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.



  • 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



  • 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
  • Keep pace with technology change for Higher Education sector and learn what's ahead
  • How to systematically connect assessment with learning in Higher Education
  • Improve graduate employability and prepare students for economies of the future
  • Hear first hand from Vice-Chancellors presenting at the Higher Ed Leaders Congress



  • Trends shaping higher education and the implications for university leaders
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance - Higher Education Standards Framework
  • How collaboration is driving Higher Education innovation
  • Continuous improvement in Higher Ed at MQ to add value, safeguard and complement the student and staff experience
  • Case studies on mobility, online, blended, MOOCs and flipped learning
  • What’s hot in HE EmTech - Gamification, Augmented Reality & IoT
  • Building partnership in India and see ways to collaborate
  • Systematically connect assessment with learning in Higher Education
  • Disruption and future proofing Higher Education
  • Student retention and engagement strategies
  • How technological change is impact on learning delivery in universities
  • Funding and the Demand Driven System - what's ahead?
  • Learner analytics and big data in Higher Education



  • Great Game of Education - how we implemented a groundbreaking financial initiative at MSSU-Scott Cragin, PhD, Professor of Management & Marketing, Missouri Southern State University USA
  • BlendEd: Paving the way to learning anytime, anywhere : De La Salle University - Philippines
  • 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
  • Promoting Wellness in Higher Ed with TV Doctor Caroline West



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
  • Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania
  • 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 Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education), Monash University
  • 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
  • Anthony McClaran, CEO, Tertiary Education Quality & Standards Agency (TEQSA)