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Keynote presenter

Our keynote presenter will be Professor Sally Kift, 2017 AAUT Career Achievement Award winner, presenting Not drowning, waving: Sustaining the Learning and Teaching Focus in a post-OLT world.

Sally Kift is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (FAAL) and elected President of the Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows (ALTF). From 2012-2017, she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University. Prior to JCU, Sally was a Professor of Law at Queensland University of Technology, where she also served as Law Faculty Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning (2001-2006) and QUT’s foundational Director, First Year Experience (2006-2007). Sally is a national Teaching Award winner (2003) and national Program Award winner (2007). She was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2006 to investigate the first year experience and is a Discipline Scholar in Law. In 2017, Sally was awarded an Australian Award for University Teaching Career Achievement Award for her contribution to Australian higher education.

Conference program



9– 9.30am



Opening Plenary (including keynote presentation)


Morning tea and icebreaker


Parallel sessions—3 events x 5 sessions


Lunch and Poster session (1 – 1.30pm)


Parallel sessions—3 events x 5 sessions


Networking session—Collaboration pitches




Networking social event—drinks and catering

Pre-conference event — Writing Retreat

As part of the showcase we invite delegates to attend a one day writing retreat on Thursday 27 September facilitated by Dr Airdre Grant at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sippy Downs campus. The retreat will run from 9.30 to 4.30pm and includes morning tea and lunch.

Participation is limited to 15.

Key dates

Call for proposals open

23 April 2018

Institutional proposals close

24 May 2018

Registrations open

1 June 2018

Final date for collaboration pitches

2 July 2018

Notification of acceptance of proposals

15 July 2018

Program released

31 July 2018

Pre-showcase Writing Retreat

27 September 2018

Queensland University Educators Showcase

28 September 2018

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