October 22, 2018: Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018

The three-day Global Evidence and Implementation Summit will focus on evidence for better policy and practice.  Around  700 delegates are expected from 30 countries, representing policymakers, practitioners, and scientists. Focus areas will be, among others, international development, education, humanitarian aid, and health. Speakers include Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Conference website -  Geis2018

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October 30, 2018: Annual Australian Development NGO Conference

ACFID, Australia's NGO peak body, hosts its annual conference for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in international development. Normally attracting hundreds of participants, the conference is the major event for development civil society in Australia.  The theme for this year’s conference is 'Human rights in the 21st century'.

Registrations open in August.

Location: Sydney, Australia

 Conference website - ACFID


October 31, 2018: AusBiotech 2018

The AusBiotech conference of life sciences will cover topics including clinical trials, strategies to help Australia continue to attract international health research and development (R&D),  and drugs and diagnostics for tropical diseases. 

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Conference website – AusBiotech

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October 29-November 1, 2018: University of Queensland hosts 2018 International Leucaena Conference

The University of Queensland, in cooperation with the Leucaena Network, hosts the first conference in 20 years dedicated to the Leucaena geus, a multipurpose tree legume. This valuable tree grows in dry tropics and is particularly useful as an environmentally sustainable option for cattle feed. It is also used for land regeneration, methane production, and creating biomass.

Affiliate organisations include the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a CGIAR research centre.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Website - International Leucaena Conference

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November 7-8, 2018: UNSW hosts conference on urban resilience in Asia Pacific

The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australian Red Cross, the private firm ARUP, and Harvard University are holding a two-day conference on urban resilience. The conference, targeted at practitioners, students, researchers, and decision-makers, will discuss building resilience in urban areas, including in the water and sanitation sector.

The Asia-Pacific region has the largest global number of people in low-income settlements and is affected by a variety of natural hazards including earthquakes and tsunamis.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Conference website - URAP2018

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November 20, 2018: Food Futures Conference

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) hosts the national Food Futures Conference 2018. With the theme 'Food – shaping our future' the conference brings together professionals in the field of public health to discuss nutrition and diet and the implications this has on health and chronic disease.

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Conference website - PHAA

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December 10-11, 2018: Australasian Public Choice Conference

The Australasian Public Choice Conference promotes research in public choice and political economy in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference is open to graduate students and researchers from fields related to rational choice political theory, including development economics and political economy.

Keynote speakers are Professor Massimo Morelli (Università Bocconi) and Professor Pauline Grosjean (University of New South Wales).

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event website -  AAPC


December 10-11, 2018: Conference on International Finance in Asia-Pacific

The second INFINITI conference on International Finance in the Asia-Pacific region is being co-hosted by Trinity College Dublin, Monash University, and the University of Sydney. Keynote Speakers include Mardi Dungey, University of Tasmania, and Robert Faff, University of Queensland.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - Infiniti


Feb 19, 2019: Annual Australasian Aid Conference held in Canberr

The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University (ANU), in conjunction with the Asia Foundation, host Australia's major annual aid conference, which brings together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and beyond to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community.

Headline speakers include Donald Kaberuka, Former President of the African Development Bank and Rwanda’s Minister of Finance, and Masood Ahmed, President of the Center for Global Development.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Website – ANU

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June 18, 2019: Australian government to organize Global Health Security Conference in Sydney

An inaugural Global Health Security Conference will be held in Sydney next year. Conference partners include the Australian government’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, the New South Wales government, and the University of Sydney. The three-day conference will provide a venue for researchers, government officials, and international organizations to advance the health-security agenda. It aims to establish a health-security community of practice. It will also provide an opportunity for students to showcase their research.

Sectors involved include veterinary science, agriculture, medicine, and public health.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - Global Health Security Conference