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Bluenotes APAC 2020 Conference

Building a Culture of Feedback: Engaging Students and Staff to Transform the Student Experience

pin-markerThe University of Newcastle, Newcastle, AUScalendarFebruary 13-14, 2019

Join The University of Newcastle as they host Bluenotes APAC 2020 where Blue enthusiasts will gather together for a two-day conference to connect, share expertise, and learn from best practices. Come a couple of days early and get certified! A Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) training camp will be held on Tuesday, February 11th through Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, immediately prior to the Bluenotes APAC conference. Early bird special rates end on November 30, 2019.

Register Today!

 

Sponsored by Explorance

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
  • 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,
  • Networking social events to expand your professional development network
  • Incredible door prizes
  • and much, much more!

Come a couple of days early and get certified! A Blue Administrator Certification (BAC) training camp will be held on Tuesday, February 11th through Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, immediately prior to the Bluenotes APAC conference. The training will take place at The University of Newcastle 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 here. For more information and to register for BAC in addition to Bluenotes APAC 2018, please click here.

KEY DATES

October 2019: NOW OPENEarly bird registration & call for presentation proposals

November 30, 2019: LAST DAY – Early bird registration ends for the conference and for the BAC training camp

January 10, 2020: LAST DAY – Submission of call for presentation proposals

January 24, 2020: LAST DAY – Submission of final presentations abstracts to be included in the conference program

January 31, 2020: LAST DAY – Conference registration closes

February 11 & 12, 2020: BLUE ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION TRAINING CAMP

February 13 & 14, 2020: BLUENOTES APAC 2020 CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Please submit your presentation proposals, consistent with the conference theme of Continuous Learning in the Journey of Higher Education: Using Analytics to Measure Progress and Inform Decisions with use of Blue, prior to January 10, 2020, by emailing Tim Brennan, Explorance, at tbrennan@explorance.com. Presentation proposals will be reviewed by the Bluenotes presentation review committee and acceptance notifications will be made by January 17, 2020.

DOOR PRIZES

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 2020 Conference, including airfare, lodging, and conference registration

SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENTS

Wednesday, 12th February :  Welcome Reception – Canapes (Location: TBA)

Thursday, 13th February : Networking Dinner at Merewether Surfhouse, 5 Henderson Pde, Merewether, NSW, 2291

Join your colleagues to continue to connect, share, learn in a social networking setting!

CONFERENCE SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

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

  • Presentations on improving feedback process and interpretation of evaluation data
  • Presentations on formative feedback tool-kits and institutional applications
  • The need for institutional improvement communication plans based upon evaluation results
  • …and many other informative sessions for student learning and development with feedback!

Presentation time slots are still available. Please contact Tim Brennan, Explorance, at tbrennan@explorance.com.

Dates

Thursday, Feb. 13 – Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

Location

NeW Space, UON’s City campus

Cnr of Hunter and Auckland St, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Please see the Newcastle City campus for details on getting to the campus.

Conference Registration Rates

EARLY BIRD: $199 AUD (ends Nov.30, 2019) Buy two, and get a third registration free.

REGULAR: $399 AUD (ends January 31, 2020) Buy two, and get a third registration free.

Registration Fee Includes: Full conference registration; breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the conference; and attendance to the social activity and dinner Thursday evening. The BAC training camp not included.

BAC Training Camps

In addition, the Blue Administrator Certification training camp is available prior to the conference: Visit to learn about BAC training camps at BN APAC 2020 and register.

Social Events

12th Feb.: Welcome reception: TBA

13th Feb.: Networking Dinner at Merewether Surfhouse, 5 Henderson Pde, Merewether, NSW, 2291

Conference Theme

Building a Culture of Feedback: Engaging Students and Staff to Transform the Student Experience

The University of Newcastle Primary Contact:

Meagan Morrissey

Email: meagan.morrissey@newcastle.edu.au

Explorance Primary Contact:

Tim Brennan

Email: tbrennan@explorance.com

About The University of Newcastle

At the University of Newcastle, we’re dedicated to outstanding education and research. Currently ranked 207th in the world by QS World University Rankings, we are consistently ranked within Australia’s top 10 universities. Our degrees are shaped around global learning, work placements and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Across our campuses in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Singapore, the University of Newcastle enrols more than 37,000 students from diverse backgrounds, with a focus on equity and developing the world’s next generation of socially-oriented leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Our University has long been known as a champion of innovative approaches to education. We strive for a dynamic teaching culture that delivers world-class educational outcomes. As competition for the best and brightest students increases, our long history of offering innovative, problem-based learning across our programs means we are poised to meet the education challenge.

We are also a research intensive university and proud of the great things we have achieved in collaboration with our partners in industry, business, government and the community – here and around the world. Our sights are set firmly on the future, as we work hard to build our research capacity and maintain our position as a competitive destination for the world’s best researchers and global innovation leaders.

Travel Information

The event will be held at The University of Newcastle, City Campus, NeW Space, Cnr of Hunter and Auckland St, Newcastle.

Getting to Newcastle and Getting Around: Transport Options (by car, by bus, by train, by plane, etc)

NeW Space is a landmark education precinct in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD, harnessing the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience.

NeW Space is part of UON’s City campus, offering University-supported activities across all faculties including:

  • digital library services and information commons
  • collaborative learning and research spaces
  • work integrated learning
  • facilities for industry, professional and community engagement
  • social spaces.

See 5 ways to get around the campus.

Lodging

Quality Hotel – Noah’s on the Beach, 29 Zaara St, Newcastle, NSW, 2300 reservations@noahsonthebeach.com.au

  • Quality Hotel NOAH’S On the Beach is situated directly opposite spectacular Newcastle Beach and is Newcastle’s only Beachfront Hotel.
  • Request the corporate rate when booking to receive a discount of 5% off the normal daily rate.
  • Delegates are recommended to book early as rooms are subject to availability.
  • You can also reserve your room here or alternatively you can contact the hotel directly on +61 2 4929 5181.
  • Other nearby hotels include the Novotel Newcastle Beach.

Register now