CONFERENCE 20 – PROGRAM

Program

Wednesday, 06 May 2020


9:00 – 9:30

Arrival Tea and Coffee


9:30 – 11:00

Engage Your Brain
Lyndon De Valle
UNSW Global
Parkview

Quality Assurance 101 – Getting the most out of your NEAS membership (Part 1)
NEAS Assessors
NEAS
Signorelli


11:00 – 11:30

Tea and Coffee



13:00 – 13:45

Lunch
Exhibition and Registration Open


13:45 – 15:15

Transformations: from teacher to manager
Sue Gollagher, Paul Forster & Patrick Donoghue
ICTE, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Parkview

A transformative journey: Quality Assurance in a multi-campus institution
Will Alderton & Paul Williams
CQU English
South Wharf


15:15 – 15:30

Tea & Coffee


15:30 – 17:00

Language Learning Technology Reimagined
Jarrad Merlo
E2Language
South Wharf

Off road adventure in curriculum and assessment
Lisa Soviero & Clare Magee
Elucidate Education Design and JCU College
Parkview


17:00 – 18:00

Pre-Conference Drinks
Exhibition and Registration Open


Thursday, 07 May 2020


8:15 – 8:45

Arrival Tea and Coffee
Exhibition and Registration Open


8:45 – 8:55

NEAS Welcome


8:55 – 9:15

TBA


9:15 – 9:20

Formal Conference Opening


9:20 – 9:30

Welcome from the Conference Premium Sponsor – IELTS


9:30 – 10:15

Opening Plenary
Saroo Brierley


10:15 – 11:00

Academic Plenary
Prof Peter O’Connor


11:00 – 11:30

Morning Tea
Exhibition Open


11:30 – 12:15

The Evolution of English Language Testing: Exploring Boundaries & Ensuring Accuracy
Vincent Blokker
IELTS
South Wharf

Out-of-class language learning experiences in Australia: transformation or stagnation?
Dr Philip Chappell and Prof Phil Benson
Parkview

Communities of Practice 1: Online and Blended Learning
Signorelli


12:20 – 13:05

PEARSON
South Wharf

Transforming Your Curriculum: Insights into our Journey to Prepare Students for Success in the 21st Century
Jason West
University of Technology
Parkview

Communities of Practice 2: High School Preparation
Signorelli


13:10 – 13:55

Lunch
Exhibition Open


13:20 – 13:50

Lunchtime Session

Guided E-learning


13:55 – 14:40

Transforming Student Lives
Anna France
Langports
South Wharf

From Teacher to School Owner: A Transformational Journey
Kit Perry
Townsville International English School
Parkview

Communities of Practice 3: ELT Qualifications
Signorelli


14:45 – 15:30

TBA
South Wharf

The World Traveller turned Educator
Callum Cowell
University of Western Australia
Parkview

Communities of Practice 4: Education Agents
Signorelli


15:30 – 16:00

Afternoon Tea
Exhibition Open


16:00 – 17:00

Transformative Journeys in Education
Dr Patrick Pheasant
NEAS Australia


17:00 – 18:00

Pre-Dinner Drinks
Exhibition Open


18:30 – 21:30

Conference Dinner hosted by TBA.
NEAS Awards for 25 Years


Friday, 08 May 2020


8:30 – 9:00

Arrival Tea and Coffee
Exhibition and Registration Open


9:00 – 9:45

Premium Product Showcase – Sponsored by PEARSON


9:45 – 10:30

TBA


10:30 – 11:00

Morning Tea
Exhibition Open


11:00 – 11:45

My students won’t speak!
Inge Foley
John Paul International College
South Wharf

The teacher I want to be, should be and fear becoming
Sharon Leslie
Southern Cross University College
Parkview

Transformation and Thai Education
Alexander Nanni
Mahidol University
Signorelli


11:50 – 12:35

How did I get here? From back-packer to rewarding career in international education
Pamela Humphreys
Macquarie University ELC
South Wharf

Transformative journeys with teams
Leanne Howarth
Curtin University
Parkview

A different approach to recruitment and onboarding
Laura Reynolds
EF International Language Schools
Signorelli


12:35 – 13:20

Lunch
Exhibition open


12:45 – 13:15

Lunchtime Session
Maintain a competitive edge in the outbound European Market
Ash Rees
Study Travel


13:20 – 14:05

Transactional Transformation: Neuroscience Validates Ancient Values
Dr Michael Richards
South Wharf

Transformations in UOW College’s ETS Assessment Tasks
Ragni Prasad and Lu Qing Wang
UOW
Parkview

Assessing what we teach to match expectations of learners and other stakeholders
Robert Mclarty
Centre for Languages, Wintec
Signorelli


14:05 – 14:50

Final Friday Plenary
Assoc Prof Kelly Freebody


14:50 – 15:15

Closing Speech, Raffles and Prizes
Dr Patrick Pheasant
NEAS Australia


15:15 – 16:00

Afternoon Tea
Outside Venue