Annual meetings

7th Annual FIRN Conference

Sails in the Desert @ Uluru

16-18 November, 2017

FIRN members, families and colleagues are invited to the 7th FIRN Annual Conference at the Sails in the Desert resort at Uluru NT, 16-18 November, 2017.  Uluru has its own airport and regular daily flights from most capital cities so remember to select Uluru and not Alice Springs when making your bookings.

The FIRN annual conference is a great way to meet new colleagues from across Australia, network with old friends and hear the latest work combined with valuable feedback.

There are a variety of sessions scheduled on this year’s program including a variety of paper presentations at various stages of development, a showcase of PhD job market work and an insight into early research ideas.  All submitted papers are blind peer reviewed by FIRN’s international program committee who help to seek out the interesting, the inspiring and the cutting edge work to be presented.

Remember new members and visiting researchers are always welcome to submit a paper or just attend – so please spread the word to others.

This year’s conference will again offer opportunities for institutions to hold PhD recruitment sessions with plenty of time for interviews following the PhD Showcase session.  Also check out the newly developed FIRN Job Market website, we encourage all applicants and recruiters to take advantage of the FIRN conference which is a perfect time in the calendar before heading to the USA.

Stay tuned for more details on the conference – remember to bring the family – and yes there will be a kids club again!

Be inspired, be informed, engage in debates, enjoy the challenges and savour the ambience, food and culture that only the Australian outback can offer.  Uluru is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of the great natural wonders of the world.

Hope to see you in November.

David Michayluk
FIRN Director

The conference will consist of the following program components:

  • Paper Presentations
  • International New Hire Presentations
  • PhD Showcase
  • Job Market
  • Emerging research ideas
  • Networking Challenge
  • Social events