Skip Navigation Links

AODC 2009Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise
Melbourne, Australia

20th - 22nd May 2009

The twelfth annual Australasian Online Documentation and Content Conference, AODC 2009, was held at the Savoy Vibe Hotel in Melbourne from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd May. Professionals involved in corporate documentation, online Help, Web authoring and technical writing enjoyed three days of thought-provoking sessions, interesting discussions and networking. Read Janet Taylor's review for a first-hand account of AODC 2009.

Some follow-up materials from AODC 2009 are now available on the Resources page.

Two optional pre-conference workshops were held on Tuesday 19th May; "Hands-on DITA" and "Adobe Captivate 4".

The lively Trivia Night was held at the Exchange Hotel, with the usual argy bargy, bribes, quicky resolved disputes, and fierce competition. And as usual, the questions were perplexing and apparently random. The lucky winners this year (it all came down to luck, as points could be gambled on the last question) were "The Documentors", with the losing team being "The Raspberry Berets".


HyperWrite greatly appreciates our sponsors and exhibitors, who contribute greatly to the success of this event. We would like to thank our 2009 sponsors Author-it, CSoft, STC, AETS, TACTICS, Swinburne and MadCap.


Swinburne University

About AODC

Since the very first Australasian Online Documentation Conference in Melbourne in 1998, the conference has developed a reputation as the premier event for technical writers, help developers, Web authors and documentation developers from Australia and New Zealand. Our speaker list reads like a Who's Who of documentation, as we strive to ensure that experts in techniques and technologies are available to share their knowledge and expertise. The conference is also a great place to network with other documentation professionals.

AODC is jointly hosted by HyperWrite and WritersUA, organisers of the famous Online Help Conference in the US. HyperWrite is an Australian hypertext and Internet company that has been a local pioneer and continuing leader in online documentation development.