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:

FYiMaths in NZ!

The NZ FYiMaths group was established in 2017 by academics from the University of Auckland and Massey University.

If you would like more information about the group contact

Upcoming NZ Workshops

Our first New Zealand FYiMaths sub-group is a 2 hour workshop at the NZ Association of Maths Teacher (NZAMT) Conference  The workshop “Seeing the future: First Year Mathematics at University, the challenges faced by lecturers and students in an ever-changing landscape” is on Thursday 5th October 2017.

We will also run an FYiMaths session during the new Zealand Maths Society (NZMS) Colloquium in December.

Date: 5th October

Webinar: MELTing to drive evidence based decision making

Join presenters from four Higher Education institutions in South Australia for a webinar on their various uses and adaptions of the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT)for Evidence based decision making.

See for details on the MELT.

Date: Friday 6 October, 1 hour
12.30 pm Central Daylight time
1.00 pm Eastern Daylight time
12.00 pm Eastern Standard time
10.00 am WA
(+10.30 GMT/Universal time)

The Zoom platform is web-based and user friendly
Equipment: A headset is good for speaking quality, but not essential- you may just want to text chat or observe.
Please run a sound-check within Zoom before commencement time. Click on the arrow next to the mic icon, bottom left, choose ‘Audio options’ and click ‘Test computer mic and speakers’.

Further information

Improve student access, participation and success (online learning)

HERDSA ACT Branch is invites you to a presentation by Dr Cathy Stone, Conjoint Associate Professor, The University of Newcastle.

Opportunity through online learning: Improving student access, participation and success in higher education

Registration is free – visit our Eventbrite page to register, or the Herdsa – ACT Branch Facebook page for more information.

Further information

When: 2:00 – 4:00 October 6th


The Symposium will focus on innovative practices, which engage students, lecturers and other university staff as active, critical, and agentic partners in learning and teaching in the interconnected, multicultural societies of the 21st century.  In particular, it will showcase some of the innovative practices, which have been inspired by the Engaging Students as Partners in Global Learning Fellowship Roundtable and Workshop held at the University of Tasmania in January and February 2017.

Date: 9th October 2017

Location: University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

Cost: Free!

More information here

AIEC (Australian International Education Conference) @ Hobart

The theme is ‘Embracing Diversity‘, and the program will feature world leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition, all hosted in and around the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.

AIEC 2017 will once again be the leading event on the international education calendar in Australia.

Date: 10 – 13 October 2017

Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

More information here

Learning and teaching seminar @ UNSW

This year’s UNSW Visiting Teaching Fellow in the school is Margaret Clemson who came to us from Kincoppal-Rose Bay School. At our seminar on 20th October she will reflect on her time here as Visiting Teaching Fellow. Please note the time of 3pm, to be followed by further discussion over wine and cheese in the staff common room.

Title: Reflections on my Year as Visiting Teaching  Fellow: what I have learnt and what I would like to do with my knowledge from my time here.
Speaker: Margaret Clemson

Time and place: 3pmFriday October 20th, RC-4082.

More information here

Work Skill Development for WIL and Employability: 3rd Webinar in advance of I-MELT

Join presenters from the Universities of New South Wales and Wollongong in a webinar on ‘Using the Work Skill Development Framework – Examples of Practice’

The Work Skill Development (WSD) Framework, developed By Dr Sue Bandaranaike at James Cook University, has been used since 2009 for WIL contexts as varied as Geography & Engineering, Business and Nursing. This webinar will focus on practical applications of the WSD to make explicit the thinking processes and language used in workplaces and for enhancing student and graduate employment prospects.

This is the third webinar on the series on the various uses of the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (

Short papers on this theme are available on the I-MELT conference website

Reading the abstracts of these in advance will be a great warm-up for the webinar.

See for discussions on this theme and other MELT themes such as Evidenced Based Decision Making

Date: Friday 20 October, 1 hour
2.30 pm Central Daylight time
3.00 pm Eastern Daylight time
2.00 pm Eastern Standard time
12.00 noon WA
(+10.30 GMT/Universal time)


The Zoom platform is web-based and user friendly
Equipment: A headset is good for speaking quality, but not essential- you may just want to text chat or observe.

Please run a sound-check within Zoom before commencement time. Click on the arrow next to the mic icon, bottom left, choose ‘Audio options’ and click ‘Test computer mic and speakers’.
This is the third webinar in a series to discuss I-MELT themes based on the short papers for presentations before the conference

22 – 26 Oct 2017: MSTE @ Kruger National Park, South Africa

Come to Kruger National Park in South Africa for an excellent MSTE conference!

