35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education.

Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Open oceans: Learning without borders

The theme of ASCILITE 2018 is ‘Open oceans: Learning without borders’. Picture sitting on a beach and looking at the ocean, stretching before you towards the horizon, and dreaming about the possibilities, reflecting on the past, or being mindfully present in the moment. The sea is vast. This vision captures the infinite possibilities when considering innovation, practice and research in the use of educational technologies in tertiary education.


Welcome to ASCILITE 2018 by the ocean in beautiful Geelong city, Victoria Australia.


Call for Abstracts opening soon


Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus is located on Corio Bay, in the central business district of Geelong. Originally built as Woolstores in 1893, the buildings have been extensively renovated to create a modern and impressive campus centre.

The city of Geelong is a great place to visit during the summer with December being one of the hottest months of the year. The City is home to many local beaches and parks, such as the botanical gardens, so you can enjoy every minute of the sunshine. Central Geelong offers a diverse range of cuisine, wine and activities ranging from cultural, recreational and family friendly.

Greater Geelong is also famous for excellent surf beaches and an amazing wine region with plenty of opportunities to visit local cellar doors and taste some great Australian wines on offer.


Travelling to Geelong


All visitors can take flights to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and drive, take a shuttle bus or train to the Waterfront Campus (see below for details).


Domestic travelers (or those connecting from Tullamarine Airport) can fly JetStar to Avalon Airport and then drive or take a shuttle bus to the Waterfront Campus (see below for details).


The Waterfront Campus is located approximately one hour’s drive from Melbourne (Tullamarine Airport). All the major rental car companies have information desks on-site at the airport. The following Google Map shows the route from Tullamarine Airport to the Waterfront Campus.

Avalon Airport is approximately 20 kilometres from Geelong’s central business district. Some of the major rental car companies have information desks on-site at this airport. The following Google Map shows the route from Avalon Airport to the Waterfront Campus.

Airport Shuttle

From Tullamarine Airport you can use the Gull Airport Service to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking, price, and timetable information can be found on their website. The pick-up and drop-off point for this service closest to Waterfront Campus is the Geelong Railway Station. From there you can take a taxi to your hotel.


From Avalon Airport you can use the Avalon Airport Shuttle to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking and price information can be found on their website. Please contact this company directly for information on pick-up and drop-off options in Geelong.



Train travel to Geelong is available but it is not convenient for visitors arriving by plane.


From Tullamarine Airport you can take the Skybus Service to Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne central business district. From Southern Cross Station you can take a V/Line train service to Geelong Railway Station. See the V/Line website for the Geelong timetable, details about fares, bookings, etc. Once you arrive at the Geelong Railway Station you can take a taxi to your hotel.

Please see the information about the Geelong Railway Station for further details.


The Geelong Taxi Network website has information on estimating taxi fares, booking online, etc. The contact number for booking a taxi in Geelong is 131 008.



Registrations open shortly

Early bird closure – Friday 12 October


Call for papers Opening soon
Call for reviewers closure Friday May 25
Call for papers closure Friday June 8
Reviews to be completed Friday July 13
Notifications to be sent to authors Week starting Monday July 23
Authors advice on if they accept/decline offer Friday August 10
Final papers/submissions due Friday September 7
Authors registration deadline By close of early birds – October 12
Proceedings available in the week leading up to the conference or earlier if available  


The list below provides links to accommodation that can be found in Geelong.

Please contact the accommodation providers listed directly for rates, availability and reservations. No recommendation is implied nor responsibility accepted for the standard of accommodation listed.

If you have any questions, please contact please contact Deakin Event Management Services on +61 3 5247 9360 or via email ascilite2018@events.deakin.edu.au

Novotel Geelong

Novotel Geelong is the regions premier hotel and is conveniently located on the Waterfront in central Geelong. Enjoy our fantastic location with only a short walk to Deakin University. A great night’s sleep in a comfy bed, amazing views of the bay and a vibrant waterfront location. Free WI-FI throughout the lobby and function floors. Enjoy the simple pleasures in our restaurant, bar and lounge. Unwind in our steam room, fitness centre and indoor heated saltwater pool. Experience a new kind of comfort, stress-free travel and spirited can-do service all at the value you deserve. For bookings please contact the Reservations Team: Call (61 3) 5223 1377 (extension 1) or visit Novotel Geelong




Rydges Geelong


Rydges Hotel Geelong offers a wide range of business and leisure facilities and services, combined with attentive and professional staff, to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Whether travelling for business or leisure the Rydges Hotel Geelong is ideally located in the heart of Geelong close to shopping and business centres, the Eastern Beach waterfront, quality restaurants and major attractions. For more information including rates and bookings, please visit Rydges Geelong.




Quest Geelong


Quest Geelong offers quality 4 star serviced apartment accommodation. It is ideal for those with extended stays or wishing to have self-contained accommodation. Apartments are spacious, studios are a hotel style room containing a kitchenette with limited cooking facilities. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments contain separate lounge, fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and balcony. For more information including rates and bookings, please visit Quest Geelong.



Bayside Geelong


The Bayside Geelong, located on The Esplanade’s Waterfront, is perfect for all your Geelong accommodation needs with options for the business and leisure traveller. Bayside Geelong provides a diverse range of room types from comfy budget hotel accommodation to fully self contained one and two bedroom apartments. Bayside Geelong apartments are a perfect solution for long term and corporate accommodation needs. With picturesque views of the Geelong Waterfront and plenty of space for all your business needs and located only minutes from Deakin’s Geelong Waterfront Campus. For more information including rates and bookings, please visit Bayside Geelong.




Geelong Bay Escapes and Corporate Getaways


Luxury 1,2 & 3 Apartments and Townhouses located on Geelong’s award winning waterfront precinct offering you superior comfort and friendly service. Enquire about our beautifully appointed apartments for a weekend family holiday or corporate stays.  All apartments are privately owned and have been tastefully decorated and appointed in order to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.  For more information please visit: Geelong Bay Escapes and Corporate Getaways




Waterfront Apartments Geelong


Find a choice of Geelong accommodation at your fingertips when you visit Eastern Beach Waterfront Accommodation. We are a network of accommodation in the area, all listed in one place so that you can quickly and easily find what you are looking for, no matter what your requirements. For more information please visit Waterfront Apartments Geelong.




HomeAway.com.au boasts a range of holiday rental properties in Geelong, offering self-contained accommodation in the form of apartments and holiday homes. These properties are perfect for those looking for the space and amenities not often found in hotel rooms, such as a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living areas. Perfect for delegates travelling in a group, you are sure to find a property that meets your needs in Geelong. For more information and to browse our available properties, please visit HomeAway.com.au.






For information and queries regarding ASCILITE 2018 Conference please contact our Event Organisers as below:
Deakin Event Management Services
Ph: +61 3 5247 9360 | Email: ascilite2018@events.deakin.edu.au


Trade exhibition opportunities are available for this conference and we invite organisations to register their interest with our event team ascilite2018@events.deakin.edu.au