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Conferences and Events

We regularly host conferences and events to engage with our stakeholders and promote quality assurance in education and training in Ireland.

On this page you will find details of upcoming and past events.  Most QQI conferences are by invitation only and are heavily subscribed.

Invites for the below events will issue in the coming weeks.

For the full listing of all our corporate events, meetings and briefings please see also our corporate calendar

Upcoming Events

Rethinking the Role of Qualifications – the Digitalisation Agenda - 24 October 2017

Creativity, entrepreneurship, learning-to-learn, digital competence and other skills and competences are emerging as more and more important for innovation, growth and participation in a digital society and economy. Quality and Qualifications Ireland is bringing together experts and an audience of enterprise, educationalists and policy-makers to consider how these new skills and competences can and should be defined, described, taught, acquired and recognised.
 

Collaborative Provision in HE in Europe (QQI/ QAA) - 7 November 2017
QQI is hosting a joint conference with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) on the most recent evaluation of transnational provision between the UK and Ireland and collaborative provision around Europe, the EHEA in general.  The conference will consider the broader framework (policy, agency involvement, national initiatives) for collaborative provision, with specific case studies from Ireland Spain, Austria and Germany. It will aim to provide a forum for discussion and clarity around some of the expectations and requirements of the countries involved on collaborative transnational provision. To register, please see here

English Language Education (ELE) Quality Enhancement Event - 22 November 2017
This is a follow-up to the Inaugural QQI English Language Education Seminar in November 2016 on fostering and supporting improvement and enhancement of quality ELE practice and the role of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).  The theme for the 2017 event is Management of English Language Education (assessment, teaching and learning) .

Internationalisation - a driver of quality in Irish Higher Education - 11 December 2017
This is QQI’s third annual quality enhancement conference for the higher education sector.  The conference will be held jointly with the  Higher Education Authority (HEA) as part of the Memorandum of Understanding between QQI and the HEA.

To register, please email conferencehe@qqi.ie with your name, role and institution please.

As part of this conference there is a call for poster proposals. This is a valuable opportunity for you to showcase examples of strategies, policy, institutional practice or projects linked to the theme of internationalisation.
The conference, which is targeted at policy makers and practitioners amongst other stakeholders, will explore a multi-faceted approach to internationalisation by Irish higher education institutions under the following two broad themes:

1. Internationalisation for quality-enhancement - Helping Irish HEIs make improvements in quality enhancement through internationalisation (with an emphasis on strategy, policy, process inputs)
2. Internationalisation at home - Helping HEIs produce global students (with an emphasis on the student experience, learning outcomes, campus culture, services and support provided)
As part of this conference there is a call for poster proposals. This is a valuable opportunity for you to showcase examples of strategies, policy, institutional practice or projects linked to the theme of internationalisation. We encourage poster proposals relating to strategy and policy as well as practice, and those addressing student engagement and inter-institutional collaboration, as well as those with a focus on evaluating the impact of policy and practice. Please see more details here.