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Conferences & Events

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.
Oxford Dictionaries

Conferences are now being affected by the impact of Coronavirus [COVID-19]. Some conferences appear to be continuing, others postponed and some cancelled. You will see a number of these indicated in the current listings. These are the conferences we know about. At this stage, the only group not apparently affected are those presented online. We will continue to update any changes as we become aware of them.

Conferences re-scheduled within 2020 will have a comment like this included. It indicates the original date, change to venue and other details required.

Last check completed on 29 April 2020.

Conferences have a range of descriptors. These include - conference, congress, forum, institute, round table, seminar, summit, symposium, even webinar and workshop. There are also instances where they combine with other presentations as in a joint Conference & Expo. Many variations are included.

There are multiple educational conferences virtually every day. These cover almost every educational topic and level.

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.

Australian conferences/events are given priority but not to the exclusion of relevant conferences, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, but also in other parts of the world.

Information is added as far ahead of actual dates as possible and updated where this is required.

The Past Conference Page lists conferences that have been completed. These are only listed by date and title.
Each monthly listing is only maintained for a period of six months to allow access to papers and reports.

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

September 2020
Date Event
1

Little Learners Workshop SPELD NSW

‘This hands-on workshop will get you started to teach explicit sequential phonics in the Early Years to ensure success for all students. Little Learners Love Literacy [LLLL] incorporates the teaching of phonological awareness with phonics – spelling and reading are the flip-sides of the same coin and need to be taught together. Take away practical ideas that you can implement immediately in the classroom’.

Postponed from 15 May 2020 to this tentative date. Exact date to follow.

Venue : SPELD NSW, Parramatta, NSW.

1

Talk for Writing Workshop [Newcastle]

SPELD NSW. ‘Offers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression. The workshop addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction’.

Postponed from 27-28 May 2020 [tentatively]. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Apollo International, Charlestown, NSW.

1

Word Aware - Vocabulary Workshop [Newcastle]

SPELD NSW. ‘Word Aware is a whole school approach which promotes vocabulary development. It is an evidence-based program which provides a structured process to help support vocabulary enrichment in all students and particularly for students with special educational needs and children with English as a second language. The presenter will take participants through this fast-paced, fun and interactive workshop, and provide lots of practical ideas on how to develop vocabulary in the classroom. Attendees will leave well-equipped to start Word Aware with their students immediately’.

Postponed from 29 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Apollo International Hotel, Charlestown, NSW.

3-4

Learning Leaders in Higher Education and HEQN Conference

‘The Learning Leaders Conference will again bring together noted leaders in higher education who will share their experiences and stimulate discussion while practical interactive sessions will probe challenges facing the sector. The HEQN Conference will continue to focus on topical issues with a particular emphasis on enhancing quality in learning and teaching’.

Postponed from 10-11 June2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Pan Pacific Melbourne, South Wharf, Victoria.

6-7

Talk for Writing Workshop, [Canberra]

SPELD NSW. ‘This two-day workshop offers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression. The workshop addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction’.

Postponed from 6-7 May 2020. Venue TBA. Tentative date only.

Venue : TBC, Canberra, ACT.

5-7

IBBY Congress 2020

‘The theme of the International Congress in Moscow 2020 is Great Big World Through Children’s Books : National and Foreign Literature — Role, Value, Impact on Young Readers in Different Countries. It gives us an opportunity to explore diversity of themes, characters, issues in children’s literature of the world, to discuss cultural variety which doesn’t prevent them from interweaving and interacting’.

Venue : TBC, Moscow, Russia.

9-10

Updated ! 21CL Global Education Leadership Summit

‘This unique conference brings together schools from around the world that have already implemented substantial systemic change to one or more area of the traditional educational model’.
Preconference: 9 September 2020.

Postponed from 24-25 April 2020. Note the venue has changed.

Venue : Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong SAR.

10

The Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium [Brisbane]

‘The Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women leaders in the contemporary workforce’. Select Brisbane from the listing on the home page for specific details and registration.

Online presentation on the previous date, 8 May 2020. This day is a face-to-face conference at the original venue below.

Venue : Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.

