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 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.

July 2020
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New ! 21st PECERA Conference 2020

‘The conference program provides opportunities for those involved with early childhood education and care across the Pacific and Asia-Pacific Rim to come together and engage with research that supports us in our advocacy work for children, families and the early childhood profession. The programmer includes outstanding keynote speakers and the opportunity to engage with research presentations and conversations that support advocacy across numerous sub-themes’.

Venue : Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.


FATFA Congress [Teaching French in Australia]

Making Connections : Engaging 21st Century Learners of French in the Pacific. How do we and how can we teach French here and now in ways which engage diverse groups of learners ? This conference invites reflection on the theme of engaging learners of French in the contexts in which we teach’.

Venue : Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.


2020 AFAANZAnnual Conference

‘AFAANZ is devoted to a very broad spectrum of accounting and finance research and we welcome innovative research approaches as well as those that are well established. Papers are invited in the broad areas of accounting, finance, auditing, corporate governance, accounting information systems, accounting education, ethics, corporate social responsibility, tax and related fields’.

Venue : TBC, Melbourne, Victoria.


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.’.

Venue : Traralgon, Victoria.


Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2020

‘The Biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia [ASAA] conference is the largest gathering of experts working on Asia in the southern hemisphere. The conference theme will be Future Asias’.

Venue : The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne,Victoria.


ICED 2020, 23rd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf

‘ICED is the peak international forum for sharing evidence-based practice, research and ideas about education of Deaf/hard of hearing students. The first ICED was held in Paris in 1878, and since 1975 has been held every 5 years in countries throughout the world’.

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


Australian Statistical Society and New Zealand Statistical Association Conference [ANZSC 2020]

‘This conference brings together four leading statistical communities in the region – the Statistical Society of Australia, the New Zealand Statistical Association, the International Institute of Business Analysis [Special Interest Group for Business Analytics], and the Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics. The aim of this conference is to bring together a broad range of researchers and practitioners across a variety of statistical disciplines to facilitate the exchange of theory, methods and applications’.

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


New ! Adaptive Learning Fundamentals and Courseware Exploration

‘Adaptive learning is an emerging technology that has been shown to increase student engagement and student learning. In this course, you will explore why adaptive learning is so promising, how it works, why it works, how to make it work for your students, properties of an adaptive learning system, as well as what to look for when selecting an adaptive learning tool’.

Venue : Asynchronous Workshop.


New ! APRU Undergraduate Leaders’ Program [ULP] 2020

‘ULP 2020 aims to expose youth leaders of the Asia-Pacific to interdisciplinary, people-centred, and environmentally sustainable approaches and solutions to meet emerging challenges in the Asia-Pacific in an increasingly globalised world’.

Venue : University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines.


Emerging Leaders Development [Brisbane]

‘Take control of your career destiny, kick start your personal capability development and embrace the concepts of self-guidance and continuous improvement. The program works across three targeted areas and culminates in building a personal development plan to put it all into action’.

Venue : Level 1, 60 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland.


29th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’

‘The theme for the 2020 conference is Workforce ready : challenges and opportunities for VET. There is much debate over how our future workforce landscapes will look, or what skills our workers will need to be successful at their jobs. However, one thing is clear: almost all workers will need to upskill or retrain throughout their working lives. What challenges and opportunities does this present for VET, and what plans should we be making for the future ?’.

Venue : North Metropolitan TAFE, Northbridge Campus, Northbridge, Western Australia.


2020 International Boys’ Schools Coalition [IBSC] Annual Conference

‘Join more than 600 colleagues from around the globe for the 2020 IBSC Annual Conference. Together we’ll explore the theme Connecting the Dots : Boys, Communities, and the Future. Let’s rise to the challenge to combine efforts to prepare boys for lives of fulfilment in a constantly evolving world’.

Venue : Viaró Global School, Barcelona, Spain.


International Conference on Technologies in STEM [ICTSTEM 2020]

‘The conference aims to further the application of technology education within STEM and specific learning areas. Within Technology education, students use design and/or computational thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions both digital and physical for authentic problems. As such it applies many of the areas of STEM. We invite practitioners and researchers to network and share their experiences. Teachers, and heads of learning areas as well as teacher educators, researchers and HDR researchers from K to higher education are all encouraged to attend’.

