2021 Provisional Program

2021 ISANA International Conference Online Provisional Program

1 – 3 December 2021

Registration to the online conference includes access to the full program below, the Networking Hub, Exhibition Hall, Resource Gallery and all online networking sessions. Attendees do not need to identify which sessions they wish to attend before the event.  

The conference aims to provide all sessions on-demand to registered delegates for a 3 months post-event.

Please note 2021 is an election year, the AGM will be held on Thursday 2 December from 1235 – 1315.

Program times are listed in AEST. To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE
DAY ONE
Wednesday, 1st December 2021
0940 – 1000
ICEBREAKER DELEGATE NETWORKING
1000 – 1330
OPENING PLENARY
1000-1030
Welcome & President’s Address

Bronwyn Gilson, ISANA Australia President

1030-1130
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

A global education – the Australian point of difference
Claire Field
1130-1200 | Exhibition Break
1200 – 1330
PLENARY PANEL ONE
Connected, Creative, Caring: Australian International Education Strategy 2021 – 2030
Facilitator:
Danielle Hartridge
Panellists:
Toshi Kawaguchi – Director, International Education and Study NSW, Investment NSW
Hon. Phil Honeywood – Chief Executive Officer, IEAA
Belle Lim – CISA

1330 – 1400 | Exhibition Break
1400 – 1540
CONCURRENT SESSION #1
TIME COMPLIANCE, POLICY AND ESOS FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP 1
1400 – 1420 Raising the Bar: Quality Assurance Standards for Education Agents
Patrick Pheasant
NEAS Australia
The Impacts of COVID-19 on International Student Welfare: Government Policy and How to Improve it
Gaby Ramia
University of Sydney
WORKSHOP (1400 – 1500)
Building a peer to peer digital community for offshore international students
Kerry Valentine
Bond University
Ben Hallett
Vygo
1420 – 1440 English Language Admission Requirements: A Global Perspective
Vincent Blokker, Michael James
IDP Education
Career and Social Support for Future International Students in High Schools
Nancy Arthur
University of South Australia
1440 – 1500 National Property Accreditation Scheme (NPAS)
Geoff Denison
Student Accommodation Association
Not what anyone expected: Australian international education and COVID-19
Steve Nerlich
Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment
1500 – 1520 Guardianship, More Than a Visa Requirement
Patrick Ashe
Monash College
Locked out of China – a narrative analysis of international students unable to return to China during the pandemic and the impacts it has on the future of international education in a contemporary leading international education destination
Stephanie Hollings
Beijing Normal University
1520 – 1540 Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A
1540 – 1600 | Exhibition Break
1600 – 1650
CONCURRENT SESSION #2
TIME INNOVATION EMPLOYABILITY IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
1600 – 1620 Edified Energiser Grants – Co-creating a Positive Impact on the Education Experience of Students Through Industry Project Funding and Support
Aleksandr Voninski
Edified
Maximising Work Integrated Learning opportunities for students remaining overseas during Covid19 and beyond.
Sharon Cook
Monash College
The value of international mobility experiences for building future-focused skills: A case of Vietnamese academics
Phuong Quyen Vo
University of Newcastle
1620 – 1640 Communicating with International Students on Complex Issues: Learning from the ‘International Students and Scams’ Project
Shanton Chang
University of Melbourne
Josh Rebolledo
University of New South Wales
When lockdowns unlock flexible WIL: the case study of Univative’s digital transformation
Serene Lin-Stephens
Macquarie University
International students and notions of home and sense of belonging in the context of covid 19 in the Hunter Region
Elsa Licumba
University of Newcastle
1640 – 1650 Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A
1650
DAY ONE CONCLUDES

 


 

DAY TWO
Thursday, 2nd December 2021
1000 – 1015
DELEGATE NETWORKING
1030 – 1250
PLENARY SESSION
1015 – 1030
Welcome & Recap
1030 – 1115
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
How to craft humanistic international student centric communications amidst the pandemic
Div Pillay

1115-1135 | Exhibition Break
1135 – 1235 | PLENARY PANEL TWO
Implications of emerging EdTech
Facilitator: Claire Field
Panellists:
Duco van Breemen | CEO, Haymarket HQ

