Australian Fulbright Alumni Association (AFAA)

The Australian Fulbright Alumni Association is pleased to announce a save the date for its biennial conference For November 7-8, 2019 in Sydney, NSW.

The 2019 Conference theme is: Global partnerships to local action.

The Fulbright Program is a flagship example of cultural exchange aimed at increasing bi national research collaboration, cultural understanding, and the exchange of ideas. The first Fulbright Program grantees traveled overseas in 1948. Since its inception in Australia in 1949, the Fulbright Commission has awarded over 5,000 scholarships, creating a vibrant, dynamic, and interconnected network of Alumni. November 2018 – November 2019 marks a year of celebrating the Fulbright’s 70th anniversary. In this vein – our AFAA conference theme is Global Partnerships. In today’s age of globalization, the establishment of global partnerships is critical.  Countries must work together to achieve collective goals, such as tackling climate change, sustainable development, and establishing effective economic trade policy.  The conference will feature symposiums on these topics and more.

Watch this space for calls to contribute full symposium sessions or individual talks. 

Want to be a part of our local organizing committee? Members of the local organizing committee meet once a month by teleconference to keep the event organization on track. In particular, the committee is in charge of reviewing all symposium and abstract proposals, selecting sessions, and crafting the academic content.  The committee will also assist in fundraising to support travel for our keynotes and advertise the event to their networks to ensure the audience is diverse and representative of a wide range of backgrounds.  To get involved email the organizing committee chair, Vanessa Adams (vm.adams@utas.edu.au). 

We will also be calling for onsite volunteers - volunteers will assist at the venue the day before the event and at the event. Types of volunteer roles include, site set up, session moderation, hosting the welcome booth, meeting and escorting speakers to their presentation space. 

Australia Fulbright Alumni Association. ACT Registered No. A01934. ABN 99 730 723 674. PO Box 5037, University of TAS LPO, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005.

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