10-11

Updated ! Enrolled Nurses Conference [Melbourne]

‘As the health system constantly changes, make sure you are one of the well-informed and up-to-date nursing professionals. Attend this conference and learn about Professional opportunities for enrolled nurses, Medication updates, What you need to know about wounds, Latest trends in diabetes care, How to deal with ethical dilemmas and How holistic care differs from a medical model of care’.

Postponed from 30 April - 1 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria.

15

The Critical Reflection Conference

‘Critical reflection is a key feature of the National Quality Framework, as it strongly influences quality in education and care settings, and contributes to ongoing quality improvement. This conference is designed to build educator’s capacity to understand what it means to critically reflect on practice’.

Postponed from 19 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Metro Aspire Hotel, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW.

15-16

Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement [Canberra]I

‘Aiming to create positive change for individuals and communities, social purpose organisations are also facing increasing financial uncertainty and a competitive environment. Now is the time to build the capacity and capability of your organisation and staff to better measure, understand, and report the difference you are making’.

Postponed from 30 April - 1 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Forrest Room 2, Rydges Capital Hill, Canberra, ACT.

16-17

2020 New Zealand HR Leadership Summit

‘The NZ HR Leaders Summit is part of the well-established national series, bringing the best [and sometimes most underrated] HR stories and valuable lessons learnt. The event will once again invite 120+ senior HR decision makers from different industries to exchange ideas and share current thinking to prepare for tomorrow’s demands and become the people’s champion’.

Postponed from 17-18 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Grand Millennium, Auckland, New Zealand.

16-17

IEAA Scholarships and Fellowships Forum 2020

‘The Scholarships and Fellowships Forum 2020 – the first in the new decade – will provide a welcome opportunity to reflect on the last 10 years and focus on the challenges and opportunities in the decade ahead’.

Postponed from 30 April- 1 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : University of Technology Sydney, Aerial Function Centre, Broadway, Sydney, NSW.

17-18

2020 National VET Conference

Velg Training. ‘The theme for #2020NVC is Vision for the Future which will be explored through an exciting range of presentations designed for VET practitioners across the sector. The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage in both plenary and elective sessions. Delegates will be exposed to informative presenters and a wide variety of topics, opportunities to meet with product and service providers and to network with peers from across Australia ’.

Venue : Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland.

18-19

8th International Mobile Education and Learning Technologies [IMELT] Conference 2020

‘This is a multi-disciplinary forum discussing ideas, theories and research findings in the field of mobile learning and education technologies’.

Postponed from 12-13 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Courtyard Marriott Seoul Namdaemun, Seoul, South Korea.

19-21

9th International Conference on Social Science and Humanity [ICSSH 2020]

‘ICSSH 2020 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 Social Science and Humanity, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. It is an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Social Science and Humanity and related areas’.

Postponed from 24-26 April, 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Nishinippon Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan.

21-23

2020 EFMD Marcom, External and Alumni Relations Conference

Mobilising Stakeholders : Transformation through Personal Leadership. ‘The conference provides participants with ample learning and networking opportunities to help your school create and run impactful marketing, communications and alumni relations campaigns as well as grow your network of external stakeholders. If your job is to communicate what your business school does and engage people to connect with your school across many intersections, this is the conference for you to attend’.

Postponed from 21-23 April 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Breukelen, The Netherlands.

21-25

OGC 2020 Global Summit

Be inspired about the future of learning. The world is a fast-changing place. And our young people need to be prepared for the future they are going to live in. As educators, we’re at the forefront of empowering youth to lead our communities with passion, creativity and innovation. Which is something you’ll experience in full at OGC2020. Our Global Classroom invites you to join hundreds of leading educators from all over the world for five days of inspirational talks, workshops and discussions about the future of learning.’.

Postponed from 5-10 July 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Traralgon, Victoria.

23-25

ALLA 2020 Conference

‘A biennial event hosted by the Australian Law Librarians’ Association’.

We are actively looking at alternative dates in 2021.

Venue : QT Hotel, Canberra, ACT.

24

The Educator Leaders Summit 2020

‘The education sector is changing – fast – and successful school leaders need to juggle competing priorities to remain relevant and deliver exceptional outcomes . . . for both students and staff. From managing curriculum reform to implementing emerging technologies to attracting and developing talented teachers and promoting student wellbeing, there’s plenty to talk about – and it’s all on the agenda’.

