Past conferences

HELTASA has enjoyed many successful national conferences. Each of these conferences is hosted by a difference university. See below for more details.

HELTASA Conference 2018

HELTASA 2018 conference

HELTASA Conference 2013

Unisa 2013


View the conference Youtube channel here.


HELTASA Conference 2012


Download a PDF of the 2012 HELTASA Conference proceedings.


HELTASA Conference 2011

Download a PDF of the 2011 HELTASA conference proceedings.


HELTASA Conference 2010

heltasa 2010

Download a PDF of the 2010 HELTASA Conference proceedings.

Download a PDF of the Minister’s speech at the 2010 HELTASA conference.


HELTASA Conference 2009


The 2009 HELTASA Conference was held at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) from 25 to 27 November 2009, with pre-conference workshops that were held on 24 November. The conference theme was “Risk and Resilience” in higher education. With 234 delegates and 133 intriguing papers presented, the event a great success.

The great atmosphere, tantalizing food, the most fascinating and motivating keynote addresses from Dr Joy Mighty, Professor Jack Whitehead and Professor Mark Schofield, and other educational papers that were presented by delegates and the best entertainment.  The show stopper for the conference must have been the “cultural evening” that was held on Thursday night at the fountain. Belly dancers, fire throwers, with dishes ranging from China, Morocco, India, Mexico, prepared in the UJ kitchen by the university’s very own chefs with great music that got everyone socialising and dancing non-stop.