and workshops to choose from’.
Venue : Perth Convention Centre, Perth, Western Australia.
15-17 27th Annual EAIE Conference 2015
‘Participants will trade their ideas and enthusiasm, spark new developments and partnerships and ignite the fires of collaboration which keep international education thriving’.
Venue : The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland.
16-18 Australian Primary Principals Conference 2015 [APPA]
‘Our theme attempts to capture some of the complex dimensions of leadership which can become lost in the day to day urgency of principalship’.
Venue : Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania.
17 MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo
‘The Expo enables you to compare courses from local and interstate universities, discussing in person details of postgraduate certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorates in all disciplines’.
Venue : Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, Queensland.
17-18 2015 National VET Conference
‘The theme for the two day conference is ‘Reconnecting VET’ and will focus on multiple streams including Policy & Reform, RTO Management & Compliance, Training & Assessing,’ more.
Venue : Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
19 New ! Run the World 2015
‘It aims to inspire and motivate women to believe in their dreams, follow their hearts and think outside the square’.
Venue : Crown Conference Centre, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria.
20-24 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning 2015
‘Aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences in Interactive Collaborative Learning and Engineering Pedagogy’.
Venue : Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, Italy.
22-23 EdTechTeam Adelaide Summit
‘This two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education [and other Google tools] to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education’.
Venue : Xavier College, Melbourne, Victoria.
22-24 2015 HETL - PsTL Conference
The aim is ‘To examine how living in a globalised world impacts teaching and learning’.
Venue : Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
23-25 English Australia Conference 2015
‘Annual “must attend” event for everyone working in or associated with the English language sector of international education’.
Venue : Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland.
23-25 QSITE 2015
Initial information only. Monitor for further details as these are added.
Venue : St Margaret Mary’s College, Townsville, Queensland.
24-25 2015 National ACAL Conference
‘Resilience, Risk, Preservation. The evolving world of adult literacies’.
Venue : Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide, South Australia.
24-25 2015 National Conference, Australian College of Educators
‘2015 conference theme is - ‘Educators on the edge : Big ideas for change and innovation’’. Initial information and call for papers.
Venue : Brisbane, Queensland.
24-25 ICERI2015
‘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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
25-26 Infants & Toddlers : Practice, Pedagogy & Research
‘Providing a focused time and space for critical and reflective discussion about contemporary approaches to infant-toddler education and care’.
Venue : NSW Teacher’s Federation Conference Centre, Sydney, NSW.
25-26 Third International Conference for Leadership in Pedagogies and Learning
‘Aims to give voice to teachers through teachers themselves, academics, researchers, community groups and all those with an interest in making meaning by sharing knowledge and collectively, and actively generating the energy to make a difference’.
Venue : Stuartholme School, Toowong, Queensland.
26-27 The 4th Bangkok Google for Education Summit
‘A fantastic two-day event with educators teaching other educators in a hands-on workshop style’.
Venue : Thai-Chinese International School, Samutprakarn, Thailand.
27-29 2015 APACS National Conference
‘The theme of the conference is Facing the Challenges. Our challenges are many when working with schools, preschools, students and their families, yet we know that we can and do make a difference for our varied clients’.
Venue : Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
27-29 2015 Biennial Conference AHISA
‘Provides a voice for all Heads to share their thoughts about leadership as well as to be challenged by an inspirational group of speakers’.
Venue : Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney, NSW.
27-30 International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2015
‘The premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing’.
Venue : Québec City, Canada.
28-29 EdTechTeam Adelaide Summit
‘This two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education [and other Google tools] to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education’.
Venue : Immanuel College, Novar Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia.
28-29 Sydney 2015 [World 100 Reputation Network]
‘During this two-day event experts from the world’s most prestigious universities will demonstrate how place can be used to attract the best scholars and students, and establish a global reputation for excellence’.
Venue : University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
28-30 Early Start Conference
‘Centres on a multidisciplinary approach to exploring the earliest years of life including research pursued in conjunction with national and international scholarly, industry and government partners’.
Venue : University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW.
28-30 ANZELA Conference 2015
‘Aims to hold a mirror to recent changes in Education law, to examine the extent to which changes have created genuine reform or Jabberwocky, … ’.
Venue : Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland.
28/9-1/10 Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015
‘Come together to discuss latest developments in the field, recognise outstanding achievement and share lessons learned’. Flyer available
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
28-30 New ! SLANZA 2015 Conference
‘The theme of this years SLANZA conference is From the Ground Up : Growing Libraries for the Future’.
