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 1-2

Quality Assurance 101 – Getting the most out of your NEAS membership (Part 1)
NEAS Assessors
NEAS
Parkview 3-4


11:00 – 11:30

Tea and Coffee


11:30 – 13:00

Courageous Conversations
Sandra Pitronaci and Barbara Craig
Macquarie University
Parkview 1-2


Quality Assurance 101 – Getting the most out of your NEAS membership (Part 2)
NEAS Assessors
NEAS
Parkview 3-4


The Transformative Power of Mindfulness Training in ELT
Dr Georgi Toma
Auckland University of Technology
South Wharf


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 1-2

A transformative journey: Quality Assurance in a multi-campus institution
Will Alderton & Paul Williams
CQU English
Parkview 3-4

Everyday experience and little changes: a different perspective on big ideas and transformative education
Assoc Prof Kelly Freebody
University of Sydney
South Wharf


15:15 – 15:30

Tea & Coffee


15:30 – 17:00

Off road adventure in curriculum and assessment
Lisa Soviero & Clare Magee
Elucidate Education Design and JCU College
Parkview 1-2

Language Learning Technology Reimagined
Jarrad Merlo
E2Language
Parkview 3-4


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
A Long Way Home
Saroo Brierley



11:00 – 11:30

Morning Tea
Exhibition Open


11:30 – 12:15

Maintain a competitive edge in the outbound European Market
Ash Rees
StudyTravel
Parkview 1-2

Out-of-class language learning experiences in Australia: transformation or stagnation?
Dr Philip Chappell and Prof Phil Benson
Parkview 3-4

Communities of Practice 1: Online and Blended Learning
Signorelli

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


12:20 – 13:05

Transforming Your Curriculum: Insights into our Journey to Prepare Students for Success in the 21st Century
Jason West
University of Technology
Parkview 1-2

Ivano Buoro
TAFE NSW
Parkview 3-4

Communities of Practice 2: High School Preparation
Signorelli

How far have we come with language assessment in the last 30 years?
David Booth
PEARSON
South Wharf


13:10 – 13:55

Lunch
Exhibition Open


13:20 – 13:50

Lunchtime Session


13:55 – 14:40


From Teacher to School Owner: A Transformational Journey
Kit Perry
Townsville International English School
Parkview 1-2

Stemming the shortages in healthcare: foreign nurses transforming themselves to be the solution
Rebecca Bush
OET
Parkview 3-4

Communities of Practice 3: ELT Qualifications
Signorelli

Transforming Student Lives
Anna France
Langports
South Wharf


14:45 – 15:30

The World Traveller turned Educator
Callum Cowell
University of Western Australia
Parkview 1-2

Communities of Practice 4: Education Agents
Signorelli

The Chinese Standard of English and its alignment with global measures of English proficiency
Helen Cook
ETS TOEFL
South Wharf


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.
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

Voices of the Sector
DET, Austrade, ASQA, TEQSA


10:30 – 11:00

Morning Tea
Exhibition Open


11:00 – 11:45

The teacher I want to be, should be and fear becoming
Sharon Leslie
Southern Cross University College
Parkview 1-2

Transformation and Thai Education
Dr Alexander Nanni
Mahidol University
Parkview 3-4

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


11:50 – 12:35

People Projects: Honest reflections on how people and projects transform each other
Denise Metzger & Maria Naidoo
UNSW Global
Parkview 1-2

Peak bodies and their role in the Transformative ELT Space
Brett Blacker
English Australia
Parkview 3-4

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


12:35 – 13:20

Lunch
Exhibition open


12:45 – 13:15

Lunchtime Session


13:20 – 14:05

Transformations in UOW College’s ETS Assessment Tasks
Ragni Prasad and Lu Qing Wang
UOW
Parkview 1-2

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

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



14:50 – 15:15

Closing Speech, Raffles and Prizes
Dr Patrick Pheasant
NEAS Australia


15:15 – 16:00

Afternoon Tea
Outside Venue