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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.

November 2015
Date Event
1-3 University-Community Engagement Conference 2015
‘Goes beyond mere outreach, as universities seek mutually beneficial relationships with communities to address community issues and needs with a commitment to sharing and reciprocity which embraces two-way partnerships’.
Venue : Outrigger Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland.
1-4 6th International Conference on World-Class Universities
‘Provides a platform for global leaders, senior universities administrators, leading scholars and policy researchers worldwide to discuss various issues related to world-class universities’.
Venue : Holiday Inn Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai, China.
2-3 Eighth International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies
‘The Future of Education : Advanced Computing, Ubiquitous Learning, and the Knowledge Economy’.
Venue : University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
3-4 Updated ! Advanced Leadership for Scientists Masterclass 2015
‘Delegates will explore the leadership skills demanded of scientific professionals to increase team performance and fast-track research outcomes, in a real-time decision-making environment’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
4-6 SPERA National 31st Conference
‘Mapping Education Policy Landscapes : Rurality and Rural Futures’. For further information get details from the flyer available from the site.
Venue : Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria.
4-7 CIEE Annual Conference 2015
‘Gather[ing] the world’s preeminent scholars, thinkers, and leaders, to explore innovative study abroad programs that successfully combine international education with expertise’.
Venue : Berlin, Germany.
5-7 New ! The National Learning and Teaching Conference 2015
‘The Learning and Teaching Conference program is linked to the AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers’.
Venue : Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland.
6-8 13th AsiaTEFL International Conference
‘Bring and share innovative policies, theories and practices related to ELT that not only address current problems but also point to future directions and help to create new opportunities’.
Venue : Jinling Convention Centre, Nanjing, China.
7 ECA Tas 2015
‘For all early childhood education and care professionals. The theme of the 2015 forum is “The Rights of The Child”’.
Venue : C3 Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania.
7-11 LIANZA 2015
‘LIANZA’s conference is the largest gathering of library and information professionals in New Zealand bringing together over 500 delegates from New Zealand and around the world’.
Venue : Shed 7, Wellington, New Zealand.
9-11 London International Conference on Education
‘An international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice, Pedagogy, Arts, History, Open Learning, Distance Education, Maths and Science Education, ICT, …’.
Venue : Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel, Langley, Berkshire, England.
9-11 2nd MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum 2015
‘Towards Transformative Higher Education in the MENA Region : The Role of Innovation in the 21st Century Digital and Knowledge based Society’.
Venue : Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
9-11 AAIR 2015
‘Institutional researchers are more often these days being asked to lead the institution’s response to these changed environments. Our skills help us to meet these challenges and AAIR plays an important part in developing those skills and your knowledge’.
Venue : Intercontinental Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
9-12 Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia 2015
‘Focussed on collaboration and creativity as key factors in repositioning the equity agenda into the future, and providing a platform for recognising and celebrating recent successes and innovations’.
Venue : Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria.
11-13 50th Annual Melbourne 2015, ASID
‘Explore what is means to convert recent advances in disability legislation and policy into real and meaningful changes for people with intellectual disability’.
Venue : Crown Promenade Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria.
13 New ! ReMSTEP Annual Conference
‘Help us explore the current state of science and mathematics teaching and teacher education. We will showcase some of the initiatives that we have undertaken over the last year’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
13-19 New ! ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition
‘The largest interdisciplinary mechanical engineering conference in the world’.
Venue : Houston, Texas, USA.
14 Primary Graduate Teachers Workshop
Designed for ‘Graduate teachers, final year university students, returning teachers and primary teachers’. The first part of this course is held on 17 October at the same venue.
Venue : Comfort Inn, Northgate, Brisbane, Queensland.
16-18 New ! ICERI 2015
‘Provides an ideal platform to put in common the latest education practices providing an atmosphere for strategic networking opportunities’.
Venue : Barceló Renacimiento Hotel, Seville, Spain.
16-19 New ! 10th Australasian Laboratory Management Conference
‘Features key scientists and business managers from Australia and New Zealand who will bring to you their insights into building SMART laboratories’.
Venue : Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria.
17 Faculty Finance Officers’ Workshop 2015
‘This practical course has been designed to provide a much needed toolkit for finance officers and managers in a variety of institutions’.
Venue : Brisbane, Queensland.
17-18 Training and Learning Design Workshop 2015
‘The Blended Learning Workshop goal is to make informed decisions about how to manage and use a palette of available instructional resources to achieve business, performance and individual objectives’.
Venue : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
17-19 Asia-Pacific Institute for Alumni Relations Professionals
‘The ideal platform for alumni relations professionals to discuss pertinent issues in alumni relations and establish an international network of peers’.
Venue : Macquarie Graduate School of Management Executive Conference Centre, Macquarie Park, NSW.
18 Faculty Finance Officers’ Workshop 2015
‘This practical course has been designed to provide a much needed toolkit for finance officers and managers in a variety of institutions’.
Venue : Sydney, New South Wales.
