Education events around Australia in 2018

For a highlights in education industry events around Australia next year, look no further. From EduTech’s offerings of tech solutions for education professionals, to Future Schools Expo featuring Sir Ken Robinson, it’s all on for 2018!


Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson will visit Melbourne for the Future Schools Expo next March.


ICDEVL 2018 – 20th International Conference on Distance Education and Virtual Learning                                                                                                                                        

1– 2 February 2018

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

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 Distance Education and Virtual Learning.


Agile Schools Summit 2018                                                                                                                      

19 March 2018

Sydney, NSW

The annual Agile Schools Summit is about empowering teacher learning by creating a shared professional space for senior school and system leaders to engage in deep thinking.

Leading researchers and practitioners will gather to hear leading speakers share powerful insights and practical methods for meaningful improvement.

National FutureSchools Expo and Conferences   

Future Schools speaker                                          

20– 22 March 2018

 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The National FutureSchools Expo is Australia’s largest education showcase, bringing together 80+ suppliers over two days. The event will feature world-class speakers such as Sir Ken Robinson, and five conferences have been designed to cater for senior leadership working in different roles within K-12 education.


Ignite the Spark, Fuel theFire: Differentiating Assessment                       

6 April 2018

UNSW, Kensington, NSW

The conference, now fourth in the series, will focus on ideas and practical ways to differentiate assessment, in the context of the classroom, whole school and community of schools.


Beyond the Digital Revolution in ELT: NEAS 2018                                                      

9 – 11 May 2018

Doltone House Darling Island, Pyrmont, NSW Australia

NEAS is excited to present the theme for the NEAS 2018 Management Conference – Beyond the Digital Revolution in English Language Teaching. NEAS would like to hear from students, teachers and professional staff about their experiences inside and outside the classroom with technology.


2018 ASEPA National Conference                                                        

 16 – 18 May 2018

Stamford Grand hotel, Glenelg, SA

Exploring their theme, ‘Turning Tides. Inspiring Minds’: The South Australian Special Education Principals’ and Leaders’ Association offers the opportunity to learn, improve and lead outstanding practice within the field of Education for students with disability.


Positive Schools 2018                                                                                                               

Queensland                                           17 – 18 May 2018

Western Australia                               24 – 25 May 2018

Victoria                                                  31 May – 1 June 2018

NSW                                                           7 – 8 June 2018

For two days, more than 30 leading experts from around the world will challenge us and inspire us to create exceptional education in exceptional schools. Education that supports equity and diversity – with real advice on how teachers and school leaders can support self-determination and wellbeing in every young person.


EduTech International Congress & Expo                                                                         

EduTech International Congress and Expo

7– 8 June 2018

International Convention Centre, Sydney

EduTECH is an annual event where the entire education and training sector gather together to learn, debate, exchange ideas and be inspired by the very latest in education thought leadership. It’s the only event in the country that brings together schools, tertiary education, VET and workplace learning under one roof.


QLD Schools VET Conference                                                                                               

10 August 2018

Hilton Brisbane

The Conference will bring together both leading experts and industry bodies to educate, empower and inspire VET practitioners from QLD schools. Streams cater to RTO managers, vet teachers, principals and deputy principals. (Pre-approved 25 Right Way Professional Development Points.)


The National Education Summit                                                       

31 August – 1 September 2018 

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The National Education Summit is a meeting of educational minds. The summit draws principals, school leaders, business managers and educators from K-12 to share ideas, problem solve and learn.


The Education Show                                                                              

31 August – 1 September 2018 

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Part of The National Education Summit, The Education Show includes 100+ exhibitors showcasing school resources, products, services and technology for classrooms, schools and careers.


Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) Conference

2 – 8 October 2018

 Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney

The theme is ImpaCT, and presenters will demonstrate how we can ensure maximum effect on student learning using the technologies we employ. The conference will also undertake a ‘health check’ on the rollout of technology curriculum and ensuring the many resources produced to support this can be shared.


Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) 2018                

9 – 12 October 2018

International Convention Centre, Sydney

The theme of AIEC 2018 will be ‘Empowering a new generation’ and will feature a host of sessions, workshops, roundtables, an exhibition and social events attracting world-leading experts and representatives from all education sectors as well as government, NGOs and private providers. The call for proposals will open in January 2018, and registrations open in June 2018.


ICME 2018: 20th International Conference on Mathematical Education

3 – 4 December 2018

Sydney, NSW

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 mathematical education.


Transnational Curriculum Inquiry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World                                                                                                                                                                

10– 12 December 2018

The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The conference, under the auspices of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS), will be co-hosted with the Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) and the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). The conference will have an explicitly international orientation, with a view to furthering the project of transnational curriculum inquiry, albeit drawing on what are often distinctively national perspectives, and working within and across them.

Suzy Barry

Suzy Barry is a freelance education writer and the former editor of School News, Australia.

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