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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 conferences now appear to be continuing, others postponed, some cancelled. Some have changed to virtual conferences [Online, Zoom, Live stream, ... ], others have opted to have a combination of face-to-face and virtual presentations. There are indications of this in current [and past] listings. These are conferences we know about. We will continue to update changes as we are made aware of them. We regret to say, however, we can give no absolute degree of accuracy, but will continue to try and be as accurate as possible over the remainder of the year [and beyond ?].

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

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. This is likely to increase with many international conferences moving online, either partially or fully.

Information is added as far ahead of actual dates as possible and updated where this is required. Note many conferences late in 2020 and into 2021 have now adopted virtual presentation of some form. In light of the current status, it is suggested that you monitor any still indicating face-to-face conferences - some may have to undergo 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.

January 2021
Date Event
3-7

New ! 2021 Clute International Academic Conferences Maui

‘The conferences provide a platform to enhance your knowledge and professional skills through interaction with colleagues and peers from different nationalities and backgrounds. This year the conferences include : The Clute International Academic Conference on Business [IACB] and the Clute International Conference on Education [ICE]. The Clute Institute is also sponsoring tracks in Science Education [ISEC] and Technology in Education [ICTE]’.

Venue : Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, Hawaii.

6-10

IFCC Worldlab 2021 Seoul

Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine. ‘The main goal of the congress has been the globalisation of medical knowledge related to Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine through a well-structured system of continuing education’.

Venue : .

10-13

New ! International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management, and E-Learning [IC4E 2021]

The conference ‘aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experience, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted’.

Venue : Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

12-14

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience [Armidale]

‘Hands-on interactive sessions in chemistry, immunobiology, coding, meat and animal science, insect ecology, DNA and forensic techniques and neuroscience. As part of the program you will get a rare glimpse into the workings of our precision agriculture research group at the University’s SMART farm at Kirby, one of UNE’s rural properties, and experience the Centre for Animal Research and Teaching on campus. Professional scientists will be on board throughout the experience and also for a career panel and discussion to help you clarify your thoughts on pursuing science at a University level and into the future’.

Venue : University of New England, Armidale, NSW.

12-14

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience [Sydney]

‘Grab your keep cups, your canvas bags and tree planting kits – we are on a mission. If you’re a natural problem solver and enjoy exploring a real-life environmental challenge from every angle, the Sydney Science Experience is the place you need to be in January. Become climate change scientists for three days by learning about current global challenges we face and the technologies we have that enact real change. Each day will feature interactive labs and workshops which will detail a global challenge, what is currently being done about it, and together perform one positive action to combat the challenge. From biology to psychology to mathematics to chemistry… all our sciences are getting their hands dirty to save the world’.

Venue : University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

13-15

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience [Perth]

‘Hands-on interactive sessions in chemistry, immunobiology, coding, meat and animal science, insect ecology, DNA and forensic techniques and neuroscience. As part of the program you will get a rare glimpse into the workings of our precision agriculture research group at the University’s SMART farm at Kirby, one of UNE’s rural properties, and experience the Centre for Animal Research and Teaching on campus. Professional scientists will be on board throughout the experience and also for a career panel and discussion to help you clarify your thoughts on pursuing science at a University level and into the future.’.

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

15-16

21st International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

‘We are trying to move away from the either/or of place-based or online conferences. For whichever way you choose to participate, we will offer a blended conference experience. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year’.

Venue : University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ / Online.

18-20

New ! The ConocoPhillips Science Experience [Ryde]

‘Discover 3D printing and a virtual reality during our science expo, meet passionate scientists at our career speed dating, participate in a chemistry and physics magic show, learn more about our solar system and the world beyond earth, explore the world of Indigenous science and much much more ! A video of last year’s event is available here’.

Venue : Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW.

18-20

New ! The ConocoPhillips Science Experience [Parkville]

‘There’s more to science than biology, chemistry and physics. We want to show you just how broad it can be ! Whether you want to fix your cracked phone screen, adapt to a changing climate or invent technology to change the world, science is where it starts. At the University of Melbourne, your program is supported by dedicated student mentors who study across a range of disciplines – including IT and Data Science, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Science and Engineering. You’ll get to see inside our laboratories, museums and classrooms, and you’ll meet leading researchers in different fields’.

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

19-20

Strategy & Innovation Sydney 2020

‘The Forum is simple. . . Our focus is on uniting leading minds, generating unrivalled learning experiences, creating passionate discussion and actual transformation. Two days of keynote presentations, panel sessions and workshops’.

