Diasporas in action
26 - 27 September

The Diaspora Learning Network invites you to a two-day international conference

on the role of diaspora communities in global peace, development and humanitarian relief.



#1 Human Devlopment
#2 Conflict Revolution & Peacebuilding
#3 Human Rights
#4 Economic Devlopment
#5 Humanitarian Issues and Responses
#6 Settlement in Host Countries


Diasporas in Action Conference 2016 – University of Melbourne


The Conference is convened by the Diaspora Learning Network
an initiative of

in partnership with

Supported by


Conference Details

Date: 26 & 27 September 2016 (Monday & Tuesday)

Time: 8.30am - 5pm (Monday) & 9am - 5pm (Tuesday) - followed by post-conference drinks

Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus
(ARTS WEST: Registration & Plenary; OLD ARTS: Panel & Breakout Sessions) - ENTER VIA GRATTAN STREET



Conference Program

Diasporas in Action Conference 2016 Program (word.doc) – click here

Diasporas in Action Conference 2016 Program (.pdf) – click here

Public Transport to the Venue

Getting to the University of Melbourne (Parkville Campus)

The University of Melbourne's Parkville campus is only a few minutes from Melbourne CBD and has many public transport stops within walking distance. In order to use public transport, you will need to buy a myki card. There are 800+ myki retail outlets throughout Victoria, including all 7-Eleven stores and at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station.

The Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website has up-to-date information on how to travel to the Parkville campus on its university travel page (www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/university-travel).

The website features a printable brochure (https://static.ptv.vic.gov.au/siteassets/PDFs/Campus-brochures/Public-transport-to-and-from-Melbourne-University-Parkville-Campus.pdf) with:
- train, tram and bus routes
- a map of the public transport stops around campus
- information on how to top up your myki travel card.

You can also enter your current location and travel destination into the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner (www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey#jpsearch%5Baction%5D=showPlanner) for personalised instructions for tram, train and bus connections for travelling to any University of Melbourne campus.

Keynote Speakers: Biographies & Abstracts
Conference Concept Note

Diasporas in Action Conference Concept Note (.pdf) – click here

Media Release

Recent News



University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus , VIC 3000, Australia

Enter via Grattan Street

+61 447 235 425conference@diasporaaction.org.au