18 New ! When one door closes : VET’s role in re-skilling displaced workers
‘This forum will discuss the role vocational education and training plays now and into the future in assisting occupational transferability and how policy in this area can help workers transition’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
18-20 New ! NZARE Conference 2015 - Emancipation through Education
‘A call to contemplate the meaning of culture, language and heritage in educational research and praxis with the aim of advancing pedagogies that give voice to our communities’.
Venue : Whakatāne, New Zealand.
20 New ! English Teachers Association NSW Conference
The theme is ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’. All essential details are available from the site.
Venue : University of NSW, Kensington, Sydney, NSW.
20 Teaching Aboriginal Perspectives 2015
‘Will provide you with the skills and confidence to teach Aboriginal Perspectives. Sessions will be led by practicing Aboriginal artists and Aboriginal representatives from the Department of Education’. This presentation for Secondary Teachers.
Venue : Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW.
20-22 7th Asian Conference on Machine Learning
‘Aims to provide a leading international forum for researchers in machine learning and related fields to share their new ideas, progresses and achievements’.
Venue : The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong.
20-23 2015 UCEA Annual Convention
‘The convention theme is “Re-Imagining the Frontiers of Education : Leadership With/In Transnational & Transcultural Spaces”’.
Venue : Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, USA.
20-23 JALT International Conference 2015
‘Focus[ing] our attention on and celebrat[ing] what we have learned and wish to learn about, with, and as learners’.
Venue : Shizuoka Convention & Arts Centre, Shizuoka City, Japan.
21-23 New ! ICCBN 015
‘Provides opportunities for the different areas delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration’.
Venue : The Arena Country Club, Singapore.
23-24 New ! 8th Educational Psychology Forum
‘Evidence based practice : Progress, problems and pitfalls ?’
Venue : University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
23-24 ACHPERWA Annual State Conference
Date only at this time. Monitor for further information as it is added.
Venue : TBC.
23-24 VCTA 2015 Annual Conference
Initial information. Monitor for further updates and conference site.
Venue : Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria.
23-26 Language, Education and Diversity Conference [LED 2015]
‘Focuses specifically on the impact of increased cultural linguistic diversity, at both national and supranational levels, and its consequences for the theory, policy and practice of language education’.
Venue : University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
24 Faculty Finance Officers’ Workshop 2015
‘This practical course has been designed to provide a much needed toolkit for finance officers and managers in a variety of institutions’.
Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.
25-26 ICESS 2015
‘For scientists, scholars, engineers and students from the Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations’.
Venue : The Cityview, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
25-27 11th QS-APPLE
‘The mission of QS-APPLE is “to build world-class universities for Asia-Pacific communities through global partnership and collaboration” and the annual conference offers delegates the opportunity to network, exchange best practice and better understand the rapidly changing face of higher education in the Asia-Pacific’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
25-27 AALL 2015 Conference
Key dates, keynote speakers, venue, activities, more.
Venue : University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW.
25-27 New ! TERNZ 2015 Conference
‘Provides an opportunity to step back and examine the direction in which education is moving, and the means by which practitioners might influence that direction’.
Venue : Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
26-27 2015 ACHPER Conference [Victorian Branch]
This ‘premier professional learning event continues to support, enhance and advocate for highest quality Health, Outdoor, Sport and Physical Education for Foundation - Year 12 teachers’.
Venue : Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.
27 STAVCON
‘Annual conference of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria. The conference is open to any person involved or interested in science education; this includes student teachers, laboratory technicians, primary, secondary and tertiary educators.’.
Venue : TBC.
29/11-1/12 New ! 20th Annual Conference - Australasian Association of Writing Programs
‘Papers and creative presentations are encouraged to explore, but are not limited to four thematic streams’. More details on the site.
Venue : Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus, Melbourne, Victoria.
29/11-2/12 Updated ! ascilite 2015
‘Globally connected, digitally enabled’.
Venue : Perth, Western Australia.
29/11-3/12 AARE Conference 2015
‘Brings together researchers from across the world, as well as Australia, who work in diverse educational fields’.
Venue : University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia.
30/11-2/12 New ! Global Engineering Deans Conference 2015
‘The Adelaide conference will build on the themes developed at previous conferences in Dubai and Chicago, such as blended learning, diversity, and education in a resource-constrained environment, as well as introduce new topics’.
Venue : Adelaide, South Australia.
30/11-2/12 Learning in a Multilingual World
‘Combined conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia [ALAA], the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand [ALANZ] and Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand [ALTAANZ]’.
Venue : Research Centre for Languages and Cultures, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.
30/11-4/12 AMSSC2015
‘Aims to bring students together, enabling them to communicate their work, facilitating dialogue, and encouraging collaboration, within a friendly and informal atmosphere’.
Venue : University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.
30/11-4/12 ICCE 2015
‘A premier annual international forum for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and people in the industry in the Asia-Pacific region to connect with international research communities for the worldwide dissemination and sharing of ideas for research in the field of Computers in Education’.
Venue : The First World Hotel, Hangzhou, China.
