Speaker information

Information on this page is updated regularly. Please ensure you check for updates in the lead up to the conference.

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

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

All speakers, whether invited or accepted via the call for proposals must be aware of, and agree with, the AIEC Terms and Conditions, including the speaker registration fee, Privacy Policy, Non-Commercial Policy and Code of Conduct.

If you are not attending the conference, but you are the primary contact for a submitted proposal, please ensure you also are aware of our terms and conditions, privacy policy and code of conduct.

Terms and Conditions   PrivacypPolicy   Code of Conduct

Speaker registration

Registration opens on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

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 online X-CD profile does not automatically register a chair or speaker for the conference.

Discounted registration fee for speakers

Registration is an all inclusive full pass, including access to all other sessions, exhibition and social events.

Rates are in Australian dollars, and are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST).

AUD $895  In-person speaker registration   

AUD $315   Virtual speaker registration

Speaker registration deadline

Speakers who are not registered by 16 August may be withdrawn from the program.

If you are not able to register before the speaker registration deadline, please email us before the deadline to avoid being widthdrawn from the program.

Requests for a complimentary registration

In exceptional cases, the Committee may offer a complimentary registration if the proposal is deemed strong and relevant to our audience. For example, the speaker is an international student, or the speaker has expertise and experience outside of the international education sector.

Request for a complimentary registration must have been lodged at the time of submission. If accepted, an email will be sent to the speaker with specific registration instructions.

Requests received after the Call for Proposals deadline will not be considered.

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Speaker profiles

Speaker bios and photos will be published on the online program, virtual platform and app, and may be edited according to AIEC style guidelines.

All confirmed speakers must be registered users in the X-CD system. Please ensure your bio and photo is up to date.

Program schedule

Please note this year, we will not be able to confirm the time or date of your session until end of July at the earliest. All speakers are expected to be available to present on either Wednesday 6 October or Thursday 7 October.

The schedule is subject to change at any time. All speakers must be aware that there is a chance the AIEC conference program may have to be delivered fully online. If so, the program schedule will have to be modified, but the overall times and structure of programmed sessions should remain the same.

In the weeks leading up to the conference, we will be monitoring the situation and notifications will be sent to advise of any changes to your session time or date.

Program changes

Once the conference schedule is released (August), please contact us at aiec@idp.com if you need to advise of any changes to your session information.

Scheduling conflicts:

Requests for changes must be made in writing as soon as possible. All requests will be given full consideration, but we cannot guarantee that the request will be met. To avoid any conflicts, we ask that speakers make themselves available for the duration of the conference (5-8 October 2021).

Changes to submission fields:

If you need to amend the information in your submission (title, abstract, objectives and key interest areas) please make the changes by logging into to your submission before the call for proposals deadline.

For changes/edits after the deadeline, please email us as soon as possible.

Changes to speakers:

If you want to propose a new speaker or speaker replacement, you will need to supply all the information required for the speaker profiles, and confirm that they have read and understood the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Code of Conduct.

Withdrawal of a proposal or session:

Please note all changes or withdrawals must be communicated in writing. Once a session is withdrawn, it may not be reinstated.

Abstracts will edited according to the AIEC Style Guide.


More information about our virtual platform and audiovisual support service will be communicated to confirmed speakers.

Livestreaming and video on demand

Some sessions will be live streamed to an AIEC virtual audience.

The recording of the presentations and sessions will also be made available on demand to all registered delegates on our virtual platform for registered delegates up to three months after the conference.

Some presenters may be asked to submit their recorded presentations in advance.

Filming and photography

The AIEC video and photography crew will enter the session rooms while sessions are in progress and footage will be taken. Photos or video footage will be used for conference-related communications and the promotion of future conferences.