Alfred Deakin Research Institute


Upcoming Events

Conference: Indonesia Council Open Conference
2-3 July 2015

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. It 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.

Now accepting papers.

Visit the conference website for more information

Or contact Jemma Purdey:

Conference: 21st Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference
10-12 July 2015

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 & 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

Deakin University Waterfront Campus

For further information contact conference co-ordinator Yamini Narayanan:

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

9th December 2014