Bluenotes APAC 2019 Conference

Using Feedback Data to Lead the Way to Improve, Enhance, and Shape the Future of Higher Education

pin-markerMonash University, Melbourne, AUScalendarFebruary 14-15, 2019

Join Monash University as they host Bluenotes APAC 2019 where Blue enthusiasts will gather together for a two-day conference to connect, share expertise, and learn from best practices.

REGISTER HERE and reserve your spot today!

Hosted by Monash University & Sponsored by Explorance

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dragan Gasevic

Dragan Gasevic is Professor of Learning Analytics in the Faculty of Education and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University and is an international recognized researcher in learning analytics. A computer scientist by training and skills, Dragan considers himself a learning scientist developing computational methods that can shape next-generation learning technologies and advance our understanding of self-regulated learning, collaborative learning and adoption of learning analytics by users and organizations.

Event Details

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

  • Expertise on topics such as how institutions can best use Blue to improve student experience and student success
  • Sessions focused on using feedback data collected through Blue to improve and enhance the future of higher education
  • Expert panel discussions on the role of student evaluations, surveys, and feedback to improve student success
  • Presentations on formative feedback tool-kits and institutional applications
  • Sessions on improving process and interpretation of evaluation data

As well as:

  • An opportunity to speak directly with Explorance staff
  • Learn about upcoming software releases
  • Presentations made by Blue users
  • Explorance-led sessions, expert panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and networking social events
  • Incredible door prizes
  • and much, much more!

A Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) training camp will be held on Tuesday, February 12th through Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, immediately prior to the Bluenotes APAC conference. The training will take place at Monash University for your convenience. The Blue Administrator Certification training is the first level of certification for all users who will be administrating any feedback process with Blue. Please note that separate registration is required for the BAC training camp and additional fees may apply. For full details and registration, please click hereFor more information and to register for BAC in addition to Bluenotes APAC 2019, please click here.


September 2018: NOW OPEN – Early bird registration & call for presentation proposals

November 29, 2018: LAST DAY – Early bird registration ends & deadline for presentations proposals

January 10, 2019: LAST DAY – Submission of final presentations abstracts 

January 31, 2019: LAST DAY – Conference registration closes & discounted hotel rate ends


February 14 & 15, 2019: BLUENOTES APAC 2019 CONFERENCE


Please submit your presentation proposals, consistent with the theme of Using Data to Lead the Way to Improve, Enhance, and Shape the Future of Higher Education with use of Blue, prior to November 29, 2018, by emailing Yeona Jang, Explorance. Presentation proposal acceptance notifications will be made by December 21, 2018.


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

  • Attendance to the Bluenotes Global 2019 Conference, including airfare, lodging, and conference registration
  • Attendance to the Bluenotes MENA 2019 Conference, including airfare, lodging, and conference registration



Thursday, February 14th:  Social Dinner & Networking Event

Join your colleagues for a social dinner at 7PM to conclude conference day 1!

Location: La Camera Restaurant, Southgate 


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

  • Expert panel discussions where educational leaders will discuss the role of student evaluations, surveys, and feedback to improve student success and institutional outcomes
  • Presentations on formative feedback tool-kits and institutional applications
  • Sessions on improving feedback process and interpretation of evaluation data
  • The need for institutional improvement communication plans based upon evaluation results
  • …and many other informative sessions!

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

For any questions or additional information, please contact Kristina Kaulenas, Monash University or Stacey Martini, Explorance.


Thursday, February 14 through
Friday, February 15, 2019


Monash University
The Pavillion, Level 8, Building H, Monash Caulfield Campus
Caulfield VIC, Australia

Preferred Hotel & Room Rate

A discounted group room rate will be available at the Rendezvous Hotel. Please view the Travel & Lodging section below for details.

Conference Registration Fee

EARLY BIRD: $199 AUD ends November 29, 2018


Registration Fee Includes: Full conference attendance, breakfast and lunch daily, and participation in the social networking dinner on Thursday evening.

Social Event

Thursday, February 14 @7PM

Location: La Camera Restaurant

Conference Theme

Using Data to Lead the Way to Improve, Enhance, and Shape the Future of Higher Education

Travel & Lodging

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

Discounted room rates are available at the Rendezvous Hotel, located at 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, for all Bluenotes APAC 2019 attendees.

The discounted rate offers 15% off the best available rate for all room types during the period of 10 – 16 February 2019. Discounted rates are available until January 31, 2019. To reserve your room, please use this link to book now.

Promo Code: APAC2019

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

About Monash University

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. We are a youthful organisation, enthusiastic, optimistic and accessible. We believe quality education and research can change the world for the better.

From a single campus at Clayton with fewer than 400 students, Monash has grown into a network of campuses, education centres and partnerships spanning the globe. With approximately 60,000 students (and 350,000 almuni) from over 170 countries, we are today Australia’s largest university.

At Monash, the desire to make a difference informs everything we do. But we go beyond good intentions. We make an impact, both locally and internationally. We are a global university with a presence on four continents. Learn more about Monash University at