Venue : Doltone House - Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, NSW.

19-21

New ! The ConocoPhillips Science Experience [Queenscliff]

‘Immerse yourself in marine and freshwater science. A combination of talks, hands on practicals and watery activities will lead to a fulfilling program that will allow you to explore the many possibilities for future studies and careers in aquatic science and beyond’.

Venue : Marine & Freshwater Discovery Centre, Queenscliff, Victoria.

19-22

New ! The ConocoPhillips Science Experience [Brisbane Combined]

‘Treble your science experience by attending three of the largest universities in Queensland during the four days. Visit QUT, UQ and Griffith-Nathan. You will tour scientific facilities, hear from some of Queensland’s leading scientists, participate in hands –on workshops, explore science based careers. Areas covered include forensic and biological science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy, environmental sciences and engineering’.

Venue : UQ, QUT, Griffith Nathan; Brisbane, Queensland.

19-22

New ! The ConocoPhillips Science Experience [Joondalup]

‘Participate in inspiring and fascinating science and mathematics activities and workshops including; chemistry, physics, biological and environmental science, freshwater and marine biology, mathematics and data-science and cyber security and computer science, all facilitated by our friendly team of ECU scientists and current students. You will explore what science looks like at a University level, hear from our Scientists about their ground breaking research and where science can take you as a future career. New for 2021 is the opportunity to experience firsthand our new start of the art Science SuperLabs’.

Venue : Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia.

20-22

New ! The ConocoPhillips Science Experience [St. Lucia]

‘During this three day program you will visit scientific facilities and participate in workshops in range of disciplines such as maths, physics, genetics, marine science, astrophysics, chemistry, neuroscience, health and safety science, agriculture or nanotechnology’.

Venue : University of Queensland [St Lucia], St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland.

25/1-2/4

Online Teaching Course

‘Intended for educators new to online teaching or those aspiring to improve their skills in this area. The online teaching course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to become an effective online teacher. The focus of the course is on the theory and practice of online pedagogy, how to facilitate online discussion and collaboration, and support student learning in the online environment’.

Venue : Online.

26-30

26th IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education

‘The conference will be organised around the theme, A 2020 Vision of Chemistry Education which was inspired by the vision of Nelson Mandela. 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’.

Postponed from 2020. Other details appear the same.

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

27-29

New ! 2021 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

‘The conference theme is Educator Mental Health. Please check back for rescheduled Pre-Conference Institutes. Join your colleagues at the next ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership online - no hotel stay or travel necessary ! Whether your leadership imperatives are in a classroom, a school, or systemwide, this event will address your needs with practical solutions’.

Venue : Virtual Conference.

28-29

New ! International Conference on Child Psychiatry and Mental Deficiency [ICCPMD 2021]

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 Child Psychiatry and Mental Deficiency. 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’. Previously scheduled to be run in Sydney.

Venue : Digital [TBC].

30/1-2/2

LitCon 2021 - National K-8 Literacy & Reading Recovery Conference

‘LitCon: National K-8 Literacy & Reading Recovery Conference provides powerful, research-based professional development to support educators. It is respected and appreciated by educators from around the world as the place to receive tools to enable the highest quality literacy instruction for all students’.

Venue : Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Beginning of January 2021

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February 2021
Date Event
1-5

6th Women in Leadership Western Australia Summit [Perth]

‘Master the power of authentic leadership and become a leader of tomorrow. Uncover the characteristics of exemplary leadership; Achieve a sense of personal value and confidence in your abilities; Strategies to empower and uplift yourself and others; and Become a champion of change and leverage your leadership profile’.

Venue : TBC, Perth, Western Australia.

2-3

Updated ! Higher Education Operations Professionals Leadership Summit 2021 [Sydney]

‘Leadership skills to hone your team’’s agility & improve operational efficiency; Enrich service delivery & operational effectiveness through cross-collaboration; Master time management & discover strategies to do more with less; Build stakeholder influence & practice data-driven decision-making’.

Postponed from 2020. Now Virtual / Streaming.

Venue : Virtual.

4-5

LIANZA Tertiary & Research Symposium 2021

Gather and Grow. ‘As most of our professional decisions are underpinned by evidence gathered through some form of research, this symposium will be of strong interest to information workers across all sectors, tertiary, school, special, government, health, public and more. It will also provide the opportunity to rekindle connections with colleagues and friends across the library and wider information sectors. All are welcome - new graduates, early career and more experienced professionals alike’.

Venue : National Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

8-10

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.

