Ellucian World Tour Melbourne

Melbourne Australia

August 18th-19th, 2016

Designed for tertiary education. Together.

Join us at the Ellucian World Tour in Melbourne. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with Ellucian industry experts and peers to discuss solutions for a modern, connected institution.

We invite you to explore our latest technology solutions, designed specifically for tertiary education. Join the Ellucian community as we work together to help your students succeed.

Questions about World Tour Melbourne? Email [email protected]

Why attend?

Your attendance is vital to our collective success. At the Ellucian World Tour Melbourne, you will discover ways to:

  • Create better ways to help every student succeed
  • Enhance the student experience
  • Meet the changing expectations of your constituents
  • Make every resource count by maximising efficiency
  • Develop a plan for institutional growth

Who will be there?

Ellucian World Tour Melbourne will welcome guests from institutions across the ANZ and Pacific regions. Attendees include:

  • Ellucian clients
  • Employees of other invited tertiary education and vocational institutions
  • Third-party exhibitors
  • Industry analysts
  • Speakers and special guests

Call for Proposals

The Ellucian World Tour is a truly interactive event and one of the key highlights is the opportunity to hear from Ellucian customers.

Submit your presentation proposal


General registration pricing

Full conference


Day rate


Hotel and travel

Crown Promenade

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC 3006

From AUD $280 per night including breakfast

To book, please go to: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/2016EllucianWorldTourMelbourne
Call +61 (03) 9292 6688 or email [email protected] and quote “2016 Ellucian World Tour Melbourne”.

Event and programme

At a glance

August 18th

7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Executive breakfast (by invitation only)

8:50 a.m.-9:00 a.m

Conference opening and acknowledgement of country

9:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.

Opening keynote and Ellucian update – Jack Kramer, Senior Vice President – Customer Perspective, Ellucian

9:20 a.m.-10:05 a.m.

Guest keynote – Diana Oblinger

10:05 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Guest keynote – Deng Thiak Adut

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Morning tea

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Ellucian product strategy update - John Kopcke, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ellucian and Kari Branjord, Vice President of Strategy and Product Management, Ellucian

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Ellucian CRM update – Richard Forrest, Vice President Global Product Strategy

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Banner™ Student powered by Ellucian XE - Kari Branjord, Vice President of Strategy and Product Management, Ellucian

2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Breakout session 1

3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Breakout session 2

3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Afternoon tea

4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.


6:30 p.m.

Gala dinner

August 19th

8:50 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Welcome and day 1 summary

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Guest keynote – Dr Michael Moore, Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of Arkansas System

9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Guest keynote – Neil Wilson, CEO, Oakton

10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Morning tea

10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Breakout sessions 3-5

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.


1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Breakout session 6

2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Executive Q&A

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Conference closing

From 3:45 p.m.

Buses depart to the airport


Deng Thiak Adut

Deng Thiak Adut is a Sudanese child soldier turned western Sydney lawyer and refugee advocate. Deng was conscripted as a boy soldier when he was only 10 and arrived in Australia as a 14-year-old refugee in 1998. After teaching himself to read, write, and speak English, he won a scholarship to study law at the University of Western Sydney. He is now a partner at the AC Law Group.

Dr. Michael Moore

Dr. Michael Moore is the vice president for academic affairs for the University of Arkansas System and also serves as the chief academic officer/chief operating officer for the University of Arkansas System eVersity. Dr. Moore is an award-winning distance education professor and a recognised leader of online programs.

Dr. Diana G. Oblinger

Dr. Diana G. Oblinger, member of Ellucian’s Board of Directors, is well known for her focus on improving learning through the use of technology. She has worked with colleges and universities in the US and around the world on issues such as student success. She is a frequent keynote speaker and writer.


We encourage you to meet other attendees, find colleagues with common interests or just speak with peers during the networking events, coffee and tea breaks. Take the time to gather, discuss and collaborate.

Exhibition area

Enjoy the dedicated free time to network and exchange impromptu dialogues with your peers and Ellucian partners in the Exhibition Hall. For more information about our sponsors and partners, please visit the sponsors and exhibitors list.

Gala dinner

After a busy day listening and learning, the gala dinner is the perfect opportunity to unwind and network with your peers. Details to be announced soon.


Thanks to our event sponsors


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Hear what attendees are saying

“Connecting and sharing information with other institutions is without a doubt the best part."
Past Ellucian World Tour attendee
“This event was a great opportunity to meet colleagues from other institutions, learn more about the products and how they are used across the education sector.”
Past Ellucian World Tour attendee
"We learned a lot about what other institutions are doing and how we can do things differently as a result.”
Past Ellucian World Tour attendee