The 2017 ACDS AGM will be held at the Mercure Hotel Broadway, Sydney on October 23 and 24. It will include a tour of the University of Sydney’s NanoScience Hub on the afternoon of the 23rd, followed by dinner at Darling Harbour at the Adria Bar Restaurant.
The AGM opening address will be given by David Learmonth, Deputy Secretary, Higher Education, Research and International Cluster, DET, speaking on, among other things, research impact and industry engagement. It will be followed by a high profile panel, that includes Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, discussing building effective industry connections.
Lunches on both days of the conference are 75 minutes, to allow working discussions of up to 45 minutes facilitated by an ACDS executive member. We intend that these discussions will draw out broad issues facing deans of science, and help shape the work of the ACDS.
We are privileged to have Ian Chubb speak to us on the broad issue of the role and organisation of science in Australia’s universities, and the University of Sydney will speak on their philosophies and experience of organisational change.
The draft program is available here.
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM and sharing in this exciting program.