Annual Meeting 2008

For this year's annual meeting we will return to Rydges on Swanston, Carlton, Melbourne. The meeting will run on the 27th and 28th October, and there are some activities organised by specific groups that will run either side of these dates. As in previous years the CRN will be covering flights and accommodation.

The Annual Meeting Report will be available at the meeting, but specific reports will be circulated in advance to speed the business part of the Meeting.

A slight change to this year's programme will be that we will ask the coordinators of the various projects to present short reports of their activities before the first networking session. These should expand on the complement the Node Reports which will be presented in the business meeting on the following day.


Monday 27 October

12:00noon– 1:00pm: Buffet lunch in the Prime Restaurant

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Welcome and short address by Graeme Turner: The Way Forward

1:30pm – 3:30pm: Project Reports

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Afternoon Tea in the Prime Restaurant

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Networking Sessions based around ongoing projects

5:30pm – Drinks in Prime Wine Bar


Tuesday 28 October

9:30am – 10:00am: Morning Tea in the Prime Restaurant

10:00am – 11:30am: Networking Sessions

11:30am – 1:30pm: Business Meeting, including Node Reports

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Buffet lunch in the Prime Restaurant

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Business Meeting (continued) and Open Discussion with issues for Members

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Afternoon Tea in the Prime Restaurant

4:00pm: Meeting ends

Networking Sessions

A major feature of the Annual Meeting will be a couple of networking sessions where there will be an opportunity for you to join in discussion about a number of ongoing and new research projects. The way this will happen is that the coordinators of our major research projects will each present a short introduction at the project report session (1:30pm – 3:30pm). Each presentation will be no longer than 10 minutes, so there will be no time for questions at this point.

Following afternoon tea, we will break for the first of two networking sessions. We have arranged a second room, so we can scatter the small groups around these two areas. These sessions will last for 90 minutes, and it is up to the project coordinators to guide the discussion, but also to be open to suggestions. The discussion can be about anything really: the future of the project; consolidation of existing research; ideas for other directions; or anything else you want to discuss. There will be a second session on Tuesday from 10:00am – 11:30am. This means that you have the opportunity to attend discussions about two projects.

Below is a list of the projects and the people who are presenting and running the discussions. I would ask that you have a look at the groups that are on offer: if you know what you want to attend already, please let me know—it will help me to start allocating spaces. Otherwise, you are free to wait until after the presentations, and go with the group that takes your fancy. Of course, you are also welcome to use the time to meet with one or two others about your own CRN project.

Australian Radio Audio Researchers Association John Tebbutt

The Ethics of Consumption Tania Lewis

GLAMM (Games, Location, Art & Mobile Media) Larissa Hjorth and Ingrid Richardson (Monday session only)

Mobile Screens Susan Luckman (Tuesday session only)

Internet Studies Mark McLelland, Gerard Goggin

The Listening Project Justine Lloyd, Tanja Dreher, Cate Thill

Nature Cultures Emily Potter, Gay Hawkins

Rural Cultural Research Chris Gibson, Kate Darian-Smith, Andrew Gorman-Murray

The State of the Industry Conference Melissa Gregg, Emily Potter, Clifton Evers


There will also be a closed meeting of the Australian TV and Popular Memory group, led by John Hartley.