Program

ANZCA schedule

The schedule allows 15 minutes plus 5 minutes question time for each presenter.

Daily overview

Tuesday 5th July 2016 – Day’s overview
9.30am-4.00pm Post-grad and ECR pre conference event – see here for the schedule
Wednesday 6th July 2016 – Day’s overview
8.00am Registration opens – Great Hall Foyer
9.00am Conference welcome – McMullin Theatre
Welcome to Country – Joe Griffin, Wollotuka Institute
Welcome to ANZCA – Donald Matheson, President of ANZCA
Welcome to the University of Newcastle – A/Prof Mike Bowyer, Deputy Head of Faculty, Faculty of Science and IT
Conference attendee information – Phillip McIntyre, Conference Convenor
9.30am Keynote address – McMullin Theatre
Phillipa McGuiness, NewSouth Publishing/UNSW Press
Introduction by A/Prof Phillip McIntyre, Conference Convenor
10.30am Announcement of Anne Dunn award
10.40am Morning Tea – Great Hall Foyer
11.00am Parallel Session 1
12.20pm Lunch – Great Hall Foyer
1.00pm Keynote address – McMullin Theatre
Stephen Ward
Introduction by A/Prof Steven Maras, Media and Communication, University of Western Australia
2.05pm Parallel Session 2
3.25pm Afternoon tea – Great Hall Foyer
Book launch – The Creative System in Action: Understanding Cultural Production and Practice – Phillip McIntyre, Janet Fulton & Elizabeth Paton
3.45pm Parallel Session 3
5.05pm Welcome to ANZCA cocktail event
Sponsored by Taylor and Francis with drinks supplied by Tulloch Wines
 Buses will leave between 6.00-6.30pm
Thursday 7th July 2016
9.00am Conference starts (8.00am Information desk opens – Great Hall Foyer)
9.00am Keynote address – McMullin Theatre
Professor Amanda D Lotz, University of Michigan
Introduction by Dr Rowan Wilken, Editor of Media International Australia
10.05am Morning Tea – Great Hall Foyer
10.25am Parallel Session 4
11.45am Parallel Session 5
1.05pm Lunch and time for catching up and networking – Great Hall Foyer
2.00pm Keynote address – McMullin Theatre
Joanne McCarthy, Newcastle Herald
Introduction by Christina Koutsoukos, journalism academic, University of Newcastle
3.05pm Parallel Session 6
4.25pm Afternoon tea – Great Hall Foyer
4.30pm ANZCA Annual General Meeting – Purdue Room (Great Hall)
All ANZCA members welcome
4.30pm Screening of Our Generation, a documentary film by Sinem Saban & Damien Curtis
 Buses will leave between 6.00-6.30pm
7.00pm-10.00pm Conference dinner at Fort Scratchley
Friday 8th July 2016
9.00am Conference starts (8.00am Information desk opens – Great Hall Foyer)
9.00am Q and A Panel – Creating Space in the Fifth Estate – McMullin Theatre
Moderated by Ms Felicity Biggins
Professor Amanda D. Lotz, Professor Lelia Green, Dr Diana Bossio, Professor Stuart Cunningham, Associate Professor Donald Matheson
10.05am Morning Tea – Great Hall Foyer
Sponsored by Mindframe National Media Initiative, Hunter Institute of Mental Health to celebrate their 18th birthday
10.30am Parallel Session 7
11.50am Keynote address – McMullin Theatre
Professor Tony Schirato, University of Macau
Introduction by Dr Melanie James, Head of School (Interim), School of Design, Communication and IT, University of Newcastle
1.00pm Lunch – Great Hall Foyer
Prize-giving – Grant Noble Prize and others
2.00pm Parallel Session 8
3.20pm Afternoon tea – Great Hall Foyer
Announcement of People’s Choice award
4.00pm Conference close
Buses leave at 4.00pm

Research Project

Dr Melanie James and Mr Julian Kenny will be conducting a research project during the conference using a telepresence robot. Here’s some more information and a couple of images. Please contact Melanie if you have any questions or concerns at

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