AIEC 2023 - Adelaide

Dates: 10–13 October 2023

Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

Theme: International education: visionary and transformative

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International education: visionary and transformative

1,700 delegates met at AIEC 2023 in Adelaide (Tarntanya), on the lands of the Kaurna people, on 10 to 13 October 2023.  

Held over four days, the conference provides a unique convergence of networking, learning and celebration in a single package, and attracts attendees from Australia and overseas.

The 2023 program included sessions covering 100+ important topics for international education today from 230+ speakers, hot topics in all key interest areas, expert panels and presentations, interactive session formats to facilitate learning and discussion, and plenty of networking opportunities through Braindates and at social events. 

Inspired by the progressive history of our host city, this year’s theme focused on the role that innovation plays in transforming the experiences of our students and the communities in which they live, work and study. 

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Keynotes and plenary speakers


Session highlights

Australian Strategy for International Education Town Hall Forum

This plenary session gave delegates the opportunity to participate in a highly interactive forum focusing on the Australian Strategy for International Education. 

Members from the Council for International Education, Julian Hill MP, Hon Phil Honeywood, Yeganeh Soltanpour, Karen Sandercock and Jane Johnston provided key updates on the strategy and responded to questions from the audience. 

This session was expertly facilitated by the MC of the day, Annabel Crabb. 

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Emerging Futures 4 

The latest iteration of IDP’s Emerging Futures research unpacked international students’ attitudes in 2023 towards migration policy, post-study work rights, tuition fees, cost of living and support services across all major study destinations – Australian New Zealand, UK, Canada, and USA. Presented by IDP Connect's Simon Emmett, CEO and Joanna Storti, Director, Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement (APAC).

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Exhibition hall

Exhibition activations


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Kaurna lounge

Green lounge

Kaurna Cultural Program Sustainability  


Social events

Welcome Reception
sponsored by StudyAdelaide 
Happy Hour
sponsored by IELTS
A night in technicolour
sponsored by IDP Education 
Welcome Reception Happy Hour A night in technicolour


Media coverage 


Social media


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Thank you to our 2023 Committees Members:

Steering Committee

Program Committee

James Bennett

Hon. Phil Honeywood

Tanya Perera

Jana Perera

Brian Smith

Kelly Smith

Josephine Williams

Prof. Ren Yi 

Christina Del Medico

Andrew Foley

Christine Fyfe

Louise Goold

Peter Harris

Kirrilee Hughes

Charlotte Long

Jana Perera

Kate Pretty

Caroline Rueckert

Brian Smith

Kelly Smith

Peline Tan

Linda Vaughan

Simon Watson

Alison White

Andrew White

Josephine Williams

Celeste Yang 

Organising Committee

Christine Fyfe

Kim Stevenson

Josephine Williams

Operations Team

Josephine Williams

Shamielah Toefy

Sally Gatenby 


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Key dates

21 March - Call for proposals opens

12 April - Call for proposals closes

30 May - Registration open

July - Program released

31 July - Super early bird registration closes

13 September - Early bird registration closes

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