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conference [n.]

1. a formal meeting for discussion or debate. 2. an association in commerce for regulation or exchange of information. 3. a league of sports teams or clubs.

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There are educational conferences and virtually every day. They cover every educational topic and level.

Several pages list conferences and related events at regional, state/territory, national and international level. Each listing contains date, title, a brief comment and the venue. They are listed in date order.

Use individual links below to access specific listings for each month.

The Past Conference Page lists conferences that have been held. These conferences are only listed by date and title. Note : each monthly listing will only be maintained for a period of six months to allow access to papers and reports.

The conferences and events listed do not include all those that occur. Wherever possible, Australian conferences/events will be included.

Information will be added as far ahead of actual dates as possible.

Conferences & Events

September 2015
Date Event
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
Date, venue, topics and speakers. Brochure available. Monitor for further information.
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.
8-10 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.
9-11 2015 Asia Pacific Autism Conference
‘The largest and most respected conference series in the southern hemisphere and is a recognized forum in which to present and learn about the newest research and practices within the field of ASD’.
Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Queensland.
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
‘Practical and informative seminars about Australian copyright law in the digital age’.
Venue : Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.
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.
17-18 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.
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.
22-24 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/td> 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.
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 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.
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.
27-30 International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2015
Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Québec City, Canada.
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 ASBA 2015
Brief, initial information opnly. Monitor for further updates.
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.
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 opprotunity.
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
‘The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals’. Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.
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.
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.
14-16 ICDE 2015 Conference
‘Growing capacities for sustainable distance e-learning provision’.
Venue : Sun City, South Africa.
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.
17-18 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.
19-23 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.
20-23 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.
21-23 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 New ! FDCA 2015 Triennial Conference
Initial information and calls for expressions of interest in attending. Monitor the site for future developments.
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
Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.
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 Institue, Kurri Kurri Campus, Hunter Valley, NSW.
23 CAA Annual Conference
Initial details only. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Dockside, Cockle Bay, 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 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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November 2015
Date Event
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.
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.
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.
7-11 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, Math 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25-27 11th QS-APPLE
Basic information only, Monitor for further updates.
Venue : Melbourne, Australia.
27 STAVCON
‘Annual conference of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria. The conference is open to any person involved or interested in science education’. Initial information only.
Venue : TBC.
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.
30/11-3/12 ascilite 2015
‘Globally connected, digitally enabled’.
Venue : Perth, Western Australia.
30/11-4/12 World Diabetes Congress 2015
Date, venue and initial information only. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Vancouver, Canada.

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December 2015
Date Event
TBC ANZHES 2015 Conference
Initial indication only. Monitor for further information and updates.
Venue : Wellington, New Zealand.
1-5 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 ANZAM 2015
‘The Conference takes as its theme “Managing for Peak Performance”’.
Venue : Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10-12 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.
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.

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2016
Date Event
10-15 Jan. Tutti ANCOS 2016
‘18th National Conference of Orff Schulwerk. A conference for music educators working in schools, colleges, child care, tertiary education or music therapy’.
Venue : Friends’ School Argyle Street Campus, Hobart, Tasmania.
8-9 Feb. ICLLL 2016
‘The premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted’.
Venue : New Delhi, India.
18-20 Feb. 8th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference
‘Whatever your role in education is, the 21st Century Learning conference has something for you’.
Venue : Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.
7-10 April ACTA International Conference 2016
Initial information only, including the option to Register for updates.
Venue : Perth, Western Australia.
23-24 May ICHE London 2016
‘Brings together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Higher Education’.
Venue : London, UK.
8-10 June International Society on Early Intervention Conference
‘The theme of the conference is “Children's Rights and Early Intervention”’.
Venue : Stockholm, Sweden.
27-30 June World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016
Initial details only. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Seoul, Korea.
3-5 July Catholic Secondary Principals Australia Conference 2016
Initial information and calls for expressions of interest.
Venue : Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria.
25-29 July IEEE WCCI 2016
‘A rich and varied technical program which is designed to engage participants in cross-fertilization of ideas among the three big areas in computational intelligence’.
Venue : Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada.
29/8-1/9 ALIA National 2016 Conference
‘The major event in the Australian library and information calendar in 2016’.
Venue : Adelaide, South Australia.
26-29 Sept. National Kodály Conference 2016
Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.
Venue : .
29/9-2/10 ACCE2016
Initial information and registration only. Monitor for further information.
Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.

▲ Beginning of 2016

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