A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Our annual conference was a truly international event with papers presented by researchers from across the world, including: Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States. These international delegates joined a large contingent of Australian researchers bringing the total number of attendees to approximately 850 people.
Pre-conferecne workshop, as well as activities organised by a number of special interest groups preceded the main four-day conference program. Alongside the academic program, the social program provided opportunities for attendees to network, and participate in an Aboriginal interpretive Tour.
On behalf of the members of AARE, I express my gratitude to Associate Professor Georgina Barton, the conference planning committee, and all the volunteers acting in so many different capacities who collectively contributed to the success of the conference.
We look forward to welcoming you again in 2019 when we will meet at Queensland University of Technology, 1-5 December. The conference theme will be Education for a Socially Just World.
Professor Debra Hayes
2018 Conference Standing Committee
Conference Chair - Associate Professor Georgina Barton
AARE Office and Events Manager - Ms Deborah Cracknell
AARE Executive Management Team Representative - Ms Debra Cunningham
Indigenous Research and Engagement - Mrs Melitta Hogarth
Special Interest Group (Sig) Coordinator - Dr Stewart Riddle
Treasurer - Professor Michele Simons
Postgraduate Student Member - Ms Michelle Jeffries
Early Career Researcher Member - Dr Amanda Heffernan
Awards Coordinator – Dr lisahunter
Communications Coordinator – Dr Aspa Baroutsis