Universities Australia Solutions Summit 2024

Under the theme ’Harnessing universities for national priorities’, the Universities Australia Solutions Summit 2024 will explore how universities, working in partnership with government and industry, make Australia a more successful and better prepared nation for the challenges and opportunities ahead of us.

We’re pleased to present an exciting, informative and inspiring program comprising domestic and international leaders and decision-makers from across academia, government and industry.

Join us at the National Convention Centre Canberra from 27-28 February 2024.


The Hon Jason Clare MP

Minister for Education

The Right Hon Baroness Valerie Amos 

Master of University College, Oxford University

Professor Penny Burke

Chair in Equity, Social Justice and Higher Education, UNESCO

Professor Alan Duffy 

Pro Vice-Chancellor Flagship Initiatives, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Alan Finkel AC  

Chair, Stile Education and corporate adviser on climate change technologies

Ms Tennealle O’Shannessy

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, IDP Education

Ms Kate Pounder   

Chief Executive Officer, Tech Council of Australia 

Professor Hugh White AO

Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies, Australian National University

Ms Sally-Ann Williams 

Chief Executive Officer, Cicada Innovations


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