Sciences and Technologies of Learning (STL) Research Fest

The Research Fest is our annual event inviting the community of researchers and practitioners in the sciences and technologies of learning to come together to exchange ideas, showcase work, form new collaborations, and catch up on recent innovations in learning and knowledge technology research.

Research Fest 2015 - Nov 5

This year's Fest will be held on Thursday November 5th in the Charles Perkins Centre Hub at the University of Sydney. Registration is now open at (offsite).

Program details are being finalized and will depend on what attendees are interested in seeing and demonstrating on the day so register as early as possible if you would like to influence the content or showcase your work. We expect a full day of activities, including plenaries, parallel workshop, demonstration and roundtable sessions, and poster sessions, as well as the opportunity to mingle and network over breaks.

Registration to submit posters, presentations and other content is open until Sept 21st although earlier submissions are recommended. You can register to attend until Oct 21st. Registration is free but needed for catering purposes. More details on events and schedule will be emailed to registrants and published here. You can also sign up to our newsletter here or keep an eye on the STL blog.

fest sessions

Want to get involved?

  • Come along on the day! We welcome everyone to come along and view the posters, hear our keynote speaker, join in the round-tables, share ideas over lunch, and vote for the best poster.
  • Present your work. Posters outlining research at any stage are welcome as are demonstrations of new technologies where they can be accommodated. Share your ideas and benefit from colleagues' feedback and participate in the Best Research Poster competition.
  • Chair a Roundtable. Have a favourite topic in technology-supported learning? Roundtables are a unique opportunity to engage in discussion and enquiry with experts and practitioners in a particular ICT and learning interest area.

Research Fest 2014 - Nov 6

The annual STL Research Fest took place on Thursday November 6th in the Education Building (A35) at the University of Sydney. The Fest was opened by Professor Pip Pattison, DVC Education, University of Sydney, and closed with an invited lecture from Professor Simon Buckingham-Shum, Professor of Learning Informatics and Director of the Connected Intelligence Centre at UTS.

The 2014 Research Fest plenary, "Learning Analytics: Critical Issues", with Professor Simon Buckingham Shum is available to view online on YouTube. Slides of the keynote and some of the posters displayed are available online at