Conferences & Events

conference [n.]

1. an event, sometimes lasting a few days, at which there is a group of talks on a particular subject. 2. a meeting in which especially business matters are discussed formally. 3. a group of sports teams that play each other in organised competitions.
Synonyms include : congress, convention, forum, institute, round-table, seminar, summit, symposium, ...

Cambridge Dictionary

Conferences are still being affected by the impact of Coronavirus [COVID-19]. Some have changed to virtual conferences [Online, Zoom, Live stream, ... ], others have opted to have a hybrid combination of face-to-face and virtual presentations. Some, unfortunately, do not appear to have finalised a choice. These are the conferences we know about. We will continue to update any changes as we become aware of them. We regret to say, however, there is no absolute assurance of accuracy, though we will continue to be as accurate as possible over future months.

We have omitted some conferences being held in the next few months. Information at this time only indicates a face-to-face format. These are conferences held overseas and currently there is no option to travel internationally. We will maintain a separate listing of these and if either travel restrictions or formats change and lead time is reasonable, these will be added as we become aware of the changes
At the same time, we have added a number of other conferences which may not have been strongly considered in the past, simply because they are now available online and therefore eliminate a number of potential restrictions that might have impacted people from Australia - travel, expense, time factor [travel and attendance], etc..

Multiple educational conferences occur 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. In light of the ongoing situation, it is strongly suggested that you monitor any still indicating face-to-face conferences - some may have undergone change.

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 2021
Date Event


‘The 2021 AGOSCI Conference will provide an inclusive forum for the sharing of stories and evidence-based practice with a focus on beginning communicators. We will create a space for open collaboration between AAC communicators, families, exhibitors, educators and allied health professionals’.

Venue : Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania.


Movement - Brain ● Body ● Cognition

‘Our previous conferences have brought together researchers, clinicians and therapists from the fields of education, medicine, sports and rehabilitation sciences, as well as from occupational, physical therapy and psychology. This site will give you all the needed information for your registration, and for abstract submission, if you wish to present your work and research’.

Venue : La Sorbonne, Paris, France.


Strike A Chord Teachers’ Conference [Musica Viva Australia]

‘The conference is designed to complement Strike a Chord – the National Chamber Music Championship by building capacity in the teaching of chamber music at secondary school level. A dynamic combination of panel discussions, online workshops and open coaching sessions will be on offer to teachers at all levels of experience, working with students of varying skill levels’.

Venue : All Online Event.


New !ECA National Conference 2021

Young Citizens – The right to play, learn and be heard. ‘Tickets are fully flexible and can be switched up to 14 days prior to the event. Virtual passes can be upgraded to in-person tickets, and vice versa. Throughout this conference we will explore how we respect and support those rights – particularly through play, play based pedagogy and child-informed practice’.

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


Educate Plus 2021 Adelaide

‘With over 80 experts and thought leaders from Australasia and beyond, imaginations will be sparked with relevant topics, discussions and workshops. Adelaide 2021 will IGNITE ideas, passion and energy; highlighting new techniques, technology and approaches, preconceptions will be challenged and new thought processes will be inspired. Join us to find out more. Pre-Conference Monday MasterClasses and Workshops will be held 6 September 2021’.

Venue : Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.


New !Shaping STEM EdTech for your context

ACSA. ‘This session will address methods of using innovative Education Technology [Edtech] to improve STEM learning for your context. It will include discussions around the pedagogical frameworks and practical application in the use of’ a number of specific aspects.

Venue : Webinar.


GPTEC 2021

‘GPTEC 2021 will encourage thought and discussion around seizing the opportunities that will be brought about by the changes on the horizon for general practice training and education. The conference will bring the best aspects of both colleges to the fore, so the RTO network can look to the horizon for clarity as we continue to develop a sustainable general practice workforce’.

Venue : Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory.


New !Decoding intercultural updates in the Australian Curriculum

ACSA. ‘This session will inform and guide educators on ways to interpret and apply revisions to Intercultural Understanding Capability and Asia & Australia's Engagement with Asia Cross-curricula priority’.

Venue : Webinar.


