The Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) 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.
On average, 1200 attendees from over 400 organisations attend the conference each year, including speakers, exhibitors and delegates. Approximately 20 per cent of attendees come from overseas, and about two thirds 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 key interest areas showcased in the program, including: admissions and compliance, business development and strategy, employability, learning and teaching, marketing and recruitment, staff professional development, student mobility, student life, pathways, TNE, ELICOS, vocational education and training, and schools.
Approximately 75 per cent of attendees have more than five years experience working in international education, and approximately 10-15 per cent have less than three years. Each year, about 35% of delegates attend the conference for the first time.
The exhibition typically includes 25 to 30 exhibiting organisations.