8-11

Higher Education Strategic Finance & Resource Efficiency Summit 2021 [Sydney]

‘Understand how automation is driving efficiency and affecting skills; Strategic tools for budgeting, forecasting & planning; Articulate value fluently in financial & non-financial terms; and Learn best practise techniques to inform strategic thinking’.

Venue : Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW.

12-14

New ! Winter 2021 Learning & the Brain Conference

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco, USA.

13-14

Source Kids Disability Expo [Melbourne]

‘Our first Melbourne Expo in 2019 was a huge success with thousands of families and carers taking the opportunity to find and try out products and services for children and young adults with disabilities, listen to talks by advocates and chat with service providers. Want to know what to expect on the day ? Take a look at our highlights video of the 2019 event’.

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

17-19

New ! Deans Conference 2021

‘The role of a dean has perhaps never been more dynamic than it is today. Leading a complex organisation in a rapidly changing business education landscape through a global health crisis. Join the largest global event for business school deans to focus on four key themes: strategy, emerging trends, societal impact, and management. By learning from each other we can emerge from the global pandemic as more impactful leaders, with innovative programs, more flexible faculty and staff, and better student outcomes’.

Venue : Virtual Conference.

19-21

New ! 2nd World Conference on Teaching and Education

‘Inspiring speakers, latest research findings, engaging networking, unparalleled learning opportunities – WORLDCTE is the ideal setting to bring yourself up to date on the most crucial developments in the field of education, teaching, and learning’.

Venue : MODUL University Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

22-23

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2021

‘Gartner Data and Analytics Summit is the premier gathering for chief data/analytics officers and senior data and analytics leaders’.

Venue : International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW.

23-25

The Mathematical Association of South Australia - Year 12 Teachers’ Conference

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : TBC, Adelaide, South Australia.

24-25

New ! 8th Annual Australia National EA/PA Conference

‘A brilliant networking opportunity for Executive Assistants [EAs] and Personal Assistants [PAs] from all over Australia. The conference will also feature valuable strategies, techniques and tips to enhance the effectiveness of your executive support functions, see your profession through the eyes of your executives, and keep abreast of the latest must-have skills for your career development’.

Venue : Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney, NSW.

25-26

New ! International Conference on Child Psychiatry and Psychology []ICCPP 2021

‘Providing 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 Child Psychiatry and Psychology’. Previously scheduled to be held in Sydney.

Venue : Digital [TBC].

26

Autism Conference Series: Achieving Meaningful Inclusion

‘Educators, clinicians, professionals, parents, family members, individuals and anyone who supports a person on the spectrum will benefit from attending this conference. Participants will leave the conference with practical strategies at hand to support individuals in making fulfilling and productive lives the rule rather than the exception’.

Venue : Adelaide Oval, Nth. Adelaide, South Australia.

28/2-2/3

New ! 2021 AIPM Conference

‘The premier event for project management professionals across Australasia. In its 42nd year, the annual conference is the platform for project leaders, both established and up-and-coming, to gain knowledge and share experiences on topics that are driving the leadership of projects today and in the future. Further details will be available soon’.

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

Beginning of February 2021

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March 2021
Date Event
1-2

New ! Positive Leadership [Melbourne]

‘In the Short Course in Positive Leadership, Robert Ritchie, founder of Positive Difference, shares this science with you in a highly engaging course conducted face-to-face over two full days. In addition, all participants will complete two strengths-identification surveys prior to the course, and these will be debriefed during the course. Specifically, you will become competent in the application of the VIA Institute's Values-in-Action Character Strengths survey and the Centre of Applied Positive Psychology’s Expert Strengths Profile’.

Venue : Stamford Plaza Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

4-5

New ! Applied Positive Psychology [Melbourne]

‘This course will teach you the conditions and processes that lead to the optimal functioning of individuals, groups and organisations. You will learn how to be at your personal best at home and at work, and how to lead cultural change in your work environment to enhance wellbeing and improve performance. By synthesising research in the field of Positive Psychology, supported by current thinking in positive education, neuroscience, mindfulness, positive organisational practices and positive leadership, the course provides comprehensive coverage of the key theories and concepts that are transforming workplaces and classrooms across the world’.

Venue : Stamford Plaza Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

4-6

Evidence Based Policy Summit 2021

‘If policy is not well researched, with evidence to back up how it is implemented and rolled out, costly mistakes happen. The Evidence Based Policy Summit 2021 will empower you with the tools to use research, evidence and data to make policy more effective. Through interactive case studies and presentations, you will learn how to drive cost efficient research and evidence gathering to achieve genuine policy results, while building policy relationships across departments and the private sector’.

