AIEC gathers to “respond to challenges and continue to diversify education”
“AIEC is an opportunity for us all to join together as a global community, and ensure international students are supported in all aspects as we reunite beyond borders”
The global international education sector is gathering this week for the first time in three years for the Australian International Education Conference – AIEC – in Australia.
From October 18–21, the event on the Gold Coast and online will attract more than 1,600 delegates, where stakeholders will regroup and refocus in a bid to create sustainable and accessible global education opportunities.
“We are delighted to be hosting AIEC, but more importantly looking forward to unpacking and discussing how the international education sector has responded to challenges and continue to diversify education,” Study Gold Coast CEO, Alfred Slogrove, said ahead of the event.
Among keynote speeches and sessions, delegates will hear from a wide variety of 240+ experts including catalyst thinker, digital strategist and a disruptive storyteller, Bosco Anthony, author and journalist, Annabel Crabb, and economist and advocate for climate action and social impact, Nicki Hutley.
Also speaking is author and filmmaker, Stan Grant, international brand transformation expert, Lisa MacCallum, in addition to Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia and New Zealand His Excellency Vasyl Myroshnychenko.
With the conference theme Beyond borders, the event will seek to create progressive policies and shared strategies for students.
“The International Education Association of Australia is looking forward to fruitful conversations with education leaders to continue to enhance Australia’s reputation as a provider of quality education,” said IEAA chief executive officer, Phil Honeywood.
IEAA is co-hosting AIEC alongside IDP Education, which will reveal findings from a recent survey at the event.
“Our latest IDP research has shown that while Australia has bounced back to the second spot in the chart of most attractive study destinations, the onshore experience and career outcomes are more important than ever,” said IDP Connect chief executive officer, Simon Emmett.
“AIEC is an opportunity for us all to join together as a global community, and ensure international students are supported in all aspects as we reunite beyond borders.”
The four-day program will include a host of plenary sessions, panels, presentations, and a buzzing exhibition with 61 exhibitors, hosted at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The select sessions broadcast live to the virtual audience will also be available on demand after the conference.