30/11-4/12 World Diabetes Congress 2015
‘Physicians, scientists, nurses, educators and other healthcare professionals, as well as government officials, policy makers and representatives from 230 IDF Member Associations will gather to learn, discover and connect’.
Venue : Vancouver, Canada.

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December 2015
Date Event
1-3 CSAA Annual Conference 2015
‘Presenting Minor Culture, a three day conference that creates a space for inter-disciplinary dialogues around the study of place, identity and marginality’.
Venue : University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
1-4 ISANA 2015 Conference
‘The theme for the 2015 conference is Collaborations in Providing Services to International Students’.
Venue : Pullman on the Park, Melbourne, Victoria.
2-4 AAA 2015 Conference
‘The conference theme is “On the Edge : The Archaeology of Adaptation and Transition”’.
Venue : Fremantle, Western Australia.
2-4 ANZAM 2015
‘The Conference takes as its theme “Managing for Peak Performance”’.
Venue : Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand.
2-4 Asia Pacific Conference for Deans and Directors 2015
‘Excellent networking and knowledge exchange event, enabling heads of business schools in both the Asia Pacific region and beyond to discuss strategic issues facing education leaders, now and in the future’.
Venue : Chongqing, China.
2-5 Literacy Research Association Conference 2015
‘The program consists of peer-reviewed symposia, paper sessions, study groups, and alternative format sessions’.
Venue : Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California, USA.
3-4 MAV Annual Conference 2015
Initial information and contact for enquiries. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : La Trobe University, Bundoora.
4 STAWA Future Science 2015
Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Curtin University, Bentley Campus, Perth, Western Australia.
4-6 ANZHES 2015 Conference
‘History of Education as a field of scholarship intersects with research in other fields, and these intersections open up opportunities to think about histories in different ways, contesting the orthodox ways of knowing about, or undertaking work in, the history of education’.
Venue : Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
5-8 PESA Conference 2015
‘Major venue in Australasia for the presentation of research papers and discussions about philosophy of education’.
Venue : Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria.
6-9 ANZSSA Conference
‘Anyone involved in student services management and delivery will benefit from attending the conference’.
Venue : Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Tasmania.
6-9 New ! EMAC 2015
‘Aims to foster interactions between mathematicians and engineers, from both academia and industry’.
Venue : UniSA, City West Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.
7-9 AAEE 2015
‘One of the largest gatherings of engineering educators in Australasia, bringing together delegates to discuss engineering education research and best practice ’.
Venue : RACV Torquay Resort, Geelong, Victoria.
7-10 New ! The APAC Women in Leadership and Management Summit 2015
‘Practical insights and strategies for enhancing leadership performance and management excellence to achieve career success’.
Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
7-11 BioInfoSummer 2015
‘BioInfoSummer provides bioinformatics training to students, researchers and others working in related areas’.
Venue : University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
9-11 ASFS 2015 Conference
Initial information and call for papers. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
9-11 SRHE Annual Research Conference 2015
‘A participative event at which delegates presenting their own work also participate in the discussions in plenary sessions and at the presentations of the work of others’.
Venue : Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales.
9-12 9th International Conference On Researching Work And Learning [RWL9]
‘A critical platform for researchers and professionals to share research in work and learning, engage in dialogue with colleagues and experts from around the world, and deepen their knowledge’.
Venue : School of the Arts, Singapore.
10-11 New ! 17th International Conference on Education Systems
‘Aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Education Systems’.
Venue : Hilton Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
10-11 New ! ICOAI 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 Artificial Intelligence’.
Venue : Amsterdam, Netherlands.
10-12 Learning & Teaching Expo 2015
‘Provides a platform for educators in Asia to explore new learning & teaching resources and emerging educational trends’.
Venue : Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.
12-14 Global Academic Network Conference
‘Presentations in any of the following fields of academic investigation : Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Business and Economics, Technology and Science’ are welcome.
Venue : American University of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
14-15 Primary Graduate Teachers Workshop
‘Designed for ‘Graduate teachers, final year university students, returning teachers and primary teachers and designed to inform and equip teachers with workplace knowledge and skills necessary for a a successful first year of teaching’.
Venue : Logan Diggers Club, Logan, Brisbane, Queensland.
16-17 ICECECE 2015
‘Aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Electrical, Computer, Electronics and Communication Engineering’.
Venue : Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
16-18 Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society
‘Invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and discuss issues concerning education, psychology and society towards sustainable development’.
Venue : Hong Kong.
16-20 Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics 2015
‘Addressing technology-based issues in all Mathematical Sciences. Providing a forum for educators, researchers, teachers and experts’.
Venue : Leshan, China.
21-22 New ! ICIMT 2015
‘For scientists, scholars, engineers and students from universities all around the world and industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between universities and the industry’.
Venue : Barcelona, Spain.
29-30 8th International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning [ICTEL]
‘Promoting international dissemination of knowledge and development of cross-national academic fraternity’. Multiple downloads provide relevant information.
Venue : Dynasty Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
30-31 ICEBM 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 Economics, Business and Management’.
Venue : Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.
30-31 ICLLL 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 Languages, Literature and Linguistics’.
Venue : Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

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