Venue : Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Canberra, ACT.

8-10

New ! International Technology, Education and Development Conference INTED2021

‘INTED is one of the largest international education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologists and professionals from the educational sector. More than 700 experts from 80 countries will get together to present their projects and share their knowledge on teaching and learning methodologies and innovations on educational technology’.

Should conditions not allow INTED2021 to be held on-site as expected, the conference contributions will be moved to a fully virtual format.

Venue : TBC, Valencia, Spain.

10-12

New ! 2nd CFO Summit

Join an exclusive gathering of CFOs, Accounting, Financial and Audit Leaders for meaningful exchanges around digital automation in finance and accounting. Acquire actionable insights, proven solutions and effective strategies to accelerate your organisation‘s finance & accounting transformation’.

Venue : Park Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.

12

New ! The Big Meet Adelaide

‘The Big Meet is a FREE careers fair targeted at undergraduates and recent graduates from all universities in the metropolitan region. So whether you are a first year student or final year undergraduate or you've been working, studying or travelling since graduation, you are welcome to attend !’

Venue : Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide.

13

New ! NSW Early Childhood Environmental Education Network [ECEEN]

‘A conference for sustainability in early childhood services in NSW’. Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : Moving Online - Details TBA.

15

New ! The Big Meet Brisbane

‘The Big Meet is a FREE careers fair targeted at undergraduates and recent graduates from all universities in the metropolitan region. So whether you are a first year student or final year undergraduate or you've been working, studying or travelling since graduation, you are welcome to attend !’

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

15-16

New ! ACEL National Disability & Inclusion Conference 2021

‘Featuring experts and leading practitioners in the field of disability and inclusion, the Conference will focus on the ways in which educators can ensure that all students access and engage in learning. Presentations will explore how system leaders, school leaders and teachers can work together to ensure schools are inclusive environments; how students with disability can contribute to their own learning; and how schools can work effectively with parents, families and the wider community to ensure they are involved in their child’s education’.

Venue : Sofitel Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland.

15-16

Disability & Inclusion Conference 2021

‘Featuring experts and leading practitioners in the field of disability and inclusion, the Conference will focus on the ways in which educators can ensure that all students access and engage in learning. Presentations will explore how system leaders, school leaders and teachers can work together to ensure schools are inclusive environments; how students with disability can contribute to their own learning; and how schools can work effectively with parents, families and the wider community to ensure they are involved in their child’s education’.

Venue : Sofitel Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland.

15-19

New ! 2021 AEDC National Conference

‘It is our hope that adapting to a virtual platform will increase the reach and diversity of the conference, and we invite you to join us in this new online venture. Head over to our Q & A page to find out more about what this exciting new platform will offer and how you can engage in conference events, sessions, and networking’.

Venue : Virtual Conference.

17-19

TPC 2021 - Tasmanian Principals Conference 2021

‘The provisional program is available to view by clicking the Program tab, and as you will see, the sessions are perfect for us to consider how to Lead for Wellbeing in order to support ourselves and those we work with. We very much look forward to seeing you at our Conference next year’.

Postponed from 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Country Club Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania.

18

Changing Spaces Library Design Conference 2021

ALIA. ‘We are able to offer a rich program of creative, innovative ideas about the very latest trends for school, public, academic and special libraries in Australia. The Changing Spaces conference showcases the best in contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and celebrates the investment in libraries made by our nation’s institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments’.

Venue : State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.

18-19

New Perspectives in Science Education

‘The event offers the opportunity to interact with experts in the field of Science Education from all around the world. The conference promotes transnational cooperation and shares good practice in the field of innovation for Science Education. Teachers, researchers, practitioners and project managers from all over the world are invited to take part in the Conference. Health and Safety issues in relation to COVID-19. In case participants are not able to attend on-site, online, interactive, attendance/presentation opportunities are available. Participants attending/presenting online will benefit of a discounted fee’.

Venue : Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy.

19

New ! The Big Meet Melbourne

‘The Big Meet is a FREE careers fair targeted at undergraduates and recent graduates from all universities in the metropolitan region. So whether you are a first year student or final year undergraduate or you've been working, studying or travelling since graduation, you are welcome to attend !’

Venue : Palladium at Crown, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria.

22-23

National FutureSchools Festival 2021

Professional Development Re-imagined. ‘Technology, Environment, Pedagogy and Curriculum. 220+ speakers. This revamped “festival of ideas” is designed to upskill and inspire teachers, education leaders and partners who are searching for updated and practical tools to better engage and teach tomorrow’s students. Create your own agenda from over 110 learning hours and across 16 topics. Sessions until 9pm’.

