Conference Program Outline

Thursday, 5 May 2022

The day one program introduces the 2022 theme ‘Going Glocal’ and showcases presentations from subject area experts across the six NEAS ELT Communities of Practice. The program of key note and expert speaker sessions will be followed by the NEAS 2022 Awards Ceremony and the premium Gala Dinner.

9:00 – 9:25Arrival Tea and Coffee
9:25 – 9:30Welcome From NEAS with Information on Getting Around
9:30 – 9:35Welcome from Chair of the NEAS Board
Ms Tanya Buchanan

9:35 – 9:45Acknowledgment of Country
9:45 – 9:50Formal Conference Opening
9:50 – 10:00Welcome from the Conference Premium Sponsor

10:00 – 10:45Opening Plenary
‘Going Glocal: The Importance of Community’
Mr Stan Grant

10:45 – 11:15Morning Tea
Exhibitions Open
11:15 – 11:50‘Elephants and Butterflies: Developing Glocally Responsive Leaders’
Dr Phil Chappell, Ms Barbara Craig & Ms Lynda Yates, Macquarie University

Phil Chappell, Barbara Craig, Lynda Yates
11:50 – 12:25‘Communities of Practice: Pedagogy, Empathy and Praxis’
Dr Alison Grove O’Grady, The University of Sydney

12:25 – 13:00‘International and Cross-border Education in Transforming Individuals’
Mr Thomson Ch’ng, ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue

13:00 – 13:45Lunch
13:10 – 13:40Virtual Networking Hub
Meet and Greet the Sponsors
13:45 – 14:20Going Glocal International Panel and Q&A
Mr Jason West, UTS College
Dr Alexander Nanni, Mahidol University International College
Ms Urica Lopez, RMIT University

Mr Daniel Yuen, NEAS Australia

Jason West - Advisory Council
Jason West, Alexander Nanni, Urica Lopez, Daniel Yuen
14:20 – 14:55‘Creating and Sustaining Research Communities of Practice in ELT’
Dr Emily Edwards, University of Technology

14:55 – 15:30‘Life Long Learning for English Language Teachers and Academic Managers’
Mr Toby Jones, Learning Vault

15:30 – 16:00Afternoon Tea
16:00 – 16:40Academic Plenary
‘The Changing Landscape of the ELT Profession’
Emetrius Professor David Nunan, University of Hong Kong (Professor Emeritus)

16:40 – 17:00Awards Ceremony
17:00 – 18:00Cocktail Hour – Sponsorship TBA
17:05 – 17:35Virtual Networking Hub
18:00 – 21:00Gala Dinner – Sponsorship TBA

Friday, 6 May 2022

The day two program continues with the ‘Going Glocal: Embracing ELT Communities of Practice’ theme, with sessions presented across these topics by NEAS members and those selected via submitting a call for speakers abstract.

8:15 – 8:45Arrival Tea and Coffee
8:45 – 9:20COP Session 1: Leadership in ELT
Title TBA
Ms Sandra Pitronaci and Mr Lucas Chiusoli, ILSC Language Schools
Ms Sophie O’Keefe, English Australia

Sandra Pitronaci, Lucas Chiusoli, Sophie O’Keefe
9:25 – 10:00COP Session 2: ELT Qualifications
‘Building Communities Through Teacher Training’
Ms Cara Dinneen, Macquarie University English Language Centre
Mr Darryl Blumel, TAFE Queensland

Mr Adam Kilburn, Holmesglen English Language Centre

Cara Dinneen
10:00 – 10:30Morning Tea
10:30 – 11:05COP Session 3: Education Agents
‘Tapping into the Education Agent Community of Practice’
Mr Robert Parsonson, International Student Education Agents Association
Mr Rod Hearps, ICEF

Robert Parsonson, Rod Hearps
11:10 – 11:45COP Session 4: Arts Based Pedagogy in ELT
Title TBA
Dr Patrick Pheasant, NEAS Australia
Mr Daniel Bell & Ms Rebekah Palmer, 4c Transformative Learning

11:50 – 12:25COP Session 5: Research in ELT
Title TBA
Dr Lydia Dutcher, The University of Sydney
12:30 – 13:05COP Session 6: School Preparation
Title TBA
Mr Michael Bos, Moreton Bay Colleges

13:05 – 13:50Lunch
13.05 – 13:50Virtual Exhibition
13:50 – 14:25‘From Global to Local: Centres of Excellence in English Language Teaching’
Dr Pamela Humphreys, Macquarie University English Language Centre
Mr Jake Heinrich, RMIT University Vietnam

Pamela Humphreys, Jake Heinrich
14:30 – 15:05‘Keeping Teacher’s Resilience Capital Topped Up’
Mr James McIntyre-Ure, RMIT University Vietnam
15.10 – 15.45‘Communities of Practice in ELT’
Mr Chan Narith Keuk, Royal University of Phnom Penh
Ms Kelly Kimura, former editor-in-chief of Language Education in Asia

Chan Narith Keuk, Kelly Kimura
15.45 – 16.15Afternoon Tea and Conference Close

Online Program Outline

Friday, 6 May 2022 *

The 2022 ‘Online 1’ program will feature a variety of speakers presenting across a range of topics including: Leadership, Quality Management, Professional Development, Culture and the Student Experience.

The ‘Online 2’ stream offering allows delegates to hear from ‘Voices of the Sector’. This stream will be compiled of roundtable discussions with representatives from ELT Peak Bodies, ELT Regulators, Government Bodies, State and Territory Government Study Agencies, International Quality Assurance Agencies and other Professional Bodies.

* This is a draft program and is subject to change

Online 1Online 2
8:45 – 9:20Title TBA
Mr Oscar Zi Shao Ong, Council of International Students Australia
Voices of the Sector – Panel Event
ELT Peak Bodies
9:25 – 10:00Title TBA
Ms Diana Olmos, Oz International Student Hub
Voices of the Sector – Panel Event
ELT Regulators
10:30 – 11:05‘A Case Study on a Colleges Financial Journey: Developing your Financial Community of Practice’
Mr David Jepsen, RTO Accountants

Voices of the Sector – Panel Event
Endorsed Products and Services
11:10 – 11:45Session TBAVoices of the Sector – Panel Event
State & Territory Government Study Agencies
11:50 – 12:25Session TBAVoices of the Sector – Panel Event
International QA Agencies
12:30 – 13:05Session TBASession TBA
13.05 – 13:50Virtual ExhibitionVirtual Exhibition
13:50 – 14:25International Workshop Series: Thailand
Dr Alexander Nanni, Mahidol University Int. College

Voices of the Sector – Panel Event
Student Representative Bodies
14:30 – 15:05International Workshop Series: Vietnam
Ms Urica Lopez, RMIT University

Voices of the Sector – Panel Event
Education Agents
15.10 – 15.45International Workshop Series: Cambodia – The Best Presentations
from CamTESOL
Mr Visal Sou, IDP Education Cambodia

Voices of the Sector – Panel Event
ELT Professionals

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