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Bluenotes APAC 2017 – February 2017

pin-markerAustralian Catholic University
Melbourne Campus
The Daniel Mannix Building
115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
calendarFeb 23rd - Feb 24th

Bluenotes APAC 2017 is a two day conference where Blue enthusiasts can connect, share expertise, and learn from best practices.


Event Details


February 23rd & 24th, 2017

Registration will begin at 8:30am on Thursday, February 23rd, with conference sessions commencing at 9:00am. Each day will finish by 4:30pm.


Australian Catholic University
The Daniel Mannix Building
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

Room Rate

AUD 175.00 per night at the Melbourne Metropole Central Hotel

Conference registration fee

$199 - early bird savings of 33% available until January 6, 2017
$299 - regular rate
This fee includes all conference activities, lunch and refreshment breaks (February 23rd and 24th), and a networking dinner on Thursday, February 23rd

Conference Theme

The Blue Community: Learning through Sharing.


Keynote talks will be given from two academic leaders in the Australian Higher Education sector

  • Educational Development Initiatives to Support Learning and Teaching in ACU, Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe, Director – Learning and Teaching Centre, Australian Catholic University
  • Expectations of Learning and Teaching Quality in Higher Education: Implications/Challenges, Professor Anne Cummins, Depute Vice Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching), Australian Catholic University

Further presentations include:

  • Factors contributing to a rapid and successful implementation of Blue at Monash University – Kristina Kaulenas, Manager – Information Strategy and Surveys, Monash University
  • Change management, response rates and engagement of all stakeholders: considerations for the implementation of Blue at a large Go8 Institution: – Annie Thompson, Project Officer, University of New South Wales
  • Introducing the Learning and Teaching dashboard – an in-house, custom designed, representation of student feedback results – David Waters, Senior Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Consultant, University of New South Wales
  • An innovative approach to the implementation of Bluepulse: a user case study – David McLay, Senior Data Analyst, Dynamic Feedback, RMIT University
  • Opting In and Changing Dates:  Giving Faculty More Control Over Evaluations – Donna Davis, Course Evaluation Administrator, James Madison University
  • Building your own text analytics dictionary for importing into Blue: a case study – Jeff Jones, Senior Administrative Officer (Evaluations), Australian Catholic University
  • Dual Scales and the Importance of Rating Importance – Wayne Franklin, SELTs Project Officer and Rhianna Harker, Senior Evaluations and Rankings Strategist, Charles Darwin University
  • The Past, Present and Future: New Blue Features and Product Roadmap – eXplorance
  • Data Integrity Gateway (DIG): the efficient way to prepare course evaluation data – eXplorance
  • LMS integration: maximising the automation capability of Blue – eXplorance


All attendees will be automatically entered to win one of these great prizes:

  • Free attendance to the Bluenotes EMEA 2017 User Conference, including registration, airfare, and accommodation costs
  • $5,000 voucher for eXplorance services for one institution
  • Three administrator training tokens



Thursday, February 23rd from 6pm

Enjoy a social dinner and a walking tour of local attractions after the conference sessions Thursday evening. This event is sponsored by eXplorance at no additional cost to conference attendees.


Dinner Venue: Taxi Kitchen

Taxi Platform private dining room

Level 1 Transport Hotel

Federation Square (Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne)

+61 3 9654 8808 (opt 1);


  • There will be a Blue Support Station available for you to speak directly with eXplorance staff for hands-on help

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Travel Information

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Event Organizer Primary Contact:

Stacey Martini

Events Coordinator, eXplorance

Telephone: 403-651-0412


Event Host Primary Contact:

Dr. Bernardine Lynch

Senior Evaluation Strategy Officer | Learning and Teaching Centre, Australian Catholic University


Travel & Lodging

Melbourne Metropole Central
4 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065


Melbourne Metropole Central is an iconic landmark building on Brunswick Street in the heart of the Melbourne, just a short walk from the Daniel Mannix Building. To secure your room with the discounted rate, please contact the reservations desk by phone or email.


Toll Free: 1800 061 441
Phone: +61 (03) 9411 8100


Group Reference Number: 27567
Room Choice: Studio Suite (AUD 175.00/night) or Two Bedroom Suite (AUD 265.00/night)
(rates include complimentary wifi access and car parking)


About ACU

Australian Catholic University is a public, not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Government. It is open to students and staff of all beliefs. Its research institutes and faculties focus on the priority research areas of education, health, theology and philosophy, and social justice and the common good.