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Research Fest submissions

How to be a part of the Sydney Learning and Innovation Research Fest

The 2018 CRLI Learning and Innovation Research Fest will take place on Nov 29th in the New Law Building from 9.30-4.30pm. Want to get involved? Registration is open and closes on Monday November 19th. There is no fee for registration, but we do need to track numbers for catering and space requirements. Register at

If you've signed up already, great! Here's how to get involved and get the most out of the day.

  • Come along on the day! We welcome everyone along to view the posters and demos, listen to our plenaries, join in the roundtables of your choice, share ideas over lunch, and vote for the best poster.
  • Present your work. Posters outlining research on learning and innovation at any stage are welcome. Share your ideas and benefit from feedback and participate in the Best Research Poster competition.
  • Chair a roundtable: Have a favourite topic in learning and innovation? Roundtables are a unique opportunity to engage in discussion and enquiry with experts and practitioners in a particular ICT and learning interest area.
  • Suggest a speaker: Do you know someone who might be a great presenter or keynote? Suggest them to us at (they need to be in Australia, and preferably Sydney).

Posters/Demo showcase

The research poster and technology showcase offers an opportunity to catch up on the various research innovations in learning and innovation emerging locally, showcase your own research, and explore shared interests. The poster showcase is broken down into two 40 minute sessions, giving everyone a chance to alternate between discussing their own work, and finding out more about other work on display. The session includes a diverse showcase of collaborative work, government-funded research, small projects and postgraduate research.

If you are interested in presenting a poster or technology, please contact me by email at with more details as soon as possible including your full name, proposed submission format and title. Registrations will close on October 22nd, but earlier submissions get priority. Demo spaces usually include a desk and chair. Posters can be any size, although A1 is most common, and you will need to submit the final poster title and abstract about one month before the event.


Roundtables are a unique opportunity to engage in discussion with experts and practitioners. Each round table is facilitated by 1 or 2 experts with experience and interest in the chosen theme. The table leaders kick off the discussion with a short introduction to the topic and questions for participants to discuss. The table then opens for discussion, questioning and debate over a 45 minute session. Roundtable themes from previous years included metacognition and learning technologies, XR in higher education, the strengths and challenges of multi-location and mobile learning, the implications of productive failure, and future classrooms and lifelong learning, among others.

If you are interested in chairing or co-chairing a roundtable, please contact me by email at with more details as soon as possible including your full name, proposed submission format and title.

Workshops will also be considered, although our large numbers (20-40 people) and short timing (45 minutes) can make this format challenging. Please do contact us if you have an idea you would like to present. We will ask you for the final title and a short description of your roundtable theme about one month before the event.

Stay in touch

We’ll be updating the information at regularly, as well as emailing registrants.

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