• AFR Higher Education Summit

    Uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive Higher Education landscape in the years ahead.

    28-29 August 2018
    The Langham Melbourne

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Overview

Uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive Higher Education landscape in the years ahead.

The Australian Financial Review’s Higher Education Summit returns in August, bringing together the sectors’ most esteemed and exciting thought-leaders and disruptors to discuss the future of higher education in Australia.

With the incisive, independent style it is known for, the summit will once again interrogate prevailing Higher Education policies and practices, and showcase true, transformational innovation from Australia and abroad – all with an eye to uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive Higher Education landscape in the years ahead.

In 2018, we field the most influential global perspectives from international guests: How does Australia’s sector currently fit into OECD and globally competitive profiles for ‘efficient’ Higher Ed institutions, and what collaborative and cross-sector partnerships and policy agreements underwrite the success stories?

But we also contribute fine-grained regional and national coverage in a time of new uncertainties: How should we understand the unique opportunities and dependencies of our international student tourism boom? What are the corollaries for student experience, and for a renewed commitment to equitable and high-class tuition, in a changing world? And in a rapidly evolving job market, what are the new approaches to job-readiness for graduates?

The AFR Higher Eduation Awards also returns this year with a diverse complement of judges to honour the most impressive – and often under-the-radar – contributions across ten categories of excellence to the Higher Ed space.

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Exhibitors

Agenda

8:40

Opening remarks from the Chair

Joanne Gray, Managing Editor, The Australian Financial Review

8:45

FEDERAL ADDRESS

Sen The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training

9:15

Response from the sector

Prof. Jane den Hollander, Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University
Andrew Norton, Program Director of Higher Education, Grattan Institute

10:00

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | Higher Education for a cosmopolitan age of smart machines: the NYU experiment

Prof. Jeffrey Lehmann, Inaugural Vice-Chancellor, NYU Shanghai

GLOBAL CONTEXTS

10:30

PANEL SESSION | The China market more valuable yet riskier than ever

Facilitator: Lisa Murray, Senior Writer and former China Correspondent, Australian Financial Review
James Leibold, Associate Professor, Asian Studies, LTU
Prof. Jeffrey Lehmann, Inaugural Vice-Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
Prof. Michael Wesley, Dean, College of Asia & the Pacific, ANU
Vera Ou-Young, Partner, National Chinese Services Group Leader, Deloitte

11:10

Networking and refreshment break

11:30

PANEL SESSION | Australian-ASEAN Mobility. Have we overlooked Higher Ed opportunities with our South-East Asian neighbours?

Facilitator: Angus Grigg, National Affairs Correspondent and former China Correspondent, The Australian Financial Review
Vicki Thomson, CEO, Go8
Supachai Yavaprabhas, Founding Director, ASEAN University Network
Michael Fay, Executive Director, ASEAN Focus Group VG
Prof. S. Bruce Dowton, Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University
Dr Avery Poole, Assistant Director, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne

EFFICIENCIES

12:10

New findings on the efficiencies frontiers of Australia’s University sector

Prof. Keith Houghton, Emeritus Professor, Principal and Chief Academic Strategist, Research Coaching Australia

12:30

EFFICIENCIES DEBRIEF | What will 2020 bring in terms of Higher Ed performance measures?

Catriona Jackson, CEO, Universities Australia
Prof. Danny Samson, Professor of Management, University of Melbourne
Conor King, CEO, Innovative Research Universities

13:10

Lunch and networking break

THE VET CRISIS

14:10

Australia’s VET Crisis – In search of a framework

Facilitator: Robert Bolton, Education Editor, Australian Financial Review
Prof. Peter Noonan, Professorial Fellow, Centre for Research on International Education Systems, Victoria University
Mary Faraone, CEO, Holesglen Institute; Chair, TAFE Directors Australia
Fran Thorn, Strategic Advisor, Deloitte
Jennifer Westacott, CEO, Business Council of Australia

TRANSITIONS IN THE AUSTRALIAN HIGHER ED LANDSCAPE

14:50

Schools – Are they adequately preparing students for Higher Education?

— Gaming the system – can you rig the ATAR?
— The STEM crisis. Are schools teaching it right?
— Evidence based practices in the classroom

Emeritus Prof. John Halsey, Author of Independent Report on
Remote, Rural and Regional Education, Flinders University
Blaise Joseph, Policy Analyst, Centre for Independent Studies
Joanne Wastle, Principal, Glen Waverley Secondary College

15:30

Transitions into universities: are the pathways broken?

