On this page you will find quick links to current and previous events of the ACDS including copies of presentations.

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Events Summary

Annual General Meeting

  • The 2021 AGM and Annual Conference will be held online – Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 October.
  • The 2020 AGM was held online over October 26, November 9 and November 23.  Professor Debbie Terry AO, Vice Chancellor of The University of Queensland and Chair of Universities Australia, opened the AGM on October 26. Professor Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist for SA, Professor Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist for WA, and Professor Professor Hugh Possingham Chief Scientist QLD joined a panel on November 9 to discuss engagement with and support from industry. Professor Sue Thomas, CEO of the ARC, addressed the November 23 session. Notes from the three sessions are available from the ACDS.

Research Leaders Webinars


  • April 2021
  • February 2021

2020 – Covid 19 lockdown: its impact on Australian university science research – May 13, May 27 and June 10.  Further details are available here.

National Research Forum