Invitation to Attend

We are pleased to announce the 30th ISANA International Education Association Conference will be held at the Bayview Eden, Melbourne, from 3 to 6 December 2019.

The theme for the conference is Leading and inspiring through collaboration: Student wellbeing and support services, today and tomorrow.

The conference will give us the opportunity to explore and discuss the many factors that contribute to the overall student success, both within and outside the classroom. There will be an exciting program of speakers, workshops, social activities and lots of networking opportunities. Delegates will be able to share successful strategies, engage with key stakeholders and develop important partnerships.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in December 2019.

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ISANA acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land and we pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.

1st October 2019

Peer reviewed Article Reviews Returned

11th October 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes

3rd - 6th December 2019

30th Anniversary Conference

ISANA Memories… 30 years on!

Please upload any of your old ISANA documents, images, photos or fun facts via the ISANA Inc. website HERE

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ISANA Awards

The 30th anniversary ISANA National Conference will see the reintroduction of the ISANA Awards. These awards were given for the first time in 2006 and recognise the important work the association does to support international students and the staff who work with them.

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Meeting Venue

Victorian charm and contemporary quality in inner Melbourne
Surrounded by green parks and minutes from the beach yet within easy reach of buzzing downtown Melbourne, Chapel Street shopping and nightlife, the Bayview Eden Melbourne has the best of both worlds

6 Queens Road 3004, Melbourne, VIC

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The Queensland Department of Education International (DEi) 2020 Conference Call for Abstracts is now open and closes 29th January.  

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Who Should Attend?

  • Mentor program staff
  • Mediation and conflict resolution staff
  • Chaplaincy and multi-faith support
  • Careers advisors
  • Student wellbeing advisors
  • Academics
  • Academic advisors
  • Student support services
  • International student advisors and counsellors
  • Exchange/Study Abroad coordinators
  • Learning and Language providers
  • NZAID and AusAID liaison officers
  • International office administrators, marketing managers
  • Accommodation officers
  • Students and teachers
  • Government personnel
  • Overseas government, consulate and embassy officials
  • International education and recruitment agents
  • Researchers in international education
  • Supporting companies such as accommodation providers and insurance providers

And anyone else with an interest in the quality of the international student experience.

2019 Organising Committee

  • Paula Durance (Co-Convenor)
  • Mary-Ann Seow (Co-Convenor)
  • Catherine Gomes (Scientific Convenor)
  • Bronwyn Gilson (ISANA President)
  • Molly Bonnefin
  • Melanie Duncan
  • Deleine Gavin-Cox

Conference Contributors:

  • Charlotte Long
  • Helen Nicholls-Stary
  • Isabelle Droulers
  • Gary Lee
  • Cindy YJ Han

Past Conference Proceedings

All ISANA conference presentations from 2004 – 2018 are collated in the ISANA online proceedings.

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Registration will open in March 2018. Register by 10th October 2018 and save $180 on full early-bird registration packages. Full registrations includes the welcome reception and dinner.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The conference is the premier event for the International Education sector in the Australasian region. Supporting the meeting will provide your organisation with a number of key benefits.


This conference is a gathering of leading experts in the International Education sector. The program will highlight emerging research and trends in the field.


ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education. For more information, please visit the ISANA website.

Conference Managers

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