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Sponsors are important to the ongoing sustainability of the vibrant ascilite community. ascilite offers a comprehensive, integrated suite of sponsorship opportunities that enable sponsors to choose the option best suited to their purpose. These include sponsorship of the annual conference, the prestigious ascilite international awards, the Community Mentoring Program, ascilite research grants and other activities.

Current Sponsors


NetSpot has been a long-term sponsor of ascilite with its founder, Allan Christie, an ascilite Fellow, registering the ascilite domain name in 1993 and establishing ascilite's website in the same year.

NetSpot Pty Ltd is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. NetSpot provides a range of professional services including AARNet-based managed hosting for over 2,000,000 users, technical support, training, content migration, customisation and helpdesk. NetSpot is an official Moodle Partner in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong and is a Blackboard Collaborate partner in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2012, NetSpot, Moodlerooms and Blackboard joined forces to form the foundation of a Global Open Source Services Group, supporting open source education projects including Moodle.


Founded in 1997 with a vision to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology, Blackboard is a leading provider of e-Education enterprise software applications and services.

In 2013, the company brought Netspot Consisting of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.

Blackboard provides ascilite with a complimentary Collaborate account that allows us to deliver meaningful webinars to ascilite members.

Sponsorship Management Team

Caroline Steel, School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Queensland.
Dominique Parrish, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong.

Further Information

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the or download our Sponsorship Brochure [PDF 632 KB].