TEMC 2018 is the only conference in the tertiary sector which covers the full range of functions in institutions, and is designed to allow participants to build strong networks across Australia and New Zealand. It has a strong practitioner focus to support the sharing of knowledge and ‘know how’, and also provides opportunities to focus on big-picture issues as well. It allows participants to reflect on their management practice in a regional, national and global context. The conference rotates around cities in Australia and New Zealand, with a local organizing committee established with representation from both ATEM and TEFMA. The organizing committee chair also rotates between ATEM and TEFMA each year.