Conference Dinner - MONA

The e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference is pleased to offer the following dinner.

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

Join other conference delegates, plenary speakers, and our local organizing committee for a conference dinner at the largest privately funded museum in the Southern Hemisphere, MONA. MONA was designed, by Fender Katsalidis Architects, to be explored—as, a space of wonder and experiment.

Opt to take the high speed ferry from Brooke Street Pier (a 7 minute walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart) and enjoy a beverage on board throughout your journey.

Upon arrival at MONA, you'll be greeted by staff and escorted into the museum for an exclusive viewing of the galleries before dinner. If you've included the ferry in your booking, it will take under 25 minutes for it to bring you back to the Brooke Street Pier.

You can read more about this fascinating museum by clicking here. Please be sure to book early as space is limited and you won't want to miss this once in a life time experience in Hobart!

Dinner Information

Date: Thursday, 2 May
Ferry Departure Time: 6:30 PM
Entry Time to MONA for Dinner (for those who do not include the ferry): 7:00 PM
Cost Dinner + Ferry: US$95.00
Cost Dinner only: US$70.00

Set Menu

Executive head chef Vince Trim will design a seasonal menu for our group using Tasmania's very best produce from local growers. We'll have the full menu posted shortly and will be sure to send an email once updated!

Booking Information

Booking of the conference dinner can be done by clicking the blue button below. If you have any questions, please contact us, and we would be happy to answer any questions.

Pre-Conference Tour - kunanyi / Mt. Wellington

The e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference is pleased to offer the following tour to Mt. Wellington.

Join other conference delegates on this pre-conference tour to Mt. Wellington. The tour provides pick up and drop off to the conference hotel.

From our tour company: "Crowned by alpine vegetation and dusted by snow in winter, kunanyi / Mt Wellington enables the visitor to glimpse the unfolding panorama of river, fields and the aquatic setting of Hobart town. It's one of those jaw dropping moments in life, where you reach the top of a mountain and spread out before you is a magnificent sight. kunanyi/Mt Wellington is definitely the place to be in awe. Once you step out of the coach, the view that surrounds you is amazing! You can see Hobart, the Derwent River and beyond. On a clear day you can also see out to Bruny Island. After taking in the views we then make a stop at the Female Factory, once a convict prison for women and children."

Tour Highlights:

  • Pass by Anglesea Barracks - Australia’s oldest Army facility
  • On a clear day the views from kunanyi / Mt Wellington are stunning
  • In the winter perhaps you will be playing in the snow - whatever the weather - take the opportunity to visit iconic kunanyi / Mt Wellington, the traditional indigenous name in Palawa Kani language is kunanyi
  • On this tour we pass through various eco systems and experience the harsh alpine environment of the mountain.
  • View the massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes
  • kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit - a harsh rocky alpine environment affording unsurpassed views on a clear day
  • Enjoy a short guided walk at the summit to the observatory
  • The summit of kunanyi / Mt Wellington offers a panoramic spectacle of Hobart town, its surrounding suburbs, vast waterways of the Derwent River
  • After our descent from the mountain, visit Cascade Brewery for an opportunity to take photos and walk through the gardens
  • We have a brief visit to the Cascades Female Factory - a one time female prison - for an insight into the lives of the women convicts once imprisoned there.
Tour Information

Date: Wednesday, 1 May
Duration: 2 hours

Booking Information

Please click the blue button below to add this tour to your registration. Contact us should you have any questions.

*FULLY BOOKED* Tasmanian eSchool Visit and Tour

The e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference is pleased to offer a visit to the local Tasmanian eSchool organized by AADES.

Please join us for a tour of the Tasmanian eSchool to be held the day before the conference begins.

Tasmanian eSchool was established 100 years ago and delivers educational programs for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 for all public education students in Tasmania. The school is the only one of its kind in the state delivering to students state-wide, inter-state and overseas. Our programs are supported by face to face learning opportunities, to achieve curriculum diversity and to promote student engagement.

