Bluenotes APAC 2018 Conference

Informing the Future: Using Today’s Feedback to Improve Tomorrow

pin-markerSouthern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus, Bilinga QLD, Australia calendarFeb 22nd - Feb 23rd

Join Southern Cross University as they host Bluenotes APAC 2018 where Blue enthusiasts will gather together for a two-day conference to connect, share expertise, and learn from best practices.



Sponsored by Explorance

Event Details

Participants in this year’s conference will experience the benefit of:

  • Insightful presentations and sessions by Blue-powered institutions and eXplorance experts
  • Connecting and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the globe
  • An opportunity to speak directly with eXplorance staff
  • Incredible door prizes
  • and much, much more!

Blue eXpert Certification (BEC) training camp will be held on Monday, February 19th through Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, immediately prior to the Bluenotes APAC conference at the same venue. The Blue eXpert Certification training is designed to further develop your knowledge and expertise of advanced Blue features so that you can implement any feedback process at varying degrees of complexity. For more information, please click here.



October 11, 2017: NOW OPEN – Early bird registration & call for presentation proposals

December 15, 2017: LAST DAY – Early bird registration ends; Deadline for presentations proposals

January 4, 2018: LAST DAY – Submission of final presentations abstracts 

February 12, 2018: LAST DAY – Conference registration closes

February 22 & 23, 2018: BLUENOTES APAC 2018 CONFERENCE


Please submit your presentation proposals, consistent with the theme of Informing the Future: Using Today’s Feedback to Improve Tomorrow with use of Blue, prior to December 15, 2017, by emailing Yeona Jang, eXplorance at Presentation proposals will be reviewed by the Bluenotes presentation review committee and acceptance notifications will be made by December 27, 2017.


Over $10,000 AUD in door prizes will be awarded at the conference. All attending institutions will be automatically entered to win one of these valuable prizes.

  • Attendance to the Bluenotes Global 2018 conference, including airfare, lodging, and conference registration
  • eXplorance Professional Services consulting voucher valued at $5,000 AUD



Wednesday, February 21st:  Evening Social Activity

Meet and greet your fellow Blue community members for a Welcome Reception at the Greenmount Beach Club at 7PM for cocktails and canapés.

Thursday, February 22nd:  Social Dinner & Networking Event

Join your colleagues for a social dinner (with fantastic views) at the Coolangatta Surf Club at 7PM to wrap up conference day 1!


Many interesting sessions hosted by Blue-powered institutions and eXplorance staff have been planned, including:

  • Panel discussions on the changing roles of student evaluations and feedback in Higher-Education institutions
  • Panel discussions on ways to create and capture values from evaluation data in institutions
  • Presentations on formative feedback practices and how they are being applied in institutions
  • Workshops on improving the feedback process and interpreting evaluation data with Blue
  • …and many other informative sessions!

Presentation time slots are still available. Please contact if you are interested in presenting. 


Thursday, February 22 through Friday, February 23, 2018


Southern Cross University
Gold Coast Campus
Bilinga QLD 4225, Australia

Preferred Hotel & Room Rate

Discounted room rates are available at the Mantra Twin Towns Resort. View the Travel & Lodging section below for details.

Conference registration fee

$199 AUD (early bird rate ends December 15)
$299 AUD (regular rate)
Price includes conference attendance, breakfast/lunch daily, and participation in the social activity (Wednesday evening) and networking dinner (Thursday evening).

Social Events

Wednesday, February 21 @ 7PM: Greenmount Beach Club

Thursday, February 22 @ 7PM: Coolangatta Surf Club

Conference Theme

Informing the Future: Using Today's Feedback to Improve Tomorrow

Download the travel approval information for the Bluenotes APAC 2018 Conference below:

Bluenotes APAC 2018 Conference Travel Information

Download the travel approval information for BEC and the Bluenotes APAC 2018 Conference below:

BEC & Bluenotes APAC 2018 Conference Travel Information

Southern Cross University Primary Contact:

Julie Arthur


eXplorance Primary Contact:

Stacey Martini


Travel & Lodging

Mantra Twin Towns Resorts

Discounted room rates are available at the Mantra Twin Towns Resort, located in Tweed Heads NSW, for the Bluenotes APAC 2018 attendees

Hotel Website:

In order to reserve your room, please download the accommodations booking form at the following link: Mantra Accommodations Booking Form.

The booking form may be returned directly to the hotel by mail, fax, or email (detailed instructions are provided on the form). Alternatively, you may call the group reservation center directly at 1800 19 20 20.

Please note: The discounted room rates will be based on availability so reserve as early as possible.

About SCU

Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus is located at Coolangatta just 400 metres from North Kirra Beach, and adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport. Views of the Pacific Ocean can be seen from many vantage points in the campus’ buildings.

The campus includes a student services hub, designed to provide a one-stop shop for student support and enquiries. The library offers stunning views of the ocean and Gold Coast hinterland. Other facilities include innovative learning spaces, health science laboratories, lecture theatres with live video broadcasting, computer labs and student lounges.

The public SCU Health Clinic, clinical laboratories for nursing and midwifery, laboratories for occupational therapy students and physiology, anatomy and biomechanics laboratories are also located at the campus.