Conference Hubs


Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to host a #AARE2021 Conference Hub.

As more details about the hubs become available we will add it to the list below. 

There is no limit to the number of hubs you can attend, however the per person funding will only cover one hub. Please register for the hub you wish to receive funding. If you wish to attend any other hubs please email AARE

You must be registered for the conference to attend a conference hub. 

Victoria        Contact  
Monash University  

AARE Hub (PST & GS) networking event. This networking event will start at 6pm (after SIG meetings) and will be held as a hybrid event, on Monday 29th November. The in-person event will be at Monash University, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton-2-242-Meeting Room. The in-person space is limited to 30 fully vaccinated people. You may also register as a virtual participant and will then be sent a link.

The event will kick off with an informal PST DECRA panel 6.15-7pm (Dr Eve Mayes (Deakin University), Dr Sarah Truman (Melbourne University), Dr Lucinda McKnight (Deakin University)), so please have your questions ready for the superstar panel. Melissa Wolfe (Monash University) will MC. Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen (ANU), Professor EJ Renold (Cardiff University), and Professor Jessica Ringrose (University College London) will then speak to Melissa Wolfe’s book, “Affect and the making of the schoolgirl’ which is a new addition to the Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education series. One person will receive Melissa’s book – blind drawn from attendees names.

  Melissa Wolfe
University House,
Melbourne University

An evening networking session at University House at the University of Melbourne, on Tuesday 30 November, starting from 5.00pm offering an opportunity to meet in person midway during the conference.  This event is open to any AARE members in Melbourne during the conference. Funds will be used for catering support (platters from University House) with delegates paying for drinks. You must register so that food can be pre-ordered. 

  Rhonda Di Biase
MGSE, University
of Melbourne

Politics and Policy in Education Hub Event: This all-day Thursday, December 2 Hub event will include introductory remarks, several sessions within the Politics and Policy SIG with presenters attending in person, as well as streaming of the closing plenary of AARE. The day of sessions will be followed by a late afternoon social reception and/or dinner (~9am to 8pm). Registrants will receive further details in advance of the day. Those not registered for AARE also welcome to be in touch to join the Hub event. Hosts: Marcia McKenzie, Jess Gerrard, Julie McLeod.

  Marcia McKenzie
Deakin Downtown
(Docklands) and
Deakin University
(Waurn Ponds)

Deakin University is proposing to host a Hub on Wednesday 1 December at our corporate centre at the Geelong campus (Waurn Ponds Estate) and also at our Docklands corporate Centre (Deakin Downtown), commencing with networking lunches at both locations from 12.00 pm. Spaces have been booked for staff to sit (socially distanced on team tables) to watch the conference program (including the Radford Address) online. Networking drinks are proposed at both locations from 4.30 pm, and interested members can stay to watch the AGM (TBC, depending upon availability of staff at corporate centres/opening hours).

The Deakin Downtown hub (Docklands) now has a capacity of 150 people

The Conference hub at Waurn Ponds Estate, Deakin University Geelong now has a capacity of 90 people.

  Joanna Tai
Victoria and New South Wales  
Sydney and

A 'pub' style dinner (funding for food only) in both locations following the Neil Cranston lecture on the first evening of the conference for Educational Leadership SIG. We would use this time to catch up in person, welcome new members, and further our plans for an Australia-wide research collaboration. This would enable us to plan in local hubs and then collaborate at our monthly meeting on the project proposed at Monash when we last met in person. The Monash meeting enabled Fiona and I to relaunch our SIG as an active research group. This hub meeting is stage 2 in that process.

Melbourne Educational Leadership SIG Hub Event

Date: Monday 29 November

3:15 – 6:00pm

The University of Melbourne, 100 Leister Street, Room L105

  • Annual Neil Cranston lecture to be presented by Scott Eacott
  • SIG Annual General Meeting

Please note that all visitors to the University of Melbourne will need to be double vaccinated, complete a UoM COVID-19 Health Declaration Form, check-in using QR codes and adhere to COVID safe rules including mask-wearing.


Dinner at Queensberry Hotel, 593 Swanston Street, Carlton (

Please note that hub funding will be used to contribute to dinner costs for registered attendees.


Sydney: Christine Grice

Melbourne: Fiona Longmuir

New South Wales  
University of

Time: From 9am
Date: 29th November
Place: CT202 (CT building lecture theatre)
Description: Join us for the opening plenary session, with a light breakfast provided for all registered delegates. We will stream the opening of the AARE conference followed by the Keynote speaker, Associate Professor Nikki Moodle. All School of Education staff and HDR students are welcome.

