Looking forward…and backward
Have you registered for the 2017 AAIR Forum in Alice Springs yet? I have and I am really looking forward to seeing you there. The theme this year is The Centre of Australia, Centre of Decision Making.
The Forum runs from 31 October with pre-forum workshops and special interest group meetings, through to 2 November. The program is in the process of being finalised, and I believe you will find that the papers presented, the keynote presentations, and the panel discussions, will be lively and stimulating. Social and networking events are always important and are often a highlight of an AAIR Forum. The welcome reception on the evening of 31 October will be held in the courtyard of the Alice Springs Convention Centre, and the Forum dinner on 1 November will be held outdoors at The Old Quarry, Alice Springs.
We are lucky again this year to have eXplorance as our Platinum Sponsor. Altis Consulting, who have been involved with the AAIR Forum since 2011, will also be participating in the AAIR Forum 2017. So, if you haven’t already registered, make sure that you go to www.aairforum.com.au and fill in your details to be sure that you don’t miss out on this important event. Take this opportunity to upskill, interact, learn and network – oh, and have an amazing experience!
For those of you who were lucky enough to attend the 2017 AAIR SIG Forum – Creating Connections and Exploring Possibilities – in Sydney this past July, you will know what an advantageous event it was. Some 80 participants attended the event at Macquarie University, with participants hailing from Australia, New Zealand, and from as far as Hong Kong. With every area except the Northern Territories represented from Australia, the most participants came, not surprisingly, from NSW with four participants each from the University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, and Macquarie University.
Apart from the very informative and interesting keynotes, topics covered included the areas of Surveys, Student Feedback, Business Intelligence, Government Reporting and Load Management.
Congratulations go to Dr Richard Price (Flinders University) for being awarded the Best Presentation for ‘Trends in learning analytics research – A report on the major themes from Lak16 and Lak17’. Congratulations also go to Mark Lang (Newcastle University) who was awarded the Best New Presenter for ‘Square, Arch or Circle? Insights gained by taking a different view of international admissions data’. This was Mark’s first time presenting at an AAIR event.
Again, we were lucky to attract sponsorship from several organisations, without whom we couldn’t run these events so successfully. Therefore, we offer special thanks to the following sponsors:
Subscribe to our Newsletter