AFRN is proud the announce the details of the Agri-food XXXVI Conference 2019.
Venue: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus, Christchurch, New Zealand
Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Department of Tourism, Sport and Society; Centre of Excellence: Designing Future Productive Landscapes, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Dates and conference structure:
Field trip 1 December 2019
Academic conference 2–4 December 2019
Postgraduate workshop 5 December 2019
Calls for conference sessions are now open
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.
The Agrifood XXIV Conference Program is available for download.