31 January 2018

NZIEC 2018: Theme and call for speakers

ENZ is pleased to launch the theme and call for presenters for this year’s New Zealand International Education Conference. NZIEC 2018 will be held in Wellington on 9 and 10 August and will focus on the theme of Inspiring Global Citizens. 

Global citizens

ENZ warmly welcomes presentation proposals from across the global international education industry for the 27th NZIEC. Submissions are welcome on any topic relating to the international education industry. Check out the guidelines for presenters and submit your proposal on the NZIEC website. Our call for speakers closes on Friday16 March 2018.

Conference theme: Inspiring Global Citizens 

‘We must no longer consider ourselves
as citizens of the cities or countries in which we live,
but we must consider ourselves citizens of the globe.’

In this time of rapid change and globalisation, international education has a vital role in equipping our society with the skills needed for the future. New Zealand is ideally placed to address this need. We rank first in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Educating for the FutureIndex for our ability to equip our young leaders with the critical thinking, collaboration and global awareness skills they need to succeed in an increasingly internationalised and technology-driven world.

The 27th New Zealand International Education Conference and Expo (NZIEC) will explore how international education can build on this strength to equip and inspire our students, educators and professionals to become the new wave of global influencers and leaders. Our international education industry can help change the world.

NZIEC 2018 will explore the following questions:

  1. How do we inspire and develop the next generation of global citizens?
  2. How can we harness technology to enhance our international education marketing, offering and practices?
  3. How can we forge leading-edge education products, services and technologies that will be in-demand in existing and future global markets?
  4. How can we connect the value of international education to our diverse communities?
  5. How can we work together to ensure international education contributes to New Zealand’s future development? 

NZIEC 2018 will feature five breakout streams. Check them out here.

About NZIEC 2018

The New Zealand International Education Conference and Expo is the annual conference for New Zealand’s international education industry. NZIEC 2018 will be held at Te Papa Tongarewa on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 August and is expected to attract 700 delegates. Registration will open in May 2017. For more information, check out www.nziec.co.nz. We hope to see you there!

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