Megan O’Connell, Director, Mitchell Institute
Prof. Romy Lawson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Murdoch University
Prof. Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University Sydney

16:10

Networking and refreshment break

16:30

Bridging the employability disconnect – a multi stakeholder approach, aligning students, universities and industry

Katea Gidley, Managing Director, Raw Talent

16:50

Transitions out of universities: graduate employability

Jenny Lambert, Director of Employment, Education & Training, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sam Sheppard, Chief Human Resource Officer and National Partner, Deloitte
Prof Nick Wailes, Director, AGSM

17:30

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

9:00

Opening remarks from the Chair

9:05

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRES | Research and Higher Education. How do Australian universities remain globally competitive

Prof. Ian Jacobs, President and Vice Chancellor, UNSW and Chair of the Board, Group of Eight Australia

9:30

Skills of the future: how is student demand for higher education changing as the nature of work evolves?

Colette Rogers, Higher Education National Partner, Deloitte

10:00

FEDERAL OPPOSITION ADDRESS

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition

10:30

Networking and refreshment break

EQUITY, ACCESS & RETENTION

10:50

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | Achieving success in university access and equity. Lessons learnt from the US, Colombia, and Africa

Prof. Walter Allen, Distinguished Professor of Education, Sociology, and African American Studies, UCLA, USA

11:20

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | How has the UIA increased low income graduates by 29% (year on year), and galvanized a movement for innovative student success

Bridget Burns, Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance, USA

11:50

Recruitment & Retention of International students

COORDINATING LEADERSHIP

12:10

VC’s PANEL | Addressing the key challenges facing institutions today

Prof. Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Newcastle
Prof. John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor and President, La Trobe University
Prof. Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Western Australia

13:00

Lunch & networking break

FINANCING & FUNDING

13:50

PANEL | Financing and Funding the Higher Education sector post MYEFO

— Borrowing capacity
— Financial instruments
— Governance

Facilitator: Ben Potter, Senior Writer, Australian Financial Review
Philip Marcus Clark, Advisory Council Member, JP Morgan
Prof. Justin Beilby, Vice-Chancellor, Torrens University
Anthony Walker, Director Sovereign and International Public Finance, S&P Global Ratings

14:30

INTERVIEW | Where does Australia sit within emerging OECD trends?

Facilitator: John Ross, Asia Pacific Editor, Times Higher Education
Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD (live via video link)

REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES

14:50

PANEL | Strengthening business model and innovation in a post-MYEFO world

Prof. Adam Shoemaker, Vice-Chancellor, Southern Cross University
Prof. Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor and President, Federation University Australia
Dr. Caroline Perkins, Inaugural Executive Director, Regional Universities Network

15:30

Afternoon networking & refreshment break

TEACHING & LEARNING

15:50

PANEL | What do students want from educators in the classroom, and how to facilitate great teaching?

A look at how merit-based performance indicators can level the playing field of incentives alongside research impact.

Prof. John Croucher AM, Professor of Actuarial Studies and Data Analytics, Macquarie University
Prof. Teri Balser, Dean of Teaching and Learning, Science and Engineering, Curtin University
Prof. Doune Macdonald, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning), University of Queensland

16:30

Next Gen Education and the digital student experience

Facilitator: Yolanda Redrup, Technology Journalist, The Australian Financial Review
Prof. Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) and Director, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne
Prof. Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Education and Students), University of Technology Sydney
Rob Overend, Digital Strategy and Innovation Partner, Deloitte

CAMPUS DESIGN

17:00

PANEL | Placemaking for the evolving campus

Theo Psychogios, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

17:30

Closing remarks from the Chair and Close of Summit

Speakers

The Hon. Simon Birmingham MP
Minister for Education and Training

The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Jeffrey Lehmann
Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai

Prof. Walter Allen
Distinguished Professor of Education, Sociology, and African American Studies, UCLA

Bridget Burns
Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance, USA

Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

Prof. Ian Jacobs
President and Vice Chancellor, UNSW and Chair of the Board, Group of Eight Australia

Professor Dawn Freshwater
Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia

Prof. Jane den Hollander
Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University

