Conference Details – Diasporas in action

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


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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

Diasporas in Action Conference 2016 – University of Melbourne

About the conference

For the first time in Australia, a conference focussing on the innovation and growing impact of diaspora communities in the global humanitarian, peace and development effort will be held to explore and enhance the power of diasporas in Australia and the region.
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Present a paper

The Diaspora Learning Network invites you to submit expressions of interest to present at the conference, aligned to one of the six conference themes.

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED.
THE COMMITTEE IS CURRENTLY REVIEWING SUBMISSIONS.
SELECTED PRESENTERS WILL BE CONTACTED AROUND 22 July 2016.

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Become a sponsor

There is growing interest around the world in the role and potential of diaspora communities in peace, development and humanitarian response. By sponsoring this conference, your organisation, university or company will be at the forefront of this exciting new field of research, policy and practice.

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