AETM Conference 2018

19th - 22nd November
University of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia

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Be sure to register as soon as possible, as places are limited!

The annual AETM conference is a great opportunity for AV professionals to see, learn and connect.

With a specialised trade exhibition, vendor technology previews, case studies of new installations by AETM members, in-depth site inspections, and of course networking throughout, your time at an AETM conference will be one to remember and a great opportunity to network, share and develop both you and your staffs skillset and knowledge base.

Be sure to plan and register in advanced for the conference!

The AETM Committee are constantly thinking of ways to provide better benefits to our members and grow member attendance at the annual conference. This year, we are pleased to offer our members an increased training programme as well as a reduced registration fee.

In order to make the annual AETM conference more inclusive and affordable, the committee has decided to charge registration at a reduced price of $400, and only once per institution. So no matter how many delegates you send, you only pay a single one-off $400 registration fee. On top of that, if just one delegate representing your institution delivers a presentation at the conference, the fee is waived for everyone.

The conference will also offer members who are attending the Monday professional development sessions, two training programmes to choose from. We have again partnered up with AVIXA, plus industry professionals Crestron, and Siemon, to deliver our members training and development from experts in the field.

Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Training
University of South Australia – Pridham Hall Function Rooms 1, 2 & 3 and Jeffrey Smart

12:00 – 12:30

Pridham Hall Function Room 2 & 3

Rooms Pridham Hall Jeffrey Smart 4-11
12:30 – 14:20
AVIXA Training
Creating SOPs.

How to construct a Standard Operating
Procedure for clients and AV support staff.

Siemon & Fluke Networks
Scott Jugg & Luke Connel.

Considerations for the Design, Installation and
testing of an AV system over a Standards based
IP network.

14:20 – 14:40
Afternoon Tea

Pridham Hall Function Room 2 & 3

12:30 – 14:20
AVIXA Training
Balancing Audio Systems

From microphone selection to setting up amps.
It’s not “magic”… it’s math.

Designing for User Experience.

Gain an understanding of how UX research and
design techniques can create a great user

Crestron Training
Bignesh (Vicky) Dayal. What is 4k60?

Color Space, HDMI 1.4 and HDMI 2.0. HDCP 1.4
and HDCP 2.2. Transport methodology and

18:00 – 22:00
Registration & Opening Dinner- Intercontinental Hotel, Blakes room

(Members and Invited guests only – Pre-dinner drinks and buffet dinner).

Conference – Day One
University of South Australia. Pridham Hall

08:00 – 08:15 Meet in hotel lobby and walk to venue
08:15 – 08:30

Pridham Hall

08:30 – 08:40

Scott Doyle, Scott Dukeson (Conference MC), and Marek Pokorny

08:40 – 09:00
Official Conference opening and welcome to country

Performed by Uncle Lewis

09:00 – 10:00
Keynote speaker
Dr Deane Hutton. Pridham Hall

Deane is one of Australia’s best-known futurists and science communicators and has worked as a teacher, lecturer, writer, television presenter, film producer and entertainer in Australia and overseas. He has degrees in Science and Education and a PhD in Visual Perception and Message Design and takes his audience on a head-spinning ride into the future.

10:00 – 10:20
Morning Tea.

Pridham Hall Function Room 2 & 3

10:20 – 10:50
Facilities, Teaching and AV Project Collaboration, Teaching Infrastructure Masterplan project
UniSA Presentation. Pridham Hall

Mr Rob Lustri – Capital Projects Director: Facilities Management Unit
Dr Stuart Dinmore – Academic Developer: Curriculum Development, Teaching Innovation Unit
Mr Marek Pokorny – Teaching Technology Coordinator: Information Strategy and Technology Services

10:50 – 10:55
Allocated time for members to head to Jeffrey Smart Building
Rooms Pridham Hall. Management Stream Jeffrey Smart 3-13 A/B. Technical Stream
10:55 – 11:25
Wireless presentation – Where it started / Where it’s gone
Peter Lynas – Macquarie University

Peter examines the history, current trends and applications for wireless presentation in the Virtual classroom.

Delivering AV on the enterprise network
Jared Walley – Deakin University

Jared looks at Deakin University’s journey of implementing AV teaching technology on the enterprise network. He will discuss the vision, challenges and key components of a successful network centric solution with software defined control.  