The school has two campuses, one in the northern part of Tasmania and another in the south. Access to programs is by either enrolment (isolation) or registration (travel, medical, psychological, pregnancy, school initiated). We provide three additional services to support the Tasmanian community. These include: the Hospital Schools Program for all major hospitals in the state; and the STARS Program, which develops the social skills of students with a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism. The school also delivers local community based outreach programs to students who require specialised intervention services.

Our mission to “provide a safe and supportive learning environment that is personalised, engaging and relevant to enable all students to realise their individual potential” is evident in all that we offer.

Date: Wednesday, 1 May
Time: 2-4pm
Pick Up: The Conference Hotel, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Cost: This event is free to all registered delegates, please just click the button below to register for this event. All attendees who wish to tour the eSchool must be registered for this visit before 22 April.

Pre-Conference Welcome Reception

The e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference, AADES, and Common Ground Research Networks are pleased to host the Conference Welcome Reception the evening before the conference begins.

Common Ground Research Networks, AADES, and the e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference will be hosting a welcome reception the evening before the conference begins, Wednesday, 1 May in the Mezzanine of the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart. The reception will begin at 18:30 and will serve light hor d'oeuvres with a cash bar.

Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hor d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse before the conference begins.

We look forward to hosting you!

ALab Tour

AADES and the E-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference are pleased to offer the following complimentary tour to highlight work being done at the ALab.

The ALab

The A-Lab is a Digital Technologies and STEM space which is housed at the Peter Underwood Centre; a partnership between the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian State Government (DoE) in conjunction with the Office of the Governor of Tasmania.

The A-Lab supports schools and teachers to:

  • further develop an understanding of the DoE’s STEM framework how to use it to develop STEM approaches for their students
  • develop an understanding of digital literacy in their implementation of the Digital Technologies Curriculum by assisting them to explore some pedagogical techniques for fostering digital literacy in various learning areas
  • develop an understanding of the use of ICT in improving learning outcomes for students
  • embrace the opportunities of blended learning and the use of digital tools for learning.


  • comprehensive professional learning sessions of the various digital tools available in the A-Lab and how these can be used to promote/implement Digital Technologies Curriculum as well as the use ICT to enhance student learning in the different subjects and STEM learning inquiries
  • targeted digital literacy and ICT support for clusters of teachers/schools
  • providing a non-threatening space for teachers and students to experiment with various tools to develop their skills and interest in STEM.

For more information please refer to our website.

Access a virtual tour to see some of the digital tools that you will get to play with during your session at the ALab.

Booking Information

Date: 1 May 2019
Time: 10-12 and 2-4
Location: the ALab 157 Elizabeth Street Hobart
Cost: This event is free to all registered delegates, please register for your preferred time below.

Pre-Conference Tour: Iron Pot Cruise

The e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference is pleased to announce an additional pre-conference tour.

Iron Pot Cruise

Travel aboard two of our iconic custom-built yellow boats. They are ideal for viewing the coastline and wildlife of Hobart. They feature a unique design with a spacious enclosed cabin, 12 luxury leather seats, a toilet and large awning windows that allow guests to immerse themselves in their surroundings. Cruising down the Derwent River you'll pass historic Battery Point, now one of Tasmania's premium residential addresses. You'll see well-known landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Further south, you'll truly appreciate the scale of Mount Wellington as it towers over the city. Arrive at the Iron Pot, Australia's oldest lighthouse, and be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories of Hobart's early settlement. The unique square spire is a testament to convict construction, still standing more than 150 years later. Cruising into Storm Bay, we reach Betsey Island. This uninhabited island is home to a variety of seabirds, including gulls, cormorants and the majestic white bellied sea eagle.

Tour Information

Date: Wednesday, 1 May
Time: 11:30am
Cost: US$70.00

Booking Information

Please click the blue button below to add this tour to your registration. Contact us should you have any questions.