ASAA Conference 2016

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21st Biennial Conference

July 5-7, 2016
Australian National University,
Canberra

The Australian National University (ANU) is proud to host the 2016 Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA). The conference will be held on the ANU campus in Canberra between Tuesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 7, with a postgraduate workshop on Monday, July 4. The conference is open to all scholars, students and members of the general public with an interest in research on Asia covering all academic disciplines.

UPDATES:

Conference Program is available! Please go to "Program" to view the most recently updated pdf file- this online version will be updated as information and participants are confirmed.

Conference Accommodation- discount promo codes locked in for several options around Canberra! Go to the new "Accommodation" tab to view- more options will be uploaded as information becomes available.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Literary Chinese Reading Group: Monday, 4th July 3pm - 5pm, in the Library of the Australian Centre on China in the World (this event is free and all registered conference participants)- hosted by the Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA).

Welcome Reception: Monday, 4th July 5pm - 7pm (this event is free to all registered conference participants)- hosted by the Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU

Conference Dinner: Tuesday, 5th July 7pm - 10pm (registration and payment required via the online registration website)

ASAA Plenary Session- "The State & Future of Asian Studies": Wednesday, 6th July 9am - 10:30am

Speakers: ASAA President, Professor Louise Edwards (UNSW)
                    Professor Kent Anderson (UWA)
                    Professor Ariel Heryanto (ANU)
                    Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki (ANU)

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!

Conference convenors

Edward Aspinall
E: edward.aspinall@anu.edu.au

Robert Cribb
E: robert.cribb@anu.edu.au

 

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21st Biennial Conference

July 5-7, 2016
Australian National University,
Canberra

Special notice: UPDATED Conference Program and Presenter Abstracts available! Please see pdf file below.

ASAA Conference Program

An updated program (pdf file) is available below. We will do our best to update this pdf schedule as changes/requests/cancellations are received.

Panels

Each conference session will be 90 minutes in duration. Our recommendation is that panels consist of four speakers (three paper presenters and one discussant), with each participant speaking for 15 minutes, allowing for 30 minutes for questions, answers and discussion. However, panel submissions with up to five speakers (including paper presenters and one or two discussants) will be accepted. It is up to the panel chair to organise the allocation of time for each speaker.

Special events

Literary Chinese Reading Group: Monday, 4th July 3pm - 5pm, in the Library of the Australian Centre on China in the World (this event is free and all registered conference participants)- hosted by the Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA).

Welcome Reception: Monday, 4th July 5pm - 7pm (this event is free to all registered ASAA conference participants)- hosted by the Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU

Conference Dinner: Tuesday, 5th July 7pm - 10pm (registration and payment required via the online registration website)

ASAA Plenary Session- "The State & Future of Asian Studies": Wednesday, 6th July 9am - 10:30am

Speakers: ASAA President, Professor Louise Edwards (UNSW)
                    Professor Kent Anderson (UWA)
                    Professor Ariel Heryanto (ANU)
                    Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki (ANU)

Key dates

**PRESENTERS- Register by MONDAY 13 JUNE 2016 to be included in the conference program**

Close of paper/panel proposals: Friday 8 April 2016 - extended to Friday 22 April 2016

Last day for early registration: Friday 6 May 2016 - extended to Friday 13 May 2016

Last day for late registration: Thursday 30 June 2016

Last day for cancellations/refunds: Thursday 16 June 2016

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ASAA Conference 2016

Special notice: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Registration includes all conference sessions and keynotes, morning teas, lunches, afternoon teas, the dean’s reception, as well as conference material.

Please indicate during the registration process, if you will take part at the dean’s reception (free of charge) on Monday, 4th July at 5 pm. You will also be able to register for the conference dinner (3 courses incl. beverages) taking place on Tuesday, 5th July 2016 at 7 pm (AUD 90) at ANU University House. Dinner registrations will not be accepted in person and must be done via the link below before 30 June.

REGISTER NOW

Registration types

Early Registration: until Friday, 13 May 2016
Late Registration: Saturday, 14 May 2016 until Thursday, 30 June 2016

ASAA Member registration (5-7 July 2016)

Full registration – member (early registration) AUD 225 – GST inclusive
Full registration – member (late registration) AUD 300 – GST inclusive

Not yet an ASAA member? Join now and receive a conference registration discount.

*If you are registering as a member, please enter "00000" when prompted in the online registration system for your membership number. ASAA will manually check you memberships and bill you if you do not have a current membership.

Non-member registration (5-7 July 2016)

Full registration – non-member (early registration) AUD 375 – GST inclusive
Full registration – non-member (late registration) AUD 450 – GST inclusive

Student registration (5-7 July 2016)

Full registration – student (early registration) AUD 120 – GST inclusive
Full registration – student (late registration) AUD 150 – GST inclusive

Single day registration

Tuesday registration AUD 170 – GST inclusive
Wednesday registration AUD 170 – GST inclusive
Thursday registration AUD 170 – GST inclusive
Conference dinner (optional) (5 July 2016, 7pm)
3 courses including beverages AUD 90 – GST inclusive

Cancellation Policy

Upon registration, you will receive a tax invoice via email. Cancellations must be notified in writing to asaa2016@anu.edu.au. Cancellations prior to June 15th, 2016 will receive a refund of the registration fee. After this date no refund will be given.