The ISTE International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) provides a forum for practitioners from South Africa and other countries to interact and exchange ideas on issues relating to teaching and learning of mathematics, science and technology at all educational levels in South Africa and beyond.

Since the inception of the conference in 2010, it has been hosted by the Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE) at the University of South Africa, the largest university on the African continent. The conference provides an ambient environment for intellectual and academic interaction with colleagues from South Africa and overseas, and also the much-needed platform to showcase local research to an international audience.

The alluring atmosphere of the Kruger National Park and the magic of the African wildlife makes the experience an unforgettable one. The conference has hosted participants from all the continents of the world and has continued to reach out to a more diverse audience. Of the 200 abstracts received, about 100 are accepted for presentation, and about 50 papers are accepted after rigorous peer review for publication in the conference proceedings.

The conference continues to retain the theme “Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in Mathematics, Science and Technology”, as this constitutes the core of the research focus at ISTE.

Where: Kruger National Park, South Africa
When: 22 – 26 October 2017
Abstracts due by: 5 May 2017

Further information

Reframing the PhD state discussion sessions

The OLT project – Reframing the PhD for Australia’s future universities – is designed as a conversation starter to explore the challenges of reframing the Australian doctorate for a disrupted future of work. The project seeks to promote discussion throughout the sector regarding the rationale and ‘shape’ of the Australian PhD, particularly in relation to teaching. More details about the project can be found on the website:
We are hosting discussion sessions in each of four state capitals in the week 23-27 October. Interested academic staff, PhD students and institutional leaders are being invited. There are spaces for 30 academic staff (morning) and 20 PhD students (afternoon) in each state. For more information, and to register, go to

Further information

Date: 23-27 October

Informed learning: a narration

In this salon conversation, Christine Bruce, author of Informed Learning, will read the narratives underpinning the book’s chapters. The intention is to reveal the narrative thread which reflects a journey of the scholarship of learning and teaching. In the course of that journey, two new academics engage in learning and teaching innovation, securing their own professional development, and creating unexpected opportunities for colleagues and the wider university in the process. Informed learning is a way of thinking about the educational process in terms of using information to learn. Information is often the hidden element in curriculum…present, critical, not always explicitly recognised. Thinking in terms of informed learning provides a language and an approach that highlights the role of information in the learning process, encouraging all members of the learning community to be aware of that role, and benefit from it. The narratives will serve as openers to discussion about the experience of learning and teaching with attention to information environments.

Date: 26th October

More information here

Growth Mindsets @ Syndey/Melbourne

The sayings “I can’t do Maths” or “I’m not any good at Maths” get thrown around all too often. For some reason, many people feel that an understanding of mathematics is something that you are either born with, or you are not – whereas research shows that this isn’t, in fact, the case and that everyone can learn mathematics! In this workshop, we will explore the concept of growth mindsets and how to develop these beliefs within
your students. Attendees will be provided with a number of engaging activities that they can use within their classroom the very next day to develop students’ confidence and perception of themselves within Mathematics. We will cover everything from rich learning tasks to developing good classroom habits and routines for developing growth mindsets. We will also spend some time in the workshop exploring ready made online
resources, such as Maths Pathway, which can be used to develop growth mindsets within students and make differentiating the curriculum effective and achievable for classroom teachers.

Date: 24th October (Sydney) and 2nd November (Melbourne)

More information here

Developing your philosophy of teaching statement @ Charles Sturt Uni

Whether you are interested in developing your philosophy of teaching statement as part of the HERDSA Portfolio, or because you wish to understand more about your own approach to teaching and learning. This session is for you.

In this 2-hour workshop we take you through understanding more about your philosophy of teaching and take you through the process of writing your statement. You will leave the workshop with a rough outline, which you can then fill out and refine in your own time.

Date: 9th Nember 4:30-7:00 pm

Mor information here

Embedded Academic Language and Learning- Ways of Being and Ways of Working
The most sustainable method to embed ALL in the curriculum should be systematic across a degree program rather than ad hoc. It is through language we think about an idea, read about it and evaluate it so analysis and communication are inextricably entwined. As many of these skills are acquired and ‘naturalised’ to seem almost intuitive, academics sometimes find it difficult to separate skill from knowledge. In order to teach academic skills explicitly, embedding academic language and learning (ALL) into a program enables students to develop their understanding of the discourse of the disciplines as part of their learning in higher education. Given that some Business Schools in Australian universities have or wish to have AACSB[1] accreditation, it is fortuitous that ALL educators can leverage off this process which includes a review of assessments, course mapping, assurance of learning and a review of CLO and SLOs, to clearly identify where ALL input can be most effective.
Date: 10th November
Where: University of Sydney
More information here
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
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

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