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University Software Licensing Community

SLAM 2019 Conference

Rydges South Bank, Brisbane 26-28 August 2019

Delegate Information

The conference will be formally launched at the delegate Welcome Reception, incorporating an evening Trade Show,  and follows a half day pre-conference workshop for university delegates only. The conference will then be held over the following 2 days, and includes a Conference Dinner, offering an opportunity for sponsors and university delegates to mingle in an informal environment. We anticipate over 50 delegates from 25 - 30 universities and other research organisations across Australia and New Zealand, plus speakers from industry and software vendors to attend this event.


Day 1 - Monday 26 August

This half day, starting with lunch, will be closed to vendors, will include a CAUDIT Strategic Procurement update from Steve Johnston, a Community of Practice discussion and USLC workshop session.


A Welcome Reception and Sponsor Trade show will be held after the day sessions giving an opportunity for the sponsors to demonstrate and discuss their products, and for delegates to network, in Podium Rooms 1-2, Rydges South Bank.


Day 2 - Tuesday 27 August

The conference will commence with a Welcome and opening keynote followed by a mixture of relevant industry presentations, panel sessions and case studies. Delegates are invited to the conference dinner, hosted by Microsoft, that evening, on Level 12, Rydges South Bank.


Day 3 - Wednesday 28 August

This final day of the conference will continue with additional keynote, workshop sessions and relevant vendor presentations.



Monday 26 August, 11:30am - 5:00pm; Welcome Reception and Trade Show 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Tuesday 27 August, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Conference Dinner starting at 6:30pm

Wednesday 28 August, 9:00am - 3:00pm

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


Podium Level, Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

Conference Dinner will be Level 12 Rooftop.

Conference Registration includes lunch and afternoon tea for non-vendor delegates, and Welcome Reception and Trade Show on Monday,morning and afternoon tea, lunch and conference dinner on Tuesday;morning tea and lunch on Friday. 


Early Bird - $150 (ex GST) – until 30 May 2019 

Standard Registration - $200 (ex GST) – from 1 June to 31 July 2019

Late Registration - $250 (ex GST) – from 1 August 2019

When more than 1 person is registering from an organisation, a 20% discount will apply for the 2nd and any subsequent registrations. The discount will be applied to the registration rate at the time of registration, regardless of when the first registration is completed.

Attendees will be responsible for their own travel arrangements. From Brisbane Airport, the Airtrain stops at South Brisbane station, just a 3 minute walk from Rydges.



Accommodation booking through the registration system is now closed.

Queen Rooms at Rydges South Bank are now sold out. Rydges may have other room types to offer on their website, or phoning directly. Mantra South Bank, Vine Serviced Apartments and Novotel South Brisbane are all close by, and plenty of other options are in walking distance. If you need any advise or assistance, please contact the organiser. 

Rooms have been secured at Rydges South Bank at special prices for conference delegates. Enviably located in the heart of Brisbane’s arts and entertainment precinct, Rydges South Bank has a wide range of attractions on its doorstep including the South Bank Parklands and Queensland Cultural Centre. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, fitness centre, 3 dining options in addition to 24 hour in-room dining, outdoor pool and 24-hour reception. Valet parking is available to hotel guests at a rate of $40 per night.


Queen Room - $219 per night

The recently refurbished 25 square metre rooms are fitted with one queen bed, and have an ensuite bathroom with walk in shower. The rooms are also fitted with High Definition LCD Televisions, laptop safe, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, ergonomic desk, high-speed Wi-Fi internet access and individually controlled air-conditioning.

NOTE: These special rates apply only if booked through the conference organiser during the registration process. Please DO NOT contact the hotel directly if you would like to take advantage of this special rate. You can book your accommodation as part of the registration process. You will be required to pay in full at the time of booking. If your university system requires this to be done separately, or you prefer to give credit card details as a holding guarantee, please contact Debra at Anagram Events to discuss (contact details below).



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.


Registrations open from 29th April, 2019. 

Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.



Please direct any enquiries to the conference secretariat:

Debra Krause

Event Coordinator

Anagram Events Australia

+61 7 33893525



Conference Registration Refunds and Cancellation:

A refund will be given for conference cancellations received prior to Friday, 9 August 2019, less a $20.00 (ex GST) administration fee and less the cost of any non-refundable expenses incurred by the organizer in relation to event registration. Cancellations after Friday 9 August 2019 will generally not be refunded; however, delegates may nominate a substitute in their place. Change of name will attract a $10.00 (ex GST) administration fee. 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 Monday 26 August 2019.  Under special circumstances, refunds or partial refunds may be given outside of these dates, at the organisers’ discretion.


Accommodation Refunds and Cancellation must be received in writing and cancellation fees are at the hotel’s discretion depending on date of cancellation. Cancellations received after 26 July 2019, but before Monday 12 August may incur a cancellation charge equivalent to one night’s accommodation. Cancellations received after Sunday 12 August 2019, 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.

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Conference Sponsors

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