We appreciate everyone’s patience as the conference organising committee has continued to monitor the Covid-19 situation. We are pleased to announce that the InASA biennial conference will still go ahead, but on the revised dates of 8-10 February 2021. This delay will hopefully provide more opportunities for travel and more certainty for the conference. We are also happy to announce that all three of our keynotes – Irene Watson, Tim Soutphommasane and Richard White – are available on the revised dates and will still be presenting.
Given the pandemic is still unfolding, we will continue to monitor the situation. We still advise interested participants not to make any travel arrangements because there is the possibility that we will have to cancel the conference altogether. However, we are hopeful that the February dates will be able to go ahead.
With the new conference dates, we have reopened the call for papers with the new abstract deadline of 31 August. We also invite applicants for the postgraduate bursary scheme by 30 August. Details about abstracts and the postgraduate bursaries are available on the conference website.
We know that even with the changed date there is no guarantee that Australia’s borders will be reopened. However, we strongly encourage international participants to put in abstracts. If borders remain closed, we will explore alternative options for international participation.
Finally, for those who already submitted abstracts: We will be in touch in the next week advising the outcome of your abstract. If you will not be able to attend the revised dates and wish to withdraw your abstract, we would appreciate if you can notify us on InASA2020@acu.edu.au.