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

24

New ! The Big Meet Perth

‘The Big Meet is a FREE careers fair targeted at undergraduates and recent graduates from all universities in the metropolitan region. So whether you are a first year student or final year undergraduate or you've been working, studying or travelling since graduation, you are welcome to attend !’

Venue : Pavilion 1, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

26

New ! The Big Meet Sydney

‘The Big Meet is a FREE careers fair targeted at undergraduates and recent graduates from all universities in the metropolitan region. So whether you are a first year student or final year undergraduate or you've been working, studying or travelling since graduation, you are welcome to attend !’

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

30/3-1/4

Locate Conference 2021

‘We are pleased to announce to our valued Locate community, a brand new digital program we are calling ‘Locate Connect’. Our carefully curated and fully online program will deliver some of the content planned for Locate20 over the next few months, as well as provide a platform for our industry to connect and exchange information’.

Postponed from 2020.

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

Beginning of March 2021

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April 2021
Date Event
7-9

New ! IASSIST 2021

‘The conference theme is Data by Design : Building a Sustainable Data Culture’. Find detailed [and continually updated] information for the IASSIST 2021 Conference via links on the home page.

Venue : Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden.

12-14

New ! 2020 National History Teachers’ Conference

‘This leading event in History education will include over 60 sessions with presenters from across Australia sharing their expertise in primary, lower school and senior secondary History Education; Sessions supporting History and HASS teachers to develop their skills and content knowledge; Workshops targeting student engagement in HASS/History, literacy development, gifted education, technology in a History classroom and many other sessions aimed specifically for an Australian classroom; Interesting and engaging keynote speakers’ and much more.

Postponed from 2020.

Venue : TBC, Perth, Western Australia.

12-16

QPR – Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference

‘We have agreed that a re-scheduled Quality in Postgraduate Research conference should be held in Adelaide at the National Wine Centre during the week of 12-16 April 2021. Please put the dates in your calendar. We will announce further details as soon as possible’.

Postponed from 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : National Wine Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.

14-16

New ! Leading, Learning and Caring Conference 2021

AHISA. ‘We will have much to share in April 2021. For school leaders there will be ‘war stories’ that will offer rich insights into crisis management. There will be insights into change management, communications and community engagement. There will be fresh understandings about student engagement and how to engage parents in their children’s learning. There will be new information about the wellbeing of students and their pastoral care. Importantly, there will be the opportunity to learn how our colleagues are implementing these insights to improve outcomes for students’. Pre-conference Program 13 April 2021.

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

14-17

New ! ACRL Conference 2021

‘Today’s higher education environment calls for innovative ways to support student, faculty, and institution success. At ACRL 2021, we will explore the theme Ascending into An Open Future. Connect with colleagues from all over the globe and get access to content all year long. ACRL 2021 features more than 500 programs selected and presented by leaders in the profession’.

The ACRL Virtual Conference enhances the conference experience for attendees onsite and also provides an important professional development opportunity to those unable to travel to ACRL 2021.

Venue : TBC, Seattle, Washington, USA.

20-23

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.

23-25

New ! CSEDU 2021

‘A yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational tools and environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, and institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education. CSEDU 2021 will provide an overview of current technologies as well as upcoming trends, and promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new educational technologies in the academic and corporate world’. Attendance at this conference provides free access to a number of other conferences at the same venue/time. Check the top of the page for links to these.

Venue : TBC, Prague, Czech Republic.

23-25

New ! COMPLEXIS 2021

‘A yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing innovative views on all aspects of Complex Information Systems, in different areas such as Informatics, Telecommunications, Computational Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Social Sciences. Information is pervasive in many areas of human activity – perhaps all – and complexity is a characteristic of current Exabyte-sized, highly connected and hyper dimensional, information systems’. Attendance at this conference provides free access to a number of other conferences at the same venue/time. Check the top of the page for links to these.

Venue : TBC, Prague, Czech Republic.

23-25

New ! GISTAM 2021

‘A meeting point for researchers and practitioners that addresses new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualisation, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies [ICT] as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems’. Attendance at this conference provides free access to a number of other conferences at the same venue/time. Check the top of the page for links to these.

Venue : TBC, Prague, Czech Republic.

