February 6-9, 2018: Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society holds annual conference

The 62nd Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference in 2018 is titled “Abundance in an Era of Scarcity? Challenges and Opportunities for Australasian Agriculture, Environment, Food, Resource and Agribusiness Sectors”. The annual conference attracts 250 to 300 delegates from around the world in the fields of agricultural, environmental, food, resource and development economics and agribusiness.

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Website - AARES


February 8-9, 2018: Australian Gender Economics Workshop

The Economic Society of Australia Women in Economics Network (ESAWEN) holds its first Australian Gender Economics Workshop. Held in collaboration with Curtin University, keynote speakers are Professor Alison Booth (Australian National University) and Associate Professor Betsey Stevenson (University of Michigan). The workshop includes attendees from government, research, industry, and not-for-profit organisations. 

Location: Fremantle, Australia

Website - ESAWEN



February 8, 2018: Australian National University Climate Update 2018

The Australian National University Climate Change Institute presents a six-hour seminar on the state of the climate and climate policy. Key speakers include the Australian Capital Territory’s Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, the Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute, and Professor John Hewson from the Crawford School of Public Policy, who is also a former federal opposition leader.

The seminar will cover 3 topic areas: the latest climate science and policy responses; observed climate extremes; and corporate responses to climate change. The audience will include climate researchers, policymakers, and the public. The event is free.

Event website – ANU Asia and the Pacific Policy Society


February 13-14, 2018: Australasian Aid Conference 2018 takes place in Canberra

The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University has announced details of the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference, held in partnership with The Asia Foundation. Over 500 people are expected to attend, including researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and beyond, as well as students and practitioners working on international development policy. Australia's Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Penny Wong, is the opening speaker. The keynote address will be made by Nancy Birdsall, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at the Centre for Global Development in Washington.

An early bird discount on registration is available until December 1, 2017.

Location: Canberra

Event website - Crawford University


February 15-16, 2018: University of Queensland holds workshop on Pacific health governance

The University of Queensland School of Public Health, Abt Associates, TNC Pacific Consulting, and the Centre for Policy Futures jointly hold a two-day workshop on Pacific health governance. The event aims to attract experts from the Pacific countries and territories to focus on how to provide the best research to meet the Pacific’s health needs. It seeks to generate joint projects in health research and innovation, underpinned by the SDGs.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Website - Eventbrite


February 16, 2018: Symposium – Cooperation between Australia and Japan as global partners

The Embassy of Japan and the Australian National University’s Japan Institute host a full day symposium discussing cooperation between Japan and Australia in development assistance, peace and security building, climate change, and frameworks for regional cooperation.

Speakers will include senior government representatives and academics.

Event website – ANU Asia and the Pacific Policy Society


June 14-15, 2018: PNG Update Conference

The major annual conference on development in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the PNG Update Conference, is co-hosted by PNG University’s School of Business and Public Policy and the Australian National University. The theme for 2018 is ‘PNG in the year of APEC’, reflecting PNG’s role as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2018. Issues covered will include PNG’s economic outlook, regional economic relationships, human security, and community health.

PNG is Australia’s closest neighbor and largest development partner. It is also strategically important, particularly regarding health security.

Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Event website – Devpolicy

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July 1-4, 2018: Microbiology Conference

The Australian Society for Microbiology hosts its annual conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference will include sessions on antimicrobial resistance. Confirmed plenary speakers come from universities and medical research institutes in Australia, the US, and Austria.

Registrations for the conference opens on February 19, 2018.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event website – Australian Society for Microbiology

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July 1-5, 2018: First Malaria World Congress held in Melbourne

The first Malaria World Congress aims to bring together the global malaria community and consolidate efforts for the elimination of malaria.

The conference includes various discussion sessions, feeding into a final round table and joint declaration by leaders, committing to the goal of malaria elimination in the Asia-Pacific region by 2030.

The sessions will be held at the Melbourne Convention and exhibition Centre. Registration for the conference is now open.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event website – Malaria World Congress

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July 1-5, 2018: World’s first malaria congress takes place in Melbourne

The inaugural World Congress on Malaria aims to unify and inspire the malaria community around a common sense of purpose, with a perspective that links malaria to the wider objectives of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Session topics include innovation for the elimination of malaria, encouraging goal-driven leadership, and putting people at the center of malaria elimination. Organizers include senior representatives from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, and the Burnet Institute, as well as the regional malaria initiative APLMA.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website - World Malaria Congress

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