1235 – 1315 | AGM/Elections

1315 – 1335 | Exhibition Break

1335 – 1440
CONCURRENT SESSION #3
TIME INNOVATION COMPLIANCE, POLICY AND ESOS IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
1335 – 1345 1335 – 1340
Work Rights Volunteers: Combatting Wage Theft through Peer-to Peer Education
Peter Freeman
Australian Catholic University
Strategies to remove the deadlock situation in the International Education sector owing to COVID -19
Domi Dana Johnson
Universal Thought Consult
Resilience Against Racism – understanding racism experienced by international students.
Wesa Chau
Resilience Against Racism
1345 – 1355 1340 – 1350
Supporting Offshore International Students: Creating a Community
Kristen Sharma
Victoria University of Wellington
Compliance with student progression and academic support requirements in an online setting: tensions, challenges and solutions
Mo Kader
Consultica Worldwide
IMPACT OF DISTANCE LEARNING ON TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WELLBEING
Sabrina Doig
University Of Otago
1355 – 1405 1350 – 1400
WoW – Weekend of Wellness: International Student RetreatReimagining student support and engagement in trying times.
Louise Myers
James Cook University
International Student Water Safety Video
Mike Anderson
Surf Life Saving NSW/ NSW Police
How to Tackle COVID-19 related isolation for onshore and offshore students through peer led programs (Student Minds at UNSW)
Nayonika Bhattacharya
University of New South Wales
1405 – 1420 1400 – 1420
Aotearoa New Zealand’s experience of innovative partnership, engagement and collaboration
Ross Crosson
Education New Zealand | Manapou ki te Ao
1405 – 1420
Live Group Q&A
1405 – 1425
A Discussion on Academic Freedom
Madeline Everett
Scholars At Risk
1420 – 1440 1420 – 1440
Live Group Q&A
Early Break
1425 – 1440
Live Group Q&A
1440 – 1500 | Exhibition Break
1500 – 1600
CONCURRENT SESSION #4
TIME INNOVATION STUDENT EXPERIENCE INNOVATION
1500 – 1520 Marni naa pudni – ‘Welcome’ to an exploration of an Indigenous and international cultural exchange (IICE) pilot program
Shawna Hooton & Teegan Bryant
University of Adelaide
International student perspectives on a new approach to teaching and learning
Jacky Zhang & Robyn Cetinich
Southern Cross University
Collaboration is key to providing food security to international students during COVID-19
Sarah Parrington
StudyAdelaide
1520 – 1540 Development of the post-COVID destination specific sector marketing plan for Auckland Schools.
Rachel Fenton
Auckland Grammar School
Lynda Lidgard
Rangitoto College
Offshore Student Support
Jo Cassidy & Charlotte Long
UNSW
Advancing student experience initiatives in response to COVID-19
James Borman
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
1540 – 1555 Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A
1555
DAY TWO CONCLUDES

 


 

DAY THREE
Friday, 3rd December 2021
1000 – 1015
SPEED NETWORKING
1015 – 1125
PLENARY SESSION
1015 – 1025
Welcome & Recap

1025 – 1125
PLENARY PANEL THREE
1125 – 1155 | Exhibition Break
1155 – 1310
CONCURRENT SESSION #5
TIME INNOVATION LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY EMPLOYABILITY
1155 – 1215 Digital Mental Health Program
Fernando Tostado
Allianz Assistance
Empowering students to be mentors in Personalised English Language Enhancement (PELE) course
Bosheng Jing
UNSW
Queensland’s State-wide Talent Program: Providing an innovative approach to enhancing the employability of global talent
Aleesha Ware
Study Queensland
1215 – 1235 Connecting International Students with Sexual & Reproductive Health Information
Maddison Stratten
NSW Health
The impact of a Personalised Autonomous Model on International Students’ English Language Proficiency in Higher Education: Self-perceived confidence, self-efficacy, belonging and well-being
Mira Kim
UNSW
Employability Now Part of Australia’s Value Proposition for Indian Students
Gordon Scott
Successful Graduate
Vik Singh
AUSTRADE
1235 – 1255 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SEXUAL HEALTH NETWORK (ISSHN) – Where to from here?
Aditi Sharma
Center For Culture Ethnicity And Health
Exploring the pedagogical efficacy of automated, AI-based diagnostic tools in helping self-directed learners diagnose their English language proficiency
Mira Kim
UNSW
Gaining work experience in a global pandemic – the virtual experience for students and employers
Courtney Martin
Bond University
1255 – 1310 Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A
1310- 1320 | Quick Break
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
1320 – 1420
PLENARY PANEL FOUR
Student partnerships – the future of international education through a student-led consultative approach
1420 – 1435
Conference Close and Handover

 

1500 – 1700
POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
These Professional Development opportunities will be held Friday 3rd December and are an additional cost to attend.  Please book during registration. 
WORKSHOP 1 WORKSHOP 2 WORKSHOP 3
A hybrid mental health training for non-mental health trained professionals working with international students
Coby Liew
Turning complaints into opportunities
Sharna Ansah
Office of The Commonwealth Ombudsman
The regulatory crossroads between HESF and ESOS
Hilary Winchester M.A., D.Phil (Oxon.), FAICD 
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