2021 AASE National Conference

‘The theme for the 2021 AASE National Conference is Looking Through the Kaleidoscope. The Conference streams will cover the key areas of Collaborative Practice, Classroom Practice, Research and Practice, Wellbeing and Practice and Innovation and Practice. The Conference will provide an opportunity for educators, academics, professional support staff, families, community members and key stakeholders to come together to collaborate, share knowledge, network and learn together’.

Venue : Hilton Hotel Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.


New !National Nurse Education Conference 2021

‘The theme Inspire, Motivate, Educate reflects the life-long learning journey of the nursing and midwifery profession, to share knowledge and celebrate experiences through invited speakers; workshops; presentations; research and networking’.

Venue : Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland.


Creative Connections : Early Childhood Teachers [MCA Australia]

‘we will work together to construct new ways of introducing young children to contemporary art via meaningful, collaborative and experimental artmaking and responding experiences. Working alongside MCA artist educators, we will develop a toolkit of ideas and strategies to support creative learning experiences within your Early Childhood Education and Care setting’.

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

11-12 *

New !Connect 4 STEM in Action Conference 2021

‘Three days of opportunities for STEM Educators in Tasmania. Early Years Educators Day, 10 September, Sustainability Learning Centre, Mt Nelson and STEM Forum, 10 September, Venue TBC. More information will be released. Please save the date’.

Venue : Guilford Young College, Glenorchy Campus, Glenorchy, Tasmania.


New !Wellbeing @ Work Summit ANZ 2021

‘The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help you create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. The design and implementation of a holistic wellbeing and mental health program that delivers healthy outcomes and a more productive organisation is paramount right now’.

Venue : Virtual Summit.


Archives Amplified 2021

Australian Society of Archivists. ‘This conference will provide a platform for finding creative solutions to new and shared challenges. The theme is open to encompass many ideas and topics, and we welcome creative responses. A broad range of topics will be explored, focused on the central theme of “amplify”. Archives Amplified 2021 explores the ever-expanding and changing boundaries of archives and the archival profession’.

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


2021 APACS National Conference

Initial information only. More details to come soon.

Venue : Brisbane, Queensland.


Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference [AEGC] 2021

‘Under the conference theme of Geoscience for a Sustainable World, the AEGC will attract a large number of international and national delegates and organisations from across the spectrum of Australasian geosciences representing industry, government and academia. We expect to be able to include dedicated streams for Australian basins, resourcing a sustainable energy challenge, data, innovation and technology, high-quality resources for future generations, and developing the future workforce’.

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



‘The theme for the 2021 Conference is Your Search, Our Future. we are currently working on a broad and engaging two day program, including workshops, panels and networking opportunities alongside student presentations. We look forward to sharing more details of the program with you as the Conference approaches’.

Venue : ANU Acton Campus, Acton, Canberra, ACT.


ALLA 2021 Conference

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : QT Hotel, Canberra, ACT.



‘A two-day conference for studio music teachers to engage with an incredible line-up of Australian presenters in areas of music pedagogy, business, history and well-being. Engage in creative and diverse workshops, inspiring fireside talks, demonstrations, marketplace stalls, performances and interactive discussions that will impact your studio teaching’.

Venue : Zenith Theatre Chatswood, Chatswood, Sydney, NSW.


AAEE Conference 2021

Mandjoogoordap : Changing Tides. ‘Inspired by moving local examples, resilience theory, and Mandurah’s relaxed waterside lifestyle, Mandjoogoordap : Changing Tides aims to showcase innovative, practical and effective tools to help us “change the tides” of environmental and sustainability education’.

Venue : Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, Western Australia.


ASBA 2021

Innovate, M0tivate, Integrate. ‘The ASBA2021 National Conference Committee is confident that ASBA2021 will provide vibrant networking opportunities for delegates, exhibitors and sponsors. It is also a wonderful opportunity for delegates to see current trends and view products and services from a range of businesses supporting the education sector’.

Venue : Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria.



‘The CONASTA 69 theme of Science Revealed has been chosen to showcase all that Canberra has to offer as a science City. CONASTA has a strong reputation for offering high quality and stimulating professional learning experiences for science teachers, school laboratory technicians/managers and others with an interest in science education. Our delegates include representatives from all Australian states and territories, government and non-government schools, all years of schooling and from metropolitan, rural and remote locations’.

