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Prof Ian Harper to address the ACPET conference in Hobart

Monday, July 18 2016

It’s just 6 weeks to the ACPET national conference and the excitement is building.

Theme: Connecting Knowledge, Skills and Futures through Innovation
Venue:  Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, 24 to 26 August 2016

Join us for 3 days of debate, panel discussions, workshops, exhibits and networking to consider the Future of Tertiary Education and Contestability and the Impacts of New Technologies on Education, Training and the Future Workforce and many other topical issues.

See the great line-up of national and international speakers in the Conference Program in particular:

Professor Ian Harper, Chair of the Competition Policy Review and one of Australia’s foremost economists, who will discuss the future of tertiary education in Australia, highlighting principles of competition, choice and contestability in a Q&A style debate facilitated by well-known journalist and author Quentin Dempster.

Keynote speaker Catherine Caruana-McManus, Director Giant Ideas, will wow you with the technological changes that await us followed by an industry panel that will reflect on the implications for education, training and the workplace.

Todd Russell, survivor of Beaconsfield mine disaster, will inspire you with his story.

Other speakers featured are:

  • Andrew Norton, Grattan Institute
  • Professor Peter Noonan, LH Martin Institute
  • Jonathan Chew, Nous Group
  • Michael Lavarch, ASQA
  • Dr Michael Tomlinson, TEQSA
  • Meera Shenoy, Author of ‘You can be smarter and wiser’
  • Murali Bukkapatnam, ASTP, India
  • State and Federal MPs, industry representatives, agency heads and many more speakers

See the full program and list of speakers on the website.

The conference will be held on Hobart's spectacular waterfront at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, overlooking the Harbour near Salamanca, Battery Point and the city centre. Enjoy the local produce, appreciate cultural attractions at nearby MONA and take in spectacular views of Hobart and the Derwent River from Mount Wellington. Why not stay for the weekend and see what Tassie has to offer?

Register NOW for the ACPET Conference & APIEF International Forum – Don’t miss it!


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