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Universities Australia presents

Universities Australia Higher Education Conference 2018

Conference


When:

28th February 2018
1st March 2018

Where:

National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT, Australia, 2601

Speakers:

Mr Bruce Reed, Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative

Professor Genevieve Bell, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU

Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Director of the Centre for Translational Data, The University of Sydney

Plus many more

Cost:

$1910

Universities Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s 39 comprehensive universities. Delivered by the sector for the sector, the Higher Education conference is the annual signature event on the Australian higher education calendar attracting more than 900 delegates.  Participants include Vice-Chancellors, Chancellors, senior university representatives, Government representatives, industry representatives, members of our research community, international education specialists, media and those with an interest in higher education.The 2018 conference theme – Future Fundamentals – will have speakers exploring the fundamental role of universities in teaching, learning and research as they reinvent themselves in a new political, economic and technological environment.

The conference features an exceptional lineup of keynote speakers including:

  • Mr Bruce Reed, Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative
  • Professor Genevieve Bell, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
  • Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Director of the Centre for Translational Data, The University of Sydney
  • Dr Alan Finkel AO, Australia’s Chief Scientist
  • Professor Margaret Gardner, Chair, Universities Australia
  • Professor Ian Williamson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Dean of Commerce, Victoria Business School, Victoria University, Wellington
  • The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Education and Training
  • Dame Anne Glover, Vice Principal, External Affairs & Dean for Europe, University of Aberdeen
  • Mr Ahmed Fahour, Former Managing Director and Group CEO, Australia Post
  • Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Ian O’Connor, Vice-Chancellor and President, Griffith University
  • Ms Jean Kittson, Actor, Comedian, Author, Public Speaker and Commentator

This high-calibre program continues into the concurrent sessions with the following speakers confirmed:

  • Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University
  • Professor Tim Brailsford, Vice-Chancellor and President, Bond University
  • Professor Eeva Leinonen, Vice-Chancellor, Murdoch University
  • Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor and President, La Trobe University
  • Mr Anthony McClaren, CEO, TEQSA
  • Mr Sam Watson, Head of Global Infrastructure and Government, National Australia Bank
  • Professor Beverley Oliver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Deakin University
  • Professor Suzi Derbyshire, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor Jonathan Powles, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), The University of New England
  • Professor Marcia Devlin, Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), RMIT University
  • Professor Steven Larkin, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education and Research), The University of Newcastle
  • Professor Andrew Taggart, Provost, Murdoch University
  • Professor Joanne Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), The University of Queensland
  • Dr Vianne Timmons, President & Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina and Chair of Universities Canada International Committee
  • Mr Tuari Potiki, Director of Maori Development, University of Otago
  • Professor Mike Woods, Professor of Health Economics UTS Business School; Independent Reviewer, COAG Health Council Accreditation Systems Review
  • Ms Jennifer Nobbs, Executive Director of Activity Based Funding, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
  • Mr Iain Watt, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), The University of Western Australia
  • Mr Laurie Pearcey, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), UNSW Sydney
  • Ms Stephanie Faye, CEO, Austrade
  • Mr Warwick Smith AM, LLB, Senior Managing Director, International and Institutional Banking, ANZ Bank
  • Dr Kirrilee Hughes, CEO, AFS Australia
  • Ms Louise Pollard, 2017 Equity Fellow, The University of Western Australia
  • Ms Lucy Mercer-Mapstone, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland
  • Mr Philip Marcus Clark AM
  • Mr Don Knapp, CEO, Australian University Sport

Registration Fees:

Two Day Conference (28 February – 1 March) – EARLY BIRD – $1910

(REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO 26 JANUARY 2018)

Two Day Conference (28 February – 1 March) – STANDARD RATE – $2165

(REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 26 JANUARY 2018)

Additional Events (registration for events are required)

Welcome Reception (included in 2 day Registration ONLY)

National Press Club Address  ($90)

Conference Dinner ($160)

Breakfast Address ($50)

Tech-EX – FREE

For further information please contact Marni Tebbutt, Events Manager, Universities Australia at events@universitiesaustralia.edu.au or 02 6285 8116.

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