Venue : St Andrew’s College, Christchurch, New Zealand.
28/9-1/10 ASBA Conference 2015
All details are provided under a series of major links.
Venue : Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia.
29-30 Australian School Library Association Conference 2015
‘Details available in March 2015’.
Venue : The Playhouse, Women’s College, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.
29-30 New ! Strategies for Student Retention
‘Improving retention to secure your institutions financial stability’.
Venue : Victoria University City Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
30/9-2/10 2015 ACEL Conference
‘Setting the Learning Agenda. In our pursuit of excellence, educational leaders are courageous and committed’.
Venue : Hilton Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales.
30/9-2/10 ASME 2015
Program to be finalised but other information now available from this site.
Venue : Prince Alfred College, Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia.
30/9-2/10 2015 ACSA Biennial Curriculum Conference
‘Dynamic conversation focused on leading curriculum teaching and learning to advance an inclusive and socially just educational foundation for a diverse Australia’.
Venue : Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
30/9-2/10 SEAAIR Conference 2015
‘Internationalisation and inclusivity of higher education in South East Asia : Perspective, Practices and Pragmatics’.
Venue : Hanoi City, Vietnam.
30/9-2/10 THE World Academic Summit 2015
‘The global forum for outstanding thought leaders from the academy, industry and government, who will explore world-class universities’ fundamental role in intellectual thought and economic deed’. Initial information and registration opportunity.
Venue : University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

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October 2015
Date Event
3-5 William Glasser Institute Australia 2015 Conference
‘More details to come soon’.
Venue : Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
4-7 HighEdWeb 2015
‘HighEdWeb is the annual conference of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, created by and for all higher education Web professionals’.
Venue : Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
6-9 AIEC 2015
‘The theme is “international education : global, responsible, sustainable”, and the program will feature world leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition’.
Venue : Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
7-9 ULearn 2015
‘A professional learning opportunity that provides multiple options and elements which allow delegates to find their own solutions and outcomes they wish to achieve’.
Venue : SkyCity Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
8-9 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 : Portland, Oregon, Washington, USA.
9-10 PDHPE Teachers’ Association Conference
‘Challenging Minds, Changing Lives’.
Venue : Novotel Sydney - Brighton Beach, Brighton Le Sands, Sydney, NSW.
10 New ! New Activist Conference 2015 [NSW Teachers Federation]
‘The conference is for teachers in their first 5 years of teaching, or first 10 years if they hold a Federation position, who are interested in becoming more active within the Federation’.
Venue : Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW.
12-13 ICDLE 2015
‘Presenting the latest research and results of scientists [preferred students, PhD Students, and post-doc scientist] related to Distance Learning and Education topics’.
Venue : Paris, France.
12-15 Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising 2015
‘Learn all about fundraising and build a global network of peers at this four-day, intensive, residential’.
Venue : The Melbourne Business School Executive Education Campus, Mt Eliza, Victoria.
14-15 New ! Community Colleges Australia Annual Conference
‘Delegates receive insights into the latest issues and policy changes affecting the industry, along with professional development workshops and social networking opportunities’.
Venue : Canberra, ACT.
14-16 ICDE 2015 Conference
‘Growing capacities for sustainable distance e-learning provision’.
Venue : Sun City, South Africa.
15-16 2015 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities
‘Draws on internal and external leaders in the field to provide you with valuable insights into how to drive service improvements and innovation across your institution’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
15-17 AMLE 2015
‘The most valuable and comprehensive professional development opportunity in the world for any person working with students ages 10-15’.
Venue : Columbus, Ohio, USA.
17 Updated ! Annual Conference - Weaving Nature and Sustainability Pedagogy 2015
‘Environmental Education in Early Childhood, Victoria’.
Venue : Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus, Hawthorn, Victoria.
17 KU Annual Conference 2015
‘Combining both large keynote presentations with practical, hands-on workshops, allows the program to provide professional learning opportunities for early childhood professionals with all levels of skill and experience’.
Venue : Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney, NSW.
17-18 ICPESS 2015
‘International Conference on Physical Education and Sport Science’.
Venue : Dubai, UAE.
17-18 Sydney Reinvent Your Career Expo
‘This event is designed to help people find their passion whilst providing them with the knowledge to turn that passion into a reality’.
Venue : Hall 4, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW.
19 2015 Primary HPE Conference [ACHPER Queensland]
‘Delivering presentations, practical sessions, workshops and panel discussions which focus on “The Learner in HPE”’.
Venue : Kedron-Wavell Services Club, Chermside, Queensland.