Venue : St. Edmunds College and St. Clare’s College, Canberra, ACT.


New !Chemeca 2021

‘The theme for Chemeca 2021 is Advance, Disrupt and Sustain. We think this is particularly relevant in a post-COVID world that will be faced with many challenges – new business models, disrupted supply chains and sustainability challenges such as decarbonisation and waste reduction. Our focus is to facilitate and encourage collaborative networking among those interested in exploring the emerging opportunities and challenges for the chemical engineering profession and process industries throughout our region’.

Venue : Virtual Conference.


2021 HEIA National Conference

‘We would like to maintain the current [2020] schedule of presentations, site visits, tours, etc. and hope that all invited speakers and venues will be available to participate in the 2021 conference. We sincerely hope that the postponement will provide certainty for your forward planning and that we can all work together and come together to participate in and celebrate our professional learning at the 2021 conference’.

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


AAEE Biennial Conference 2021

‘This intergenerational, inclusive and inspiring event ensures delegates will be immersed in the latest thinking and exposed to the best information and resources. With sustainability professionals and educators from all sectors, including education, government, NGOs and community groups, ours is an audience that values authentic ideas and ways of working. Conference Theme : Mandjoogoordap : Changing Tides’.

Venue : Mandurah, Western Australia.


AACB 58th Annual Scientific Conference

‘The conference will include invited international and local speakers, plenary sessions including the David Rothfield Memorial Oration and the David Curnow Plenary Lecture, concurrent symposia including industry and proferred papers, an extensive industry exhibition, submitted oral and poster presentations and a number of networking opportunities over the three days’.

Venue : Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland.


ACTA International Conference

‘The ACTA International Conference is a biennial event that encourages discussion and application between international TESOL learners and educators’. Pre-conference Workshop on 27 September 2021.

Venue : Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland.


Australasian Road Safety Conference 2021

‘The conference attracts a wide range of delegates from a range of portfolios, industries and backgrounds. This includes senior advisors, policy makers, researchers, practitioners, law enforcement officers, senior managers, community leaders, and students’.

Venue : Melbourne, Victoria.


New !AHISA 2021 Biennial Conference

‘Our 2021 conference theme is Be the change and we encourage you to submit an application that ties in with one of our key streams : Sustainability, Reconciliation, Social Justice and Inclusion, Wellbeing, Innovation and Leadership’.

Venue : Sheraton Grand Mirage Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Queensland.


ACEL National Conference 2021

‘We look forward to presenting a highly engaging ‘in person’ conference in 2021, in line with ACEL’s reputation in delivering high quality professional learning events and conferences’.

Venue : The Pullman Albert Park. Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria.


aes21 International Evaluation Conference

‘Evaluation has the power to be a lens that transforms the way we see the world. As evaluators, as people, we wear many lenses that shape what we see and how we focus our vision. Our lenses can help us to reflect on the wisdom of our elders; to refract our knowledge and learning in ways that enable us to embrace diversity in our communities; as well as to refocus on the future and create shared visions that resonate. Join us in 2021 as we come together to build clarity and insight, and to share our visions for the future of evaluation’. Conference Workshops - 27 and 28 September 2021.

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


AGTA 2021

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : Crowne Plaza, Hobart, Tasmania.


ASME XX111 National Conference 2021

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : Hobart Tasmania.


OEA’s 2021 National Outdoor Education Conference [NOEC]

‘The 3 day conference will also have an optional activity day on Saturday 2nd October. With the theme of Expanding Horizons : Looking up and out and a major emphasis on outdoor experiential learning, it promises to be a cracking event’.

Venue : Fairmont Resort, Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW.


New !AFR Higher Education Summit

‘With the incisive, independent style it is known for, the two-day 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’.

Venue : TBC.

Beginning of September 2021

Top of Page

October 2021
Date Event

Gold Coast 2021 [Australian International Education Conference]

‘AIEC will offer a bespoke program built to meet the needs of the international education industry, designed from invited and submitted proposals. Program sessions will cater to all sectors, will cover a broad range of topics and are suitable to industry veterans as well as newcomers to the industry. Attendees at the sessions will gain important and relevant knowledge, and discovered best practices, industry insights, innovative approaches and trends’.

