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. These include:
- ASCILITE conference (see below)
- ASCILITE webinars (currently sponsored by Blackboard)
- Special interest groups
- TELall Blog
- ASCILITE Awards & Student Bursaries
- Community mentoring program
- Grants (research and/or practice)
- Community think-tanks/roundtables
For sponsorship opportunities in any of the above activities, with the exception of annual conference sponsorships, contact the ASCILITE Secretariat. For sponsorship opportunities in relation to the annual conference, contact either of the Conference Convenors Steven Warburton (UNE) or Sue Gregory (UNE) and ask for a copy of their sponsorship prospectus. A wide range of conference sponsorship packages are available.
Sponsorship 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.
The ASCILITE 2020 conference will be hosted by the University of New England from 30 November – 2 December 2020 and sponsorship opportunities are available until October 2020. The 2020 conference will go virtual for the first time but this is expected to be a one-time occurrence.
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 and by several Special Interest Groups (SIGS) for their 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.
Scholarship Grants Sponsor- D2L (Desire2Learn)
ASCILITE has teamed with D2L to offer research/scholarship grants to ASCILITE members to fund research and/or development of projects in the area of technology enhanced learning and teaching. A total of $10,000 will be available for projects in 2020 and 2021 with a maximum of $5,000 available per project. D2L contributes $5,000 and ASCILITE $5,000.
Conference Sponsors – Refer to the conference website
The conference website displays a list of current sponsors which is updated as new sponsors come on board from May – October each year.