Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

ASCILITE 2017: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education

usq-conference-venueThe ASCILITE 2017 conference will be held at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba from 4 – 6 December 2017.  You can access the conference website here.

With a population of over 165,000 Toowoomba is the most populous inland city in the country after the national capital, Canberra. It is also referred to as the capital of the Darling Downs.  Beautiful one day, perfect the next, Toowoomba has a fabulous warm temperate climate ideal for outdoor living all year round with temperatures in December ranging from 16 to 28 degrees Celsius and 60% humidity.

USQ is particularly excited to be hosting ASCILITE 2017 at this time because it coincides with USQ's 50/25 celebrations in which USQ celebrates 50 years as an educational institution and 25 years as a university.

Whilst attending the conference, delegates will be able to experience some of Toowoomba's 150 public parks and gardens, and especially the award winning Japanese Gardens, highlighting why Toowoomba is called "The Garden City".

Toowoomba is a very accessible city with suburban bus services operating throughout the city and plenty of available taxis.  The city is a comfortable 90 minute drive to and from Brisbane but if you don't feel like driving, there are frequent inter-city bus services operating between Toowoomba and Brisbane.  Alternatively, Toowoomba has a regular rail service to and from Brisbane on The Westlander and Toowoomba's Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport has regular flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns on QantasLink, AirNorth and Regional Express.

Key dates for the 2017 conference will be available early in the new year.  In the meantime, an example of key dates is provided in the table below.

Important conference news will be published in the fortnightly ASCILITE bulletin sent to all members. If the information you seek is not available here or on the conference website, please email the Conference Convenor, Helen Partridge at USQ or email the ASCILITE Secretariat.

Conference Sponsorship

usq-logo-conferenceSponsorship enquiries are welcome at any time.  Sponsors add a critical dimension to the conference through product displays, presentations and engagement with the academic community and the conference management team makes every effort to accommodate sponsors each year.

Businesses interested in finding out about sponsorship opportunities associated with the annual conference should email the Conference Convenor, Helen Partridge at USQ for further information on sponsorship opportunities.   A conference sponsorship prospectus will be made available in the coming months.

Conference Registration

Conference registration will be available online from the conference website in June or July 2017.

Important Conference Dates (Example Only)

Submissions open March 2017
Deadline for all submissions June 2017
Online Early Bird Registration opens July 2017
Review Process ends August 2017
Completed Reviews returned to authors (acceptance advice) August 2017
Camera-ready versions for all accepted papers/Revised papers due September 2017
Early Bird Registration Fee deadline (extended date) Mid October 2017
Standard Registration Fee applies Mid October 2017
Cancellation Policy (refund of 50%) Late October 2017
No refunds Late October 2017
Registrations close Late November 2017
Workshops 3 December 2017
ASCILITE2017 Conference 4 – 6 Dec 2017


Strategic Importance of the ASCILITE Conference

The annual Conference, which is ascilite’s key event of the year, provides a forum for:

  • the presentation of refereed full papers
  • the presentation of refereed short papers
  • workshops
  • symposia
  • poster sessions

The conference provides a significant opportunity to meet with peers and educational technology industry representatives to exchange ideas and information, initiate and build collaborations and also provides memorable opportunities for social interaction.

Institutional Members