Non FYiMaths Events

We regularly update lists of Australian and international conferences in mathematics education, STEM education, scholarship of teaching and learning and higher education.

You can also find further conferences on sites such as:

NSW ANZIAM branch meeting

2017. NSW ANZIAM branch meeting
Tuesday 21st November

The New South Wales branch of ANZIAM will hold a one-day meeting on

Tuesday 21st November at the University of Wollongong (building 3, room 121).

The meeting will run from approximately 10am to 5.30pm.

The invited speaker is Dr Catherine Penington from Macquarie University.

A small registration fee will be charged to help cover the costs of

morning/afternoon tea and lunch. Cash payments will be accepted at the
beginning of the meeting.

Full Fee.                                 $30

ANZIAM member.                            $15

Student giving a presentation             $ 0

ANZIAM student not giving a presentation  $ 5

Student not giving a presentation         $10

f you would like to give a presentation or are planning on attending

please contact A/P Mark Nelson (

Web-Page for RSVP


The use of customized feedback using NUMBAS in MATH1081

We have a Teaching and Learning seminar next week on Friday 24th November at 4pm in Red Centre room RC-MO32. This is the much anticipated, and previously postponed, seminar on NUMBAS, presented by Daniel Mansfield.

Everyone is welcome to the seminar and to join us for discussion afterwards over wine and cheese in the staff common room.

Title:The use of customized feedback using NUMBAS in MATH1081.

Speaker: Dr Daniel Mansfield, UNSW Sydney.

Time and Place: 4pm. Red Centre, RC-MO32.

Abstract: In 2017 the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics began using on-line tools to provide helpful and constructive feedback to students in MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics. NUMBAS is a free, open source and highly versatile package that can be used for formative or summative assessment.

This talk will introduce NUMBAS, its features, and how it has impacted upon student learning in 2017s2.

26 Nov – 1 Dec 2017: DELTA @ Gramado, Brazil

The 11th Delta Conference will take place in Brazil for the first time ever, and only the second time in South America! Delta conferences began in 1997 with a conference in Brisbane, Australia, and are held every two years. The conferences have been held in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and one in Argentina in 2007. The Brazil Delta Conference on the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics will take place in Gramado, a “German” town in Southern Brazil. The area is full of trails for walking, waterfalls and has the warm and welcoming feeling that every small town has.

Where: Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
When: 26 November – 1 December 2017
Final date for paper submissions: 31 June 2017

More information here.

Australian Algebra Conference
The aim of the annual Australian Algebra Conference is to foster communication between algebraists in Australia. We interpret algebra broadly, including areas such as topological algebra, algebraic logic, graph theory and coding theory. The conference is run by the Australian Algebra Group, which is a special interest group of the Australian Mathematical Society.
Date: 27 – 29 November
Where: University of Technology, Sydney
More information here
29 Nov – 1 Dec: NAEE Conference (National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia)

The conference brings together like-minded individuals who teach, design, work-in, support or research tertiary enabling programs in all their many forms.

·         The Conference theme is Enabling Learning, Enabling Teaching

·         Two pre-conference workshops are available

Where: The conference is hosted by Southern Cross University.

When: 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017

Register by: 10th Nov

More information here


HERDSA New Zealand, TERNZ Conference 2017

Since 2002 TERNZ has provided a forum for enquiry into learning and teaching in the New Zealand tertiary sector. It aims to support and develop a community who share a common interest in research. It also provides an opportunity to step back and examine the direction in which education is moving, and the means by which practitioners might influence that direction. A distinctive feature of the conference is the emphasis on creating time for discussion and space for reflection. We aim to continue a dialogue which transcends disciplinary boundaries, and to promote further exploration of a research approach to teaching and learning.

Submission of Abstracts: Closes 1 October 2017

Date: 29 Nov – 1 Dec

Location: Massey University

More information here

Maths Educational Software meeting @ Melb Uni
We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Mathematical Educational Software Interest Group (MESIG) annual meeting will be held in Melbourne on Monday 4th December 2017, at The University of Melbourne. The MESIG annual meeting is a meeting of Australian mathematics academics to discuss mathematics-oriented software relevant to University mathematics teaching.  The workshop is informal and lets participants share experiences and examples of software use in their teaching. This includes (but is not limited to) online assessment systems, teaching with mathematical languages such as Maple/Mathematica, and tools for teaching mathematics online. For 2017 we particularly invite presentations about software for real-time online mathematical tutorials or consultations, though submissions on any mathematical software of relevance to teaching are welcome. Registration and abstract submission are now open – see below.
Date: Monday 4th December 2017
Venue: School of Mathematics & Statistics, The University of Melbourne
Registration & abstract submission:  
Abstract submission deadline: Monday 30th October 2017

We’re pleased to announce that ACEMS have provided funding for travel support for the 2017 Mathematical Educational Software Interest Group (MESIG) meeting in Melbourne on Mon 4th December. Thanks to ACEMS for their support. Please email us ASAP if you are interested in seeking support for travel to Melbourne for MESIG.  Preference will be given to early-career academics and students. Feel free to forward this to interested colleagues.

The programme for MESIG 2017 is now available on the website:   Registration is still open!

New Zealand FYiMaths workshop @ Auckland

The NZ FYiMaths group will be running a workshop during the Mathematics Education Day as part of the NZMS Colloquium in Auckland on Wednesday December 6th.

This workshop, entitled ‘First Year in Mathematics (FYiMaths) at University, the challenges faced by lecturers and students in an ever-changing landscape’ is split into two parts:

In part 1 we will have discussions exploring the issues faced by students and teachers of first year mathematics at University.

