2021 NEAS Management Conference

Experience the 2021 NEAS Management Conference through a new and exciting format that blends online and face-to-face engagement. Eminent speakers from Australia and New Zealand include: Saroo Brierley, Professor Anne Burns, Professor Peter O’Connor, Associate Professor Kelly Freebody and many more! See here for the full program.

The conference will showcase transformative journeys that our members have experienced in their distinguished careers.

Be empowered by ELT experts, sharing leading theory, research and practice. Connect with and be inspired by local and international thought leaders.

In addition to two days of livestreamed content, remote participants can chat to partners in our Virtual Expo. There is a rich array of presentations and resources available to download, post-conference.

Please be sure to purchase your early bird in-person tickets before they sell out.

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NEAS Management Conference 2021 – Do it YOUR way!

We are excited to embrace the opportunities offered by modern technology. Next year’s conference might seem a little different to previous years…. We’re reaching delegates far and wide through a refreshed digital lens that will allow you to access even more content than ever before. So, if you can’t attend in person, you won’t be missing out on anything!

In addition to a full 2 days of livestreamed content, broadcasted from Sydney’s Doltone House, you can download 25+ presentations, say hello and chat to partners in our Virtual Expo, and live stream speaker sessions to create a program unique to you.

Our conference will be an unparalleled opportunity to connect and network with industry stakeholders, hear from experienced speakers and get exclusive access to the latest industry developments from our sponsors.

The 2021 conference will feature:

  • A blended experience offering – attend in person or online
  • 28 speakers from around the world
  • 20+ exhibitors
  • An exclusive CEO Roundtable Harbour Cruise
  • Ample networking opportunities in a premium setting
  • It’s all about content, content, content! Before, during and after!

Tickets will be going on sale soon – stay tuned for more updates.

The 2021 NEAS Management Conference Date Announced!

The 2021 NEAS Conference will be on the 6th and 7th May 2021.

NEAS wants to thank all the participants and sponsors transferring to the new date for our conference. Our conference will continue to focus on the theme of Transformative Journeys in Education. Other announcements such as speakers and schedule will be announced in the near future,

Transformational Journeys through Communities of Practice

NEAS is providing opportunities for Academic Managers, Coordinators and other ELT Professionals to connect with others who share common interests in particular areas of our industry with the aim of addressing current issues, improving skills, and learning from each other’s experiences.

The 2021 Conference is hosting these Communities of Practice:

  • Schools
  • Online and Blended
  • ELT Qualifications
  • Education Agents
  • Foundation


Be involved. Be passionate. Be part of a Community of Practice.  Register for the 2020 NEAS Management Conference.

PD and lifelong learning

How much PD do you organise for your staff?

Teachers are lifelong learners. All staff who work at an education provider value and engage in learning and teaching on a day to day basis. NEAS recognises that professional development of all staff is an essential element in the continuous improvement of an educational provider.

Professional development gives teachers and professional staff the opportunity to reflect on their practices, skills and knowledge. It also challenges ones long-held assumptions and beliefs, providing fresh ideas and introducing innovations in an environment which never stands still. As part of our quality assurance services to the ELT community, NEAS offers a range of Professional Development services for all staff including our annual Conference, NEAS Online and QLS workshops and webinars.

In addition, our experienced team are happy to deliver customised workshops at your centre. For more information, visit our professional development page or contact us

Introducing our Academic Plenary for the 2021 NEAS Management Conference

Professor Anne Burns began her career as a teacher of English and worked in Australia in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and later in the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (NCELTR) and Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University for over 20 years. She has also held academic positions at UNSW, Sydney and at Aston University UK, where she is an Emeritus Professor. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney and The Education University Hong Kong, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Kanda University of International Studies, Japan.  Since 2010 she has worked with English Australia as a key reference person for the national Action Research in ELICOS Program and has published extensively on this topic.

What’s new at the 2021 NEAS Management Conference?

So, you’re wondering what’s going to be new at the 2021 NEAS Management Conference? Here goes: VOX POP, NEAS’ 30-year celebration, Communities of Practice new workshops and more!

Vox Pop: the NEAS VOX Pop will be located in a prominent space at the 2021 NEAS Management Conference and will feature a competition about transformative experiences, trends and journeys in the ELT industry. Contact us if you would like to sponsor or participate.

NEAS’ 30-year celebration: we’re excited to be celebrating our 30-year anniversary in 2021 with a conference with heaps of pizzazz and excitement along with outstanding speakers, workshops, activities and events. Don’t miss out! Contact us if you would like to sponsor or participate.

Communities of Practice: Participate in one of our Communities of Practice at the 2021 NEAS Management Conference. Share your ideas, learn from your industry peers and spread the passion for your profession. Contact us if you would like to sponsor or participate.

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