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.

Learning Analytics Summit 2017

Dates: 20-21 June 2017

Location: Sydney, Australia

Learning Analytics offers the potential to predict a learner’s experience, providing a personalised learning experience, increase retention rates, boost cost efficiency and improve curriculum design.To realise these benefits, universities need to address data privacy concerns, effectively use data to motivate students and reintegrate data from multiple silos. 

This year’s Learning Analytics Summit held 20-21 June 2017 in Sydney has been specifically designed to address these challenges by bringing together industry thought leaders to personalise the learning experience, enhance learner performance and increase retention through Learning Analytics.

Hear from 15+ thought leaders including...

  • Dragan Gasevic,  Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
  • Sara De Freitas,  Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor of Learning and Teaching, Murdoch University
  • Cassandra Colvin , Manager of Learning Analytics, University of South Australia
  • Fernando Padro, Acting Director, Learning and Teaching Services, University of Southern Queensland
  • David Gibson, Director of Learning Futures, Curtin University
  • Kevin Bell, Pro Vice Chancellor (Digital Futures), Western Sydney University
  • Danny Liu,  Senior Lecturer / Educational Innovation team in the DVC for Education, University of Sydney
  • Catherine Zhao,  Educational Developer, Analytics and Evaluation, University of New South Wales

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2nd Annual Online and e-Learning Summit 2017

Dates: 20-21 June 2017

Location: Sydney, Australia

Both the education and corporate sectors are revolutionising traditional teaching and learning; embedding online and e-learning elements into their curriculum and training programs. 

In this journey, both sectors are facing significant challenges around improving learner engagement, increasing retention,and managing change and conflicting perspectives about the best practices for online learning delivery.

With this in mind, the 2nd Annual Online & E-Learning 2017 Summit held 20-21 June 2017, Sydney will optimise the digital learning initiatives employed by both education and corporate sectors through dedicated streams exploring practical solutions for Enhancing Learner Experience and Engagement with Digital and Mobile Technologies.

Hear from 26+ thought leaders via two focused streams including:



  • Kevin Bell, Pro Vice Chancellor (Digital Futures), University of Western Sydney
  • Julie Lindsay, Quality Learning and Teaching Leader (Online), Charles Sturt University
  • Brett McLeannan, Head of Learning Design, Content and Technology, Open Universities
  • Dragan Gasevic,  Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
  • Katy McDevitt, Program Manager – AdelaideX, University of Adelaide
  • Michael Sankey, Associate Professor (Digital Learning Transformation), RMIT University
  • Nina Lord, Director, Health Education & Training Institute (HETI) -  NSW Health
  • Nicole Thompson, Human Resources Director, Fairfax Media
  • Mathias Otte, Head of Learning Services, BUPA
  • Vanessa North, Director – Learning & Development, Australian Tax Office
  • Nina Lord, Director, Health Education & Training Institute (HETI), NSW Health
  • Brenda Smith, Content and Innovation Lead, Global Learning, Human Resources, Telstra
  • Adam Demooy, Head of Digital Learning, QBE Insurance

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The 10th National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit 2017

Dates: 27-30 June 2017

Location: Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Although women comprise more than half the academic and corporate staff in the Australian Higher Education workforce, their representation steadily declines in senior leadership positions. In recent years, there has been a significant drive towards achieving an equilibrium at the top levels and while progress has been made, there is still a long way to go. 

This Summit is the premier event for leaders in the sector looking to develop their leadership skill-set and prepare themselves for the challenges of senior leadership. Through experiential case-studies and interactive expert commentaries, senior leaders will share how they pioneered a pathway to progression and how you can create your own path and position yourself for promotion. You will leave this event with career-defining relationships, a clear plan to achieve your professional ambitions and the confidence to reach your potential.

Join us to hear 20 inspiring and accomplished leaders share professional and personal insights.

Featured speakers include:

  • Professor Birgit Lohmann, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Professor Peter Coaldrake, Vice-Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Southern Cross University
  • Professor Duncan Bentley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Professor Brigid Heywood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Tasmania

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10% discount off the Standard rate for RUN Members with the code Q1