In part 2 we will consider key points and concerns raised in Part 1 and how we currently address these and ways we can aspire to attend to them in the future.

Please contact Julie Novac ( for more information.

Date: 6th December

MAV Annual Conference

At MAV17, learn first-hand about the latest developments in mathematics education and be inspired by the wide-range of sessions available. Network with primary, secondary and tertiary teachers; teacher educators, researchers and academics; resource providers and representatives from government and other education bodies.

Date: Thurs 7th Dec – Fri 8th Dec

Location: La Trobe University, Victoria

More information here

Research mentors program 2018 @ Melb Uni
Research Mentors Program 2018 – Applications now open
The University’s Research Mentors Program provides outstanding research leaders with ideas, concepts and tools to become effective mentors of research staff and students. Through a series of master classes, participants have opportunities to network and contribute to sessions. Experienced research mentors such as Professor Sir Gustav Nossal, Professor Barbara Howlett, Professor Leon Mann and others support the program.  
Applications are now open – closing: Friday 8 December, 4pm. For more information and to register your interest, please go to: For further enquiries, please contact Sylvia Schaffarczyk, 8344 8664;
FYiMaths NSW Conference @ Western Sydney Uni
Western Sydney University is hosting a free First Year in Maths NSW (FYiMaths NSW) one day workshop on Monday the 11th of December, 2017. Note that this workshop is scheduled for the day before this year’s AustMS conference begins. You will have received an email recently about the Maths Education section of the conference which you might also be interested in attending. The theme for the day is
Statistical Knowledge: How is the role of statistics changing in the first year curriculum?
The day is for those involved in mathematics teaching at first year tertiary level and/or high school. We hope that the workshop will be NESA accredited.
Date: MONDAY the 11th of December, 2017
Time: 10am to 5pm (arrive 9:30 for tea, coffee and networking).
Venue: Western Sydney University, Parramatta South campus, Victoria Rd Rydalmere.
Presentations are invited from interested participants. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to present.  For scheduling purposes, please let us know by December 1 if you would like to present and include a working title for your presentation. Presentations may address the theme of the day or other topics of interest to educators at the first year university level.
Registration is free. Please register at:
Please forward this invitation on to anyone else who you think may be interested in attending.
If you have any queries please email Don(
Models of Egnaged Learning and Teaching

I-MELT will be a meeting place of minds sharing a common conceptualisation that engages students and educator in many diverse ways, contexts and cultural settings. The conference will use the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching as the conceptual frameworks for our shared conversations.

Date: 11-13 December, 2017

Where: Adelaide, South Australia

More information here

Teaching induction MOOC

On January 24th, 2018 the teaching induction MOOC ‘Contemporary approaches to university teaching’ which was developed by colleagues in 20 universities, will be launched. This MOOC introduces key learning and teaching concepts and strategies to those who are in their first few years of university teaching. The self-paced MOOC is comprised of 11 expert-developed modules, plus specialty modules and resources for sessional staff, librarians and IT specialists who teach, in fact anyone who teaches at university.

If you would like to register your interest in enrolling, please do so at

Post secondary learning and teaching conference @ Uni of Calgary

Whom do we send into the world? A world that faces significant challenges and presents endless opportunities. As teachers, we now recognize that we need to nurture kind, informed and courageous individuals — innovators, creators, collaborators, producers, scholars, designers, builders — capable of understanding multiple perspectives and solving problems in order to drive positive, enduring change.

Acknowledgement of this need has triggered a transformative shift in postsecondary education from “teaching” to “learning” in the last 25 years. Formerly viewed as institutions to provide instruction to consumers of information, universities are increasingly seen as places to “produce learning” — where the very purpose of education is to elicit student discovery and construction of knowledge, where success is measured in terms of the quality of student learning and of the students themselves. In other words, an approach to learning that has the student at its core.

Building on a body of scholarly work and initiatives from Healey and Harrington (2016), Marquis et al. (2016), Cook-Sather (2014), Barr and Tagg (1995), the Students as Producers Initiative from the University of Lincoln, Vanderbilt University, and others, the 2018 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching “Students as Creators, Drivers, Innovators and Collaborators ” invites you to explore student-directed learning — and the scholarship, approaches, practices and issues that surround it — in the postsecondary context.

When: 1-2 May, 2018

Where: University of Calgary

More information here

ICED (International Conference for Educational Developers) Conference @ Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Academic development seeks to engineer a systemic shift from a teaching- and content-centered paradigm to a learning-focused one in higher education. What does this shift look like globally? How do we harness rapidly changing environment and technologies, to proactively respond to new generations of students and accountability movements?  What how do we cultivate excellence in our role as change agents? How do we envision new possibilities and bring in new voices?

When: 5-8 June 2018

More information here

HERDSA 2018 Conference (Re)Valuing Higher Education

Higher education has undergone dramatic change in the last decade with an international agenda to open universities to a broader range of individuals while requiring researchers to focus on priorities set by government.

The sector is forced to continue to grapple with restrained budgets, increased student numbers, greater student diversity and government agendas requiring preparation of students for work and lifelong learning. It also faces an increasingly under resourced and corporatized and complex research environment.

Within this context we wish to consider what the value of higher education has become. By (Re)Valuing Higher Education we are revisiting the purpose and scope of what being a ‘university’ means as well as considering what differentiates ‘higher’ learning from other forms of post-secondary education.

Date: 2-5 July, 2018

More informatio here