We wish to encourage the organisation of sessions exploring new framings and understandings of agri-food as an area of research including:
- theorisation of emergent agri-food dynamics
- context based sessions which require new forms of engagement or explanation in agri-food research.
Sessions addressing current agri-food issues in New Zealand and the Canterbury region are especially encouraged.
Sessions will be 1.5 hours duration and may include paper presentations (15 minutes each), interactive roundtables, or other formats.
Please submit session proposals (300 words) including title, names and contact details for session organisers, outline of theme and proposed format via this email.
Online registration for Agri-food XXV is now open. Click here to register!
Abstract submissions have been extended to 15 August. Please email your submissions.
Do not forget to express your interest in one of the three roundtables. For more information, view this document.
Information on the postgraduate workshop and fieldtrip has been added to the conference website and can be found here.
The call for abstracts for Agri-food XXV: Celebrating 25 years of the AFRN, past, present, future is open. Click here to view and download the program and sessions.
All abstracts should be emailed directly to Geoff Lawrence.
For interest in roundtable participation, please email the roundtable convenor listed in the call directly. Further details are available on the conference website.
The website for Agri-food XXV: Celebrating 25 years of the Australasian Agri-food Research Network – Exploring past, present and future contributions to agri-food studies is now live.
Conference organisers will be posting updates on call for papers, the postgraduate workshop, field trip, conference dinner, accommodation/location, and registration costs on the website.
Participants are also advised to start thinking about booking their accommodation, as this will not be organised as part of the conference. Organisers suggest that West End or South Bank/South Brisbane are the best locations to stay, as many of the events will be held in West End, and it has good public transport access to St Lucia. Students might also wish to consider staying on campus at UQ; organisers will provide more information about this soon.
In keeping with the theme Agri-food XXV: Past, present & future, we invite proposals for paper sessions that fit within the following broad framework:
1. Sessions that return to popular themes from conferences past, to consider recent insights and/or new applications.
2. Sessions that address ongoing challenges for the future of food and agriculture, which might also include gaps in agri-food scholarship to date.
3. Sessions that engage with multidisciplinary agri-food research, show synergies between traditional and emerging agri-food disciplines, and build new approaches.
Sessions may take the form of paper presentations (15mins), interactive roundtables, or any other format not exceeding 1.5 hours duration.
Please submit your session proposal of up to 300 words including title, session organisers and contact details, outline of theme and proposed format to Kiah Smith by 31 May, 2018.
Venue: University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD
Date: 30 Nov – 5 December 2018
Friday 30th Nov – Saturday 1st Dec Postgraduate conference and field trip
Sunday 2nd December Conference field trip and welcome drinks
Monday 3rd December Conference day 1 and trivia night
Tuesday 4th December Conference day 2 and dinner
Wednesday 5th December Conference day 3 and public lecture (evening)
• Session proposals due – end May
• Abstracts due – 15 July
• Application for postgraduate workshop open – 15 July, close 15 Aug
• Acceptance of papers + posters announced – 1 Aug
• Registration open – 1 August
• Registration closed – 31 Oct
Contact Kiah Smith if you have any urgent queries.
The Agrifood XXIV Conference Program is available for download.
Agrifood XXIV is now calling for abstracts!
Organisers have collected 11 session themes that participants can choose from, but as with tradition, everyone is welcome to submit papers unrelated to the available themes.
Details of the sessions can be found here as a downloadable PDF file for offline reading.
Please submit your abstracts by June 15th, 2017. An online submission form can be found at the bottom of the call-for-abstract page. Organisers strongly recommend that everyone uses this form to submit their abstract for ease of data management.
Organisers of Agrifood XXIV welcome Session Proposals that form part of the discussion around the main theme of Food, Youth and the Future of Farming: Towards a Global North-South Dialogue, or, as a tradition in AFRN, any other compelling areas of current agrifood scholarship.
Proposals should be no more than 500 words in length and must be sent via email by 15 March.
AgriFood XXIII 2016 was a roaring success. Stay tuned for the Conference Report!
Conference organisers and key note speakers
Conference delegates at dinner
Jen Cleary and her argibargi apron