Council of International Students Australia (CISA) has held an annual national conference every year since 2010. The Conference provides an important opportunity for government bodies, stakeholders and students gather together and listen to each other, sharing inspirational and interesting opinions and goals. In recent years, the CISA’s National Conference has attracted over 200-250 delegates from all industries throughout Australia. Representatives from Legal Aid and other government departments, education agencies, students and others interested in international education have joined in the conversation.
For student delegates
The annual CISA conference brings together international student representatives from across Australia to share their voices and experience of studying in Australia. It aims to help them find their voice, to challenge and shape their future, and through this to be effective advocates for a quality international student experience in Australia.
For industry delegates
The conference also welcomes education, government and business representatives to engage with students and work with us to continue to improve international education and the student experience in Australia. We also celebrate students, student associations, education institutions and government’s success and contribution to international education.
“Breaking down barriers, facing the future together as one”
This year’s conference theme is “Breaking down barriers, facing the future together as one”. It seeks to engage international students and our partners, sponsors, education providers, government and business ‘as one’ to ensure international education in Australia lives up to its ideal – to provide a quality educational experience while building people to people connections amongst students, institutions and communities around the world. By having the conference in Darwin, Northern Territory, CISA hopes to break its own barriers in engaging international students beyond Australia’s eastern states. We represent international students from all over Australia and look forward to building our links with students and partners in Australia’s tropical north.