Postponed from 7 April 2020.

Venue : L’Aqua – Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW.

28/9-1/10

Kodály National Conference 2020

‘The 2020 Kodály Australia Conference Spring into Song : Sustaining the Vision invites music educators and the broader community to reflect on Kodály-inspired research and practice in the 21st Century. The conference will celebrate our diversity of culture and educational contexts as well as new growth and innovation, re-imagining Kodály’s vision and its application in Australia today’.

Venue : Canberra Girls Grammar School, Deakin, Canberra, ACT.

28/9-3/10

Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2020

Young Citizens : the right to play, learn and be heard is the theme for Early Childhood Australia’s National Conference. In 2020 we celebrate young children as citizens with rights. Throughout this conference we will explore how we respect and support those rights – particularly through play, play based pedagogy and child-informed practice#8217;.

Venue : Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.

30/9-1/10

AFR Higher Education Summit

‘The Australian Financial Review’s Higher Education Summit will once again interrogate prevailing policies and practices and showcase transformational innovation from Australia and abroad – all with a focus on uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive Higher Education landscape in the years ahead’.

Postponed from 25-26 August 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Hilton Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.

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October 2020
Date Event
2-4

CLESOL Conference 2020

‘The aim of this conference is to draw attention to the ongoing need to make meaningful connections by reaching across borders and continuing to build a strong professional community of expertise and practice. The conference takes place over three days, is made up of a variety of keynote addresses, interactive sessions and has social elements. Over 300 delegates are expected to attend, including a range of people with interests in language teaching and learning in families, communities, schools, workplaces and the tertiary education sector’.

Venue : St Cuthbert’s, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.

5-6

8th Stockholm International Conference of Research in Vocational Education and Training

‘A forum for discussion and dissemination of state of the art research in VET. A space for international networking and cooperation, part of the yearly academic events of VETNET [The European network of research in Vocational Education and Training]’.

Postponed from 7-8 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Birka Cruise Terminal, Stockholm, Sweden.

7-9

ASBAQ2020

‘The aim of this conference is to arm our members with skills, tools, techniques and the right mindset to move beyond the day to day, to make a real difference in their schools, in their teams and in their personal lives. Change is a necessity, as is the skill required to lead effective change’.

Postponed from 26-29 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre, Mackay, Queensland.

8-9

Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Students

‘The workshop equips you with 200 ready-to-use, more effective strategies to turnaround defiant, unmotivated, difficult, truant, violent, conduct disordered, oppositional, emotionally disturbed, depressed, non-compliant, learning disabled, and withdrawn youth and children ages 5 through 18’.

Postponed from 23-24 April 2020. New venue.

Venue : Portland, Oregon, USA and Online.

8-9

CAULLT Conference Melbourne 2020

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

The April CAULLT conference previously on 2-3 April has been postponed to this. Venue remains the same. More details to come.

Venue : Deakin Downtown, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria.

9-10

Brisbane Careers & Employment Expos

‘The Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo is a leading careers, training and education event in Queensland. The event offers the opportunity for students, job seekers and career changers of all ages to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities in relation to career options’.

Postponed from 8-9 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland.

14

Women in Leadership Perth Symposium 2020

‘>Full details regarding sessions, presenters and more can be found on this page’.

Postponed face-to-face event from 4 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Pan Pacific Perth, Perth, Western Australia.

14-16

2nd ANZ Student and Teachers Mental Health Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Forum 2020

‘Themed Suicide Prevention, this forum is recognised as a prestigious gathering of more than 100+ Mental Health and Wellbeing experts, policymakers, councillors, educators to convene and discuss best practices, approaches and proven solutions to achieve effective well-being programs for students and educators’.

Postponed from 29 April - 1 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria.

15-16

ECEC Innovation Forum 2020

Where Early Childhood Education and Care meets the future. ‘Benefit from the knowledge and experience of sector leaders as we explore how innovation can and will shape the future of ECEC. Connect and build relationships with ECEC sector leaders, operators, managers and solution providers’.

Postponed from 2-3 April 2020. Other details seem the same.

Venue : Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Brighton-Le-Sands, Sydney, NSW.