19-21 Making Learning Visible
‘Experience many opportunities to explore materials, utilising an inquiry lens, with the intent to gather artifacts of this individual and group learning, create pedagogical documentation and engage in reflective dialogue about the process of making learning visible’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
19-22 E-Learn - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education
‘Serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning’.
Venue : Kona, Hawaii, USA.
19-23 eResearch Australasia 2015
‘Opportunities for delegates to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers’.
Venue : Brisbane, Queensland.
20-21 New ! New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum 2015
‘The forum provides an open environment for sharing research that has potential to shape the practices, systems, and policies of those who have a stake and interest in this dimension of education and training’.
Venue : Wellington, New Zealand.
20-23 E-Learn 2015 - World Conference on E-Learning
‘A multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning’.
Venue : Kona, Hawaii, USA.
21 New ! Live Wires Forum
‘Transforming how we plan for and integrate technology and media into early childhood programs. Be part of this exclusive event that brings together educators, leaders and latest thinking’. Early Childhood Australia.
Venue : Luna Park, Sydney, NSW.
21-23 2015 ACTS Conference
‘The theme “refocus + renew” encourages institutions, educators and practitioners to reflect on their achievements, their next steps and the important role they play in achieving sustainability’.
Venue : Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria.
21-25 FDCA 2015 Triennial Conference
‘at the FDCA 2015 Triennial Conference we’re Putting the FUN back into early learning’.
Venue : Luna Park, Sydney, NSW.
21-25 The Asian Conference on Education 2015
‘Will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education’.
Venue : Art Centre of Kobe, Kobe, Japan.
21-25 The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2015
‘Invites educators and policy makers from around the world to look at the latest trends and issues in technology policy and practice and its role in the private and public sphere’.
Venue : Art Centre of Kobe, Kobe, Japan.
22-23 2015 Biennial Copyright Law & Practice Symposium
‘All seminars provide up-to-date information about your rights and responsibilities in relation to copyright law. Sessions offer new examples and scenarios to keep you informed and engaged about copyright law’.
Venue : National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW.
22-23 NSW Environmental Education Conference 2015
‘Talking sustainability in a centre of environmental excellence’.
Venue : Hunter TAFE Institute, Kurri Kurri Campus, Hunter Valley, NSW.
The Melbourne University MD Student Conference
‘A unique initiative as part of the Melbourne MD [Doctor of Medicine] Program. Students from all years of the Melbourne Medical School come together annually to learn from their peers and other professional’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
23 CAA Annual Conference
Initial details only. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Dockside, Cockle Bay, Sydney, NSW.
26-28 New ! Blended Learning 2015
‘Improving student engagement and achievement through digital technology, course design and innovative teaching methods. Share best practice examples of how Australian leading universities are improving achievement’.
Venue : Venue To Be Confirmed, Australia.
27-28 New ! Higher Education Reform Summit
Initial, basic information only. You can apply to have a brochure forwarded.
Venue : Swissotel, Sydney, NSW.
27-28 Mind & Its Potential 2015
‘Full website and program available in March’.
Venue : The Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney, NSW.
27-30 ISSOTL 2015
‘The conference theme, Leading Learning and the Scholarship of Change, will explore how teaching staff and students in universities can lead quality learning and teaching practice as we move inevitably towards more changes in higher education’.
Venue : RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria.
28-30 27th Annual AAGE Graduate Recruitment & Development Conference
‘Encourages the open sharing of knowledge and experience, which serves to elevate the graduate recruitment industry as an increasingly important, strategic part of a business’.
Venue : Sydney Hilton, Sydney, New South Wales.
28-30 New ! AUSTAFE National Conference
‘Promoting partnerships with all vocational education and training stakeholders, providing a forum for exchange of views in relation to VET and promoting professional development opportunities for members’.
Venue : Canberra, ACT.
28-30 Educational Innovation Conference
Using the digital to capture the international. ‘How can we capitalise on the universality of the internet to internationalise our teaching and learning ?’
Venue : University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.
28-30 IAU 2015 International Conference
‘It will focus on the theme : Internationalisation of Higher Education : Moving beyond mobility’.
Venue : University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
28-30 SPERA 2015 Conference
‘Mapping Education Policy Landscapes : Rurality and Rural Futures’.
Venue : Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria.
28-30 U21 Educational Innovation Conference
‘Using the digital to capture the international’.
Venue : University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
30/10-1/11 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership
‘Check back in March 2015 for more information’.
Venue : Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California, USA.

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