Abstract Submission

Abstracts OPEN

24 August 2020

Abstracts Open

Abstracts EXTENDED

7 October 2020

Abstracts CLOSE


16 October 2020

Authors advised

Early Rates FINISH

28 October 2020

Early Rates FINISH 

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ISANA Conference 2020 – Turning Challenges into Opportunities

2020 has been a year of unprecedented change and challenges in all aspects of everyone’s lives.  Among the changes, the 2020 ISANA National conference, initially planned to be held in New Zealand in December 2020, has been postponed to December 2021.

In 2020, ISANA International Education Association will be delivering a national conference online to provide conference attendees with a broad reflection of the experiences of the international education sector in 2020.

The program plan is designed to focus on the changes and challenges faced and the ways these have been successfully overcome by international education practitioners in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the world.  We will highlight the many lessons learnt and new ways of working in international education.

We will include guest speakers from overseas, government and students who will share insights through panel sessions and in keynote presentations to provide our conference attendees with a range of perspectives and experiences.


Due 30th SEPTEMBER 2020 – EXTENDED to 7th October

The conference will include multiple concurrent sessions of 15-minute short presentations that will be followed by a 15-minute live question and answer session. These sessions aim to highlight the achievements and outcomes delivered in 2020 by international education practitioners in Australian and New Zealand education institutions.  We welcome abstracts for these sessions. 

What to include for your short presentation submission:

  • 200-250 word abstract submitted via the online portal by 30th September 2020
  • 100-word author biography and photo

If accepted.  Presenters must:

  • Register for the conference
  • Submit a pre-recorded 15-minute presentation by 2nd November 2020 for approval for the program
  • Participation during the conference in a live 15-minute Q&A session with delegates following your pre-recorded oral


5 minute pre-recorded ‘snapshot’ presentation.

If accepted.  Presenters must:

  • Register for the conference
  • Submit a pre-recorded 5-minute presentation by 2nd November 2020 for approval for the program


Due 30th OCTOBER 2020 (delegates only)

Registered conference delegates are invited to submit a 2-minute snapshot video sharing your team’s experience in 2020.

Click here for further information.


 THEME 1: Student Experience  THEME 4: Employment and employability
 THEME 2: Under 18  THEME 5: Connectivity – Communication and information
 THEME 3: Industry/Community Engagement  THEME 6: Other

Submissions are due by 30 September 2020

Abstracts received after this date will not be accepted.

PRESENTATION abstracts should include:

  • The purpose of the presentation
  • The nature and scope of the topic
  • The issue or problem under consideration
  • The outcome or the conclusion reached
  • References (where relevant)

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.


All abstracts received will be reviewed and selected by the scientific committee. They will determine if abstracts are accepted with consideration given to abstract quality, author preference and program balance.

Authors (or the person submitting on behalf of the author) will be notified via email on a rolling basis regarding the status of their abstract.  All presenters will be notified by 9th October at the latest.


It is mandatory for all presenters to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.


All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.

Please see below for presenter registration rates. Only one author per presentation is eligible for the below rates and that author must be presenting or co-presenting the oral. Other authors who wish to attend the conference, whether they are involved in the presentation or not, will need to register at the normal ISANA On AIR registration rates.

Presenters will receive a link to access these rates in their acceptance email.

  • Member Presenter $50
  • Student Presenter $50
  • Non-Member Presenter $100
  • NZ Member Presenter $100
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