16

2020 VET CEO Conference [Velg Training]

‘The event will encourage, motivate and validate your current practices and deliver content that is thought-provoking and relevant to your future. We want to help you develop a shared vision and strengthen your network. The program will be tailored specifically to address the needs of not only CEOs but senior leaders and key decision makers of an RTO, to explore critical components of future-proofing your business’.

Postponed from 15 May 2020 Other details appear the same.

Venue : QT Gold Coast Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Queensland.

16-17

15th International Conference on Language, Education, and Innovation 2020 [ICLEI]

‘The conference is a multi-disciplinary forum discussing ideas, theories and research findings in the fields of education and languages’.

Postponed from 18-19 April 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Amba Hotel Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom.

19-20

7th Annual STEM Education Conference

‘Please join us for an exciting two days unpacking current STEM programs, learning how to bring STEM back to the classroom, and discussing key issues. Presentations from inspiring educators, leading researchers, industry and education change makers who are moving forward with positive visions and successfully proven approaches to STEM’.

Postponed from 28-29 July 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Rydges World Square, Sydney, NSW.

19-20

LawSense School Law NSW 2020 [Sydney]

Essential details about sessions and the tracks within them, information about the presenters, registration and much more is provided on the site. There is also a brochure which can be downloaded.

Postponed from 20-21 May 2020. Venue changed to International Convention Centre. If registered you will be notified of some livestream options.

Venue : International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW.

20-21

Twentieth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organisations 2020

‘The conference features research addressing the following annual themes : Theme 1 : Management Education; Theme 2 : Change Management; Theme 3 : Knowledge Management; Theme 4 : Organisational Cultures; and the 2020 Special Focus : Beautifully Organised’.

Postponed from 27-28 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

22-23

International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics [ICLLL2020]

The conference ‘provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Languages, Literature and Linguistics’.

Venue : TBC, Bali, Indonesia.

22-23

LawSense School Law VIC 2020 [Melbourne]

Essential details about sessions and the tracks within them, information about the presenters, registration and much more is provided on the site. There is also a brochure which can be downloaded.

Postponed from 6-7 May 2020. Note the change to venue.

Venue : Novotel on Collins Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

23

Namuru : Workshop for Secondary Teachers

MCA Australia. ‘This 1-day program aims to build confidence in the delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in the secondary classroom, responding to current research and information. Namuru draws on the principles of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Learning Framework to provide a foundation for the development of meaningful learning experiences’.

Postponed from 3 April 2020. Other details remain the same.

Venue : NCCL : Level 3, MCA, Sydney, NSW.

23

Women in Leadership Canberra Symposium 2020

Full details regarding sessions, presenters and more can be found on this page.

One day online 19 June 2020. One day face-to-face on 23 October 2020. Note this is at the Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

Venue : Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

26

Quality Improvement Plans : . . . [Newtown]

What is Quality ? How do we improve ? Who is planning ? ‘This full-day session will cover everything you need to know about the development, implementation and embedding of quality improvement across your setting, and the development of a Quality Improvement Plan [QIP] as evidence of change. The session will assist to clarify your understandings around the purpose of the QIP and the self-assessment process. Develop your skills and knowledge around getting the whole team involved in the process, valuing the critical reflective practices and utilising the insights and discussions to shape future action’.

Postponed from 5 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Flour Mill Studios, Newtown, Sydney, NSW.

26-27

Positive Schools 2020 [Queensland]

‘Australia’s premier mental health and wellbeing conference for teachers, school leaders and allied health professionals. Register to find out how to build safe and respectful relationships across your whole school community; create contextual wellbeing from the inside out and develop a healthier school culture for every young person today’.
Additional day to be held on 28 October 2020.

Postponed from 21-22 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane,Queensland.

26-28

ACEN Conference 2020

Beyond 2020 : Creating the Future with WIL. Information about the theme and major sub-themes is available from the site, as is all the information regarding registration accommodation, and other processes.

Venue : Deakin Downtown [Research Symposium], RMIT [Pre-Conference Workshops] and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.

26-29

The BOOST Conference

‘Join the largest, most recognised and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and in and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this annual, extraordinary event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change’.

Postponed from 28 April - 1 May 2020. Other details appear the same..