23-25

New ! FEMIB 2021

‘Finance, Economics, Management and IT Business [FEMIB] are essential for each country, organisation, society and individual. We believe that only doing well in these four areas can ensure each organisation, decision-maker, investor, government and country to achieve long-term success and collaboration. Our aim and objective are to bring scientists, practitioners and decision-makers of these four areas together to foster a strong and well-connected community. We welcome innovative ideas, concepts, services, techniques, research outputs and business practices’. Attendance at this conference provides free access to a number of other conferences at the same venue/time. Check the top of the page for links to these.

Venue : TBC, Prague, Czech Republic.

29-30

New ! Quality Teaching in Practice 2021

‘The Quality Teaching in Practice conference brings together leading education researchers, policy makers, teachers and school leaders to share their insights, research and best practice straight from the classroom. A major focus of the conference will be the latest research on Quality Teaching Rounds, in particular its impact on students’ academic outcomes’.

Postponed from 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Four Seasons Sydney, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.

29/4-1/5

WorldSkills Australia National Championships & Skills Show 2021

‘Over three action-packed days, you’ll have access to an exciting array of interactive events, workshops and activities. Witness over 50 exhilarating skills and trade competitions, get immersed in cutting edge VR and tech at the new STEMhub, or Try’a Skill out for yourself at one of our demo areas’.

Venue : Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

29/4-2/5

New ! Careers Expo Perth 2021

‘Over four big days, nearly 100 exhibitors – universities, TAFEs, government departments, training providers and employers – will represent the full range of career and employment pathways. It’s an unmissable opportunity for students in Years 7–12 to decide on tertiary or vocational courses or to select upper-school subjects, and to get face-to-face with employers. It’s also great inspiration for adults looking for an exciting change of career’.

Postponed from 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

Beginning of April 2021

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May 2021
Date Event
4-7

New ! Australasian Simulation Congress

‘Simulation Australasia, the national body for those working in simulation in Australasia, will once again bring together SimHealth, SimTecT and the Serious Games streams for the 2021 Australasian Simulation Congress [ASC] with opportunities for a number of joint sessions of mutual interest’.

Venue : TBC, Brisbane, Queensland.

5-6

New ! e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies

‘The e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Research Network is brought together around a common concern for new technologies in learning and an interest to explore possibilities for innovative pedagogies. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary geographic and cultural boundaries. 2021 Special Focus - Transcending Social Distance : Emerging Practices in e-Learning’.

Replaces the 2020 Conference. To support the range of options, and flexibility needed in our current climate, we will offer a blended conference experience. Check the site for details.

Venue : University of the Aegean - Rhodes Campus, Rhodes, Greece.

6-7

NEAS Management Conference 2021 - Transformative Journeys in Education

‘The 2021 NEAS Management Conference is focused on Transformative Journeys in Education. The conference theme seeks to explore how as leaders, teachers, practitioners and students in international education we undergo transformation through our intercultural experiences. The conference will showcase transformative journeys that our members have seen or experienced in their careers. The conference will explore how we can harness the power of journeys in creating and maintaining a sustainable future in education’.

Venue : TBC, Sydney, NSW.

7-8

New ! VADEA Conference 2021

‘The VADEA 2021 Conference program will focus on presentations and workshops from artists and visual arts and design educators who investigate the dynamic between diverse and resounding voices, provoking action and critical points of intersection and exchange in our contemporary world’.

Venue : Aerial UTS Function Centre, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW.

10-12

New ! 2nd ANZ Student And Teachers Mental Health, Well Being & Suicide Prevention Forum

‘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’.

Venue : Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria.

11-13

New ! 2021 UniSport National Conference

‘The UniSport National Conference unites university sport administrators and managers for networking opportunities and conversations surrounding issues that drive the university sport sector. The conference attracts over 160 university sport leaders, keynote speakers, university sport administrators and managers as well as representatives from international university sport federations, national sporting organisations and key university stakeholders’.

Venue : .

13-14

New ! 2021 May Global Education Conference

‘The aim of Global Conference on Education is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy’.

Also available Virtually using Zoom.

Venue : University of Riverside, Riverside, California, USA.

14-15

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’.

Postponed from 20. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Darwin, Northern Territory.

15

New ! 2021 Wollongong Cluster Conference

‘Theme : Breaking Barriers - Building Bridges, Connecting Mathematics across the Curriculum. This year’s conference aims to provide teachers across all educational sectors the opportunity to be involved in high quality professional learning on the importance of making connections within mathematics and across other key learning areas’.

Postponed from 2020.

Venue : University of Wollongong - McKinnon Building, Wollongong, NSW.

