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

Register before 3 February 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, Professorial fellow in the International Economics of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Maastricht University
  • Ms Kate Carnell, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
  • Professor Carl Wieman, Professor, Physics and Graduate School of Education at Stanford University (Nobel Prize Winner)
  • Dr Megan Clark, Advisory Board Member, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Professor Barney Glover, Chair, Universities Australia
  • Mr Bill Ferris, Chair, Innovation Australia
  • Professor Robin Grimes, FCO Chief Scientific Adviser, UK
  • Mr George Megalogenis, Journalist, political commentator and author
  • Ms Annabel Crabb, Political journalist and commentator
  • Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training 
  • Senator The Hon Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry

Download the conference smart phone app here: http://eventmobi.com/uaconf2016/

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.

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.