Meetings & Events

Higher Ed Services regularly presents meetings, workshops, symposiums, conferences and events for the benefit of the sector across a range of topics. Our objectives are to facilitate the sharing of valuable information, innovations and solutions, provide networking opportunities and foster collaboration. We work with and for the sector and aim to ensure our events are inclusive and affordable. 

2018 Events Program

HES Hot Topics Symposium

Friday March 2  National Convention Centre, Canberra 

The 2018 Higher Ed Services Quality Network Hot Topics Symposium takes up the theme of the Universities Australia annual conference with a focus on the future fundamentals essential for creating and sustaining a vibrant higher education sector.

The half-day event will shine the spotlight on the student voice and academic mentoring beginning at 8.30am with the opening keynote by Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the Australian National University.

Student leaders will lead a 60-minute session revealing insights and sharing observations for elevating the student voice in institutions.  This discussion will be followed by a short interactive session led by students and involving Adjunct Professor Sally Kift, President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows and Professor Sally Varnham of the University of Technology, Sydney who has led the Student Voice project.

A short presentation on Institutional Policy Best Practice by Dr Kai Jensen from Policy Train will lead into morning tea.

The morning will culminate in a workshop on strengthening learning and teaching quality through Spectrum Academic Mentoring (SAM) led by Dr Trudy Ambler, an honorary academic at Macquarie University who was previously the Associate Dean (Quality and Standards) and Associate Professor Marina Harvey Director of Academic Development Services at UNSW.

Join us for what is sure to be an engaging, stimulating morning with ample time set aside for discussion and networking with colleagues. Registration of $200 includes coffee and tea on arrival and a hearty morning tea.

Friday March 2, Murray Room, National Convention Centre, Canberra
Registrations open at 7.45am Program begins at 8.30am sharp

Learning Leaders in Higher Education Conference

Wednesday June 6, Pullman Melbourne on the Park

Higher Ed Services is working with the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT), formerly the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD) to host the Learning Leaders in Higher Education Conference.  The conference will highlight the role of leadership in higher education and provide a great opportunity to hear from and meet some of the leading lights in Australia and internationally.

Higher Education Quality Network Conference: Assessment, Integrity, Review

Thursday June 7 - Friday June 8, Pullman Melbourne on the Park

The Higher Education Quality Network (HEQN) Conference immediately follows the Learning Leaders in Higher Education Conference. It builds on the successful Assessment and Review Summit held in 2017.

Registrations for these three days devoted to quality will open soon.

Working with students for students

Late August, Sydney 

Led by Professor Sally Varnham, University of Technology, Sydney, this symposium will
explore student partnership in decision-making in Australian higher education institutions with a particular emphasis on how to authentically and effectively engage and project the student voice.

Regional Universities – Anchor Institutions Transforming their Regions

Thursday October 18 -  Friday October 19  Southern Cross University, Gold Coast 

This conference will celebrate the unique contribution of regional universities, with a focus on the role of universities in regional development through their teaching and learning, research and engagement activities. Higher Ed Services invites all regional universities to take part in this two-day event which is being held with the participation of the Regional Universities Network.
More information available soon.

Annual TEQSA Conference and HEQ Forum

Wednesday November 28 - Friday November 30, Melbourne

Plans are already underway for the 2018 TEQSA Conference and Higher Education Quality Forum. The conference theme and confirmed dates will be announced soon.

Higher Ed Services also offer a professional and cost effective event management service.
Contact Karen Hanna, Business Development Manager - Events on or
phone 0428 229 195