Venue : Palm Springs Convention Centre, Palm Springs, California, USA.

28-30

2020 National Nurse Education Conference

The theme for the conference is Inspire, Motivate, Educate. Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : Seaworld, Gold Coast, Queensland.

28-30

5th Annual Online and eLearning Summit 2020

Leveraging Innovative Digital Tools and Learning Design to Improve Pedagogy Delivery, Increase Engagement and Student Learning Outcomes in an Online Environment. This year, the program will take a closer look at the industry’s biggest challenges including student engagement, data utilisation, and managing internal and external change’.

Postponed from 18-20 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : TBC, Melbourne, Victoria.

28-31

Amaga 2020

‘Canberra 2020 will invite new perspectives on the museum and gallery sector’s role in creating the future. It will be an ambitious, imaginative and outward-looking program that questions assumptions. It will address our sector’s impact on communities, ecologies and economies’.

Postponed from 18-21 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT.

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November 2020
Date Event
2

2020 ASLA Literacy Research Summits [Western Australia]

‘Dr Merga will be supported by other research experts and experienced practitioners who will provide an opportunity to explore the application of her ideas and equip delegates with strategies to use in the workplace to advocate for the place of the school library. This will include guidance in developing a strong and research-based program designed to both support and raise literacy levels right across our schools’.

Postponed from 2 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : State Library of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia.

2-5

CCGrid2020 : The 20th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing

‘The CCGrid symposium series serves as a major international forum for presenting and sharing recent research accomplishments and technological developments in the field of Cluster, Cloud and Internet computing’.

Postponed from 11-14 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : The Langham Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria.

2-6

World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education [WIPCE2020]

‘WIPCE 2020 will feature an exciting Indigenous education program of keynote presentations, networking, interactive workshops, yarning circles, master classes with an associated rich and diverse cultural program’. Theme - Education Sovereignty : Our Voices ... Our Futures.

Venue : Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.

3-4

Hunter Region Women in Leadership Summit [Newcastle]

‘Make your presence known and lead your organisation into tomorrow. Skills and strategies for career advancement; Create a healthy, resilient organisational culture to boost performance; Powerful techniques for stakeholder communication; Build new networks with other innovative leaders’.

Postponed from 27 April - 1 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Novotel Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.

3-6

International Association of Universities General Conference

‘In addition to the Business sessions for Members, the General Conference also includes a thematic program devoted to a specific topic. The General Conference is open to all higher education stakeholders, but only representatives of IAU Member institutions and organisations can take part in decision-making and elections’.

Venue : Dublin, Ireland.

5

2020 Skills Conference [Sydney]

‘The Skills Conference is a key event in the VET industry calendar. We hope you are able to join us in what will be a great discussion on issues that are focused on the VET industry’.

Postponed from 11 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Dockside Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, NSW.

5-6

Positive Schools 2020 [Victoria]

‘Australia’s premier mental health and wellbeing conference for teachers, school leaders and allied health professionals. Register to find out how to build safe and respectful relationships across your whole school community; create contextual wellbeing from the inside out and develop a healthier school culture for every young person today’.
A Pre-Conference day will take place on 4 November 2020.

Postponed from 28-29 May 2020. Other details soon.

Venue : Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.

9-10

EduBUILD 2020

‘ EduBUILD is Australia’s largest education buildings, infrastructure and facilities management conference and trade show for education leaders and decision-makers involved in design, construction, renovation, maintenance, operation and management of buildings for schools, colleges and universities. In its 9th year, EduBUILD returns, co-located with EduTECH International Congress and Expo to create 21st century learning spaces that encourage creativity, innovation, collaboration and health & wellbeing’.

Postponed from 1-3 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW.

9-10

EduTECH International Congress and Expo 2020

Includes ‘3 co-located events. Our content innovates, transforms and inspires teachers, lectures, administrator and mores. Each speaker is hand picked to provide you with the content you need to better yourself professionally’.

Postponed from 1-3 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW.

14

2020 ASLA Literacy Research Summits [South Australia]

‘Dr Merga will be supported by other research experts and experienced practitioners who will provide an opportunity to explore the application of her ideas and equip delegates with strategies to use in the workplace to advocate for the place of the school library. This will include guidance in developing a strong and research-based program designed to both support and raise literacy levels right across our schools’.

