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University Software Licensing Community

SLAM 2019 Conference

Rydges South Bank, Brisbane 26-28 August 2019


Due to the continuing uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, the SLAM conference will not be held in 2021. The USLC currently plan to recommence events in 2022. 

About SLAM 2019

Software Asset Management is an important cog in a business’ approach to IT strategy. The interrelationships and direct connections to strategic procurement and contracts, Digital Asset Management, Category Management, Vendor Management and vendor relationships are ripe for exploration. Is your SAM strategy idling, spinning wheels or just ready for inspiration and influence? SLAM 2019 invites industry experts, practitioners and specialists from the Australasian tertiary education sector across these areas to participate in our conference and be ready to start “Shifting Gears”.


The University Software Licensing Community (USLC), a CAUDIT Community of Practice, is presenting the 7th Software Licensing and Asset Management (SLAM) conference in Brisbane from Monday 26 August to Wednesday 28 August 2019. This year, the conference returns to the South Bank precinct, at Rydges South Bank hotel.

The conference will showcase University initiatives and innovative approaches to licensing and asset management solutions in support of today’s academic of research, teaching and administrative environment.


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.


Over the three days the conference includes:

  • A vendor/sponsor free half-day incorporating CAUDIT Updates, USLC planning and workshops and member presentations

  • Social events and networking opportunities at the Welcome Reception/Trade Show and Conference Dinner

  • Vendor involvement

  • Sessions focused on Asset Management systems, Software Licensing as a Service, Contract Management (Performance and Vendor Engagement)

  • Expert Panels, Case Studies, and debate around future focussed Software Asset management

  • Industry keynote presentations focussed on new and emerging technologies and implications for the university environment

Download a copy of the Conference Overview

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Conference Sponsors

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