If you have any further questions, please contact asaa2016@anu.edu.au

Important dates

Last day for early registration: Friday, 13 May 2016
Last day for late registration: Thursday, 30 June 2016, midnight (AEST)
Last day for presenter registrations (for conference program): Monday, 13 June 2016, midnight (AEST)

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ASAA Postgraduate Workshop

IMPORTANT: Deadline for Postgraduate Workshop registration is Friday, 24 June 2016.

Please contact asaa2016@anu.edu.au if you have any urgent questions or concerns regarding this deadline.

 

If you are a postgraduate student planning to attend the 2016 ASAA conference, you are warmly encouraged to attend the postgraduate workshop that will be held on Monday July 4 at the conference venue, ANU.

The workshop will provide a supportive environment for postgraduate students working on different aspects of Asian societies. You will be able to meet and get to know other students, strengthening your academic networks and perhaps making connections that will last well into the future. You will have the chance to discuss your research and get feedback from a broad range of participants. And you will get tips from academic mentors.

The first half of the day will be dedicated to sessions on topics like: building an academic career, getting published, applying for an academic job, and presentational style. In the second half of the day, participants will get a chance to present, and receive feedback on, their own research.

If you want to come, we would like you to do three things:

  1. Tick the appropriate box on the ASAA conference registration page (there is a modest charge of $25 to cover catering)
  2. Prepare a one page research summary about your thesis, setting out the main research puzzle and/or questions, and your core argument. You’ll need to send it to us a week before the workshop, to give other participants a chance to read it in advance.
  3. Prepare a “three-minute thesis” presentation to give at the workshop. You can find good advice on how to prepare such a talk online, e.g.:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9czKztZK1I&feature=youtu.be

 

If you have any queries about the day, please do not hesitate to contact the conference organisers at ASAA2016@anu.edu.au or the workshop convenor, Edward Aspinall at edward.aspinall@anu.edu.au

 

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Accommodation Options- Canberra, ACT

 

QT Canberra, New Acton Precinct: (promo code and instructions below) 

Rates on offer for 3rd – 8th July 2016 :

  Bed & Breakfast for one Bed & Breakfast for two
QT Standard $189 $210
QT Queen $229 $250

Please visit www.qthotelsandresorts.com

  1. Click on “Make a Booking”
  2. Select your hotel, enter your dates and number of people
  3. In the “Corporate ID” field enter your corporate ID: ASAAINT
  4. Click “Check rates and availability”
  5. Your special rates will appear on the rates screen
  6. Available for stays between 03/07/16 and 07/07/16(inclusive)

 

Hotel Hotel, New Acton Precinct: (please see booking promo instructions provided in the pdf file at bottom of page)

Rates on offer for 4 – 8 July 2016 :

Original Room - $285 per night

Nishi One Bedder- $235 per night

 

NOVOTEL Canberra: (please use the link below to book using special conference promo code)

Book now!

Rates on offer for 4 - 8 July 2016:

19.5% OFF the best restricted rate of the day

 

Mantra Group- including Peppers Gallery Hotel, Mantra on Northbourne and Breakfree Capital Tower (3 different Canberra properties) :

Rates on offer for 4 - 7  July 2016, when booked before 4th June 2016:

To book and receive 10% off the Daily Rate, visit:

http://www.mghotels.com.au/

And follow the below simple steps:

1.            Select your dates and number of people – hit SEARCH

2.            Input Promo Code 1820JUN16 (case sensitive) – hit SEARCH

3.            Select your room type and hit BOOK to proceed to payment screen

***Please note: promo codes are only valid for bookings made online; rooms are subject to availability & will require full prepayment. Bookings will also be subject to any minimum night stay restrictions as listed on the website.

Once booking is confirmed, it can be accessed via My Bookings on the same website by logging in using the Reservation number and Surname.

 

QUEST Canberra- Apartment Hotel

Rates on offer for ASAA Conference participants:

Studio Apartment- $179 per night

One Bedroom Apartment- $199 per night

One Bedroom Executive Apartment- $209 per night

Two Bedroom Apartment- $309 per night

Book Direct for these special rates by calling (02)6243-2222 or email questcanberra@questapartments.com.au

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

The ASAA 2016 Conference Team is currently seeking student volunteers to help with the smooth running of the conference. In particular, we need support for registration, designated room monitors, IT support and roving volunteers to help direct attendees.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact asaa2016@anu.edu.au.

Sponsorship

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the ASAA 2016 Conference, please contact asaa2016@anu.edu.au.

*Exhibitor trade table sponsorship is unfortunately no longer available as we have reached our maximum number of trade tables for the conference. However, there are several other sponsorship opportunities available until 13th June.

General queries

For any administrative queries, please contact asaa2016@anu.edu.au.

Conference convenors

Edward Aspinall
E: edward.aspinall@anu.edu.au

Robert Cribb
E: robert.cribb@anu.edu.au

 

Updated:  11 January, 2015/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team