Postponed from 9 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.

18-19

Admissions and Compliance Forum 2020 - International Education Association of Australia [IEAA]

Complex challenges, collaborative solutions. ‘IEAA’s Forum provides a national opportunity for professional in the sector to come together and address some of the key issues we are faced with every day. Government representatives and peak bodies will be invited to provide information on emerging issues and policy changes. Interactive breakout sessions will provide an opportunity to share experiences with like-minded professionals with similar responsibilities and levels of experience’.

Postponed from 28-29 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland.

19-20

7th Annual STEM Education Conference

‘Please join us for an exciting two days unpacking current STEM programs, learning how to bring STEM back to the classroom, and discussing key issues. Presentations from inspiring educators, leading researchers, industry and education change makers who are moving forward with positive visions and successfully proven approaches to STEM’.

Postponed from 28-29 July 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Rydges World Square, Sydney, NSW.

19-20

Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Teaching and Technology 2020 [APEduTeach2020]

‘APEduTeach2020 is an annual premier knowledge building and professional networking event for global Educators who empower future leaders through emerging trends in technology. This event is legendary for its innovative and focused contents, for unrivalled networking opportunities and presenter friendly atmosphere’.

Postponed from 18-19 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : National University of Singapore Society, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

19-20

International Conference on Gifted Talented Educational Practices and Parent Involvement [ICGTEPPI2020]

The conference ‘aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Gifted Talented Educational Practices and Parent Involvement. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted’.

Venue : TBC, Singapore.

19-20

No More Harm Conference 2020

‘Highlighting bullying, harassment and discriminating behaviour, this annual conference continues to successfully facilitate discussion surrounding the cause, effect, challenges and opportunities surrounding harmful behaviours in schools, the workplace and wider community. Featuring a selection of renowned keynote speeches, oral presentations, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities, this conference highlights the cause of and solutions to bullying, harassment and discrimination’.

Postponed from 1-2 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : The Langham Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

19-20

Positive Schools 2020 [NSW]

‘Australia’s premier mental health and wellbeing conference for teachers, school leaders and allied health professionals. Register to find out how to build safe and respectful relationships across your whole school community; create contextual wellbeing from the inside out and develop a healthier school culture for every young person today’.
A Pre-Conference day will now take place on 18 November 2020.

Postponed from 4-5 June 2020 with a Pre-Conference day on 3 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, NSW.

19-20

VDC 2020 Teaching and Learning Conference

‘The 2020 Conference program will consist of highly interactive concurrent workshops as well as high-profile keynote presentations on the theme of VET teaching and learning strategies for engaging with industry and learners’.

Postponed from 14-15 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : RACV Torquay Resort, Torquay, Victoria.

19-21

2020 ASHE Conference

‘The theme of ASHE 2020 is Advancing Full Participation. Full participation refers to the ability of people of every identity and background to realise their full potential as contributing members of a democratic society [Sturm, 2007]. It is an often implied, though rarely met, ideal of higher education. The 2020 theme will shed light on the challenges of and possibilities for full participation in higher education’.
Preconference - November 18-19, 2020.

Still on but we are monitoring the situation.

Venue : Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

21

2020 ASLA Literacy Research Summits [New South Wales]

‘Dr Merga will be supported by other research experts and experienced practitioners who will provide an opportunity to explore the application of her ideas and equip delegates with strategies to use in the workplace to advocate for the place of the school library. This will include guidance in developing a strong and research-based program designed to both support and raise literacy levels right across our schools’.

Postponed from 16 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : State Library of NSW, Sydney, New South Wales.

23-25

The 2020 School Leadership Conference

Queensland Association of State School Principals. ‘Our “why” is our compelling reason; the all-consuming purpose that drives our “what” and our “how”. Leaders, and teams, who place their “why” at the centre stay focused, are more resilient, better motivated, and position themselves for success. Uncover – or rediscover – your “why” at The School Leadership Conference 2020’.

Postponed from 3-5 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland.

26

ADM STEM in Defence Summit

‘It is imperative for Australia to ensure young people are propelled onto future-looking career pathways in cybersecurity, drone technology, shipbuilding, space and more. How Industry, Education and Defence will achieve this is the core focus of the Summit. We will explore’ a range of topics as listed on the conference page.

