Australian Embassy

ASEAN AUSTRALIA EDUCATION DIALOGUE – Penang, Malaysia 21-23 March 2018

The ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue (AAED) will strengthen the current links between Australia and ASEAN across key education sectors to build a broader ASEAN-Australia regional and global engagement by connecting thought leaders, key officials and practitioners in education from ASEAN countries and Australia. The delegates will discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities for the future of regional and global engagement in education. The AAED will result in policy initiatives and partnerships between a range of ASEAN and Australian education organisations. 

The AAED reflects the ASEAN-Australian commitment to a long-term education partnership informed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 and Australia’s National Strategy for International Education 2025.

“AAED 2018 provides the opportunity for us to connect in Malaysia with our ASEAN colleagues, further strengthen our existing partnerships and establish new ones”, said Mr Michael Fay, AAED Convenor.

When and where

Conference Dates: 21st – 23rd March 2018

Conference Venue: Equatorial Hotel Penang, Malaysia

Who should participate

Experienced and passionate ASEAN and Australian education leaders committed to regional engagement as well as government, business, school and university representatives.

Dialogue Theme: Building Regional Connectivity and Education Partnerships

Eight Education Themes linking ASEAN and Australia will be addressed:

  • Strengthening Relationships Between Educational Institutions and Students Across the Region
  • Building English Language Competency; English as the Official Language of ASEAN
  • Improving Higher Education Sector Mobility between ASEAN and Australia and within ASEAN
  • Improving Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Building Partnerships with Business and Industry
  • Strategies for Building the Quality of Transnational Education Delivery
  • Strengthening Alumni Relations and Opportunities for Student Mobility
  • Strengthening Women’s Leadership Role in ASEAN and Australian Education
  • Harnessing Digital Technology for Quality Education 

Registrations are now open. Detail description of the programme and the Dialogue content are available here.    

Conference Registration Fee: All amounts listed are in Australian Dollar (AUD)

Registration Category

Registration Prices

Early Bird Registration (Until 28th January 2018)

A $450

Regular Prices

A $500

Student Registration

A $200


Registration deadline: Friday March 16th 2018