We look forward to welcoming you to Perth in February for the AARES 2020 conference.
AARES 2020 will be the 64th Annual Conference of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. The Society has run a conference every year since the first conference in Sydney in November 1956.
Since then, the Society has grown enormously and evolved in various ways, and these changes are reflected in our annual conferences. In 1996 we added “and Resource” to our name to reflect the growing interest in natural resources and the environment among our members. Then in 2018 we changed our name from “Australian” to “Australasian”, reflecting both the important role of the New Zealand branch in our Society, and also the strong and growing contributions of Asian agricultural and resource economists in the Society, and the links that our Australian and New Zealand members have into Asia.
The conference has a tradition of innovating and experimenting with new approaches. Examples include the addition of mini-symposia during the conference, policy sessions, the three-minute thesis competition, the women-in-ARE event, and a range of travel awards that support our younger members to travel to international conferences, and bring younger members of our international partners to our conference. All of these features will be present at the AARES 2020 conference.
To ask a question of the Local Organising Committee, go to the Contact page.
David Feldman Chair of the Local Organising Committee AARES 2020
The conference occurs over three days, 12-14 February 2020, with 11 February reserved for pre-conference workshops. A broad outline of the draft program is shown at left (subject to change).
As further details (such as invited speakers and workshop topics) become available, they will be publicised on this web site.
The conference will include the following features.
Invited plenary addresses. Hear from leading international agricultural and resource economists.
Pre-conference workshops. A full day devoted to a particular theme.
Mini-symposia. 90-minute sessions within the conference devoted to a particular theme.
Policy sessions. 45-minute sessions that combine a researcher and an experienced policy officer to discuss a topical policy issue.
Contributed papers. Can be submitted by any delegate.
Posters. Can be submitted by any delegate.
Women in Economics Network event. Open to any delegate.
Early-career events. A range of events and opportunities for early-career delegates. See the early-career page.
For early-career delegates
The conference will include a range of events and opportunities designed to benefit early-career delegates, including:
Pre-conference social event. Meet with other early-career delegates and selected senior people.
Mentoring scheme. Link up with experienced mentors during the conference. Get their advice on any aspect of your career and work.
Skill-development session. Session on important professional skills led by mentors.
Three-minute thesis competition. Summarise your research in three minutes. Open to all early-career delegates. Always a highlight of the conference.
Participate fully. Present a paper, show a poster, attend the various sessions.
Socialise at AARES 2020 at these events.
Conference dinner. Presentations of awards, Distinguished Fellows, and after-dinner speaker.
Organised social event. Catch up with colleagues on the Thursday night, at an event to be determined.
Pre-conference mixer. Drinks and snacks the evening before the conference starts.
Early-career pre-conference social event. Meet with other early-career delegates and selected senior people.
Coffee breaks and lunches. Throughout the conference. Registration will include excellent-quality lunches, as well as a variety of drinks and snacks in the breaks.
Venue and accommodation
AARES 2020 will be held at the University Club at the University of Western Australia. The Club has outstanding facilities for conferences and workshops.
Accommodation is available to suit a range of budgets at colleges on the edge of the UWA campus (easy walking distance from the conference venue). In addition, there are easily accessible hotels in Perth CBD and Fremantle, connected to the UWA campus by high-frequency buses. For information on tickets and fares see www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Tickets-Fares.
More details of the accommodation options will be provided closer to the conference.