Annual Meeting 2006

This year's annual meeting will be held at the Mercure Hotel Broadway in Sydney on the 13th and 14th November. As in previous years the CRN will be covering flights and accommodation.

The Annual Meeting Report can be downloaded here [pdf 283kb]. Participants will be given a hard copy at the meeting.

Monday 13 November: Network Committees and Symposium


Liz Jacka critiques 'Mille Plateaux'9:30am – 11:30am Management Committee Meeting

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch and Welcome

1:30pm – 3:30pm Symposium:

ARC Cultural Research Network: A Mid-term Stocktake

Chair: Prof Graeme Turner (UQ and Convenor)


Prof Stephi Donald (UTS, CRN and APF network)

Prof Stuart Cunningham (President of CHASS, QUT CoE and convenor Cultural Technologies node)

Dr Chris Healy, CRN Management Committee and University of Melbourne.

3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon tea

4:00pm – 5:30pm Node convenors meeting

4:00pm – 7:00pm Networking opportunity

7:00pm – Dinner (optional)

Tuesday 14 November: Annual General Meeting


9:00am – 10:30pm

Welcome to new participants

Convenor’s report

Project officer’s report

Management committee report

Election of ECR Rep to Management Committee

10:30am – 11:00am Morning tea

11:00pm – 12:00pm Reports from the nodes

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Reports from nodes continued

Strategic issues for 2007:

Node structure

Suggestions for future activities

Issues from Symposium

3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon tea

4.00pm Close

Symposium: ARC Cultural Research Network: A Mid-Term Stocktake


With the network heading into its third year now, and with some clear indications on what it can do easily and what it finds much harder, it seems a good time for us to take stock of what has been achieved, what remains to be achieved, which directions need to be confirmed, which directions need to be changed, and so on. Also, as we have a significant number of new participants, we need to provide them with an opportunity to play a part in determining the course the network takes over the next couple of years.

Consequently, the symposium this year will focus on the performance of the network itself to present something of a mid-term stocktake – of activities, strategies, structures and outcomes on the one hand, and of other options, alternative directions and unresolved issues on the other hand. As was the case last year, the symposium will be lead by a panel of speakers who will make short presentations to feed into the broader discussion among all the participants.

The aim is to allow for a wide range of views as we consider our plans for the next couple of years. There may be many different perspectives on how the network has gone so far and this component of the annual meeting is directed towards creating space for the discussion of alternative perspectives – such as those emerging from the experience in other networks-- as well as for the evaluation of the strategies we have followed so far. We hope that as many participants as possible can attend this important element of the annual meeting.

The symposium will be chaired by Graeme Turner who will present a brief overview of what the CRN has done so far. He will then introduce a panel composed of the following speakers:

Prof Stephi Donald, CRN member and China node convenor for the Asia-Pacific Futures network

Prof Stuart Cunningham, President of CHASS, CRN node convenor and Director of the Centre of Excellence at QUT.

Dr Chris Healy, CRN Management Committee and University of Melbourne.

The discussion will then be turned over to the participants on the floor.

Please note: Prof Elim Papadakis is no longer able to attend.