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What is THETA?

THETA (The Higher Education Technology Agenda) is Australasia’s leading biennial conference for professionals working in higher education and research. THETA paints the big picture on emerging trends and the future landscape in the intelligent use of information technology. The conference serves as an exciting forum to showcase ideas, research and best practice, gain new ways of thinking, and to collaborate with like-minded contemporaries.

THETA is curated under a joint partnership between CAUDIT (Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology), CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) and ACODE (Australasian Council on Open and Digital Education).

Important Topics and Speakers

The conference provides a forum for exploring the most pertinent issues facing higher education information technology and educational leaders. THETA consistently features a line-up of esteemed experts and speakers from institutions across Australia, New Zealand and the world. 

Through a mix of presentations, panel discussions and workshops, the conference is designed to offer solutions and best practice, highlighting how the intelligent use of information technology can advance higher education and research and improve experiences for students and staff. Speakers will be confirmed in the coming months.  

Collaboration Across the Sector

THETA attracts practitioners and senior decision-makers who specialise in Information Technology, Library and Teaching & Learning, Knowledge Management and eResearch. Beyond the important discussions, knowledge sharing and insights, THETA provides attendees with an invaluable opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues across the sector.  

Conference Style

The conference is held every two years in different locations across Australia. The Conference is carefully curated to provide meaningful experiences, knowledge sharing and useful takeaways for its participants. The conference attracts around 700 participants who engage in thoughtful discussions via the main conference presentations and through further breakout sessions.


The conference features a variety of social events to give attendees the opportunity to deepen connections with colleagues across the sector. This includes a Gala dinner, excursions to interesting local venues, cocktail receptions and more. 

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