NEAS Management Conference 2024 

12 Weeks To Go!

This week marks the beginning of the 12-week countdown to the NEAS Management Conference with a difference, so let us outline what is in store.

In a more intimate setting at UTS and Aerial Function centre at UTS, seat numbers have been limited to allow for deep, investigative presentations, networking and conversations around the theme of how the ELT world is revolutionising by rethinking, reshaping and redefining. The program this year spans over two days: 9 & 10 May 2024. 

The first day: Thursday 9, comprises of the Academic Workshop at UTS, back by popular demand, following last year’s success. Academic Managers, aspiring Academic Managers, Directors of Study and other leaders will gather in an up-beat atmosphere, join multiple workshops, and share thoughts and insights. There will be four sets of four workshops running parallel throughout the day. A light lunch will be provided, and all participants are invited to join us for a drinks and networking at the Old Clare Hotel at the end of the day.

The Main Day: Friday 10, turns the dial to a more formal setting at Aerial UTS Function Centre. Thought leadership keynote speakers will present on topics that plunge deeper into the conference theme of Quality Revolution, Rethinking, Reshaping and Redefining Excellence in ELT.

Top of the bill we have welcome speeches from the Chair of the NEAS Board and our Premium Sponsor IELTS, followed by one of the most exciting leaders in education today: Opening Plenary Speaker Mr Louka Parry. Louka will be followed by three powerhouse Keynote Speakers who will share their remarkable observations of the changes, challenges and innovations in ELT and education in general. After a gourmet buffet lunch, served by Aerial at UTS, there will be three panel sessions focusing on Homestay, Education Agents and Mental Health and Wellbeing.

This day will leave you dizzy with new knowledge, and probably even more questions about the changing future of education and the ELT sector. 

You can check out the program for the Academic Manager Workshop and the Main Day here.

This week we feature Opening Plenary Speaker


As one of Australia’s top innovators Louka Parry speaks on futures, leadership, and transformation. He has worked with thousands of leaders and educators from diverse contexts across the world. These include the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the European Commission, as well as all Australian States and Territories.

Louka speaks five languages, holds two Masters degrees, completed executive studies at Harvard and a residency at the at Stanford University. As an education leader, Louka was promoted to Principal at only 27 years old and was named South Australian Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Louka brings a range of deep strategic insights as a learning architect and as CEO and Founder of The Learning Future, in this age of rapid change, he is driven to transform learning structures, systems and societies that empower individuals to do their best work and maximise wellbeing. Louka is also passionate about exploring the connection between learning and the era of AI.

At NEAS we are thrilled to be bringing you to such a dynamic Opening Plenary Speaker! 

You can buy tickets here!

February 2024