• Higher Education Summit

    Universities Through the Crisis

    30 September – 1 October 2020
    A virtually delivered event

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Special Govt, Academia rates available // See pricing below

With the easing of restrictions and the continual improvement in the Australian situation regarding COVID-19, we have rescheduled the AFR Higher Education Summit to 30 September – 1 October 2020. All registrations will be transferred to the new date. If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9080 4307 or email info@informa.com.au.

Overview

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

With the incisive, independent style it is known for, the two-day Summit will once again interrogate prevailing policies and practices and showcase transformational innovation from Australia and abroad – all with a focus on uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive Higher Education landscape in the years ahead.

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Exhibitors

AGENDA

DEVELOPING AGENDA

8:50

Welcome from The Editor-in Chief

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

9:00

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Colette Rogers, Partner, National Education Lead, Deloitte

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

9:10

Ministerial Keynote Address

The Hon Dan Tehan , Minister for Education

9:40

PANEL: Ministerial Debrief

Professor Clare Pollock, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students), Flinders University

10:10

Deloitte Economic Outlook

John O’Mahony, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

10:40

Morning refreshments

PANDEMIC RESPONSE & RECOVERY

11:10

Navigating the new norm – The future state of play of Australian Universities

Professor Duncan Maskell, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Melbourne

11:40

PANEL: How can universities respond and recover from pandemic impact

Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins, Honorary Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne
Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor and President, USC Australia
Professor Duncan Maskell, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Melbourne

12:20

Lunch

FUNDER AFTER THE PANDEMIC

13:15

Universities Debt Level

Martin Foo, Associate Director, Sovereign and International Public Finance, S&P Global Ratings

13:30

Performance Funding

Professor Paul Wellings, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong

13:45

Future of Funding

Kerrie Parker, Chief Financial Officer, Deakin University

14:00

PANEL: Further Exploring The Discourse

Martin Foo, Associate Director, Sovereign and International Public Finance, S&P Global Ratings
Professor Paul Wellings, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong
Kerrie Parker, Chief Financial Officer, Deakin University
Moderator: Pradeep Phillip, Lead Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

14:30

PANEL: Purpose of the University Beyond 2020

  • Where will the revenue come from?
  • Growth & challenges?
  • Will there be mergers & acquisitions?
  • Opportunities within the VET sector
  • What will future business models look like to ensure sustainability of Australian universities?

Vicki Thomson, Chief Executive, Group of Eight (Go8)
Andrew Norton, Professor in the Practice of Higher Education Policy, ANU
Professor David Lloyd, Vice-Chancellor, UniSA
Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice- Chancellor, The University of Auckland (NZ)

15:10

Afternoon refreshments

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MARKET

15:40

International Virtual Keynote – State of the UK Market

Professor Simon Marginson, Professor of Higher Education, University of Oxford (UK)

16:10

PANEL: How Do we Revive the International Student Market?

Professor Nick Klomp, Vice-Chancellor and President, CQUniversity
Laurie Pearcey, CEO, UNSW Global and Pro Vice-Chancellor, UNSW Sydney

17:00

Close of Day One

19:30

Higher Education Awards

DEVELOPING AGENDA

9:00

Opening Remarks

09:10

Opposition Keynote Address

The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, Shadow Minister for Education & Training

09:40

Improving University Admission chances and choices

Jamie Beaton, Founder and CEO, Crimson Education (NZ)

10:00

PANEL: University Readiness

  • What are schools offering?
  • ATAR pushback
  • How to make students jobs ready

Jamie Beaton, Founder and CEO, Crimson Education (NZ)
Associate Fellow, Centre for Independent Studies
Dr Glenn Savage, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology, The University of Western Australia
Julie Sonnemann, School Education Fellow, Grattan Institute

10:40

Morning Refreshments

11:10

Financing Research – Outlook for 2040

Professor Ian Jacobs, Vice-Chancellor & President, UNSW

11:40

PANEL: A look at the Future of Research

Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, Research, The University of Adelaide
Professor John Spoehr, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research Impact, Flinders University
Dr David Kershaw, Chief Science Engagement and Impact Division, Defence Science and Technology

12:20

Charting the Future

Catriona Jackson, Chief Executive, Universities Australia

12:40

Addressing The Relationship With The VET Sector

Claire Field, Director, Claire Field & Associates
David Coltman, CEO, TAFE South Australia

