August 23, 2018: IFC vice president to speak at ANU on development financing

Nena Stoilikovic, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) vice president for Asia and the Pacific will speak in Canberra on development finance and the IFC's role in the region. She will cover the IFC's new strategy, maximizing finance for development, and private sector investment.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website - ANU Development Policy Centre


March 5-9, 2018: WASH Futures Conference 2018 in Australia

The WASH Reference Group, consisting of NGOs, academia and private-sector players, is hosting the annual WASH Futures conference. The conference aims to bring together international and Australian experts, to discuss meeting water sanitation and hygiene needs, as well as to strengthen and improve the quality of Australia’s response to the global sanitation and water crisis.

Key speakers include Barbara Evans from the University of Leeds, and Val Curtis from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Themes that will be covered include financing and investing in sustainable systems, equity, urban communities and women, and WASH.

Location: Brisbane, Australia 

Event website – WASH Futures

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September 6, 2018: First Australian Disaster Resilience Conference

Hosted in collaboration with Monash University, the inaugural Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will be themed 'The rise of resilience: from the individual to the global.' Program streams will include new directions in resilience thinking, enhancing recovery, and education.

Location: Perth, Australia

Conference  website - Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

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September 14, 2018: ANU hosts annual Indonesia Update conference on status of minorities

The Indonesia Project at the Australian National University (ANU) hosts its annual Indonesia Update conference. The conference examines the treatment of Indonesia’s minority communities and changing attitudes towards them over the past decade. Sessions cover issues including religion, gender, sexuality, disability, and the law. 

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website - Crawford School, ANU

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September 19-21, 2018: 18th International Evaluation Conference held in Tasmania

The theme of the 18th International Evaluation Conference is ‘Transformations’, with a focus on transforming governmental and philanthropic evaluations to be more culturally sensitive and relevant to indigenous groups.  

Michael Quinn Patton, a former President of the American Evaluation Association, is one of the keynote speakers. 

The call for proposals is now open. Pre-conference workshops are held on September 17 and 18, 2018.

Location: Launceston, Australia

Event website – Australasian Evaluation Society


September 19, 2018: Australian National Early Childhood Conference

Early Childhood Australia’s 2018 National Conference is being held over four days in Sydney. It covers the impact of early childhood education, and professional development for educators, sector leaders, and teachers.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website – Early Childhood Australia

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September 24, 2018: Australasian HIV and AIDS conference

Australia’s major HIV/AIDS conference is open for registration.  This is organized annually by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexual Health Medicine. Participants attend the conference from throughout the Asia and Pacific region. Presentations and sessions for 2018 include changing HIV epidemiology, community engagement, and the future of antiretroviral therapy and new drugs. Other specific topics include HIV regulation, the law and rights, and vaccines and immunopathogenesis.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - ASHM 

September 26, 2018: Australian public health conference 2018

The Australian Public Health Association is holding its annual conference in September 2018. This is the forty-fifth year of the conference, which will focus on leadership in public health challenges for local and planetary communities. It provides an opportunity for public health professionals to connect and discuss innovative ideas.

Location: Cairns City, Australia

Event website - PHAA

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October 9, 2018: Australian International Education Conference

Australia’s largest conference on tertiary education will focus on 'Empowering a new generation'. The conference attracts participants from all education sectors as well as government, NGOs, and private providers. The conference is  jointly presented by the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) and IDP Education.

Location: Sydney, Australia 

Conference website - IDP

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October 22, 2018: Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018

The three-day Global Evidence and Implementation Summit will focus on evidence for better policy and practice.  Around  700 delegates are expected from 30 countries, representing policymakers, practitioners, and scientists. Focus areas will be, among others, international development, education, humanitarian aid, and health. Speakers include Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Conference website -  Geis2018

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