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Announcing the inaugural Australian Fulbright Alumni Association Conference

28 Jun 2017 9:26 AM | Vanessa Adams (Administrator)
AFAA is excited to announce our inaugural conference, to be held Saturday 18th November in Melbourne. We plan to host one-day conferences every 1-2 years in rotating locations. Our vision for the conferences is that they provide an opportunity for our members to come together at a national event that provides (i) stimulating dialogue around pressing issues; and (ii) an opportunity for people to develop a strategy for collective action.

The theme of our inaugural conference is Fulbright Alumni: Leadership in a new era. We have entered a challenging new era, in which old ways of seeing and acting no longer seem to apply.  Leadership is needed, more than ever, on a number of fronts. The question is: how can we help strengthen economic, cultural, environmental, and social sustainability for this new global age by providing leadership to form a new agenda?

This conference will bring together leaders from across these four broad thought streams aligned with the four pillars of sustainability (economic prosperity, cultural vibrancy, environmental responsibility, and social justice). The conference will feature invited keynote presentations, panel sessions, concurrent sessions, poster presentations, breakout sessions, and social events to generate an action agenda. We seek your proposals for concurrent presentations and poster presentations to inspire action and challenge the status quo.  For full guidelines on the sessions and a link for submitting proposal visit the Call for Presentations. Spread the word and circulate our event flier to your fellow Fulbright Alumni and Friends.

The conference will open with a public salon on the evening of Friday 17th November.  This event follows in the tradition of the annual Victorian Chapter Salons and is kindly hosted, catered and sponsored by the University of Melbourne. Last year’s salon, ‘Remaining Democratic in Extreme Times’ attracted a full-house with 165 people. (This year’s topic to be determined: please share your ideas, including whether you would like to present.) This event is free but conference attendees must register separately here.

Registration for the conference is open - it's a great opportunity to register before the end of financial year!

Please contact us with any questions at 2017Conference@fulbrightalumni.org.au.

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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