2021 Program

2021 ISANA International Conference Online 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 6 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 AEDT. To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE
DAY ONE
WEDNESDAY 1 DECEMBER 2021
0940 – 1000
ICEBREAKER DELEGATE NETWORKING
1000 – 1130
OPENING PLENARY
Session chair: Bronwyn Gilson
Acknowledgement of Country
Welcome & President’s Address

Bronwyn Gilson, ISANA Australia President

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
Oscar Zi Shao Ong – National President, CISA
Simon Moore – Assistant Secretary, Partnerships, Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)
    

1330 – 1400 | Exhibition Break
1400 – 1520
CONCURRENT SESSION #1
TIME

COMPLIANCE, POLICY AND ESOS

Session chair: Molly Bonnefin

FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Session chair: Sharon Cook

WORKSHOP 1
1400 – 1420 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
WORKSHOP (1400 – 1500)
Building a peer to peer digital community for offshore international students
Kerry Valentine
Bond University
Ben Hallett
Vygo
1420 – 1440 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
1440 – 1500 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
1500 – 1520 Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A
1520 – 1540 | Exhibition Break
1540 – 1635
CONCURRENT SESSION #2
TIME

INNOVATION

Session chair: Sarah Lisle

EMPLOYABILITY

Session chair: Molly Bonnefin

IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Session chair: Nuala Myatt-Bocarro

1540 – 1600 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
1600 – 1620 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
Oz International Student Hub
Asha Ramzan
Sydney Community Forum
1620 – 1635 Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A Live Group Q&A
1635 – DAY ONE CONCLUDES

 


 

DAY TWO
THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER 2021
1000 – 1015
DELEGATE NETWORKING
1015 – 1115
PLENARY SESSION DAY TWO
Welcome & Recap
Sharon Cook – Conference Co-Convenor
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
Jamie Ford
| Global Executive Director, Design, Practera
Matt Carter
| Senior Manager, eLearning Design and Operations – Learning Innovation, Monash College
Saroj Basnet
| Founder/CEO at Vishma Studio
 
1235 – 1315 | AGM/Elections
(Please register in advance)

1315 – 1335 | Exhibition Break
1335 – 1440
CONCURRENT SESSION #3
TIME

INNOVATION

Session chair: Annette Kalczynska

COMPLIANCE, POLICY AND ESOS

Session chair: Samantha Hilbig

IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Session chair: Sharon Cook

1335 – 1345 1335 – 1340
Work Rights Volunteers: Combatting Wage Theft through Peer-to Peer Education
Peter Freeman
Australian Catholic University
Strategies to a consistent, non-biased quality education agent approach
Bikesh Shrestha
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 – 1410
Aotearoa New Zealand’s experience of innovative partnership, engagement and collaboration
Ross Crosson
Education New Zealand | Manapou ki te Ao
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 1410 – 1440
Live Group Q&A
1405 – 1425
Raising the Bar: Quality Assurance Standards for Education Agents
Patrick Pheasant
NEAS Australia
1405 – 1425
A Discussion on Academic Freedom
Madeline Everett
Scholars At Risk
1420 – 1440 1425 – 1440
Live Group Q&A
1425 – 1440
Live Group Q&A
1440 – 1500 | Exhibition Break
1500 – 1600
CONCURRENT SESSION #4
TIME

INNOVATION

Session chair: Annette Kalczynska

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Session chair: Nuala Myatt-Bocarro

INNOVATION

Session chair: Bronwyn Gilson

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
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 Victoria’s student experience initiatives in response to COVID-19 to support students on and offshore
James Borman
Study Melbourne
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
DELEGATE NETWORKING
1015 – 1125
PLENARY SESSION DAY THREE
Welcome & Recap
Annette Kalczynska – Conference Co-Convenor
PLENARY PANEL THREE
Are we adequately supporting our international students?
Facilitator:
Maryann Seow
Panellists:
Helen Kronberger | Manager, International Education (Global Engagement), Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Brett Blacker | CEO, English Australia
Fouli Christmann | Senior Assessment Manager ESOS/CRICOS Team, TEQSA
Chris Beard | Executive Director, ISANA NZ
1125 – 1155 | Exhibition Break
1155 – 1310
CONCURRENT SESSION #5
TIME

INNOVATION

Session chair: Nuala Myatt-Bocarro

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Session chair: Amy Choo

EMPLOYABILITY

Session chair: Charlotte Long

1155 – 1215 Mental health concerns of international students, implications and strategies
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
A Personalised Autonomous Model to Resolve a Catch-22 Situation in International Students’ English Language Needs in Higher Education

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 self-regulated English learning

Mira Kim
UNSW

1235 – 1255
Live Group Q&A
1255 – 1310 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
Facilitator:
Charlotte Long
Panellists:
Manpreet Kaur – Client Engagement Manager, IDP Connect

Featuring our 2021 ISANA Bursary student representatives:
Ashrika Paruthi – Councillor, Ethnocultural & International Students’ Officer, University of Sydney
Mark Joseph Taneco – International Student Ambassador, City of Sydney – International Student Leadership and Ambassador (ISLA)
Miriam Sara Perera Dodamwalage – National Treasurer, Council Of International Students Australia
1425
Conference Close and Handover
Annette Kalczynska – Conference Co-Convenor

 

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