Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2018

8th - 9th February

A free two-day event in Melbourne, Australia, bringing together library leaders and professionals in Higher Education, to explore the role of libraries in the institutional strategy and impact of technology on learning and teaching.


12 Sessions

Industry insights, Talis updates and more...

10+ Speakers

Industry experts and thought leaders

50+ Attendees

Library and learning technology professionals

15+ Institutions

Higher Education Institutions in the Asia-Pacific region

Our Speakers

Our speakers will include Higher Education and technology thought leaders. You will learn about emerging trends and hear success stories. Your peers will present their achievements in improving academic and student engagement with technology. We’ll announce our speakers in the coming weeks, so watch this space.

Team Member

Janet Fletcher

University Librarian

Victoria University of Wellington

Janet Fletcher has been the University Librarian at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand since December 2015. Prior to taking up her current role, Janet was a senior member of the University Library at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney for ten years, firstly as Director Information Resources and then Director Information Services. more...

Team Member

Colin Bates

Director Collections and Global Access

Deakin University 

Colin Bates is Director, Collections and Global Access, Deakin University Library where he leads the Library Collections, Copyright, and Licensing (CCL) teams. CCL develops both the strategic vision for library collections and content, and the access to and delivery of information resources that support Deakin’s learning, teaching and research. more...

Sue Hutley

Alison Spencer

Head of Services


As Head of Services, Alison is responsible for ensuring the services Talis deliver are effective for our universities. She will be reflecting on what we have done so far, and what we are working on next at Talis, to help enhance institutional workflows.

Team Member

More speakers

Coming soon...

We are confirming new speakers every week, so watch this space...

Join us...

Over the two days we will examine the latest trends and the hottest topics in Higher Education. We will look at how technology continues to blur boundaries, and how universities are delivering against growing student expectations.

Network and swap success stories with your peers

Hear from leading speakers in your sector

Discover best practice ways to improve your institution's performance

Network with your peers

Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2018 is your chance to network with your peers from the Higher Education community. You can mix with fellow professionals in Higher Education across the Asia-Pacific region, and hear how library teams are gaining more strategic influence at their institutions. Plus you’ll see how library professionals are applying their unique skill sets to improve student experience. They’ll explain how they engage their academics and students successfully, supported by Talis.

Latest updates

You’ll get all the latest news on what Talis are doing. We’ll share and discuss the freshest updates to Talis Aspire. Meet our Services Team and hear how we are evolving our support and consulting to meet your evolving needs. Discover the latest projects we are helping our customers with, and how you can continue to derive more value from your investment in Talis.

Plus you’ll learn what we’ve got planned next. We’ll also give you an exclusive insight into our new projects involving a wider range of digital learning resources managed and delivered by universities. We’re applying technology and learning analytics to enhance how digital resources are used in teaching and learning.

I work in the library, why should I come along?

The shift to digital has put libraries in Higher Education at the heart of teaching and learning. Library staff offer some unique and very diverse skills. Combined with their natural position to work across the entire institution and ability to connect people, what are some of the other opportunities on the table? These are just some of the themes we will explore at Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2018.

Thanks to the growing use of digital resources, libraries are playing a well-established role in teaching and learning. Join us to learn how our latest product developments can help improve your performance. You’ll also hear from your peers at other institutions. They’ll outline how Talis helps them succeed.

Leading speakers

Our speakers will include Higher Education and technology thought leaders. You’ll learn about emerging trends and hear success stories. Your peers will present their achievements in supporting strategic institutional objectives by improving academic and student engagement with technology. Continue reading to see our current confirmed speakers and find out how the agenda is shaping up for the two days. We’ll announce more speakers in the coming weeks, so watch this space. Don’t miss out – Register FREE today.

Practical Insights

You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from other members of the Talis Aspire User Group community who are at different stages of adoption and rollout. Members of our services team will also be on hand to speak to you about how to get the most out of your Talis Aspire subscription. You’ll hear some inspiring case studies and discover how your institution can achieve similar impressive results.

Day One

Thursday 8th February

Deakin University has a long history of providing higher education both at a distance and on campus, and the Library has provided a foundational role for the delivery of learning and information resources to all students as the University’s strategies for effective teaching and learning have evolved over the years. The strategic impetus for the way the Library has offered lists of readings and resources has also evolved along with the University (and sometimes ahead of it), and giving curated structure to course and unit based learning resources remains a valued option for many academics. Not all want that structure however, and other approaches are also facilitated by the Library.

Join the Talis team for drinks in Brisbane after day one of Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2018. Location TBC.

A snapshot of Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2017

Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2017 was attended by over 40 library and learning technology professionals from institutions within the Asia-Pacific region. The two-day event featured speakers from Higher Education libraries, as well as the Talis team who covered topics such as use of digital learning resources, academic adoption and student experience.

Register FREE for Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2018

This event is free to attend* for anyone who works in a Higher Education Institution. Use the form below to book your place now! If you are part of a commercial organisation, please contact us.

*Talis reserves the right to refuse admission to the event.