The 2019 conference aims to encompass all aspects of innovation in tertiary education and capture the collaborative efforts we hope to nurture between industry, government and education providers to create the best outcomes for the tertiary education sector. This year’s conference will examine examples of innovation throughout the tertiary education sector as well as learnings which could be applied from other sectors.

With a highly interactive format, keynote speakers from within and outside the sector will provide insights into innovative activities which can be taken up more broadly.

By the Sector, for the sector

  • Members for 2019

    With the support and backing of the Chair of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors Corporate, the steering committee members are:

    • Mr Luke Williams, Associate Director, Digital Experience, Australian Catholic University
    • Ms Natalie MacDonald, Vice-President (Development), La Trobe University
    • Ms Janet Beard, Senior Honorary Fellow, LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne
    • Prof Leo Goedegebuure, Director, LH Martin Institute
    • Mrs Suzanne Crew, Chief Executive Officer, University of New England Partnership (Chair)
  • Past members


    • Dr Stephen Weller, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Catholic University and Past President, Association for Tertiary Education Management.


    • Ms Lakshmi West, Director, Service Improvement Group, Australian National University. Read Lakshmi's blog article on digital disruption.
    • Mr Steve Paris, Executive Director, Students, RMIT Vietnam

    2015 & 2016:

    • Mark Williams, Strategic Projects Director, University of South Australia (Formerly)
    • Karen Hill, Director, Information Technology Services, The Australian National University (Formerly)


    • Ian Callahan, Chief Operating Officer, Curtin University

General Information

Enquiries and more information

For all conference related queries, please contact:

Myron Yovannidis | Program Officer
LH Martin Institute | Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education
T: +61 3 8344 2116 E: myron.yovannidis@unimelb.edu.au