Present at THETA

Invitation to Present

The Program Committee invites submissions for THETA 2019.

The THETA Conference presents an exciting and engaging space for the sharing of creative ideas to provoke new thinking through the promotion of innovations and their catalysts. Learn how people and organisations have reshaped and reimagined their purpose, services, and the user experience to address the myriad of opportunities and challenges facing professionals in the sectors of Information Technology, Teaching and Learning, Library and Knowledge Management in higher education and research. This is an ideal forum to showcase your latest research, collaborations and developments; leading the way for new partnerships, networks and strategic opportunities.

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Key Dates

Submission opens – July 2018
Submissions close – 31 October 2018
Authors notified – 18 December 2018

Conference Theme

The primary conference theme, ‘The Tipping Point’, reflects that magical moment when innovations in the use of information technology, cross a threshold and spread like wildfire.

Presentations are invited that align with one of the Conference’s five featured sub-themes:

1. The Smart Campus – Digital transformation and innovation
2. Student Centric Lifecycle & Experience
3. In Unity is Strength
4. Experiential Learning
5. Future Ready and the New Reality

Further Conference theme information is available to direct authors here

Presentation Types

Long Presentations

Long presentations take place during concurrent sessions (25mins).
Long presentations are highly suited to presenting case studies, original research, or papers critically examining conceptual issues.

Short Presentations

Short presentations will be presented as a PechaKucha (7 mins).
Short presentations are fast-paced and are highly suited to sharing concepts, works-in-progress, professional practice issues etc

Long and short presentations must apply to the Submission Guidelines. Authors will be prompted to indicate their preferred presentation type during the submission process. Authors of accepted presentations may be offered an alternate presentation type based on reviewer and Program Committee discretion of appropriateness and program availability.

Review Process

All abstracts that have been submitted before the deadline will undergo peer review. Selections for all submissions will be based on the following criteria:

• Alignment with the Conference theme and at least one of the sub-themes
• Alignment with the aim of promoting the intelligent use of information technology in higher education and research
• Potential to be engaging and enhance the conference
• Evidence of having thought carefully about the topic, including an awareness of its larger context
• Quality of the submission – clarity, readability and sufficiency of information

Conference Prizes

Cash prizes are awarded for the best in each of the following categories – if there are sufficient entries.

Note: an individual category must have a minimum of eight entries in order for third place to be awarded.

Activity First prize Second prize Third prize
Best paper– as voted by the Program Committee


$500 $250 $100
Audience favourite presentation


$500 $250 $100
Student paper/presentation


$500 $250 $100