DEHub: Innovation in Distance Education –

The DEHub Research Institute has been established as a central agency for the development, facilitation and dissemination of information on best practices in distance education.

DEHub is made up of five leading distance education providers in Australia and New Zealand: University of New England, Charles Sturt University, University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University, and Massey University.

ODLAA: Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia –

ODLAA is a professional association for teachers, developers, researchers, consultants and administrators from Australia and overseas involved in open and distance learning.

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

Invitation to the Education 2011-2021 Summit –

DEHub and ODLAA aim to bring together academics globally who are engaged in pedagogical research to work together collaboratively to address key issues in the field. DEHub takes a broad view that collaboration involves connecting, sharing and co-building of knowledge in a variety of global contexts amongst and with a range of researchers and practitioners. The Education 2011-2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning summit presents an opportunity for this connecting, sharing and co-building of knowledge.

The summit will be held at the Dockside Venue, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW, Australia, from 15 - 18 February, 2011, which provides spectacular views of the harbour and the city, is easily accessible from local accommodation and transportation points, and is only a short walk to Sydney CBD.

The summit has a focus on themes that underpin the DEHub objectives.

We specifically ask that submissions contribute to at least one of the following 11 themes:

  1. Distance Education Research and Development
  2. Distance Education Community and Open Learning
  3. Distance Education Learning and Teaching
  4. Global Perspectives of Blended and Distance Learning
  5. Distance Education Quality Assurance
  6. Corporate Involvement in Distance Education
  7. Distance Education Technologies and Transformations
  8. Innovation using technology in blended and distance learning contexts
  9. Strategic Collaboration and Partnerships in Distance Education
  10. Internalisation - impacts, issues and concerns for blended and distance education
  11. Leadership in Distance Education

On behalf of the DEHub team and ODLAA I warmly invite you to participate in the Education 2011 to 2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning summit and look forward to meeting you.

Professor Belinda Tynan
Director of DEHub.



Secure on line registration for those paying by Visa or Mastercard at the time of registering is available at https://www.secureregistrations.com/Summit2011

For those preferring to pay by EFT or cheque please download a registration form in either Word or PDF complete and return to the Conference Organisers with payment.

Early Bird fee
By 17 December

Regular fee
from 18 December


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4 days

Day Rate

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Day Rate

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* Registration rates do not include accommodation.

INCLUSIONS - The full SUMMIT fee (non-Day Rate) includes participation in the open SUMMIT activities from 15 February to 18 February and attendance at the Welcome Reception, Summit Dinner and Summit workshops.

Delegate Day Rate

Multiple days can be selected

INCLUSIONS - The day rate fee includes participation in the open SUMMIT activities for one selected day. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

EXCLUDES - entry for the welcome reception and SUMMIT dinner. Entry tickets for these events may be purchased separately.

Group Discount

A group discount of 5% is available for 5 or more full registrations from the same institution registering at the same time.
Group registrations cannot be processed online. Please download the registration form in either Word or PDF complete and return to the Conference Organisers with payment.


All registrations include a SUMMIT bag and electronic program.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on days specified in the Summit program.

Full ‘Non-members’ fee (not student or day rate) includes annual membership of ODLAA.
Membership confers on those individuals all of the rights, privileges and obligations of membership, including the right to cast a single vote on any matter brought before the Association.
Benefits include:

  • subscription to the International Journal Distance Education delivered (3 times /year) and the Association's newsletter ODLAA Times
  • a Membership Directory published once a year
  • reduced registration fees at ODLAA conferences, seminars and workshops
  • membership of ODLAA Special Interest Groups
  • access to regional and international networks of distance educators


  • All cancellations must be advised in writing to info@conorg.com.au
  • Cancellations received by 24 January 2011 will be refunded, less $150 administration costs
  • Cancellation is not possible after 24 January 2011. Of course you may send a substitute.


Visa and Consular Information
It is the responsibility of non-Australian delegates to confirm visa requirements and make suitable arrangements. For further information, consult www.immi.gov.au

SUMMIT registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is recommended that you take out personal travel and medical insurance at the time you register for the conference and/or book your travel which includes loss or damage of personal possessions, including loss of travel payments and/or registration fees through cancellation. The conference organisers cannot take any responsibility for participants failing to arrange their own insurance.




The Education 2011 - 2021 SUMMIT will be held at Dockside .
Located at Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Click to download map and directions.



The SUMMIT Dinner will be held at the magnificent Watersedge restaurant , Walsh Bay.
Cradled by the lapping waters of Sydney Harbour, WatersEdge is perched on the end of Pier 1,
set against the picturesque backdrop of the Harbour Bridge and Milsons Point/Luna Park and
North Sydney cityscape with views of the iconic Sydney Opera House.


There are numerous accommodation options in and around the Darling Harbour area. Searching on accommodation on sites such as Wotif or the NSW tourism site. Using Sydney, Darling Harbour as your location, will provide you with accommodation options to meet your requirements.

The Lido group have also have accommodation in the Darling Harbour area available to delegates, visit their online booking site for options.

Another site you may like to try is Government Travel this site has discounted rates for government employees.

Key Dates

Full papers EXTENDED DEADLINE: 25 September 2010
Notification of outcome: 29 October 2010
Abstracts for research notes, posters, workshop proposals
and symposiums due:
25 September 2010
Notification of outcome: 29 October 2010
Summit dates:15 - 18 February 2011
Early bird registration closes: 17 December 2010


Contact Us

p: +61 2 6773 3863
e: summit@dehub.edu.au
a: University of New England
Armidale NSW 2351