The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Tuesday 5 December 2017

0800 Workshop Registration Open
Pre-Conference Workshops | The Star, Convention Centre
0900-1200

Protecting your investment: What you can do to maximize student persistence


This workshop summarizes the workshop facilitator’s long experience with student success, persistence and engagement – as well as (to use less attractive language) student attrition and retention.  The session will address the nine key variables that research evidence indicates make a difference to the chances of a student persisting to the end of their educational program.  Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the resources available at their own institutions, and how practice may be made more effective. Click here for full description.

Member & Delegate $150 / Non-Member & Delegate $190 / Member & Non Delegate $190 / Non-Member & Non-Delegate $220
Workshop is 3 hours including morning tea.

 

AM Workshop – Details to be advised

Member & Delegate $150 / Non-Member & Delegate $190 / Member & Non Delegate $190 / Non-Member & Non-Delegate $220
Workshop is 3 hours including morning tea.
1200-1300 Break
1300-1600

Managing International student critical incidents


A critical incident involving a student is distressing for families, friends and staff. The effective management of any critical incident is important. Not only is it important to assist and support affected parties, it is also important to ensure that the situation is not worsened through mismanagement.

This workshop is designed to for those that work with students at any level. It deals with the practical issues of preparation, planning of policy and dealing with actual critical incidents.  The half-day session aims to give you the resources and knowledge to devise or revise policy and procedural guidelines for a critical incident.  Click here for full description.

Member & Delegate $150 / Non-Member & Delegate $190 / Member & Non Delegate $190 / Non-Member & Non-Delegate $220
Workshop is 3 hours including afternoon tea.
PM Workshop – Details to be advised

Member & Delegate $150 / Non-Member & Delegate $190 / Member & Non Delegate $190 / Non-Member & Non-Delegate $220
Workshop is 3 hours including afternoon tea.
1730-1830 Welcome Reception | Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Pool Deck

 

Wednesday 6 December 2017

0730 Registration Open
Opening Session | Gold Coast & Surfers Paradise Room
0830 – 0900 Welcome to Delegates
Official Opening
– The Honourable Curtis Pitt MP
0900 – 1000 Keynote Speaker: Professor Lily Kong
Provost and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University (SMU)
1000 – 1100 Plenary Session
1100-1130 Morning Tea & ePosters

Concurrent Session 1

  Stream A Stream B Stream C Stream D Stream E
1130 – 1155
1200 – 1225
1230 – 1255
1300-1430 Lunch & ePoster viewing
1330-1415 ANZSSA AGM
1430-1530 Keynote Speaker: Tony Dreise
Indigenous policy analyst & researcher, Australian National University
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea & ePoster viewing
Newcomers Networking Opportunity (for first timers to a ANZSSA or ISANA conference)

 

Special Interest Forums
Forum 1 Forum 2 Forum 3 Forum 4 Forum 5 Forum 6 Forum 7
1600 – 1730

 

 

1730 – 1830 ANZSSA Executive and Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday 7 December 2017

0800 Registration Open
Plenary Session | Gold Coast & Surfers Paradise Room
0900 – 1000 Keynote Speaker: Dr Tim Soutphommasane
Race Discrimination Commissioner,  Australian Human Rights Commission
1000 – 1100 Plenary Session
1100-1130 Morning Tea & ePoster viewing

Concurrent Session 3

  Stream A Stream B Stream C Stream D Stream E
1130 – 1155
1200 – 1225
1230 – 1255
1300-1430 Lunch & ePoster viewing
1330-1415 ISANA Australia AGM
ISANA New Zealand Meeting

Concurrent Session 4

  Stream A Stream B Stream C Stream D Stream E
1430 – 1455
1500 – 1525
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea & ePoster viewing
Special Interest Forums
Forum 1 Forum 2 Forum 3 Forum 4 Forum 5 Forum 6 Forum 7
1600 – 1730
1900 – late Conference Dinner | Pavilion Marquee, The STAR

Friday 8 December 2017

0800 Registration Open
Plenary Session | Gold Coast & Surfers Paradise Room
0900 – 1030 Plenary Session
1030-1100 Morning Tea & ePoster viewing

Concurrent Session 5

  Steam A Stream B Stream C Stream D Stream E
1100 – 1125
1130 – 1155
1200 – 1225
1230-1330 Lunch & ePoster viewing

Concurrent Session 6

  Stream A Stream B Stream C Stream D Stream E
1330 – 1355
1400 – 1425
1430-1500 Afternoon Tea & ePoster viewing
Closing Plenary | Gold Coast & Surfers Paradise Room
1500 – 1600 Student Panel | Facilitated by Mary Ann Seow, ISANA President
1600 – 1630 Handover & Close

ANZSSA

The Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association Inc. (ANZSSA) is a professional association for people with an interest in the role of support services in post secondary education.

For more information, please visit ANZSSA website by anzssa.com.

ISANA

ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education.

For more information, please visit the ISANA website at www.isana.org.au.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.