15-18

New ! 2021 Round Table Conference

‘The 2021 Conference will explore the ever-expanding opportunities presented to people with print disabilities in a rapidly changing landscape: opportunities for information access and creation, for communication and learning. This conference provides three full days of technical research, presentations and practical workshops on issues related to accessibility’.

Postponed from 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : Bayview Eden, Melbourne, Victoria.

20-21

Thinking and Learning Conference 2021

‘Australasia‘s leading conference for educators is back in 2021: the Thinking & Learning Conference. Hawker Brownlow Education is assembling some of the biggest names in education in one location for three days of exceptional professional learning. Popular past speakers such as Jay McTighe and Carol Tomlinson will be returning with new insights, while others – including Marie Alcock and Fiona Forman – will be making their conference debut. From data to differentiation, PLCs to wellbeing, the 2021 Thinking & Learning Conference will inspire educators and equip them with the knowledge and practical strategies to significantly advance student achievement’.

Venue : Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria.

25-29 **

New ! Autism West Symposium 2021

‘The Symposium is the only annual event of its kind in Australia and showcases local, national and international expert speakers, many with lived experience, exploring the opportunities and challenges for people with autism and those who work and live with them. The Symposium provides a unique opportunity to bring the autism community together to listen, learn and network. The good news for the autism community in regional Western Australia is that the event will be going on a road trip in May 2021 to three regional areas in Western Australia’. Contact for specific details.

Venue : 25 May - Kalgoorlie; 27 May - Geraldton; 29 May - Bunbury.

27-28

New ! Early Years Conference 2021

‘The Early Years Conference is a bi-annual conference that promotes the wellbeing of children and families by advancing collaboration and evidence-based practice, and provides a platform to reflect multiple perspectives to improve early childhood development. Our theme for this conference is From theory to practice and will be showcasing what is happening across sectors in the early years space’.

Venue : Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland.

28

New ! ITECA Higher Education Roundtable

‘The Roundtable brings together the nation’s leaders in the independent higher education sector. They will come together to discuss the how to strengthen the strong internationally-renown reputation for quality. Topics include : The data that showcase the excellent performance of independent higher education; The perceptions of independent higher education among students and employers; and Strengthening engagement with professional bodies and employer organisations’.

Venue : Hilton Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Beginning of May 2021

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June 2021
Date Event
2-3

New ! Universities Australia Conference 2021

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Postponed from 2020.

Venue : TBC, Canberra, ACT.

3-4

2021 Australian Curriculum Conference

‘The conference will focus on three strands : How could we reimagine curriculum, assessment and pedagogy ?; How do excellence and equity work together in schools ?; and How do we ensure all young Australians become confident and creative individuals, successful lifelong learners, and active and informed members of the community ? Reimagining curriculum and assessment’.

Venue : Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane, Queensland.

4-5

New ! National Education Summit [Brisbane]

‘National Education Summit Conferences are designed and presented by Australian educators and offer up-to-date, meaningful and innovative content for Australian teachers and schools’. Individual conferences will be listed separately.

Postponed from 2020. Other details appear the same.

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

4-5

New ! The Education Show [Brisbane]

‘The Education Show will showcase the latest cutting edge learning and teaching resources along with programs, support services and technology to educators from across Australia. Visitors can also attend the Free Education Program, as well as the Free Spotlight Stage where exhibitors will provide in depth information about their service, program or resource. The Education Show is a key event of the National Education Summit’.

Postponed from 2020. Other details appear the same.

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

4-6

New ! Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland Conference 2021

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Postponed from 2020.

Venue : The Star Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Queensland.

15-18

New ! AIFS Conference 2021

‘Every two years the AIFS Conference attracts more than 600 leading thinkers and professionals from a diverse range of sectors and disciplines to explore key questions on what works [and what doesn’t] for families. The purpose of the AIFS Conference is to share knowledge and build cross sector capability to bring about positive change in family policy and service systems’.

Postponed from 2020.

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

20-22

New ! Association of Pacific Rim Universities Annual Presidents’ Meeting

‘View the introductory video here. Details of the meeting will be announced in early January 2021. Please stay tuned’.

Venue : Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

21-22

New ! Deakin STEM Education Conference 2021

‘The conference 2021 will provide a forum for schools and educators to share their innovations and join the discussion about how to use STEM education and entrepreneurship to develop the next generation of creative and innovative thinkers’.

Venue : Geelong Tech School, Geelong, Victoria.