Venue : Furama Riverfront, Havelock Road, Singapore.


New ! FENS Forum - International Neuroscience Conference 2020

‘The FENS Forum of Neuroscience is Europe’s largest international neuroscience conference. The Forum scientific program covers all domains in modern brain research. With 56 parallel symposia, more than 3 500 abstracts expected and 20 plenary and special lectures, the FENS Forum covers neuroscience from basic to translational research’.

Venue : SEC Centre, Glasgow, United kingdom.


International Round Table Symposiums - 2020 Educational Issues

‘Topics of Interest will include but are not limited to : K-12 Schools; School Administration and Leadership; Education Trends; School Governance; Religion and Public Schools; Charter Schools; Anti-Bias Education; Special and Gifted Education; and Education Law’.

Venue : Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England.


14th International Congress on Mathematical Education [ICME 14]

‘You’ve got the chance to uncover the most up-to-date innovations in Education, Mathematics, Mathematical Education, Learning and Teaching at this vital Congress’.

Venue : TBC, Shanghai, China.


Maryborough Regional Conference for Middle Years [#MARYCAS20]

Adolescent Success. ‘Middle Years expert Keynote Speakers. Opportunities for you to present. Facilitated networking/sharing practice. Research based sessions on transitions and well being in the middle years’.

Venue : Riverside Christian College, Maryborough West, Queensland.


2020 International Conference on Learning

The Learner Research Network. ‘The Conference on Learning features research addressing the following annual themes : Pedagogy and Curriculum; Assessment and Evaluation; Educational Organisation and Leadership; Early Childhood Learning; Learning in Higher Education; Adult, Community and Professional Learning; Learner Diversity and Identities; Technologies in Learning; Literacies Learning; and Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning’.

Venue : University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.


26th IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education [ICCE 2020]

‘ICCE 2020 is a forum where South African and International chemistry educators can build connections between research and practice to bring Nelson Mandela’s vision into a reality in South Africa and education communities across the world. It provides an opportunity to build partnerships between local and international educators to provide a legacy on which to build the education system envisaged by Nelson Mandela’.

Venue : Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa.


Using and interpreting data in schools [ACER]

‘A foundation level professional learning program focused on developing teachers’ expertise in using and interpreting different types of data in a school context. It is designed for teachers and school leaders who wish to build solid shared understandings and shared language about the kinds of data used in schools, the different ways in which data can be represented, and what they can tell teachers about student learning’.

Venue : Online.


6th International Archean Symposium [6IAS] 2020

‘6IAS represents the premier international scientific gathering for geoscientists interested in the Early Earth. The program will reflect a decade’s worth of advances in our understanding of how the Early Earth evolved and aims to develop future directions for Precambrian geoscience for the decade to com ’.

Venue : The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia.


2020 Higher Ed International Round Table Symposium

‘Topics of Interest will include but are not limited to : Performance Standards, Accountability, Outreach and New Technologies, Social Networking, Rising Costs and Declining Quality, Ensuring Access and Equity, College and University Rankings, Career Planning, Employee Retention, Collective Bargaining, Employment Discrimination and Diversity in the Workplace’.

Venue : Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England.


International Round Table Symposiums - 2020 Women and Education

‘Topics of Interest will include but are not limited to : Women and the University; Girls’ Education; Women and Careers; Women’s Writing; Women in Literature; Women in History; Women and Social Justice; Women and Religion; and Women and Sports’.

Venue : Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England.


Newcastle Regional Conference for Middle Years [#NEWCAS20]

Adolescent Success. ‘Middle Years expert Keynote Speakers. Opportunities for you to present. Facilitated networking/sharing practice. Research based sessions on transitions and well being in the middle years’.

Venue : St Philips Christian College, Waratah, NSW.


The BiG Day In [Brisbane]

‘The BiG Day In events are aimed at senior secondary school and university students interested in careers in ICT and technology. The BiG Day In helps students obtain more information about ICT and technology careers, and hopefully helps them make a better-informed decision about their future’.

Venue : GHD Auditorium, Engineering Building Level 3, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.


New ! 6th International Conference on Science & Technology Research

A full listing of known conference themes plus other essential information can be found on the site.

Venue : Asian Institute of Technology, Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.


