Sponsors are important partners who are vital to the ongoing sustainability of the ascilite community. Sponsorship opportunities are available to support a range of member and community activities throughout the year. :
- ASCILITE conference (see below)
- ASCILITE webinars (sponsored by Blackboard)
- Regional events
- Special interest groups
- Community mentoring
- Grants (research and/or practice)
- Community think tank/ roundtables
ASCILITE's major sponsorship actviity is the annual conference and a range of sponsors support ASCILITE at these conferences. Further information, including sponsor packages are available from the conference organizing committee. The annual conference is hosted by a different institution each year in their city. The contact details of the current host committee are available on the conference website.
For sponsorship opportunitites in any of the above activities, contact the Ascilie Secretariat and for conference sponsorship, you can view the 2015 conference sponsorship prospectus and then contact this year's conference organizers.
Webinar Sponsor – Blackboard (Australia & New Zealand)
Blackboard provides ascilite with a complimentary Collaborate account that allows ascilite to deliver meaningful webinars to ascilite members. Collaborate is also used by the ascilite Executive Committee for its online meetings.
Blackboard was founded in 1997 with a vision to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology, Blackboard is a leading provider of e-Education enterprise software applications and services. In 2013, the company bought Netspot consisting of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. NetSpot continues to provide a range of professional services including AARNet-based managed hosting for over 2,000,000 users, technical support, training, content migration, customisation and helpdesk. It is also an official Moodle Partner in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Netspot has been a long-term sponsor of ascilite and its founder, Allan Christie, is an ascilite Life Member. Allan registered the ascilite domain name in 1993 used to establish ascilite's first website. In 2013 he was co-opted to the Executive Committee and in 2016 he was elected as the society's Treasurer.
2016 Conference Sponsorships
ascilite 2016 will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 28 – 30 November 2016 and the University of South Australia is the official convenor of this year's conference. Sponsorship opportunities are available until October 2016.
Sponsorship Management Team
- Dominique Parrish, ascilite President
- Sue Gregory, ascilite Vice-President