This year the ACDS Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 28 October – Tuesday 29 October at University House, ANU, Canberra.
Registrations are now open!
We will be presenting a program that includes key speakers from Government, key science agencies and organisations, and organisations that facilitate impact and engagement.
We welcome suggestions as to what the broad themes of the AGM could be this year – bigger picture issues that can guide our selection of speakers.
Lunches on both days will be in the same style as last year, working lunches with small group facilitated discussions on topics of interest to deans of science.
Please let us know what topics you think would be of most interest.
There will be a catered networking event at University House (drinks and canapes) at the end of day 1.
Dinner will be at the Courgette which is a short walk from University House, and from nearby hotels.
Registration for the dinner is required with a $50 co-payment.
I look forward to seeing you at the AGM
The 2018 ACDS National Research Forum was held on September 24-25 in Melbourne. 27 Universities were represented including all but one Go8 and all but one ATN. Ten deans attended, several bringing their ADR’s and AD Graduate Students with them.
Presentations by Leanne Harvey on the ARC Engagement and Impact exercise, Jens Goennerman on Working with Industry, and a panel led by Margie Atkinson on CSIRO University relations in the age of engagement and impact, made a strong impression, as did Holger Meinke’s talk on leadership of a research institute.
See the full program here. Presentations from the Forum will be available soon on the Forum web page.
The ACDS WIL in Science National Forum 2018 was held at the ParkRoyal Hotel at Melbourne Airport on Friday 7th December 2018.
The date for the 2018 AGM has been moved back by one week due to unforeseen changes in venue arrangements.
The 2018 ACDS AGM will now be held on Monday 29 – Tuesday 30 October in Sydney
Please reserve these dates in your diaries
Day 1 of the AGM and the AGM Dinner will be held at the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport
Day 2 will be held at ANSTO, Lucas Heights and will feature tours of this major scientific establishment. Transport to Lucas Heights and return to Sydney Airport will be provided.
Accommodation is available at the Stamford Plaza, $270 Room, Breakfast and Internet.
By Phone – Please call 02 9317 2200, then select option 1 for reservation
By Email – Please send email request to email@example.com
and quote special code ACDS AGM to access the special rate and block rooms.
The AGM themes and program will be developed over the next few months. We welcome your suggestions. One theme which arises from the 2017 AGM is the governance of science and the role of deans.