Alfred Deakin Research Institute


Upcoming ADRI Conferences and Symposia

ADRI prides itself on the calibre of events that we are able to showcase throughout the year, in particular, our wide-reaching and informative conferences and symposia.

We invite you to join us in discussions that will shape our future:

The Eighth Biennial Indonesia Council
Open Conference (ICOC) 2015

2-3 July 2015, Deakin Waterfront Campus, Geelong

The ICOC (Indonesia Council Open Conference) is a multi-disciplinary conference which provides a forum for the presentation of new and innovative work on Indonesia with particular emphasis on encouraging engagement between newer Indonesianists and established scholars. The conference attracts participants from all over Australia and many other parts of the world.

The 8th ICOC will be held at Deakin University, Waterfront campus, Geelong, 2-3 July 2015. Preceding the conference proper a workshop for Honours and graduate/postgraduate students will be held in the morning session on 2 July. There is no registration fee for ICOC 2015.

21st Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference

10-12 July 2015, Deakin Waterfront Campus, Geelong

The 21st Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Education, and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute.

The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) has over 600 members internationally and has the following objectives:

  • To generate research and knowledge about sustainable development by facilitating the work of those who labour to create new knowledge regarding sustainable development.
  • To disseminate knowledge about sustainable development. Consistent with knowledge generation, the Society also obligates itself to the task of spreading knowledge worldwide for the benefit of those with a similar interest.
  • To educate others about sustainable development. Sustainable development places multiple and urgent demands upon global and local societies who will eventually determine the degree to which the Earth's resources are sustained.
  • To establish an information exchange for sustainable development. Given the proliferation of sustainability entities and venues, the Society will strive to provide a coordinating role for linking all these efforts together.

The theme for the 2015 ISDRS conference will be:

The Tipping Point: Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity - The conference will focus on the management of social and natural community vulnerabilities and enhancement of adaptations that provide security as we pursue sustainability.

We expect to have over 150 international delegates attending next year's conference with experts presenting on the following themes:

  1. Sustainable Development Science
  2. Ecosystem Pressures and Limits
  3. Climate Change and Energy
  4. Sustainable Land Use and Sustainable cities
  5. Corporate Sustainability and Innovation
  6. Society and Sustainability
  7. Institutions and governance structures for SD
  8. Society, Culture and Sustainability
  9. Gender and development

For further information contact conference co-ordinator Yamini Narayanan:

Recent Conferences:

The fourth annual Alfred Deakin Research Institute symposium on Papua New Guinea

15 September 2014, Port Moresby

Following three years at Deakin University's Melbourne and Geelong Waterfront campuses, the fourth annual Alfred Deakin Research Institute symposium on Papua New Guinea will take place in 2014 in the idyllic surrounds of Pacific Adventist University's Koiari Park campus, situated approximately twenty kilometres from PNG's capital, Port Moresby.

The 2014 symposium's theme will be PNG and the World. Academics, practitioners, observers and commentators in PNG, Australia and around the world are invited to express their interest in taking part in the symposium through making presentations, reading papers, and chairing panel discussions.

Perhaps as never before, PNG is engaging with the world, giving rise to new and complex questions that require considered attention and discussion.

The 19th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation

9-12 July 2014, Deakin University

The Alfred Deakin Research Institute and The Faculty of Arts and Education are honoured to be hosts for the 19th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

11th November 2014