Tag: Hunter Valley

L&D conferences in Australia in 2023

Has our conference attendance rate returned to pre-pandemic levels?

I’m not sure.

I attended several last year, and while there seemed to be plenty of attendees at each one, most combined L&D with HR to bump up the numbers. Which is fine, given they’re allied professions, so long as the content pitched to the latter doesn’t squeeze out the value sought by the former.

Another gripe I feel compelled to share is the spectre of sales emails and even phone calls following attendance. The barrage I received after one particular event was so voluminous that I’ve vowed never to attend it again.

On a more positive note, one event that I am looking forward to attending again is the L&D + HR Symposium in the glorious Hunter Valley. If you’ll be there too, do let me know.

I’m also delighted to see an event being hosted in Darwin this year. It’s a top spot (no pun intended) and an exotic change of scenery from the east coast!

Aerial view of Darwin, Australia.

Conference List

The details of the following events may change, so please check the latest information on their websites.

International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations
Sydney, 3-5 March 2023

Learning Impact Summit
Gold Coast, 9-10 March 2023

NZATD Conference
Auckland, 15-16 March 2023

iDesignX
Sydney, 22 March 2023

THETA
Brisbane, 16-19 April 2023

Learning & Development Leadership Summit
Melbourne, 11-12 May 2023

L&D Summit Australia
Sydney, 21-22 June 2023

HERDSA
Brisbane, 4-7 July 2023

L&D + HR Symposium
Hunter Valley, 1-2 August 2023

EduTECH
Melbourne, 24-25 August 2023

Eportfolio Forum
Darwin & Virtual, 11-12 October 2023

Learning & Development Leadership Summit
Sydney, ? October 2023

L&D Innovation & Tech Fest
Sydney, 15-16 November 2023

LearnX
Melbourne, 21-22 November 2023

If you’re aware of another L&D conference down under,
please share a link via a comment below…

L&D conferences in Australia in 2022

Little did I know in March last year that the Learning & Development Leadership Summit would be the only in-person event that I would attend until the L&D Symposium in November!

The summit was held in downtown Sydney – energised by the hustle and bustle of the city, and convenient to boot.

In contrast, the symposium was held in the gorgeous Hunter Valley – far enough away from the bright lights to be a hassle to get to, but free of the daily distractions of “work” – allowing us to relax, focus, and engage in an immersive learning experience.

Virus permitting, I’m looking forward to attending both the summit and the symposium again this year. Plus I hope a few more events, maybe even interstate…

Landscape of a rolling vineyard in the Hunter Valley

NOTE: The details of the following events may change. Please check the latest information via the links provided.

Future Work Summit
Adelaide, 9-10 March 2022

International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations
Brisbane, 25-27 March 2022

Disruptive Innovation Summit
Sydney, 29-31 March 2022

Learning & Development Leadership Summit
Melbourne, 5-6 April 2022

AITD Conference
Virtual, 6-7 April 2022

iDesignX
Virtual, 1-2 June 2022

L&D Summit Australia
Sydney, 22-23 June 2022

HERDSA Conference
Virtual & Melbourne, 27-30 June 2022

L&D + HR Symposium
Hunter Valley, 2-3 August 2022

EduTECH
Melbourne, 10-11 August 2022

Learning & Development Leadership Summit
Sydney, 20-21 October 2022

Eportfolio Forum
Virtual & Melbourne, 26-27 October 2022

L&D Innovation & Tech Fest
Sydney, 8-9 November 2022

LearnX
Virtual, 23-24 November 2022

ASCILITE
Virtual & Sydney, 4-7 December 2022

If you’re aware of another L&D conference down under, let me know!

Digital Learning conferences in Australia in 2021

Let’s try that again.

Just as we were gearing up for another year’s worth of cutting edge insights and showcases, the coronavirus had other ideas.

While some of the digital learning conferences I had listed for 2020 went ahead as planned, others pivoted to virtual delivery, while the rest were ironically postponed or cancelled.

In this country we are confident in vaccination and elimination, so the following events are expected to proceed this year.

Coffee mug next to a laptop featuring numerous attendees in an online meeting

EDIT: The ongoing pandemic may affect these events. Please refer to each event’s website for more information.

iDESIGNX
Virtual, 24-25 February 2021

Disruptive Innovation Summit
Sydney, 17-19 March 2021

International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations
Melbourne, 20-22 March 2021

Learning & Development Leadership Summit
Sydney, 23-24 March 2021

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference
Brisbane, 7-10 July 2021

Learning & Development Leadership Summit
Melbourne, 27-28 July 2021

EduTECH / Learn@Work
Virtual, 17-18 August 2021

Eportfolio Forum
Virtual & Sydney, 20-21 October 2021

AITD Conference
Virtual & Melbourne, 27-28 October 2021

LearnX Live! Awards
Virtual, 17 November 2021

HR Innovation & Tech Fest
Sydney, 9-10 November 2021

TECHSPO
Sydney, 24-25 November 2021

Future Work APAC Summit
Adelaide, 24-25 November 2021

L&D Symposium
Hunter Valley, 25-26 November 2021

ASCILITE
Armidale, 29 November – 1 December 2021

EdTechPosium
Canberra, 10 December 2021

This list will grow over time as more events are announced.

If you become aware of another one, let me know and I’ll add it in!