Speaker information

For the purposes of the AIEC program, the term ‘speaker’ applies to any presenter or co-presenter, poster presenter, café session facilitator, session chair, panellist or co-panellist, session moderator, session discussant, pre-conference facilitator or moderator who is participating at AIEC.


Call for proposals

All 'primary contacts’ for all submitted proposals will be informed of the committee’s decision via email by Monday 22 May 2017.

If you have not received the notification by this date, please email the conference manager and include the reference no. of your submission.

Primary contacts of accepted proposals must confirm in writing that they accept the invitation to present by Thursday 1 June 2017. In doing so, they also confirm that all speakers proposed will register for the conference.

The committee will select highly rated proposals that contribute to a balanced and comprehensive conference program, and will allocate the accepted proposals to the most appropriate session type. The selection is competitive and decisions of the committee are considered final.

Accepted proposals will be assigned to a presentation type based on the preferences indicated at the time of submission, and further instructions will be provided in the notification email regarding how to update/edit your proposal and/or speaker profile.

Terms and conditions

Please ensure you read and understand the speaker terms and conditions related to submitting a proposal, chairing and speaking at AIEC 2017. Ensure that all your co-speakers have also read and understood these terms and conditions.

Read terms and conditions

Privacy policy

IDP Education Ltd (ACN 117 676 463) (‘IDP’) is the owner of the Australian International Education Conference (‘AIEC’ or ‘Conference’). IDP respects your privacy. AIEC is subject to the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) under the Privacy Act 1988. Please ensure you have read and understood the AIEC privacy policy, detailing how AIEC collects, uses and stores information pertaining to AIEC.

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Speaker profile

Speaker bios will be published on the online program and app.

All confirmed chairs and speakers must be registered users in the X-CD system.

Please ensure your speaker profile is submitted and up to date by Thursday 1 June 2017.

Speaker bios may be edited according to AIEC style guidelines.

Update your speaker profile

Speaker registration

Registration will open on Thursday 1 June 2017.

All speakers must register via the online registration form to attend the conference. All speakers are entitled to the discounted speaker registration fee.

Submitting a proposal or creating an X-CD profile does not automatically register a chair or speaker for the conference.

Speakers who are not registered by Tuesday 1 August 2017 may be withdrawn from the program.

View speaker registration fees

Filming and photography

Some sessions will be filmed or webcasted (after the conference). The official AIEC video and photography crew will enter the session rooms and Poster Lounge while sessions are in progress. Raw footage will be taken. Photos or video footage will be used for conference-related communications and the promotion of future conferences.

AIEC proceedings

PowerPoint presentations, posters and/or abstracts will be published on the conference website at the conclusion of the conference. If you do not wish for your presentation or poster to be published, please notify the conference manager in writing before the end of the conference. In this instance, we strongly encourage modified presentations to be provided with sensitive or commercial in confidence information removed.

View AIEC 2016 proceedings

Program schedule and changes

The program will be available online in June.

The schedule is subject to change in the weeks leading up to the conference. Before you book your travel and accommodation, make sure that you have checked the latest schedule. When you arrive at the venue, please check the program for latest updates.

Please contact the conference manager if you need to advise of changes or withdraw from a session.

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Speakers' Preparation Room

The Speakers' Preparation Room is a room available to conference speakers. Here you can submit your PowerPoint files, put the final touches to your session slides, etc.

Audiovisual and room set-up

Audiovisual and wi-fi will be available at the conference, although the wi-fi is not suitable for use by speakers during their presentations. Technical support will be available in the session rooms and at the Speakers’ Preparation Room.

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PowerPoint and Prezi

If you are planning on using PowerPoint, All PowerPoint and Prezi files must be set to 16:9 ratio.

You can use the AIEC PowerPoint template provided below. The use of this template is optional. You may prefer to use your organisation’s branded template.

Download PPT template

Session types and formats

Your presentation, panel or poster will be allocated to one of these session types:

  • Presentation, 75 minutes
  • Thematic session (two, 30-minute presentations paired into one session)
  • Panel presentation or discussion
  • Cafe session
  • Pre-conference workshop
  • E-poster session

Find out more

E-poster guidelines

Guidelines will be available here in June. If your proposal is accepted for an e-poster, we will also send you information via email.

E-poster guidelines

Chair guidelines

These guidelines provide information about key tasks and responsibilities for chairs who are chairing panels, presentations, thematic sessions, posters or cafe sessions.

Read chair guidelines

Speaking tips

Read these useful tips on how to maximise the impact of your presentation through Twitter and preparing for questions and answers from the audience.

Promote your session

Read these useful tips on how to promote your session using Twitter and AIEC web tiles.

What to do on conference day

This is important information about what to do when you arrive at the venue. This page will be updated regularly, so ensure you visit again for updates before you travel to Melbourne.


Key dates

16 January - Call for proposals opens

1 March - Call for proposals closes

1 June - Registration opens

1 August - Early bird registration closes

10 October 2017 - Conference starts