Welcome to the Conference Season

For the remainder of this year, teachers, managers and professional staff gear up to go to an abundant amount of professional development. The industries revolving around the international education sector – ELT, VET and Higher ED are pushing the envelope with bigger names and more enticing subjects. 

Government representatives will be present, sponsors that advertise new and engaging products and speakers that challenge your way of thinking.

Thousands of education industry professionals attend conferences throughout the year. Each year the conferences grow larger, presenting more challenging themes to satisfy their audience.

Another important fact is the size of the international sector. There are currently an estimated 130,700 jobs within the international education sector in Australia*. To satisfy such a large sector, Australian organisations have had to present more topics to a increasingly diverse audience.

For a teacher, Manager or ELT professional, this means that you will gain more value for money, gathering vital professional development through an array of conferences and events.

*Source:  The value of international education to Australia, Deloitte Access Economics


English Australia Conference 2018

19th – 21st September 2018

Charles Darwin once famously said, “It’s not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

At the 2018 English Australia Conference, find out how you can ‘thrive in changing times.’ Change means different things to different people and this year’s English Australia Conference has a dynamic program that caters for professionals in all ELICOS roles. With sessions such as ‘Growing your business in an ever changing industry,’ ‘Mission Engage!:

Maximising student collaboration and engagement beyond the classroom’ and ‘Playing by the unwritten rules: surviving and thriving in in political environments’ we are offering a rich program as well as many important opportunities to network with your ELICOS peers. For more information and to register visit http://www.eaconference.com.au



11/09/2018 – International Convention Centre, Sydney

CanvasCon is a one-day event where teachers, admins, e-learning coordinators and other education professionals come together to discuss edtech innovation. You’ll learn all about Canvas and hear how your fellow educators are using it to prepare students for the digital future.


AIEC 2018

09 – 12th October 2018 – International Convention Centre, Sydney

The theme is ‘empowering a new generation‘ and the program will feature world leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition, all hosted in and around the new Sydney Convention Centre, ICC Sydney.

With over 1400 attendees, AIEC 2018 will once again be the leading event on the international education calendar in Australia.


2018 OET Forum: Connecting the dots

31st October 2018 – RACV City Club Melbourne

The OET Forum brings together leading researchers, healthcare communication experts, English language specialists, healthcare regulators, employers and educators to discuss the latest research, trends and updates in healthcare communication and English language assessment.


UECA PD FEST – Inspiring Engagement of Learners & Teachers

November 3rd 2018 – The University of Adelaide English Language Centre

This full day of professional development includes a selection of 40-minute presentations or workshops. There will be a book exhibitor space, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, networking opportunities and an afternoon social event.


ICEF Berlin Workshop 2018

Berlin workshop participants may attend various seminars, expert panels, and presentations each providing valuable insights into the latest trends and research affecting international education. In addition, workshop attendees benefit from numerous informal networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks, a cocktail reception and an official gala dinner. These social events give participants the chance to make further contacts and extend business relationships on a more personal level.


TEQSA Conference and Higher Education Quality Forum 2018

28th  – 30th November 2018

The conference program will feature stimulating keynote presentations and panels discussions aligned to the three themes of  Innovation, Excellence, Diversity.