Universities Australia Higher Education Conference 2014

Universities Australia
Higher Education Conference 2014

26-28 February 2014
National Convention Centre, Canberra

Register before 31 January 2014 to secure the early bird rate

Universities Australia is the peak national body representing the Australian university sector. The conference is organised by Universities Australia and is the annual signature event for the sector attended by Vice-Chancellors, Chancellors, senior university representatives, Government representatives, members of our research community, international education specialists, media and those with an interest in higher education.

The theme of the 2014 conference is Universities in the new era: stirred not shaken, with an emphasis on the accelerating globalisation as well as developments in digital teaching and learning.

The conference features an exceptional line up of speakers including: 
  • Professor Anant Agarwal, President, edX
  • Mr Simon Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, FutureLearn (UK)
  • Professor Sandra Harding, Chair, Universities Australia
  • Mr John Warren, Manager, Australia & New Zealand Research Programs, Microsoft
  • Ms Alison Johns, Head of Leadership, Governance and Management, HEFCE (UK)
  • Mr Mark Scott, Managing Director, ABC
  • Professor Ian Chubb AC, Chief Scientist
  • Dr Robert W Conn, President, The Kavli Foundation
  • Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate
  • Mr Xavier Prats Monné, Director General Designate, Education and Culture, European Commission 

We are excited to announce an addition to the program - Dinner with the Minister to be held on Wednesday 26 February at 7.30pm at the conference venue (National Convention Centre Canberra).  The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education will give the keynote dinner address.

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. 
The 2014 conference will host an exhibition. For further information on becoming an exhibitor please contact Tricia Hopkins, Kaigi Conferencing and Events at tricia@kaigi.com.au or 02 6198 3218. To view the exhibition prospectus, click here.

Universities Australia would like to thank the 2014 sponsors for their support of the Higher Education Conference.