  Kate Smithers
Australian Capital Territory  
University of

All UC hubs have combined. The University aims to make available a space for staff & students from the university who will be attending the conference. This will include opportunities for networking events during the conference, spaces to watch keynotes, opportunities to watch staff and students present, and other activities. Some catering will be provided to support this event, if COVID restrictions allow.

  Natalie Downes
University Queensland  

School of Education: Meeting together for Martin Nakata's Radford Address (Wed. 3-4:30pm) and Raewyn Connell's keynote (Thurs. 3-4:30pm)

The UQ School of Education will host a HDR conference hub during AARE. Come along and enjoy some collegial late lunches with other HDRs and staff to watch the 2021 Radford Lecture by Professor Martin Nakata (Wednesday 2-3:30pm; Qld time) and the keynote address by Professor Raewyn Connell (Thursday 2-3:30pm; Qld time) at Room 638, Social Sciences Building. We will provide food/beverages to the value of $20/person free of charge (courtesy of AARE).

  Ian Hardy

QUT Kelvin

This Focal Meeting will provide opportunities for Bourdieusian educational researchers in Queensland to share knowledge and generate ideas for collaboration. Key activities may include: (1) book launch; (2) publication showcase; (3) presentation of work-in-progress; (4) discussion of possibilities for research collaboration in forms of edited book projects, joint grant applications, and co-publications.

Date and time: 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Tuesday, 30 November
Venue: Room 258, E Block, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
Registration deadline: 16 November

  Michael Mu
USC Sippy

The University of the Sunshine Coast AARE Hub will offer the opportunity for AARE members and conference participants to gather in person on campus on Monday 29th November for the plenary session from 8.30 – 10 am in a zoom enabled room to view the presentations with others. Participants can then gather for sessions in one or two rooms or use their own device to participate in other sessions during the day. We will aim to provide some basic catering that will require participants to cover the costs beyond those provided as part of the conference funding. We hope that providing the opportunity to gather face-to-face on the first day of the conference will build excitement and momentum for the whole conference.

Date and time: 8.30am-5pm, Monday 29 November
Venue: Room E1.04, Building E, First Floor, USC Sippy Downs Campus

  Catherine Manathunga
South Australia  
University of

Provide a venue to host AARE people during the conference, live stream plenary sessions. Arrange an evening networking session following the AGM, with catering support from Hub funding, with delegates paying for drinks.


The Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion, UniSA

invites South Australian AARE Members and Delegates

to attend an  

‘AARE Conference Hub’

at any of the following events:


Wednesday 1st December


2:30pm – 5:30pm

Radford Address – Professor Martin Nakata, James Cook University

JS1-13, Jeffrey Smart Building, Hindley Street, City West Campus

5:45pm – onwards

Drinks and dinner

The Cumby Hotel Beer Garden

Thursday 2nd December


2:30pm – 4:00pm

Closing Plenary - Professor Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney

JS1-13, Jeffrey Smart Building, Hindley Street, City West Campus

4:15pm – onwards


The Gallery, Roof-top Bar

*Bookings are required for each event

For further information, contact Associate Professor Anna Sullivan

If you are interested in being notified about future CRESI events, please contact us here

  Anna Sullivan
Northern Territory  
Charles Darwin

Please join Darwin based colleagues for an informal chance to connect and converse about the AARE National conference.

We will be meeting at

Lucky Bat Café
7 Pavonia Place, Nightcliff
From 5:30 pm on Wednesday 1st December

  Bea Staley

Western Australia  
Edith Cowan
University's Mount
Lawley Campus

Please come and join us at ECU’s Mt Lawley campus, from the wee small hours of the morning, to share face-to-face interactions during AARE 2022.
Let’s share our experiences in a simulated conference environment. Come and watch Perth presenters live. Let’s chat and share brunch together over AARE sessions we have just watched together via Zoom.
You are encouraged to attend ECU on Monday 29 Nov. in building 17 on Mount Lawley campus from 6:30 am to watch the opening plenary and other sessions. (Don’t worry we will have plenty of strong coffee and breakfast/brunch snacks.)
Over lunch, why not sign up for selected sessions Tuesday-Thursday and enjoy listening then networking with academic peers over a Zoom presentation?
We are so excited to be hosting AARE’s Perth Hub – please sign up and come along! We can’t wait to see you.

  Christine Cunningham
Auckland NZ        
TBA   Thursday 2 December   Joanna Smith

Conference Organiser
Australian Association for Research in Education

Unit 9, 1 Geils Street
Deakin ACT 2600  

Tel: 0499338835


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