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


New !6th International Conference on Communication and Media Studies

‘The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the role of the media and communications in society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. 2021 Special Focus — The Data Galaxy The Un-Making of Typographic Man ?’.

Venue : Virtual and Face-to-Face, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.


New !CLESOL 2021 Conference

‘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. Over 300 delegates are expected to attend, comprising those with an interest in language teaching and learning in families, communities, schools, workplaces and the tertiary education sector’.

Venue : St Cuthbert’s, Auckland New Zealand.


Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit 2021

Building knowledge, transforming skills. ‘The Teaching Excellence Summit covers two full days of interviews, debates and discussions, and networking events including a gala dinner, drinks reception, lunches and social events. In order to raise higher education teaching standards in China and beyond, this summit will explore the latest innovative methods and best teaching practices from around the globe’.

Venue : Nankai University, Tianjin, China.


2021 Oral History Australia Conference

‘The conference theme is Oral History in Troubling Times : Challenges and Opportunities. Our conference theme invites you to reflect on the challenges and issues of undertaking oral history in troubling times, and to consider how oral history can illuminate the lived experience of troubling times both in the past and in our contemporary world’.

While we plan to meet in solidarity and optimism, if that proves impossible we will run the conference online.

Venue : Launceston, Tasmania.


New !In Person : Leading with Literacy — PETAA 2021 Conference

‘Powerful practices for all learners. Join us in 2021 for PETAA’s Leading with Literacy Conference to be held again in Sydney. Creating a powerful English and literacy education for all students’.

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


Little People Big Dreams

‘This Conference will provide participants with a range of national and local presentations that will highlight innovation, the latest research and best practice, and opportunities to interact with colleagues from across the NT. This conference is designed for teachers, educators, parents, policy makers and sector leaders with themes relating to the full range of children’s learning and development from birth to 12’.

Venue : DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, Darwin City, Northern Territory.


New !2021 Victoria HR Leadership Summit

‘The summit is now part of the well-established international series. We look forward to collaborating with HR leaders and invite them to share their thinking, progress and most valuable lessons learnt. The event will once again gather 120+ VIC HR leaders for another great networking and learning experience’.

Venue : Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne, Victoria.


Women In Leadership Summit 2021

‘WILS 20212 is an educationally-focused event that helps you along your leadership path. Featuring inspiring keynotes, career-focused case studies, cutting panel discussions and interactive workshops, your leadership journey starts and continues with us. We’ll inspire you to become an authentic leader, equip you with the skills and strategies to add maximum value to your organisation and show you how to cultivate meaningful change for future generations’.

Venue : Livestream Event.


New !STEAM : Workshop for Early Childhood Teachers

‘In this workshop, you will work with MCA artist educators to use art strategies that support children’s sustained learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the lens of art’. Specific aspects are listed on the site.

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


New !The Educational Leader Conference [Adelaide]

Our 4th Educational Leader National Roadshow. ‘With both national and international speakers, this conference is a must-do conference for educational leaders across Australia. Be prepared to be supported, challenged, inspired and reassured as we explore a range of relevant topics relating to the role of the educational leader. Not to be missed . . . the conference brings together some big ideas into everyday practical ways’.

Venue : TBC, Adelaide, South Australia.


13th International Congress on Plant Molecular Biology [IPMB2021]

‘This Congress will bring together over a thousand plant biologists from around the world who are making the latest discoveries on how genes, proteins, metabolism and physiology influence plant growth’.

This will now be held in Cairns from 23-27 October 2022.

Venue : Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland.


New !The Educational Leader Conference [Sydney]

Our 4th Educational Leader National Roadshow. ‘With both national and international speakers, this conference is a must-do conference for educational leaders across Australia. Be prepared to be supported, challenged, inspired and reassured as we explore a range of relevant topics relating to the role of the educational leader. Not to be missed . . . the conference brings together some big ideas into everyday practical ways’.

Venue : TBC, Sydney, NSW.


New !The Educational Leader Conference [Canberra]

Our 4th Educational Leader National Roadshow. ‘With both national and international speakers, this conference is a must-do conference for educational leaders across Australia. Be prepared to be supported, challenged, inspired and reassured as we explore a range of relevant topics relating to the role of the educational leader. Not to be missed . . . the conference brings together some big ideas into everyday practical ways’.

