How to flourish in a time of disruption and to future proof Higher Education


The Higher Ed Leaders Congress brings together leading figures to discuss the significant changes underway in higher education globally, the key role of technology to remain competitive, how to enhance student learning and engagement and ways to grow partnerships and collaboration.

Increasing international competition, funding challenges, changing demographics, new technology and an increasingly mobile student population are just some of the disruptions to Higher Education sector. Learn how to adapt to these changes to remain competitive and relevant in an increasingly digital and disruptive world. Higher Education challenge and change agenda when managed well, will deliver greater opportunities.






  • Innovative sessions on learning through online, blended, MOOCs, Flipped Classroom, mobility and more
  • Big picture discussions on disruption, future proofing and reform
  • Lots on student retention, engagement and employability
  • What's hot in Higher Education EmTech - Gamification, Augmented Reality & IoT
  • Strategic presentations on ways of collaborating, building partnerships and improve operations



At Higher Ed Leaders Congress:

  • This year we have a new theme focusing on Promoting Wellness in Higher Ed with Dr Caroline West
  • We've shortened our sessions to a concise 20 - minute so we now have 20 plus speakers over the 2 days of Higher Education Leaders Congress
  • And EduTECH has moved back to Sydney at the new International Convention Centre



  • Jack Hylands, CEO, Ducere Global Business School
  • Jane den Hollander, Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University
  • Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor & President, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Marcia Devlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality), Federation University Australia
  • Professor Gilly Salmon, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Innovation), University of Western Australia
  • Professor Susan Elliott, Deputy Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, The University of Melbourne
  • Jen Padernal, Director, Centre for Innovative Learning Programs, De La Salle University Philippines
  • Scott Cragin, PhD, Professor of Management & Marketing, Missouri Southern State University USA



  • Network with Higher Education leaders, share experiences and identify opportunities to collaborate
  • Gain insights on how to prepare for the challenges and opportunities in the age of tertiary disruption
  • Ways to improve graduate employability
  • Prepare students for economies of the future
  • Keep pace with technology change for Higher Education sector
  • Learn what's ahead for higher education sector
  • How to systematically connect assessment with learning in Higher Education



  • Vice Chancellors, Deputy VCs, Pro VCs, Provosts, Executive Directors, Directors, Executives and CEOs
  • Deans, Heads of School, Faculty Heads and Professors,
  • Learning Directors, Instructional and educational designers
  • Senior Lecturer and eLearning
  • Tertiary Education Consultants and Advisors