THETA is a biennial conference curated under the direction of CAUDIT (Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology), CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) and ACODE (Australian Council on Open, Distance and E-Learning).

The aim of the conference is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology, and provide an opportunity for professionals in the industry to network and gain value from in-person interactions and experiences.

Important Topics

The conference provides a forum for exploring the most pertinent issues facing higher education information technology and educational leaders.

  • Important Topics
  • Business transformation
  • Digital strategy
  • Research support
  • Digital integrations
  • Cloud computing
  • eResearch and eScholarship
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Data management, governance, storage and archiving
  • Widening access and increasing participation
  • Learning analytics
  • Business intelligence
  • Open education
  • Sustainable learning environments
  • Driving IT value through strategic planning and governance
  • Identity and access management
  • Service management and creating a service culture
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Sustainability of funding and resources

Conference Style

Each year THETA is held in a different location, carefully curated to provide varying experiences and useful knowledge for its participants. The conference attracts around 700 participants, and engages thoughtful discussions via the main conference presentations and further breakout sessions.


The conference provides a variety of extra-curricular events for attendees including a Gala dinner, excursions to interesting local venues, cocktail receptions and more. The conference is unique in that it attracts a comprehensive range of practitioners and senior decision makers from sectors such as Information Technology, Library and Teaching & Learning, Knowledge Management and eResearch in tertiary education.