History of AIEC

The Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) has been connecting people and ideas for more than 30 years.

It is an opportunity each year for the international education sector to meet, learn about major industry trends and network with Australian and international colleagues.

IDP has been the proud owner and host of this event since it was first held in Canberra in 1986.

Since 2006, the conference is jointly presented by IDP and the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).

Past conferences

Full list of past conferences, including venues, themes and attendance. Also, links to the most recent conferences in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, including links to program highlights.

Photo gallery

Photos from previous conferences can be found here.

30th Anniversary timeline

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of AIEC, we created a timeline capturing the key events in international education. This timeline was displayed in the Hall of Fame during our conference in Melbourne in 2016.

Download timeline (JPEG)