E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2017

Sydney is evidently the place to be for e-learning pro’s who are keen to develop their knowledge and skills this year. Even EduTECH, the darling of Brisbane’s educational technology scene, is travelling south for the winter.

Having said that, there are opportunities elsewhere, and more will emerge as time marches on. The following list of conferences is an organic one, so keep an eye on it as the year progresses.

If you are after workshops, webinars, or other PD offerings that don’t quite fit the definition of “conference”, may I refer you to the Australian Institute of Training and Development. You might also be interested in The eLearning eXperts’ eLearning Events Calendar.

A ferry on Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city in the background.

International Conference on E-Learning and Distance Learning
Sydney, 26-27 January 2017

International Conference on Education and E-Learning
Brisbane, 4-5 February 2017

International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations
Sydney, 18-21 February 2017

Learning Cafe UnConference
Sydney, 23 February 2017

Brisbane, 23 February 2017

Gamechangers Summit
Sydney, 28 February – 2 March 2017

Higher Education: Gen Next
Canberra, 1-3 March 2017

The Wheels of Knowledge Management
Melbourne & Canberra, 7 & 9 March 2017

National Blended Learning Conference
Sydney, 14-15 March 2017

Creative Tools for Engagement in the Public Sector

Canberra, 21-23 March 2017

National FutureSchools Conferences
Melbourne, 23-24 March 2017

Connect Expo
Melbourne, 29-30 March 2017

Disruptive Innovation Week
Sydney, 30-31 March 2017

International Conference on Serious Games
and Applications for Health

Perth, 2-4 April 2017

AITD National Conference
Sydney, 11-12 May 2017

LX Conference
Online, 15-19 May 2017

CeBIT Australia
Sydney, 23-25 May 2017

Chief Learning Officer 2017
Sydney, 23-25 May 2017

Sydney, 8-9 June 2017

Online & E-Learning Summit
Sydney, 20-21 June 2017

Learning Analytics 2017
Sydney, 20-22 June 2017

Learning Innovation Summit 2017
Melbourne, 21 July 2017

Forward Government Learning 2017
Melbourne, 26-27 July 2017

Knowledge Management Australia 2017
Sydney, 1-3 August 2017

eLearnz eLab 2017
Sydney, 8-9 August 2017

Learning Cafe UnConference
Melbourne, 17 August 2017

Australasian Simulation Congress
Sydney, 28-31 August 2017

K-12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference
Melbourne, 2-3 September 2017

Sydney, 6 September 2017

Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference ANZ
Darwin, 6-8 September 2017

Melbourne, 25-29 September 2017

MoodleMoot Australia 2017
Sydney, 26-28 September 2017

The Future of Learning Conference
Sanctuary Cove, 28-29 September 2017

Canberra, 30-31 October 2017

Social Learning Conference
Sydney, 27-28 November 2017

Toowoomba, 4-6 December 2017


If you are aware of another e-learning related conference down under in 2017, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

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36 Comments on “E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2017”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, what a comprehensive list. Thanks so much for this Ryan!! You just saved me hours of researching!

  2. Cath Says:

    Thanks Ryan. What a shame so little is in Melbourne. I might just save my money and go to DevLearn.

  3. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Keep an eye on this list, Cath, as I’m sure more Melbourne-based events will appear.

    Having said that, don’t let me stop you from going to DevLearn!

  4. The ANZ Blackboard Conference is in Darwin, Sept 6 – 8

  5. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Added, thanks Sue.

  6. tanyalau Says:

    Hey Ryan – thanks for your continued yearly roundup (& ongoing update) of the Aus conference circuit, a valuable collection of info, and there look to be some interestimg events on the list that look worthwhile.
    There are also a couple of Ark Goup events (not Sydney based!) focused on the public sector that you could add:
    Creative tools for engagment (Gamification) in the public sector (Canberra)

    Knowledge Management (Canberra and Melbourne) http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/the-wheels-of-knowledge-management/ http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au

    Cheers (and see you soon…)

  7. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Added, thanks Tanya.

    That gamification one looks particularly interesting.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Ryan

    I came across the online and eLearning summit on 20-21st June in Sydney. One to add to the expanding list of events.


  9. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Thanks Trent. I googled it but could only find the details for last year’s event. Do you have a URL?

  10. Nicki Says:

    Bloom Learning is bringing eLearnz eLab to Sydney in August 2017. Can we please add that to the list, the dates are 8th & 9th August. We are just starting to put it together now, here’s the NZ website so you can read about eLab in Auckland last year http://www.elearnz.co.nz – it’s a great opportunity to come along, network and keep up to date with the latest learning tools.

  11. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Added, thanks Nicki.

    Please let me know when the website is ready and I’ll link to it.

  12. Deepak Varma Says:

    Hi Ryan

    Can you provides complete E Learning solutions for educational purposes in India. Here is our website http://www.kad24.com.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Ryan Happy new year. We have been running a Melbourne LearningCafe UnConference for the past 2 years. This year it will be on Wed 16 Aug 2017 at the Melbourne Convention Centre http://learningcafe.com.au/events/register-for-melbourne-unconference-17-august-2017/

  14. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Thanks for the request Deepak, but I think that would be best done by someone in India. I suggest asking Ravi Pratap Singh, Gautam Ghosh or Amit Garg.

  15. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Added, thanks Jeevan (?).

    I noticed the website says the unconference is on 17th August, not 16th… is that right?

  16. Karen Moloney Says:

    Thanks for mentioning our calendar Ryan! We are just about ready to launch :)

  17. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Great news Karen!

  18. Awesome list. thanks for sharing. eager to participate with our elearning team

  19. hrtechgirl Says:

    That looks like a great line up Ryan!

  20. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Cheers Juhi. Let me know which ones you plan to attend :)

  21. Vishal Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    There’s another event called “Online & E-Learning Summit”.

    The link for it is: http://www.onlineandelearning.com.au/

    Kindly add it to the list, its the only summit to have both corporates and universities under one roof.

    It will run from 20-22nd June in Sydney this year.


  22. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Added, thanks Vishal.

  23. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Added, thanks Alfred.

  24. soscall Says:

    one more for July this year – Forward Government Learning 2017 – cheers : ) Steven http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/forward-government-learning-2017/

  25. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Added, thanks Steven.

  26. antpugh Says:

    Hey Ryan – great list thanks for sharing. Which would you say are the biggest?

  27. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Cheers Ant.

    In terms of sheer numbers, EduTECH would easily be the biggest, though most of the attendees would be from the K12 sector.

    Regarding workplace learning specifically, the AITD National Conference is a key one.

  28. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Ryan,
    any list for international options?

  29. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Not from me! I recommend Conal Conference Alerts https://goo.gl/ZfJWSo or eLearning Industry https://goo.gl/YrU5yI

  30. bening3005 Says:

    Hi Ryan, thanks for compiling this list! I really appreciate your work. Is it possible to add The Social Learning Conference (www.sociallearningconference.com) that will be happening on the 27th -28th November 2017 in Sydney to the list? Thanks!

  31. pennyjw Says:

    Dear Ryan, letting you know we have a date for Moodleposium this year — except it’s got a new name, it’s now EdTechPosium (https://edtechposium.net.au/) and it’s on 30-31 October 2017 at UNSW/ADFA in Canberra.
    Why the change of name? The conference is evolving to cover all the different areas of educational technology in tertiary and other education, and Canberra institutions are no longer monolithically Moodle (that would have been a good conference name, too.) But we hope it will continue to be just as informative and just as welcoming and fun.
    Best wishes to you!

  32. Ryan Tracey Says:

    Added, thanks Penny!

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