Brave is about acknowledging the risks - and moving forward anyway.

Stepping up, taking a leadership role, asking the awkward questions.

Brave is about the lessons learned and the fresh opportunities: what would you do differently if you were brave?

After 20 years of co-hosting the leading conference for tertiary education management in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, ATEM is turning boldly towards the future.

Let us introduce you to a new delegate experience. Practitioner-led and ambitious in its scope, ATEM 2023 is authentically designed by the sector, for the sector.

This October we will bring together specialists with current and future leaders in tertiary education management. Together we will explore innovative solutions to big issues -- not from a single disciplinary lens, but building on the breadth of skills and experiences of multiple specialisations.

ATEM 2023 delegates will:

  • share experience, research and learnings
  • encounter insightful concepts
  • reflect on their own practice and
  • return to their role re-energised and ready to lead positive change.

Be brave - make history with us in Melbourne, 11 to 13 October 2023.

Registrations open now

ATEM 2023 will leave you inspired, energised, and ready to make an impact in your professional field. Don't miss out on this extraordinary experience!

Thank you to our event partners

Key dates


Call for current session proposals Now open
Information session: how to draft a winning proposal Monday 7 August
Proposals close Monday 21 August
Presenters notified From 4 September
First draft of program Friday 15 September
Conference day 1 Wednesday 11 October
Welcome reception Evening of Wednesday 11 October
Conference day 2 Thursday 12 October
Conference dinner Evening of Thursday 12 October
Conference day 3 Friday 13 October



Registering to attend ATEM 2023 is just the start. Show us your own brand of BRAVE by leading a concurrent session, joining the conference choir, volunteering to help on the day, or becoming a business partner (sponsor).

Venue &

Get ready to immerse yourself in the heart of vibrant Melbourne. With generous hotel discounts and easy access via public transport, rideshare and accessible walking routes, ATEM 2023 offers you the perfect blend of convenience and excitement.

& program

ATEM 2023 challenges you to be BRAVE: to explore insightful concepts; to undertake rigorous research and reflection in your professional field; to generate innovative solutions to bold issues.