Venue : TBC, Canberra, ACT.


New !2021 Queensland HR Leadership Summit

‘Queensland 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 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’.

Venue : Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland.

28 *

New !Namuru : Online Workshop for Teachers

‘Informed by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Learning Framework, written by the MCA’s Coordinator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Learning programs, learn new ways to respond to the works of Indigenous artists and support children to make personal connections. Part 1 - 28 October 2021, 9.00am-10.00am; Part 2 - 29 October 2021, 12.30pm-1.30pm; Part 3 - 1 hour of self-guided offline study’.

Venue : .


APAC 2021, Asia Pacific Autism Conference

‘More information to come shortly, watch this space ! In the meantime, fill in the expression of interest form to be kept up to date with information on APAC 2021’.

Venue : Perth, Western Australia.


FDCA 2021 National Conference

‘Known as Australia’s premier family day care conference, the FDCA National Conference has a proud history of bringing together stakeholders from the family day care and early childhood education and care sector to connect and discuss key issues that are impacting the sector’.

Venue : Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania.

Beginning of October 2021

Top of Page

November 2021
Date Event

World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education [WIPCE] 2021

‘WIPCE brings together Indigenous representatives from across the globe to share strategies and developments for Indigenous education and attracts experts, practitioners, scholars, students and communities. As a result, WIPCE is the largest and most diverse Indigenous education forum in the world’.

Venue : Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.


NSJLE – National Symposium on Japanese Language Education

‘The theme of the National Symposium on Japanese Language Education 2020 is Be Inspired Be Inspiring. We have convened presenters lead by our keynote speakers to inspire educators to become leaders in their field or context to ensure that students and the wider school community connect with and highly value Japanese language and become aware of the pathways available for those with Japanese language skills as well as providing innovative, stimulating and relevant classes’.

Venue : State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria.


SIGMA Biennial Nursing Convention

‘Featuring outstanding plenary speakers, networking opportunities, over 800 oral and poster presentations. Join more than 2 000 Sigma members and global leaders in nursing’.

Venue : Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.


Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians’ Institute 2021

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : Waurn Ponds Estate, Geelong, Victoria.


AARE Conference 2021

‘We will be working with SIG convenors to prepare a program of events supported by AARE during 2020 and 2021, which will highlight world-class research and support collaboration and capacity building. We will update you with further information as it becomes available’.

Venue : Now a Hybrid event - Online and in Melbourne, Victoria.


ANZAM Conference 2021

‘On behalf of ANZAM and your host, Edith Cowan University, we invite you to join us in Perth to spark a renaissance of bold new management scholarship that can begin to restructure our relationship to life, to the planet, and to our work’.

Venue : Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth, Western Australia.

Beginning of November 2021

Top of Page

December 2021
Date Event

2021 ANZSSA Conference

Postponed from 2020. Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : Perth, Western Australia.


Australasian Neuroscience Society’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : Melbourne Convention And Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.


2021 International Conference on Technologies in STEM ‘Live’

‘A broad range of technology education topics, including significant developments as well as innovative uses of technology that promote learning, performance, and instruction, will be presented at ICTSTEM 2021. 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 to many areas of STEM’.

Venue : Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore.

Beginning of December 2021

Top of Page

Date Event
7-9 March

Principals’ Conference [Queensland]

‘The event enables extensive networking between principals, regional directors, education stakeholders and conference partners and typically features keynote and guest speakers ranging from academics to media personalities and includes plenary sessions and group discussions, as well as a networking function for delegates’.

Venue : TBC, Queensland.

25-27 March

ASDG Interim Scientific Meeting 2022

‘With the theme of HomeGrown : Our Scientists take the stage the meeting will showcase current experts and emerging leaders of diagnostic genomics in Australasia’.

Venue : Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW.

17-22 July

ISME – 35th World Conference

‘It will be held in and around the riverside Southbank precinct, and many of the sessions will be in the world leading Brisbane Convention Centre’.

Venue : Brisbane, Queensland.

Beginning of December 2021

Top of Page

× Calendar Competitions Conferences Curriculum Education Resources Site Information Special Pages Teachers Tertiary