Selected events and conferences of relevance to the RUN member universities are featured below. In most instances, staff of RUN member universities are entitled to a discounted registration fee.

12th Annual University Governance & Regulations Forum

14-15 September 2017, Vine Hotel Canberra

RUN is proudly supporting the University Governance & Regulations Forum in Canberra this September.

The program will feature thought-provoking insights from the University of Southern Queensland’s incoming Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geraldine Mackenzie; Group of Eight Chief Executive, Vicki Thomson; and TEQSA Director, Michael Tomlinson.

Discover the very latest thinking on hot-button university governance issues and explore the accelerating impact of HE regulation in Australia.


  • Academic Integrity
  • Risk Management
  • Admissions – Accessibility & Affordability
  • The Value of Research
  • Higher Education Reforms
  • Sustainability
  • Responsibility & Accountability
  • International Engagement

Learn more and book your place here.

Roundtable on Gender Diversity & Equality

September 18th from 4-6pm at La Trobe University City Campus, Room 3, Level 20 360 Collins Street, Melbourne

The Universities Australia Executive Women (UAEW) group and Jo Fisher Executive are partnering to research and prepare a pragmatic set of Gender Diversity Recruitment Best Practice Guidelines for senior executive academic and professional roles. 

We are pleased to announce that a Gender Diversity & Equality 'Roundtable' will be held on September 18th from 4-6pm at La Trobe University City Campus to 'road test' Gender Diversity Recruitment Best Practice Guidelines and Recommendations.

The aim of the guidelines is to provide a tool for Australian Universities to help redress the under-representation of women in senior executive roles across Australian Universities. 

The guidelines will:

  • be research based, action-oriented and user-friendly;
  • describe the key gender diversity actions to take during the recruitment process;
  • outline case studies of best practice from universities;
  • provide checklists for candidates, HR teams and panels;
  • assist panel members to conduct best practice selection interviews; and
  • facilitate the ongoing benchmarking and peer review of gender diversity recruitment best practices across Australian Universities.

The target audience of the guidelines will be Vice-Chancellors, Chairs and Members of executive selection panels and HR and Recruitment teams. All interested colleagues are welcome and encouraged to attend. To register, please email Kim Findlay ( by 11 September.

The 6th Annual Blended Learning Summit 2017

17-18 October 2017, Pullman Sydney Airport Hotel

Improving Student Engagement and Experience through Digital Technology, Course Design, and Innovative Teaching Methods

The 6th Annual Blended Learning Summit will bring together the Heads of Teaching & Learning, Blended Learning Designers, Learning Innovation, Curriculum Designers, Deans and more, who will delve into strategies for capacity building, collaboration & up scaling, culture & communication and course design & implementation. 

Some key sessions to look out for include: 

  • Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Blended and Online Learning – UNSW
  • Motivating Greater Student Engagement in Blended Learning - Melbourne University
  • Connecting the Classroom to the Workplace and Developing Attributes for 2020 through Flipped Learning - Monash University
  • Utilising Open Source and Free to Use eLearning Authoring Tools for Creating Blended Learning Programs - Victoria University

Register by The Extra Early Bird Discount* ends THIS FRIDAY (8 September)- saving you $800! Save even more with our group discounts. As a Regional Universities Member, you also receive an additional 10% discount (discount code: BlendedRUN17)

Ahead of the 6th Annual Blended Learning Summit 2017 we caught up with Monash University, the University of Sydney, and Charles Sturt University to find out how they are using blended learning methods to design student-centric learning.

Read the eBook: What's Next for Blended Learning? An inside look at how 3 Universities are Evolving Blended Learning to Drive Student Engagement and Learning Outcomes