Media Release: National Education Summit and The Education Show rescheduled to 2021

To ensure the health and safety of our exhibitors, presenters, partners, visitors and team we have decided to reschedule the Brisbane and Melbourne events to 2021 rather than a later date this year.

Conferences serve an important social and professional learning function in our community. Our goal is to showcase the amazing work of our local educators and provide support to those who are designing and delivering education in classrooms right across Australia, face-to-face and remotely.

At the National Education Summit Brisbane and Melbourne, the sector will come together to celebrate world-leading education via a series of conferences, seminars, workshops and networking events. In addition to the paid conferences, the free professional development seminars and free education expo provide an opportunity for all teachers to participate in required learning whilst balancing budgets and time away from the classroom.

“Every day amazing educators, researchers, educational suppliers, technology companies and professional learning providers work hard to dream up and deliver the best learning possible in schools. We are seeing this at hyper speed now as the impact of Coronavirus creates environments where innovation and change are necessary. The National Education Summit brings together the best minds in Australian education and is an opportunity to showcase the work of our homegrown educators, and discover new suppliers at the free trade show,” said Marie Kinsella, CEO, IEC Group Pty Ltd.

“The response we have received about the change of dates has been overwhelmingly positive. We are so encouraged by the gratitude towards our team during these challenging times. As an organisation that supports Australian presenters, Australian classrooms and Australian education we are proud of our strong reputation in the K-12 education space. We love what we do and are passionate about providing a level playing field for those wanting to share their experience and ideas with their colleagues,” said Margo Metcalf, Creative Director, IEC Group Pty Ltd.

National Education Summit – Brisbane
Friday 4 – Saturday 5 June 2021
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

National Education Summit – Melbourne
Friday 23 – Saturday 24 July 2021
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

About the National Education Summit

Professional learning designed and presented by Australian educators for Australian educators. Join principals, school leaders and educators from K-12 at the National Education Summit.

Held over two days, educators can experience innovative conferences and interactive seminars delivered by experts and thought leaders. Educators can also engage with exhibitors showcasing the latest in resources at The Education Show, an education-focused free trade expo. To view the full program of events visit

About IEC Group

International Exhibition & Conference Group Pty Ltd (IEC Group Pty Ltd) is a privately owned Australian company of key personnel with combined exhibition industry experience of over 60 years.


Media enquiries: Ashley Summers, Strategy & Innovation Manager, IEC Group,