11:25 – 11:30
Allocated time for members to move between presentations
11:30 – 12:00
Simpler, faster, better: Create training & support materials that work for users and don’t overwork you.
Ali Potter – Flinders University

Ali is a learning design expert and shares the lessons learnt in creating innovative and user friendly, technology training and self-help materials.

Strategies for securing your AV\IT Assets.
Steven Lim- Curtin University

Steven’s presentation is identifying and evaluating your security threats and weaknesses and working out how to overcome them to provide a more secure and stable AV environment.

12:00 – 13:00

Pridham Hall Function Room 2 & 3

13:00 – 13:30
SCHOMS Chairperson presentation. Pridham Hall

Mark Dunlop

13:30 – 14:00
AETM Annual General Meeting & Website Launch. Pridham Hall
14:00 – 17:00
Site tours of Atrium, Trading Lab, Basement, Great Hall AV Booth & Green Screen Room.

3 groups, 3 hours of tours including 15-minute Afternoon Tea. Pridham Hall Function Room 2 & 3

Group 1- start at Yungondi Building

Group 2- start at Pridham Hall

Group 3- start at Jeffrey Smart Building

Conference – Day Two
Intercontinental Hotel. Banksia Room

08:00 – 09:00
View Networking Exhibition

Intercontinental Ballroom

09:00 – 09:30
Conference Partner Presentation


09:35 – 10:00
Major Sponsor Presentation

Epson Australia

10:00 – 11:00
Morning Tea.
Conference Partner Presentation


11:35 – 12:00
Major Sponsor Presentation

Christie Digital Solutions

12:00 – 13:45
13:45 – 14:00
Meet outside the ballroom and walk to Site Tour location
14:00 – 16:30
Site tours of Museum of Discovery, Health CTS & Lab Spaces and Flexible software driven CTS.

3 groups, 2 hours & 30 minutes each tour, including 15-minute afternoon tea

Group 1- start at CRI Building

Group 2- start at Y4-09 Yungondi Building

Group 3- start at CRI Building

18:15 – 18:30
Meet in Hotel Lobby and walk to Adelaide Oval for Conference Dinner
18:30 – 22:00
Gala Dinner

Adelaide Oval

Conference – Day Three
Intercontinental Hotel

8:00 – 9:00
View Networking Exhibition.

InterContinental Ballroom

Rooms Banksia Room. Management Stream Grevillia Room. Technical Stream
9:00 – 9:30
Be the Journeyman for AV/IT Convergence – A Case study of ANU’s road to Change
Kevin Knox – ANU

Kevin maps ANU’s journey to challenge and successfully influence the traditional IT paradigm and highlights the change process, people, execution, strategy plus management and leadership methodologies.

Standards, Acoustics and Students’ Experience in Higher Education
Rodrigo Sanchez-Pizani- King’s College London

The presentation shows a cycle of continual improvement that, navigates through the AV standards. There will be a focus into how the acoustic design of teaching rooms has an impact on student experience and the importance of a holistic approach for AV.

9:30 – 10:05
AARNET Presentation and Q&A – Banksia Room
Michael Watson, Senior Product Manager – Collaboration.
10:05 – 10:30
Design Guidelines Discussion – Banksia Room
10:30 – 11:30
Morning Tea
Rooms Banksia Room. Management Stream Grevillia Room. Technical Stream
11:30 – 12:00
A Geek, a Dentist, and a Builder
Emerson Pratt – University of Otago

The University of Otago is about to open the southern hemisphere’s largest dental school. It was keen to learn from past lessons to ensure that the project not only delivered a successful physical dental school building but, more importantly, a facility that met the needs and requirements of the staff, students, and patients who would be using it. During large construction projects many universities have struggled with the relationship between IT, AV, Facilities, External Contractors, and the eventual users of the building. During this presentation we’ll discussed how Otago turned the traditional project managed structure on its head to tackle this issue.

Membership Presentation


12:00 – 12:30
Enterprise Audio Visual in a Networked World.
Merv Connell- Griffith University

How do I build a secure, high performing and manageable AV solution that meets the needs of Students, Academics, IT Security and AV staff? This presentation will provide a Case study from Griffith University experience of the last 5 years.

Membership Presentation


12:30 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:00
Conference Wrap Up & Conference 2019 Presentation
15:00 – 16:00 Post-Conference drinks with Conference Partners

* Programme subject to change


Conference Partners

Major Sponsors