Postponed from 19 August 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Novotel Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland.

26-27

Positive Schools 2020 [Western Australia]

‘Australia’s premier mental health and wellbeing conference for teachers, school leaders and allied health professionals. Register to find out how to build safe and respectful relationships across your whole school community; create contextual wellbeing from the inside out and develop a healthier school culture for every young person today’.
A Pre-Conference day will now take place on 25 November 2020.

Postponed from [13]14-15 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Rydges Esplanade Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia.

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2020 ASLA Literacy Research Summits [Victoria]

‘Dr Merga will be supported by other research experts and experienced practitioners who will provide an opportunity to explore the application of her ideas and equip delegates with strategies to use in the workplace to advocate for the place of the school library. This will include guidance in developing a strong and research-based program designed to both support and raise literacy levels right across our schools’.

Postponed from 23 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria.

28/11-1/12

ISTE20 - EdTech Conference

‘The ISTE20 program is packed with sessions on education’s most critical topics. Personalise your learning journey by choosing from over 1 300 sessions’. Pre-conference Day on 27 June 2020.

Postponed from 28 June - 1 July 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Anaheim Convention Centre, Anaheim, California, USA.

Beginning of November 2020

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December 2020
Date Event
1-2

9th Women in Engineering Leadership Summit [Brisbane]

‘Assemble a strong professional network. Discover methods and tools to tackle unconscious bias in a constructive way. Develop your authentic leadership style for better business performance. Leverage your strengths to promote your visibility at work’.

Postponed from 25-28 May 2020. Other details appear the same. Check site for information re streaming (white-edged box near the top of the page).

Venue : Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland.

1-3

THE Asia Universities Summit 2020

‘The THE Asia Universities Summit 2020 will discover how the spirit of innovation continues today in research, education and collaborations with industry, and how it has been strengthened by scholars and students increasingly crossing national and disciplinary boundaries, as well as building links between industry and academia’.

Postponed from 2-4 June 2020. Pre-Sessions - 30 November 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Fujita Health University, Nagoya, Japan.

2-3

International Conference on Educational Policies and Learning Strategies [ICEPLS] 2020

The conference ‘aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Educational Policies and Learning Strategies’.

Venue : TBC, Sydney, NSW.

2-5

Design and Technology Teacher’s Association Research Conference [DATTArc]

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour Education Campus, Coffs Harbour, NSW.

4-6

9th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication [INPRA 2020]

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Postponed from 12-14 June 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Queensland.

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TEDxCasey [TED]

‘This event type is organised in the city or town in which you live, engages a wide range of local residents, and showcases a diverse array of talks, not limited to one subject. The event is named after the location-based community it serves’.

Postponed from 23 May 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Casey City Council, Narre Warren, Victoria.

6-9

ISPIM Connects Osaka Conference

‘ISPIM Connects Osaka will bring together over 250 innovation professionals [from research, industry, consulting and the public sector] from 20+ countries. Connect with top international innovation managers, researchers, and thought leaders, Gain global insights by contributing to local innovation challenges’ and much more.

Venue : KANDAI Me RISE, Umeda Campus, Kansai University,Osaka, Japan.

Beginning of December 2020

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2021
Date Event
8-10 Feb.

ALIA Information Online 2021 Conference

‘ALIA Information Online Conference is the biggest event in an information professional’s calendar. The conference program has a multi-sector focus and provides a unique opportunity for organisations to promote and showcase their products and services to a targeted and influential delegate group’.

Venue : International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW.

20-23 Apr.

2021 World Forum on Early Care and Education

Growing a Global Movement for Children : Innovations, Connections, Inspirations. Join early childhood professionals and advocates from around the world who will assemble in Vancouver to engage in work and dialogue to impact the futures of young children and their families’.

Venue : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

14-15 May

ECA Reconciliation Symposium – .

This event was postponed rather than cancelled in 2020; we are committed to running it on 14-15 May 2021 in Darwin.. The ECA Reconciliation Symposium brings the matter of reconciliation in early childhood into the spotlight and works towards a better future for all Australians’.

Venue : Darwin, Northern Territory.

Beginning of 2021

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