Would you like to become a sponsor or exhibitor at the ODLAA 2017 Conference? Join our existing sponsors and read on below for further details.

With thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters:


Taylor & Francis

Supporting Partners


LearnTech Asia 2016

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information

Introducing ODLAA

ODLAA is a professional association of educators, instructional designers, educational researchers, education consultants, and educational administrators from across Australia and overseas that is dedicated to advancement of research, practice, and support of education ‘across time and space’.

ODLAA connects professionals in order to enable them share experiences and disseminate information with respect to open and distance learning. Its members come from all educational sectors plus including commercial training providers and training units in the corporate sector. They are involved in the management, administration, design, development, research and teaching in multiple modes that may best be described as ‘outside the traditional classroom’.

ODLAA is a non-profit organisation managed by an elected Executive Committee of members who donate their time to conduct the business of the association.

The ODLAA Conference takes place every 2-3 years and has clearly established itself as Australia’s premier conference for practitioners in the field. The conference will attract around 120 delegates from across the Australasian network of higher education and research institutions, as well as delegates from further afield from the industry.

Distance Education Journal

ODLAA owns and publishes the highly regarded scholarly journal Distance Education. The contents of this journal is available in up to 2,400 libraries via sales agreements; and in more than 12,000 libraries in the developed world via Taylor & Francis partner agreements; plus another 7,000+ libraries in developing nations through T & F and partner philanthropic arrangements. T & F sales teams across 20 offices worldwide work closely with partners and with the library communities in their respective regions, to ensure maximum exposure for the right content in the right institutions.

ODLAA Conference Series Overview

The conference will draw an estimated 120 participants from the Australasian network of higher education and research institutions mainly in Australia and New Zealand. Its scope and significance will make attendance essential for all who have an interest in Open and Distance Learning in tertiary institutions and the research sector.

The conference series (established in the 1970s with the establishment of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia) has consistently attracted a wide cross-section of attendees including delegates from every state and territory in Australia representing Australia’s 38 Universities and allied industries, as well as delegates from overseas.

Recent conferences include:

2013 Sydney: Education across Space & Time

2011 Sydney: Education 2011 – 2021 Summit (with DEHub)

The 2017 Conference is designed to provide a range of experience and styles of presentations, including keynote speaker presentations, formal papers case study presentations, workshops and symposia. The conference also includes a welcome reception, conference dinner, field trips and networking opportunities over lunch and tea breaks each day.

The conference focus will be on providing current information, exchanging experience and creating opportunities for discussion, debate and networking.

All abstracts and papers submitted to ODLAA are fully reviewed for relevance, quality and originality by our expert program committee.

Our theme for the 2017 Conference is, Expanding Horizons in Open & Distance Learning and it has three sub-themes of:

  • Openness
  • Community
  • Innovation

These will allow participants and presenters to explore the possibilities for innovation, openness and community in the ever-changing and expanding world of Open and Distance Learning.

The Conference will bring together university sector expertise to present high quality information and ideas exchange aimed at Open and Distance Learning professionals and allied practitioners.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The conference organising committee invites government agencies, the corporate sector, medium and small enterprises, training and educational institutions to participate in this event.

Sponsorship will:

  1. Provide your organisation with an excellent opportunity to promote to a valuable target audience of professionals before, during and after the conference;
  2. Showcase your products and programs relevant to practitioners throughout the duration of the conference;
  3. Provide exposure to a national and international audience of up to 120 delegates;
  4. Enhance your public relations through networking activities and conference exposure;
  5. Ensure that your involvement, commitment and support are openly demonstrated and widely acknowledged;
  6. Be seen as a non-intrusive, generous and supportive gesture whilst having excellent exposure and business opportunities;
  7. Provide your organisation with exposure to the latest thinking and practice on issues relating to health, safety and well-being in the tertiary sector; and
  8. Allow your staff to participate in conference activities.

The conference committee looks forward to the opportunity of working with you at the premier eventon the Open and Distance Learning calendar for Australasian Universities.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Packages

ODLAA offers a range of sponsorship and exhibition packages to help organisations take part in the conference. Differing levels of sponsorship are available, as outlined below (all prices are inclusive of GST). All aspects of the proposed sponsorship and partnership packages are negotiable with the Conference Sponsorship Manager including alternatives such as various combinations of cash and in-kind support and we would be happy to discuss additional benefits from potential sponsors.

  • Conference Principal Sponsorship and Annual ODLAA Partner $10,000
  • Conference Major Sponsor $8,000
  • Conference Dinner Sponsorship $6,600
  • Sponsor a Keynote Speaker $3,300
  • Conference Satchel Sponsorship $2,750
  • Conference Program Sponsorship $2,000
  • Conference Welcome Reception Sponsorship $2,200
  • Conference Merchandise/In kind supplier $2,000
  • Exhibitor Package $2,750
  • Lanyard $750 or Delegate Satchel Insertion $550

For further details or to receive a sponsorship information pack please contact our Conference Sponsorship Manager.

Contact us

To order a sponsorship information pack or discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact our ODLAA 2017 Conference Sponsorship Manager:

Julie Burton
Southern Cross Conference and Event Management Pty Ltd

+ 61 2 66 29 5850 | 0408 66 4053 | julie@burtonco.com.au