ADSA 2021 Conference Update

Type of post: Association news item
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Posted By: Chris Hay
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021
Dear members, 
ADSA Conference 2021
Performers, Makers, Methdologies – Crafting conditions for decentring scholarship and pedagogy
30 November to 3 December, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria

As you know, we are based in regional Victoria so have been monitoring the current national and local health orders regarding pandemic management. Currently across Australia there are lockdowns in the Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra metropolitan areas, as well as lockdowns in various regional centres across these states. There is also an ongoing lockdown in Auckland. Mostly, Australian states in which there is no Covid detected have their borders closed to anyone from other states, and also have quite stringent policies in regard to residents returning from other states.

While there is an Australian national program of opening when 80% of the population have their first vaccine dose, this is not tested and is likely to allow freedom of movement in local areas, or intrastate, but does not give us any optimism that interstate travel will be simple. When taking the precarious nature of these projections into account, we have made the call to move the 2021 ADSA conference fully online.

We have now met with our venue partner and can move ahead with the changed delivery mode. We are currently updating the website and finalising the program to accommodate this adjustment. We are disappointed as we had retained our determination to host you here at Deakin's Waterfront campus in Geelong. However, we know you will understand and will join us online in December.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Rea, Kate, Miles, and Ashlee.
2021 ADSA Conference Committee