2020 Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

‘The Conference features research addressing the following annual themes : Social and Community Studies; Civic and Political Studies; Cultural Studies; Global Studies; Environmental Studies; Organisational Studies; and Educational Studies; The 2020 Special Focus is Reflecting on Community Building : Ways of Creating and Transmitting Heritage’.

Venue : National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.


International Centre for Innovation in Education [ICIE] Conference 2020

‘This International Conference will provide a conference program with the highest calibre of Nobel Prize winners, keynote speakers, invited speakers, and a large number of scholars and presenters alongside a selection of exhibitors. The ICIE conferences are milestones in the journey towards leadership, creativity and innovation in basic-higher education and psychology’.

Venue : University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.



‘The scientific program will include invited speakers, symposia, and poster sessions’. Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.


AHEAD Annual Conference 2020

‘Bringing industry together, Association on Higher Education and Disability’s Annual Conference is a 6 day event with Education, Higher Education, Learning, Teaching, Disability and Disability Education matters. It also offers you the opportunity for face-to-face communication with those rewriting the future’.

Venue : JW Marriott Palm Desert Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, California, USA.


16th EASA Biennial Conference [easa2020]

‘EASA2020 is inviting you all to join in celebrating the anniversary and deliberating the present in Lisbon, at the conference New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe’.

Venue : Lisbon University Institute and ICS-Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.


CEN NSW/ACT State Conference

‘Save the date for the 2020 CEN NSW/ACT State Conference. Further details and registration to come . . . ’.

Venue : Nepean Christian School, Mulgoa, NSW.


New ! The 4th International Conference on Higher Education Research [ICHER 2020]

‘This conference will cover issues on Higher Education Research, and other related topics. It is dedicated to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods in related fields’.
This is the new date for this conference. It was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Venue : Guilin Grand Link Hotel, Guilin, China.


Unlocking The New Art and Science of Teaching [Brisbane]

‘The Unlocking the New Art and Science of Teaching Institute provides a unique opportunity for educators to either become familiar with the New Art and Science of Teaching instructional framework or dig deeper into specific aspects of the framework’.

Venue : TBC, Brisbane, Queensland.


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance [ATSIMA] 2020

‘This conference will be the first mathematics education conference held in a Yolngu Community. It will provide participants the opportunity to be immersed in a Yolngu Community, in Yolngu Language and Culture and exploring the teaching and learning of mathematics that values our cultures. You will also have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with other delegates who hold ATSIMA’s vision that “All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners will be successful in mathematics”’.

Venue : Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.


Emerging Leaders Development [Melbourne]

‘Take control of your career destiny, kick start your personal capability development and embrace the concepts of self-guidance and continuous improvement. The program works across three targeted areas and culminates in building a personal development plan to put it all into action’.

Venue : Level 7, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria.


The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People [Adelaide]

‘The 2020 program is still being finalised. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates’.

Venue : Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, South Australia.

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August 2020
Date Event

34th ISME World Conference 2020

‘The theme is Visions of Equity and Diversity. The call for papers for this event is now open’.

Venue : Sibelius Academy, UniArts Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.


World Congress of Applied Linguistics

The dynamics of language, communication and culture in a changing world’. Initial information only. Monitor for further updates.

Venue : MartiniPlaza, Groningen, The Netherlands.


8th International Research Symposium on PBL

‘This edition is about PBL, sustainability and digitalisation. We welcome best practice and research papers within these and other related PBL themes’.

Venue : Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.


ECER 2020, Glasgow [EERA]

‘Conference Theme : Educational Research [Re]connecting Communities. The ECER 2020 in Glasgow intends to interrogate the capacity of educational research to address the complexity of the challenges that are encountered in connecting and reconnecting communities in contemporary Europe’. There are two conferences as part of this - 24 - 25 August 2020 - Emerging Researchers’ Conference and 25 - 28 August 2020 - European Conference on Educational Research.

Venue : Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

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September 2020
Date Event

Teach Tech Conference Sydney 2020

‘Food Technology – STEM – Hospitality – Digital Technologies – Technology Mandatory’. Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

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


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.


ALLA 2020 Conference

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

Venue : QT Hotel, Canberra, ACT.


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, reimagining Kodály’s vision and its application in Australia today’.

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

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October 2020
Date Event

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.


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.


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.


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.

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November 2020
Date Event

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.


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.


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.


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.

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

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December 2020
Date Event

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.


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.


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.

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