Conference schedule

The AIEC will provide an interesting and exciting program, unique social events, networking opportunities and a venue with first class facilities.

All events are held at the ICC Sydney, unless otherwise noted.

This year, there will be no plenary on Tuesday evening. The Welcome Reception will still be held in the Exhibition on Tuesday at 6 pm.

Schedule is subject to change. Last updated on 17 May 2018


Tuesday 9 October 2018
08:00 - 19:00 Registration open
19:00 - 20:30 Exhibition open
07:30 - 17:00 Speakers' Preparation Room open
09:00 - 16:00 IEAA Research Roundtable
09:00 - 12:00 Pre-conference workshops (morning sessions)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (for workshop and masterclass delegates)
13:00 - 16:00 Pre-conference workshops (afternoon sessions)
16:30 - 18:00 First-timers' Orientation & Networking
18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Reception
Wednesday 10 October 2018
08:00 - 17:30 Registration open
08:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open
07:30 - 17:00 Speakers' Preparation Room open
08:45 - 10:15 1.1. Plenary
10:15 - 10:45 Morning tea
10:45 - 12:15 1.2. Concurrent sessions
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
12:30 - 13:15 Young Professionals Networking Session
13:30 - 15:00 1.3. Concurrent sessions
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon tea
15:30 - 17:00 1.4. Concurrent sessions
17:30 - 19:00 Happy Hour – sponsored by IELTS
Thursday 11 October 2018
08:00 - 17:30 Registration open
08:00 - 17:30 Exhibition open
07:30 - 17:00 Speakers' Preparation Room open
08:45 - 10:15 2.1. Plenary
10:15 - 10:45 Morning tea
10:45 - 12:15 2.2. Concurrent sessions
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
 12:30 - 13:15 IEAA AGM
13:30 - 15:00 2.3. Concurrent sessions
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon tea
15:30 - 17:00 2.4. Concurrent sessions
19:30 - 23:00 Conference Dinner – sponsored by IDP Education
Friday 12 October 2018
08:00 - 15:00 Registration open
08:00 - 13:30 Exhibition open
08:00 - 11:00 Speakers' Preparation Room open
09:00 - 10:30 3.1. Concurrent sessions
10:30 - 11:00 Morning tea
11:00 - 12:30 3.2. Concurrent sessions
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 3.3. Closing Plenary
15:00 End of conference

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

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