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Melbourne International Student Conference MISC 2016

Melbourne International Student Conference 2016: The Future of Work

Students and industry explore opportunities and challenges facing the next
generation entering the workforce

The Melbourne International Student Conference 2016 will be taking place this May 6 and 7
at the Woodward Conference Centre in Carlton, bringing together local and international
students, as well as industry, to learn, exchange ideas, innovate and collaborate to support
young people in their personal and professional development.

In its third year, the theme for MISC 2016 is the Future of Work, and will explore the
opportunities as well as challenges young people face in a rapidly changing world of work,
and will cover topics such as global employability and work-readiness, cultural competency
and integration, leadership and entrepreneurship, and professional networking and

The conference this year will feature CEO and co-founder of Brosa, Ivan Lim, who is among
Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 list of leaders and entrepreneurs disrupting and changing the
face of their industries. CEO and co-founder of social enterprise STREAT Rebecca Scott will
also be inspiring delegates to think outside the box when it comes to caving our their careers
in her keynote “Careers that make a difference”.

A highlight of the conference this year is the Future Focus Forum – featured as part of City
of Melbourne’s Melbourne Knowledge Week program. The forum will turn the tables on
learning by showcasing the knowledge and expertise of local and international students, take
the temperature on their attitudes towards their future, and invite governments, industry and
community to respond and collaborate through facilitated workshops.

Annual conference highlights include the Young Upstarts Business Pitch Competition, Teach
Anything Good (TAG) sessions and the Professional Networking Night.

The conference is open to local and international students as well as stakeholders in the
international education sector, and tickets are available via the Melbourne International
Student Conference website

Student: $80 Industry: $180 / $120 (one-day only)

Institutions: Education institutions are invited to nominate and sponsor students to attend,
and 20 complimentary registrations are available to VET/TAFE providers to nominate
student leaders to attend, through the Victorian Government’s International Student Welfare

Established in 2014, the Melbourne International Student Conference is hosted by Meld
Community in collaboration with the City of Melbourne. The conference recognises that
governments, not-for-profits, student groups, education institutions, business, alumni and
industry professional are part of an intricately connected ecosystem of networks and
relationships, and invites wide-ranging participation and input in the development and
delivery of the conference program.

Conference partners this year include the University of Melbourne, Study Melbourne, the
Foundation for Young Australians, the Australian Federation of International Students,
Language Connection and Tertiary Scholarship Fund.

For further information about the conference, please visit:
Media Contact:
Karen Poh, Founder, Meld Community
M: 0412 567 052