I never got a reply to my request to attend ASCILITE this year, so I guess that meant no. The paper that I didn’t present went down well, though, I hear! It was presented by the first author. It’s sad though — the first time I haven’t been given support to attend this conference. I know it sounds like sour grapes, but it really does make me feel like my decision to find another job was worthwhile. Clearly they don’t see professional development as a big priority where I am now, and particularly the academic kind.