ECR workshop

On the afternoon prior to the main SOAC conference Early Career Researchers are invited to participate in an ECR workshop.The workshop will commence with a plenary by Urban Geographer Prof. Roger Keil of York University, Canada.  Given Roger’s contribution to urban studies, this promises to take us on a provocative saunter through global contexts and theories. Following lunch will be a panel discussion on the topic of ECRs and Research Impact with contributions from both senior Australasian academics and early career researchers.

We are fortunate to also have media expert from UWA, David Stacey, joining us for a workshop on media skills for ECRs and will finish of with a discussion on AECURN’s future agenda.
A jam-packed not-to-be missed afternoon which will finish in time for you to join the Conference Welcome Reception a short 8 minute walk away.

The workshop is hosted by the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (AECURN) with support from SOAC and the ACRN. It represents a rare opportunity for AECURN members to gather and discuss ways forward for Urban ECRs and AECURN over the coming years. We look forward to seeing you there – but please be sure to register.

Date: Monday 2 December 2019
Time: 12.00pm – 4.30pm
Location: Curtin Law School, 57 Murray Street, Perth CBD 6000
The workshop is hosted by the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (AECURN) with support from SOAC and the ACRN.


11.30am- 12.00pm Arrival and registration of ECRs (PhD symposium concluding)

12.00pm – 1.00pm Keynote Lecture. Professor Roger Keil. University of York, Canada, Title: “Getting going after you have had that ground-breaking idea.”

1.00pm – 1.50pm lunch (provided)

1.50pm – 3.00pm Panel Session Research Impact: Beyond the journal treadmill.

Convener/Discussant: Elizabeth Adamczyk, AECURN, University of Newcastle.

Panel: Professor Peter Newman. Curtin University, Perth.
Professor Billie Giles Corti. RMIT University, Melbourne.
Dr Cole Hendrigan. University of Wollongong, NSW
Dr Robyn Creagh. University of Notre Dame, Western Australia.

3.00pm – 3.10pm Quick Stretch

3.10pm – 4.20pm Workshop with David Stacey, University of WA’s media guru. Title: “Surviving that media request.”

4.20pm Thanks and close
Depart to Conference Welcome Reception (8mins walk)

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens:
Now open

Abstract Submission Fully Peer-Reviewed Abstract Closes:
8 March 2019

Abstract Submission Extended Abstract and Presentation Closes:
31 March 2019

PhD/ECR Symposium:
30 Nov – 2 Dec

SOAC Conference:
3 – 5 December

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