Indonesia Council Open Conference

ANU Indonesia Institute


Crawford School of Public Policy, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 - 08:00 to Thursday, 21 November, 2019 - 17:00

The ANU Indonesia Institute is hosting the Indonesia Council Open Conference on November 20-21 (with a postgraduate workshop on November 19). This is a large conference with multiple panels on many aspects of Indonesian society, politics, culture, environment, history and more. It has participants from around Australia, Indonesia, and the world.

Please see the program here.

The conference is free and open to the public, but we require participants to register on the eventbrite


We invite you also to register for the following special events:

Public lecture and keynote on November 20 by the acclaimed Indonesian novelist, Laksmi Pamuntjak, who will be speaking on “Rethinking Art, Freedom and Morality in Indonesia.” More details and registration here.

Conference dinner on November 20: register here. Come along and meet Indonesia researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact:

We look forward to seeing you at the conference,

Edward Aspinall

ANU Indonesia Institute.


Please note:


Parking is limited at ANU which is why we recommend walking, public transport or taking a taxi. Parking fills up before 9am and it can be difficult finding a park during the day so please allow enough time to find the venue and be seated for a prompt start.

Please refer to the ANU designated parking map – all pink areas are available for visitors however you will have to download the CellOPark pay as you go parking app. This requires a one off registration and more information is available here.


Accommodation is to be booked directly by individual participants.

The following hotels are located on or near the ANU campus:

  • University House
  • Brian Lewis Court & Liversidge Court
  • QT Canberra
  • Hotel Hotel
  • Peppers Gallery Hotel
  • Novotel Canberra
  • Quest Apartment Hotel
  • Breakfree Capital Tower
  • Avenue Hotel
  • Mantra on Northbourne
  • Canberra City Youth Hostel

Additional information

Arriving in Canberra

Canberra Airport is served by most of Australia’s major cities, as well as several international connections. By road, Canberra is located approximately 3.5 hours from Sydney. There is a frequent coach service from Sydney to Canberra.


It is your responsibility to ensure visa documentation is correct and complete before you commence your journey. 

Useful links

Visit Canberra

Canberra Airport

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