The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Tuesday 3 December 2019

0830 Workshop Registration Open
0830 Arrival tea and coffee

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

These Professional Development opportunities will be held Tuesday 3rd December prior to the Welcome Reception and are an additional cost to attend.  Please book during registration. Non-Delegates are welcome to attend. 


Fees: $150 Members (attending the conference) / $190 Non-members (attending the conference) / $190 Members / $220 Non-members

WORKSHOP 1 WORKSHOP 2
0900-1200 Coming soon 2019… Coming soon 2019…
1200-1300 Lunch for workshop participants
WORKSHOP 3 WORKSHOP 4
1300-1600 Coming soon 2019… Coming soon 2019…
1300-1700 Marketplace Bump In
1700-1900

WELCOME RECEPTION

Welcome to the ISANA Annual Conference! This is the first social opportunity to catch up with your interstate colleagues and sponsors and exhibitors of the meeting.  The welcome reception also provides a great opportunity to meet delegates who are attending the conference for the first time.  

Inclusive for full delegates.  Additional tickets $45

Wednesday 4 December 2019

0730 Registration Desk Open | Foyer
Speakers Preparation Room Open | Lord Melbourne Room
0800 Arrival tea and coffee
OPENING SESSION | Parkside B
0830-0845 Welcome to Country
Welcome to Delegates

0845-0930 Keynote Speaker: Tracy Harris, Executive Director, Global Development and Performance at RMIT University
0930-1030 Panel One
Panel Chair: Fazal Rizvi
1030-1100 Morning Tea
 CONCURRENT SESSION 1
STREAM 1 STREAM 2 STREAM 3 STREAM 4
1100-1125
1130-1155
1200-1225
1230-1255
1300-1325
1330-1430 Lunch
PLENARY SESSION | Parkside B
1430-1530 Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Hall
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea

  • Newcomers Networking Opportunity (for first timers to an ISANA conference)

SPECIAL INTEREST FORUMS

These are discussion groups without formal presentations.  The chair will introduce the topic and encourage discussion and questions from participants.  Delegates may select which forum they wish to attend on Wednesday and Thursday during the registration process.  You may change your mind onsite.  We encourge the submission of discussion topics and questions prior to the conference; please email these to the secretariat at mail@conferencedesign.com.au

FORUM 1 FORUM 2 FORUM 3 FORUM 4 FORUM 5 FORUM 6
1600-1715 Directors & Office Managers, Compliance and Governance, Academic Progress Monitoring Student Employment, WIL & Graduate Outcomes Transition to Study & First year experience Study Abroad & Exchange, Sponsored Students Student Advisory Services Under 18 Students and Accommodation
1700-1900 Council Meeting (by invitation only)
Free evening

Thursday 5 December 2019

0800 Registration Desk Open | Foyer
Speakers Preparation Room Open | Lord Melbourne Room
0800 Arrival tea and coffee
PLENARY SESSION | Parkside B
0830-0815 Keynote Speaker: Melissa Banks, Pro Vice Chancellor International at James Cook University; President of the International Education Association Australia (IEAA)
0915-1000 Panel Two
1000-1030 Morning Tea
 CONCURRENT SESSION 2
STREAM 1 STREAM 2 STREAM 3 STREAM 4
1030-1055
1100-1125
1130-1155
1200-1330 Lunch

  • 1230-1320 ISANA AGM: All members welcome
  • 1230-1320 ISANA NZ Get together: NZ Delegates connect over lunch and interact on  ISANA NZ executive proposals for calendar of events for 2019-2020 and update on working parties and government agency connections and channels for input.
 CONCURRENT SESSION 3
STREAM 1 STREAM 2 STREAM 3 STREAM 4
1330-1355
1400-1425
1430-1455
1500-1525
1525-1600 Afternoon Tea

SPECIAL INTEREST FORUMS

These are discussion groups without formal presentations.  The chair will introduce the topic and encourage discussion and questions from participants.  Delegates may select which forum they wish to attend on Wednesday and Thursday during the registration process.  You may change your mind onsite.  We encourge the submission of discussion topics and questions prior to the conference; please email these to the secretariat at mail@conferencedesign.com.au

FORUM 1 FORUM 2 FORUM 3 FORUM 4 FORUM 5 FORUM 6
1600-1700 Directors & Office Managers, Compliance and Governance, Academic Progress Monitoring Student Employment, WIL & Graduate Outcomes Transition to Study & First year experience Study Abroad & Exchange, Sponsored Students Student Advisory Services Under 18 Students and Accommodation
1700 Sessions close, dress for dinner
1900 till late GALA DINNER | Venue to be advised
It is with great pleasure that the Organising Committee of the 2019 ISANA  conference invite you to attend the Conference dinner on Thursday 5th December at 7pm.  The dress code this year is FORMAL!  Dress to the nines in the style of your national dress!  Transport will be provided from the conference venue to and from the dinner.


Inclusive for full registrations but bookings essential.  Additional tickets $130.  Book during registration.

Friday 6 December 2019

0830 Registration Desk Open | Foyer
Speakers Preparation Room Open | Lord Melbourne Room
0830-0850 Arrival Brunch & Coffee snack
PLENARY SESSION | Parkside B
0850-0930 Plenary Presentation:  ISANA 30th Anniversary – Looking forward, Looking back
 CONCURRENT SESSION 4
STREAM 1 STREAM 2 STREAM 3 STREAM 4
0930-0955 PRISMS Workshop – Admission and Compliance (bring your laptops / devices)
Ben Houston
1000-1025
1030-1055
1100-1125
1130-1155
1200-1245 Lunch
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION | Parkside B
1245-1330 Keynote Speaker
1330-1430 Panel three
1430-1500 Conference Wrap Up and Handover 2020
1500-1530 Join the 2019 committee and a farewell glass of bubbles and afternoon tea before you depart. 

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION

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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