21-23

New ! Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists Conference 2021

‘The conference theme is Complexity in Practice to reflect the challenging caseloads many clinical psychologists manage, often in a private practice. Our 2021 conference will provide a wide variety of workshops that are designed to push your clinical skills to the next level with skill-based activities you can translate immediately into your clinical practice’.

Cancelled and postponed from 2020.

Venue : Sofitel Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland.

21/6-9/7

New ! The Aboriginal Art Summit 2021

‘The Aboriginal Art Summit is designed to reach a myriad of educators. There will be presentations that appeal to beginning educators, presentations designed for educators who are not sure about how to begin engaging with Aboriginal and Aboriginal artists in their programs, as well as inspiring content for experienced educators looking for a challenge to take their curriculum practices forward’.

Venue : Online Conference.

22-24

New ! THE Young Universities Summit 2021

‘The summit will explore and demonstrate how young universities can expand their spheres of influence both globally and locally. In particular, this summit will hear leaders of young universities – defined as higher education institutions established since 1945 – discuss opportunities to further consolidate their reputation and impact at home and abroad’.

Postponed from 2020. Other details appear the same.

Venue : HSE University, Moscow, Russia.

22-26

WAIMH2021 17th World Congress - Creating stories in Infant Mental Health : research, recovery and regeneration

WAIMH. ‘The WAIMH 2021 Organising Committee we want to let you know that it is full steam ahead to bring you an amazing Congress next year that we know will be worth the wait! The Congress committees are regularly meeting and planning for WAIMH 2021. We thank you for your continued support’.

Postponed from 2020.

Venue : TBC, Brisbane, Queensland.

Beginning of June 2021

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July 2021
Date Event
4-5

New ! National Education Summit [Melbourne]

‘National Education Summit Conferences are designed and presented by Australian educators and offer up-to-date, meaningful and innovative content for Australian teachers and schools’. Individual conferences will be listed separately.

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

4-5

New ! The Education Show [Melbourne]

‘The Education Show will showcase the latest cutting edge learning and teaching resources along with programs, support services and technology to educators from across Australia. Visitors can also attend the Free Education Program, as well as the Free Spotlight Stage where exhibitors will provide in depth information about their service, program or resource. The Education Show is a key event of the National Education Summit’.

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

5-8

SEA National Teachers’ Conference 2021

Initial information only. Monitor regularly for further updates.

Venue : Samford Valley Steiner School, Samford, Queensland.

7-9

New ! 2021 ATEA Conference

‘The theme for the conference is Strong Foundations, Future Innovations, allowing reflection on the complex, contested and vital work of teacher education in order to chart a course and prepare for the unknown and unforeseen future. The conference will explore research based on the breadth of teachers and teacher educators across all sectors from early childhood through to higher education’.

Venue : Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland.

20-23

2021 Joint APPA & NZPF Trans-Tasman Conference

‘The conference theme Leading Today For Tomorrow : Creative…Courageous... Connected encapsulates the joys, challenges and demands of contemporary leadership. The keynote speakers and workshop presenters will inspire and challenge our thinking and bring us fresh ideas about leadership. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to mix with 1 200+ primary school leaders from our two countries as well as some other international guests’.

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

Beginning of July 2021

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August 2021
Date Event
10-13

AHRI National Convention and Exhibition 2021

Reinventing future workforces. ‘This four-day event will empower you to change work, shape culture and lead ethically to create sustainable workplaces for the future. From a dedicated public sector conference to motivating and inspiring keynote sessions, vibrant networking events to hands-on Masterclasses, Convention will be filled to the brim with quality content and learning for you to take back to your business or organisation’.

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

15-16

ACER Research Conference 2021

Excellent progress for every student : what will it take : Research Conference 2021 will provide insights into reforms to curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and professional learning that better support teachers’ efforts to meet individual learning needs and so ensure every student makes excellent progress.’.

Venue : International Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW.

Beginning of August 2021

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September 2021
Date Event
2-4

New ! 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.

27-29

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.

29/9-1/10

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.

Beginning of September 2021

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October 2021
Date Event
12-14

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.

24-28

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’.

Venue : Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland.

Beginning of October 2021

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November 2021
Date Event
6-10

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.

28/11-2/12

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 : UNISA, City West Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.

Beginning of November 2021

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December 2021
Date Event
2-3

International Conference on Education, Management and Leadership Training [ICEMLT] 2021

‘Bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Education, Management and Leadership Training. 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, Sydney, NSW.

2-3

International Conference on Mathematics Education and Learning [ICMEL] 2021

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 Mathematics Education and Learning. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and concerns’.

Venue : TBC, Sydney, NSW.

Beginning of December 2021

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