Higher Education Conference 2016
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Transforming Australia: universities and 
their communities
9-11 March 2016
National Convention Centre, Canberra

Register before 22 January 2016 to secure the early bird rate.

Universities Australia is the national peak body representing the Australian university sector. The conference is organised by Universities Australia and is the annual signature event for the sector attracting over 800 delegates including 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 theme of the 2016 conference is Transforming Australia: universities and their communities.

The conference features an exceptional line up of speakers including: 
  • Professor Jo Ritzen, International Economics of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Maastricht University
  • Professor Wendy Purcell, President, Plymouth University
  • Professor Cecilia Christersson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Malmo University, Sweden
  • Professor Carl Wieman, Nobel Prize Winner, Stamford University
  • Ms Annabel Crabb, Political journalist and commentator
  • Professor Barney Glover, Chair, Universities Australia
  • Ms Belinda Robinson, Chief Executive, Universities Australia

For further information on the conference, browse the following pages of this website or contact Arminia Sorbara, Events Coordinator, Universities Australia at a.sorbara@universitiesaustralia.edu.au or 02 6285 8116. 

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for the conference are now available. For further information view our Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus here or contact Arminia Sorbara.

What delegates have said about previous conferences

“Overall it was very well run. Calibre of speakers was excellent.”

“Excellent spread of plenary and concurrent sessions.”

“Enjoyed the conference overall.”

“The Plenary sessions were wonderful. High level and incredibly thought provoking.”

“Good networking opportunity and most of the sessions I attended were of value.”

“I thought this was an excellent, thought provoking conference that was well organised.”

Universities Australia thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 2016 Higher Education Conference.