AFRN Symposium (9-10 Feb 2021) Call for Abstracts

Online Symposium Key Dates
Call for Abstracts Opens: 2 November 2020
Calls for Abstracts closes: 11 December 2020
Successful Abstract Announced: 18 December 2020

Registration Opens: 12 January 2021
Registration Closes: 8 February 2021

About the Symposium
The global coronavirus pandemic has prompted the inevitable deepening of interdisciplinary questions about the future trajectory of agri-food system transformations. Amidst the uncertainty, a central requirement for creating new possibilities remains – to nurture the work of Early Career Researchers (ERC’s) studying agri-food issues, the researchers and practitioners who will be driving this new food future. This online symposium reflects the longstanding goal of the AFRN to provide opportunities to deepen critical dialogue on a broad scope of agri-food issues across Australia and New Zealand, keeping us connected and (re)connected.

We invite submissions from RHD, postdoc and other ERC’s whose work broadly contributes to progressing the AFRN’s interest in multidisciplinary social, environmental and political-economic challenges affecting the future of food. This is an opportunity for ERC scholars to engage across the Tasman in discussion on their current research. Just one question guides the focus of the seminar:

What agri-food problem do you seek to solve, and in
doing so, how will agri-food futures be different?

Abstracts are to be 200-250 words in length, accompanied by the research title, researchers’ name and contact details. Researchers will be requested to identify the presentation format that they propose to use in the seminar, one of the following:

Traditional Presentation:
15 minute Zoom presentation followed by a 5 minute audience Q&A.

Podcast Dialogue:
Two ECR’s are matched based on research focus or findings. Both present their individual research (10 minutes), then engage in a trans-Tasman dialogue about each others work

Pecha-Kucha:
A rapid-fire, visually heavy presentation with 20 slides for 20 seconds each plus 3 minutes of Q&A

Abstracts or questions are to be directed to Rob Arcidiacono

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