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19 Jun 2017: Symposium On Stylus Enabled And Cloud-Based Tertiary Learning And Teaching In STEM Courses @ RMIT

Join us in this full-day symposium, in collaboration with RMIT University and Microsoft Australia. We invite you, as teaching faculty, to submit abstracts to support an oral presentation that focuses on evidence based best practices of how pen-enabled devices and cloud technologies can provide a means to drive student engagement, improved learning outcomes, and retention.

Today, the potential for technology to act as a major catalyst for educational change has never been more apparent. Educators are utilising technology to facilitate meaningful learning tasks that engage students collaboratively; while institutions are shifting towards using cloud-based computing and decentralised information technology services to transform the campus experience.

Where: RMIT University
When: 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday 19 June 2017
Register by: 13 June 2017

More information here

27 – 30 Jun 2017: HERDSA 2017

The HERDSA 2017 Conference Committee warmly invite you to submit abstracts for refereed papers for presentation at the 40th annual conference of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, to be held 27-30 June 2017 at the ICC Sydney.

The theme for the conference is Curriculum Transformation. This theme provides an opportunity to explore curriculum as a framework for student learning and experience rather than as simply an organising framework for disciplinary knowledge. It provides a platform to examine how quality sits at the centre of the process and the approaches needed to support for staff in curriculum development and innovative teaching practice.

For full details and to submit your abstract please  visit the HERDSA 2017 Conference website at

When: 27–30 June 2017
Where: ICC, Sydney
Abstract Deadline: 23 October 2016

2 – 5 Jul 2017: STARS @ Stamford Grange, Adelaide

This conference provides the opportunity to disseminate and discuss current research, good practice, emerging initiatives and leading edge ideas that are aimed at enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences. Discussion on a wide variety of subjects is encouraged and focuses on the following topics:

  • Students – who are they, what are their needs, what works for different cohorts, strategies for broader social inclusion and increasing participation in tertiary education, participation of first nation peoples
  • Transitions – pathways to tertiary education, transitions into (the first year experience) during (work integrated learning) and from tertiary education including graduate employability, and capstone experiences
  • Achievement – strategies promoting student achievement including curricular and co-curricular reform, employability, gamification and simulation enhanced learning
  • Retention – program, discipline, whole of institution, inter-institutional and sector collaborations designed to improve student retention, threshold skills and concepts
  • Success – student engagement, technology enhanced learning, understanding students expectations and realities, psychological wellbeing, application of learning analytics

Key Dates

30 January 2017 : Submission Deadline
from 10 April 2017 : Notifications to authors
1 May 2017 : At least one Author must be registered to attend
15 May 2017 : Electronic version of Posters due

More information here.

24 – 26 Sep 2017: WIMSIG Conference

Celebration of Women in Mathematics
Call for Expressions of Interest

For 2017, WIMSIG is organising a Celebration of Women in Mathematics research conference, showcasing the research of women in the mathematical sciences. This will be the first such conference in Australia.

“Mathematics” will be broadly interpreted to mean the mathematical sciences, including pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, applied statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, mathematical biology, mathematics in industry, etc.

WIMSIG believes this conference will play a really important role in advancing gender equity in Australian mathematics. Both female researchers and senior leaders (of any gender) in our discipline will find it eye-opening and inspiring to be in a majority-female research environment, even for a few days; not to mention the development of potential research collaborations, networking, exposure to potential candidates for hiring, etc.

Information about registration and submission of abstracts will be available soon.

When: 24 – 26 September 2017
Where: University of South Australia, Adelaide

More information here.

25 – 29 Sep 2017: Jonathan M. Borwein Commemorative Conference, Newcastle

The University of Newcastle will be holding a conference to commemorate the life and work of Laureate Professor Jonathan Borwein, whose contribution to mathematics and the mathematical community has been vast, and cut short by his unexpected passing earlier this year:

The conference will be held 25-29 September 2017 at one of Jon’s favourite venues, “Noah’s on the Beach” overlooking the ocean at Newcastle. Registration will be available shortly at

The breadth and impact of Jon’s achievements in mathematics and its advocacy are extraordinary.  These will be commemorated in five themes around which the conference will be organised:

  • Applied Analysis, Optimisation and Convex Functions, chaired by Regina Burachik
  • Education, chaired by Judy-anne Osborn and Naomi Borwein
  • Experimental Mathematics, chaired by David Bailey
  • Financial Mathematics, chaired by Qiji (Jim) Zhu
  • Number Theory, Special Functions and Pi, chaired by Richard Brent

Each theme will be opened by a keynote address by the chair or delegated key collaborator of Jon in the area, reflecting upon Jon’s work in the field and its impact. All talks are by invitation. Anyone interested in speaking should contact the chair of the relevant theme or the overall conference chair to request an invitation. While we will do our best to fit you in, the number of talks is limited and we expect interest will be high, so don’t be disappointed if we are unable to accommodate you.

A proceedings will be published by Springer, edited by Brailey Sims.

When: 25 – 29 September 2017
Where: Noah’s On The Beach, Newcastle, NSW

More information here.