HERDSA Professional Buddy Program

HERDSA are trialling a new initiative at the 2015 Conference in Melbourne. The “Professional Buddy Program” is designed to connect first time HERDSA conference attendees with those participants who are familiar with the culture of HERDSA conferences. Essentially, the HERDSA Professional Buddy Program is designed to make newcomers feel welcome and included in all HERDSA Conference activities. 

If you wish to be “assigned a conference buddy” or “be a buddy” who connects with and welcomes a first time participant at the conference in Melbourne, then register your interest by Monday 15th June 2015 at:

For more detailed information, please download the flyer or contact Dr. Deb Clarke HERDSA Executive, Chair New Scholars Portfolio (email).


Registration Type

Earlybird Cost   Regular Cost  
Full Member Registration $825 AUD $975 AUD
Full Non-Member Registration $985 AUD $1,135 AUD
Student/Retired Member Registration $595 AUD $695 AUD
Student/Retired Non-Member Registration $690 AUD $790 AUD
Day Member Registration $375 AUD $375 AUD
Day Non-Member Registration $450 AUD $450 AUD
Additional Trade / Sponsor Pass $825 AUD $825 AUD
Monday Half Day Workshop Only Registration
(for delegates not attending the main HERDSA conference)
$190 AUD $190 AUD
Monday Half Day Workshop Registration
(for delegates also attending the main HERDSA conference)
$110 AUD $110 AUD
Monday Half Day Workshop Registration for: Critical discourse analysis and close reading of texts: Powerful methodologies for analysing HE data (for delegates also attending the main HERDSA conference) free free
- REGISTRATION CLOSED. No more places available for this workshop. -

TATAL Workshop Registration*
(for delegates also attending the main HERDSA conference. Not available for day registrations)

* Please note: this workshop will take place at the Swinburne City Campus (196 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000 VIC, Australia) . How to get there



- REGISTRATION CLOSED. No more places available for this workshop - 


Type    Cost
Delegate Welcome Function Ticket Included in registration
Additional Welcome Function Ticket  $60 AUD
Delegate Conference Dinner Ticket  $20 AUD
Additional Dinner Ticket $110 AUD


Important information

  • Access to all sessions during the conference
  • All catering throughout the conference (excluding conference dinner)
  • A complimentary Welcome Function Ticket
  • Access to the conference 'app' (including the conference program, speaker profiles and abstracts)
  • Wireless internet during the conference


The below can be selected via your registration or by returning to your registration dashboard and selecting via the 'add ons' section.

WELCOME FUNCTION - The welcome function will be held on the 6th July 2015 in the Level 1 Foyer area of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

CONFERENCE DINNER - 7:00pm - 11:00pm Wednesday 8th July, Level 1 of Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. 3 course dinner, drinks and entertainment included.


The registration dashboard is a unique online system, which provides delegates with an effective and efficient way to register and look after all aspects of the conference themselves prior and post conference. You can re-visit your registration dashboard at anytime to add social function tickets, add/amend your extras, book or amend your accommodation, make payment, edit/begin your abstract or download your invoice.

If you have previously registered for a conference ran by ASN, you would have more than likely developed your own 'registration dashboard'. If so, when registering for this conference - please enter your email and password under 'returning delegate', and click on HERDSA 2015.

If you are yet to register for a conference ran by ASN - you will need to set up your own registration dashboard and therefore you will need to click on 'register as a new delegate'. Once you have filled out your details, you will have now developed your own 'Registration dashboard'.


If you are a group manager that is arranging registrations for delegates within your organisation, please click here to view registration instructions.

A secure site is provided for online payment of your charges. This has its own section on the ‘dashboard’. The payment options are:
  • Credit card -  visa or mastercard
  • Cheque  (either personal or from your institute)
  • Direct debit  (you will be emailed banking instructions upon application) 

An Australian Tax Invoice will be provided for all registrants once registered. You can reprint this and your receipt from your ‘dashboard’ at any time. 
The ABN for the conference is 90 093 246 176. All rates quoted include GST and are in Australian dollars.
All online registrations are checked by the secretariat. If there is any query they will contact you. If you wish to make changes or additions after you have registered, return to your ‘dashboard’.  

  • If you have gone ahead and registererd, and then changed your mind - please let us know within 24 hours of regsitering to avoid any cancellation fees. 
  • Registration cancellation outside the 30 days prior to the conference, a $100 AUD cancellation fee applies. 
  • Registration cancellation within 30 days prior to the conference is a full registration cancellation fee.

Please note, if we do not receive payment of the cancellation fee, it may effect your attendance at future conferences ran by ASN. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Jennah Henry 

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