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SLAM Conference Registrations Open!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the 2015 SLAM conference delegate registration is now open at the earlybird rate of only $155 until the 4th September 2015.

This year we are using an online registration form and provider which:

  • allows you to pay directly via a credit card or generates a tax invoice for payment
  • provides for multiple/group registrations
  • secures accommodation at special conference rates 

Register Now:

Also attached is a conference overview to help you convey to your University the value of sending you as a delegate. I'm looking forward to seeing as many of you as is possible for what is shaping up to be the best USLC event yet!

Planning for the event is continuing, and the most current conference agenda can be found at

If you have any questions about the conference, have a story to tell, or would like to assist with facilitating or chairing a session please let either Mark Noonan or myself know.

Jeff Stafford

 Download the Conference brochure here

Following the success of the Software Licensing and Asset Management Conferences in 2013 & 2014, the University Software Licensing Community, with the support of QUDIT and CAUDIT will again be running this event in 2015. The theme this year is Managing Software Assets: Build, Buy or Subscribe! It will be held in Brisbane at the Ship Inn, South Bank campus, Griffith University on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 6-8 October 2015.

The USLC is hosting this conference and inviting key decision makers from software licensing, procurement and asset management areas representing their Universities from across Australia and New Zealand to participate in this hands-on event.

The main focus will be on investigating licensing solutions suitable for today’s academic environment of research, teaching and administration, with the challenges of site licensing and subscriptions, personally owned devices, and mobility all impacting on software asset management.

Conference attendees will share their experiences with; and discuss trends and emerging solutions to:

  • Software Licensing as a Service
  • Cloud licensing and subscription management, Microsoft, Adobe
  • Future software licensing for devices and users
  • Contract and asset management
  • Collaborative procurement opportunities

Also included during the three days will be:

  • A vendor/sponsor free first day including a CAUDIT Strategic Procurement Update, a USLC Community of Practice workshop and Software Licensing Futures session.
  • Reseller involvement – Insight, Hearne Scientific Software, Software One & other supporter sponsors.
  • Sessions focused on Asset Management systems, Software Licensing as a Service, Contract Management (Performance and Vendor Engagement)
  • The facilitated sessions will include Expert Panels and Case Studies where University staff will discuss their implemented solutions and the attendees in groups will discuss and develop best practice guides and investigate the issues and challenges for the future.
  • Industry keynote presentations which will focus on new and emerging technologies with respect to software licensing solutions and the implications for the university environment.

The conference will commence on Tuesday afternoon (6th Oct) with a CAUDIT Strategic Procurement update from Steve Johnston, a Community of Practice discussion and round table workshop session. A QUDIT sponsored Conference Reception at the Ship Inn will be held, starting at 6:30pm and afterwards the delegates are free to arrange their own entertainment.

Day 2, Wednesday 7th will begin with a Conference Welcome and opening keynote followed by a mixture of relevant presentations, panel sessions and case studies.

A conference dinner will be hosted by Hearne Software at The Shore on Wednesday evening to enable further networking for the attendees.

Day 3, Thursday 8th will continue the conference theme with a mixture of keynotes, presentations and the Great Debate, before closing at 3:30pm.

The Ship Inn is providing all the day catering (sponsored by SoftwareOne) so please let the conference organizer know if you have any dietary requirements. For the coffee challenged a Barista will be available during the conference and between the accommodation and the conference centre is an amazing number of cafes, food outlets and shops at Southbank parklands.

To encourage attendance from universities around Australia, the Early-Bird full registration fee is $155 plus GST. However the venue has a defined capacity, so attendee numbers are limited and early registration is recommended.


Tuesday 6 October, 1:00pm – 5:00pm; QUDIT Welcome Reception 6:30pm – for University delegates only

Wednesday 7 October, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Conference Dinner starting at 6:30pm

Thursday 8 October, 9:00am – 3:30pm

(times subject to change and will be confirmed prior to conference commencing)


Conference Room, Level 2, Building S06 (Ship Inn), South Bank campus, Griffith University

from 12.30pm, Tuesday 6 October 2015

The South Bank campus of Griffith University is within walking distance from the Brisbane CBD (Victoria Bridge or Goodwill Bridge) and is easily accessible by extensive bus, train, ferry and CityCat services. To plan your public transport trip visit the TransLink website

Paid parking is available in the South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and QPAC parking stations.


Early bird registration - $155 plus GST per person
includes afternoon tea and Welcome Reception on Tuesday; morning and afternoon tea, lunch and the Conference dinner on Wednesday; and morning and afternoon tea and lunch on Thursday.

QUDIT Special Subsidy
QUDIT will provide a subsidy for travel and accommodation of up to $500 per attendee, for up to two delegates per member organisations. Member organisations are listed here.  Subsidies are not provided for non-member organisations.

Attendees will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.


Only a small number of rooms have been secured at Rydges South Bank this year as it is very heavily booked for another conference. We can also offer delegates alternative accommodation at The Sebel South Brisbane.


- $229 per night (room only). Buffet breakfast is offered at special price of $30 (usually $39)


- $179 per night. Please note this hotel has no restaurant or café on the premises, but there are several located nearby

These special rates apply only if booked through the conference organiser. Please DO NOT contact the hotel direct if you would like to take advantage of this special rate. If you require us to book accommodation on your behalf, you will need to provide ones night’s accommodation in order to secure your booking. You are able to select your accommodation as part of your registration process.


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

To Register

Please go to our online registration form to register.


Debra - or phone +61 7 3389 3525.

Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Refunds and Cancellation:

A full refund will be given for conference cancellations received prior to Friday 2 October 2015. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded; however, delegates may nominate a substitute in their place. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival or early departure. All refund requests MUST be in writing and received by the conference organisers prior to Friday 2 October 2015.

Please note: Accommodation cancellations must be received in writing and cancellation fees are at the hotel’s discretion depending on date of cancellation. Cancellations received after the 6 September and no shows may incur a cancellation charge equal to the entire stay’s accommodation rate.


All refund requests will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.