Who attends AIEC?

The conference is the significant opportunity each year for international education practitioners, teaching staff, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders to learn about major industry trends and development and network with Australian and international colleagues.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the conference attracted approximately 1500 attendees from 500+ organisations, including 230+ speakers, 65+ exhibitors from 40+ countries.  Approximately 20% of attendees came from overseas, and about two-thirds of Australian attendees came from New South Wales and Victoria.

While restrictions on travel and gatherings remain in effect, it is hard to know what will be real life (IRL) versus virtual attendance rate at future AIECs.

The conference attracts experts from all education sectors, including English language, schools, higher education and vocational education and training, and government representatives, NGO staff and private providers.

Attendees have a range of interests, which are addressed through the different key interest areas, a.k.a. conference tracks, showcased in the program.

Approximately 70% of attendees have more than five years of experience working in international education, and approximately 10-15% have less than three years. Each year, about 35% of delegates attend the conference for the first time.

The exhibition typically includes 65 organisations.

Please download the fact sheet below for further details.