13:20

Closing Remarks from the Chair

13:30

Close of Conference and Lunch

Confirmed speakers for 2020 include


The Hon. Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education


The Hon. Tanya Plibersek
Shadow Minister for Education & Training


Professor Helen Bartlett
Vice-Chancellor and President, USC Australia


Pradeep Phillip
Lead Partner, Deloitte Access Economics


Professor Simon Marginson
Professor of Higher Education, University of Oxford (UK)


Claire Field
Director, Claire Field & Associates


Professor Paul Wellings
Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong


Vicki Thomson
CEO, Group of Eight (Go8)


Professor David Lloyd
Vice-Chancellor, UniSA


Professor Dawn Freshwater
Vice-Chancellor, The University of Auckland (NZ)


Andrew Norton
Professor in the Practice of Higher Education Policy, ANU


Catriona Jackson
Chief Executive, Universities Australia


John O’Mahony
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics


Martin Foo
Associate Director, Sovereign & International Public Finance, S&P Global Ratings


Colette Rogers
Partner, National Education Lead, Deloitte Australia


Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins
Honorary Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne


Dr. Glenn Savage
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology, The University of Western Australia


Professor Duncan Maskell
Vice-Chancellor, The University of Melbourne


Professor Nick Klomp
Vice-Chancellor and President, CQUniversity


Laurie Pearcey
CEO, UNSW Global and Pro Vice-Chancellor, UNSW Sydney


Dr Fiona Mueller
Former University College Head and Director of Curriculum, ACARA


Professor Ian Jacobs
Vice-Chancellor and President, UNSW


Professor Anton Middelberg
Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research), The University of Adelaide


Kerrie Parker
Chief Financial Officer, Deakin University


Professor Clare Pollock
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students), Flinders University


Jamie Beaton
CEO and Co-Founder, Crimson Education (NZ)


Julie Sonnemann
School Education Fellow, Grattan Institute


Professor John Spoehr
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research Impact, Flinders University


Dr David Kershaw
Chief Science Engagement and Impact Division, Defence Science and Technology


David Coltman
CEO, TAFE South Australia

Pricing

Institution-wide virtual passes are now available.
For the cost of less than $180 per user, up to 50 people from the same university, company or government department can enjoy the virtual experience of this year’s Higher Education Summit

Industry Rate - Early Bird
$2,096 + GST

Virtual Pass

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Expires on August 15 2020

Govt and Academia - Early Bird
$1,346 + GST

Virtual Pass

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Expires on August 15 2020

5 Virtual Passes
$4,995 + GST

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Industry Rate - Standard Rate
$2,321 + GST

Virtual Pass

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From 16 August 2020

Govt and Academia - Standard Rate
$1,571 + GST

Virtual Pass

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From 16 August 2020

Institution-Wide Virtual Passes
$8,995 + GST

Up to 50 passes

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AFR Higher Education Awards 2020

The 6th Annual AFR Higher Education Awards will also return this August. Join us on 30 September 2020 at the Hilton Adelaide for a Gala Dinner honoring the most impressive contributions in the Higher Education space. Nominations are now open across 10 categories.

Click here for more information.

Awards Gala Dinner

Date: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Venue: Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, Savoy Ballroom
123 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel:
03 9657 1234
Pre-Dinner Drinks:
7.00pm – 7.30pm
Dinner:
7.30pm – 10.30pm
Dress Code:
Cocktail / business attire

The Winners of the AFR Higher Education Awards will be announced and honoured at a sumptuous Gala Dinner, presented by UniSuper, on Tuesday 28th August. The Gala will take place at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.

The evening will commence with a drinks reception, followed by dinner and the presentation of the AFR Higher Education Awards. The dress code is cocktail/business attire.

You can book individual places or tables of 10 using our online booking system ‘select BOOK NOW’. For tables of 10, you will be contacted by email prior to the event to provide your dinner guests’ details. If you have any problems with your booking, please email info@informa.com.au


We are delighted to announce Dr Susan Carland is now confirmed as MC for the 2018 AFR Higher Education Awards Gala Dinner.

Event Images 2019

Below is a snippet of images from the 2019 AFR Higher Education Summit.

To view all images across the two day summit – visit the event Flickr album.

When & Where

30 September – 1 October 2020

A virtually delivered event

Contact Us

Still have a question?

Keith Barks
General Manager
+61 2 9080 4342
Keith.Barks@informa.com.au

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425
Alex.Cook@informa.com.au