2023 Joint ANZRSAI/RSA Conference
Global Crises and Regional Futures
26-28 November 2023, Melbourne, Australia

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The ANZRSAI 46th Annual Conference will be held at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, on 26-28 November 2023, jointly with the Regional Studies Association. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 12 September 2023. For more details: https://www.regionalstudies.org/events/2023-australasia/

Special Session submission deadline: 15th August 2023
Abstract submission deadline: 12th September 2023

In a global environment marked by ‘polycrisis’, in which the very future of the planet is at risk, this conference will provide an opportunity for regional studies and science scholars to share research insights into the implications of these crises for regions in different parts of the world. How are regional authorities seeking to address crisis? Are some regions proving more resilient than others? How can divergent trajectories in the context of climate, economic, security and polarisation crises be explained?

This conference, convened jointly by ANZRSAI and the Regional Studies Association (RSA), will bring together researchers from Asia, Europe, Australasia and beyond to examine these and related questions. The event will be hosted by the European Union Centre at RMIT on 26-28 November 2023. It will be an in person conference, although opportunities for on-line presentation and streaming will be available.

If your work addresses the implications of global crises for regional futures, please join us for our 46th ANZRSAI Annual Conference and the fourth RSA conference in Australasia at RMIT, Melbourne. Proposals for contributed papers, for themed panels, or for special sessions, will be welcomed on any topic related to regional futures.

Abstract Submission
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) and ANZRSAI Council invite contributions from academics, practitioners and policy advisors on any aspect of regional studies and science for presentation at the conference. The programme will include PowerPoint presentationsacademic papers  (which may be peer reviewed), themed panels and special sessions on topics in regional science theory, regional development practice or regional planning policy. Presentations can be made in person, or on-line in two parallel sessions.

Call for Special Sessions
As part of the Joint ANZRSAI/RSA Conference, we welcome proposals for Special Sessions. Special Sessions are a great way to bring together presenters to discuss and highlight a particular topic and to develop or further extend your network.

We offer two types of Special Sessions:
1. Open Special Session – the session organiser proposes the topic and provides a short description/call for submissions (please use headers below). Delegates can submit their abstract for this session when they register for the festival.

2. Closed Session – the session organiser proposes the complete session including all speakers. Other delegates may not submit their abstracts for this session. Please note that all speakers need to register to be able to present.

Both sessions are open to all delegates to attend as audience.

To submit your special session proposal, please complete the form below and return to nicola.pilling@regionalstudies.org

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