Target audience

Who attends AIEC?

The conference is the major opportunity each year for international education practitioners, teaching staff, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders to learn about major industry trends and development and to network with Australian and international colleagues.

The conference in Sydney is expected to attract over 1300 delegates from over 400 organisations, including speakers, exhibitors and delegates. Approximately 15-20% of attendees come from overseas, and about 2/3 of Australian attendees are from New South Wales and Victoria.

The conference attracts experts from all education sectors, including English language, schools, higher education and vocational education and training, as well as government representatives, NGO staff and private providers.

Attendees usually have a range of interests, which are explored through the different conference tracks, or key interest areas, showcased in the program.

Approximately 75% of attendees have more than five years experience working in international education, and approximately 10-15% have less than three years. Each year, about 35% of delegates attend the conference for the first time.

The exhibition typically includes 30 organisations.

Please download the fact sheet below for further details.



Key dates

16 January - Call for proposals opens

28 February - Call for proposals closes

22 May - Call for proposals notifications

1 June - Registration opens

1 August - Early bird registration closes

9 October 2018 - Conference starts