Prof. S. Bruce Dowton
Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University

Prof. Adam Shoemaker
Vice-Chancellor, Southern Cross University

Professor John Dewar
Vice-Chancellor and President, La Trobe University

Professor Caroline McMillen
Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Newcastle

Professor Barney Glover
Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University

Professor Helen Bartlett
Vice-Chancellor and President, Federation University Australia

Prof. Justin Beilby
Vice-Chancellor, Torrens University

Prof. Michael Wesley
Dean, College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University

Mary Faraone
Mary Faraone, CEO, Holesglen Institute; Chair, TAFE Directors Australia

Jennifer Westacott
CEO, Business Council of Australia

Catriona Jackson
CEO, Universities Australia

Andrew Norton
Program Director of Higher Education, Grattan Institute

Michael Stutchbury
Editor-in- Chief, The Australian Financial Review

James Leibold
Associate Professor, Asian Studies, La Trobe University

Professor Shirley Alexander
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Education and Students), University of Technology Sydney

Colette Rogers
Higher Education National Partner, Deloitte

Joanne Gray
Managing Editor, The Australian Financial Review

Vera Ou-Young
Partner, National Chinese Services Group Leader, Deloitte

Lisa Murray
Senior Writer and former China Correspondent, The Australian Financial Review

Angus Grigg
National Affairs Correspondent and former China Correspondent, The Australian Financial Review

Vicki Thomson
CEO, Go8

Supachai Yavaprabhas
Founding Director, ASEAN University Network

Michael Fay
Executive Director, ASEAN Focus Group

Dr. Avery Poole
Assistant Director, Melbourne School of Government, The University of Melbourne

Prof. Keith Houghton Emeritus Professor
Principal and Chief Academic Strategist, Research Coaching Australia

Prof. Danny Samsonn
Professor of Management, The University of Melbourne

Conor King
CEO, Innovative Research Universities

Robert Bolton
Education Editor, The Australian Financial Review

Prof. Peter Noonan
Professorial Fellow, Centre for Research on International Education Systems, Victoria University

Fran Thorn
Strategic Advisor, Deloitte

Emeritus Prof. John Halsey
Author of Independent Report on Remote, Rural and Regional Education, Flinders University

Blaise Joseph
Policy Analyst, Centre for Independent Studies

Megan O’Connell
Director, Mitchell Institute

Prof. Romy Lawson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Murdoch University

Katea Gidley
Managing Director, Raw Talent

Jenny Lambert
Director of Employment, Education & Training, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Rob Overend
Digital Strategy and Innovation Partner, Deloitte

Sam Sheppard
Chief Human Resource Officer and National Partner, Deloitte

Ben Potter
Senior Writer, The Australian Financial Review

Philip Marcus Clark AM
Advisory Council Member, JP Morgan

John Ross
Asia Pacific Editor, Times Higher Education

Anthony Walker
Director Sovereign and International Public Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Dr. Caroline Perkins
Inaugural Executive Director, Regional Universities Network

Prof. John Croucher AM
Professor of Actuarial Studies and Data Analytics, Macquarie University

Prof. Teri Balser
Dean of Teaching and Learning, Science and Engineering, Curtin University

Prof. Doune Macdonald
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning), University of Queensland

Yolanda Redrup
Technology Journalist, The Australian Financial Review

Prof. Gregor Kennedy
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) and Director, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne

Theo Psychogios
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Prof Nick Wailes
Director, AGSM

Joanne Wastle
Principal, Glen Waverley Secondary College

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General Pricing

  • Early Bird rate (SAVE $300) – Expires by 30 June 2018
    – 2 Day Conference + Awards Dinner $2,695 + GST
  • Standard rate – From 1 July 2018
    – 2 Day Conference + Awards Dinner $2,995 + GST

Academia and Government Rate

  • Early Bird rate (SAVE $300) – Expires by 30 June 2018
    – 2 Day Conference + Awards Dinner $1,695 + GST
  • Standard rate – From 1 July 2018
    – 2 Day Conference + Awards Dinner $1,995 + GST

Awards Dinner

  • Single Ticket – $300 + GST
  • Table of Ten – $2,700 + GST

When & Where

28 – 29 Aug 2018

The Langham Melbourne
1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
Phone: (03) 8696 8888
www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/melbourne

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