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)
- Special interest groups (SIGs)
- Community mentoring program (CMP)
- Grants (research and/or practice) and;
- Community think-tanks/ 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 responsible for each year’s event. The annual conference is hosted by a different institution each year in their city. The contact details of the current host committee may be found on the conference webpage.
For sponsorship opportunities in any of the above activities, contact the ASCILITE Secretariat and for conference sponsorship, ask for a conference sponsorship prospectus from the conference convenor.
Current ASCILITE Sponsors
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. 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 provided a range of professional services including AARNet-based managed hosting for over 2,000,000 users, technical support, training, content migration, customisation and helpdesk services.
2020 Conference Sponsorships
ASCILITE 2019 will be hosted by the University of New England from 30 November – 2 December 2020 and sponsorship opportunities are available until October 2020. Contact the current ASCILITE Secretariat for further details and a sponsorship prospectus.