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AFR Higher Education Summit

Uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive Higher Education landscape in the years ahead.

29-31 August 2017 | InterContinental Sydney

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Government, Academia and Startups rates available – see pricing below

overview

The Australian Financial Review’s Higher Education Summit returns in August, bringing together the sectors’ most esteemed thought-leaders and disruptors to discuss the future of higher education in Australia.

With the incisive, independent style it is known for, the summit will once again interrogate prevailing Higher Education policies and practices, and showcase true, transformational innovation from Australia and abroad – all with an eye to uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive Higher Education landscape in the years ahead.

With borders tightening in the USA and the UK, will Australia see a boom in international students and if so, how should the sector respond? In a rapidly evolving job market, are we effectively preparing our graduates for the workforce? And what is the latest thinking on bespoke education, micro-credentials and nano-degrees?

This year the summit will be extended to a third day dedicated entirely to the powerful emergence of EdTech – entitled the AFR Edtech Summit, in partnership with EduGrowth. With themes ranging from the current EdTech landscape, to the future of education, visiting alternative educational models, technology influencing student experience and the perspective of venture capitalists towards educational start-ups, the AFR’s Edtech Summit in partnership with EduGrowth promises to be an exciting new addition to this flagship event.

Returning this year is the AFR’s Higher Education Awards, including the following categories;

  • Community Engagement Award
  • Education Technology Award
  • Emerging Leader Award, sponsored by Perrett Laver.
  • Employability Award, sponsored by Pearson.
  • Equity and Opportunity Award
  • Facilities Innovation Award
  • Industry Engagement Award, sponsored by Technology One.
  • International Education Award, sponsored by Top Education Institute.
  • Learning Experience Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by UniSuper.

Be sure to attend to see the most innovative and exemplary practice of universities across Australia.

Don’t miss out. Book your place at the AFR Higher Education Awards Dinner now.

sponsors

exhibitors

EduGrowth EdTech Summit

This year the summit will be extended to a third day dedicated entirely to the powerful emergence of EdTech – entitled the AFR Edtech Summit, in partnership with EduGrowth. With themes ranging from the current EdTech landscape, to the future of education, visiting alternative educational models, technology influencing student experience and the perspective of venture capitalists towards educational start-ups, the AFR’s Edtech Summit in partnership with EduGrowth promises to be an exciting new addition to this flagship event.

Riley Batchelor

CEO, EduGrowth

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Akiba Covitz

Previous Associate Dean, Harvard Law School, Previous VP for University Relations, edX and Head of Business Development, Minerva, USA

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Phil Komarny

Chief Digital Officer, UTx, USA

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Adam Brimo

Founder & CEO, Open Learning

Patrick Brothers

Chair, EduGrowth

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Mark Lynch

Co-Founder & CTO, Learnosity

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Sam Lee

CEO, Blockchain Global

Higher Education Awards

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Returning this year is the AFR’s Higher Education Awards, including the following categories;

  • Community Engagement Award
  • Education Technology Award
  • Emerging Leader Award, sponsored by Perrett Laver.
  • Employability Award, sponsored by Pearson.
  • Equity and Opportunity Award
  • Facilities Innovation Award
  • Industry Engagement Award, sponsored by Technology One.
  • International Education Award, sponsored by Top Education Institute.
  • Learning Experience Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by UniSuper.

Be sure to attend to see the most innovative and exemplary practice of universities across Australia.

Don’t miss out. Book your place at the AFR Higher Education Awards Dinner now.

speakers

Martin Shell

Vice-President Development, Stanford University, USA

Deanna Raineri

Chief Academic Strategist, Coursera, USA

Akiba Covitz

Previous Associate Dean, Harvard Law School, Previous VP for University Relations, edX and Head of Business Development, Minerva

Phil Komarny

Chief Digital Officer, UTx, USA

Sen The Hon Simon Birmingham

Minister for Education

Prof Margaret Gardner AO

Chair Universities Australia and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University

Prof Glyn Davis AC

Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne

Dr Michael Spence AC

Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney

Prof Peter Høj

Chair, Group of Eight, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Queensland

Professor Annabelle Duncan

Vice-Chancellor, University of New England

Prof Greg Hill

Vice-Chancellor, University of Sunshine Coast and Chair, Regional Universities Network

Prof. Adam Shoemaker

Vice-Chancellor, Southern Cross University

Prof. Barney Glover

Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University

Prof David Lloyd

Vice-Chancellor, University of South Australia

Rod Jones

CEO & MD, Navitas

Rob Bolton

Review Editor, The Australian Financial Review

John Garnaut

JC Global and Former Principal Adviser for International Policy, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and Former China Correspondent, Fairfax Media

Phil Honeywood

CEO, International Education Association of Australia

Adrian Turner

CEO, CSIRO Data61

David Barnett

Managing Director, Pearson

Chris Richardson

Partner - Access Economics, Deloitte

Linda Brown

CEO, Laureate Australia; and President, Torrens University Australia

Associate Professor Matt Riddle

Director of Educational Innovation, La Trobe University

Prof. Genevieve Bell

Previous Vice-President, Intel and Senior Fellow, ANU

Jon Paparsenos

Vice-President - Philanthropy, UNSW

Prof Margaret Harding

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), ANU

Laurie Pearcey

Pro-Vice Chancellor - International, UNSW

Prof Dineli Mather

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Graduate Employability, Deakin

Mark Lynch

Co-Founder & CTO, Learnosity

Adam Brimo

Founder & CEO, Open Learning

Prof. Peter Noonan

Professor - Tertiary Education Policy, Mitchell Institute, Victoria University

Riley Batchelor

CEO, EduGrowth

Andrew Norton

Higher Education Program Director, Grattan Institute

Philipp Ivanov

CEO, Asia Society

Peter Mackey

Director - International Trade, StudyNSW

Elicia McDonald

Investment Associate, AirTree Ventures

Matthew Sayer

Operations and Growth Manager, Ribit

Shannon Ziegelaar

Advisory Board Member, BloomLab

Paul Smith

Technology Editor, Australian Financial Review

Andrea Slingsby

CEO, Atira Student Living

Samantha Wong

VP - Operations, Blackbird Ventures

Prof. Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), ANU

Emeritus Professor Keith Houghton

Principal, Research Coaching Australia

Aaron Collyer

Head of Digital and Creative, University of Western Australia

Veli-Matti Vanamo

Chief Technology Officer, Ignia

when & where

29 - 31 Aug 2017

InterContinental
117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
www.icsydney.com.au
(02) 9253 9000

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Conference Manager
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Christopher.Platt@informa.com

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