2020 Australasian AID Conference

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Written by Arichika Okazaki

Event Details

The Australasian AID Conference (AAC) will return on 17-19 February 2020, once again in partnership with The Asia Foundation.

As in previous years, the aim of the 2020 Australasian AID Conference is to bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia and beyond who are working on aid and international development policy (the AID in the conference acronym) to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community. With more than 600 people registering in 2019, the AAC has established itself as Australia’s premier aid and development conference.

Call for Paper

The call for papers and panels for the 2020 AAC is now open

We welcome abstracts and panel proposals from academics, practitioners and students on a variety of topics. See full details about how to submit a paper here.

We also host book and report launches and other special events on the afternoon of the pre-conference day (Monday February 17 2020). If you want to submit a proposal for Monday 17th, please do so using the panel submission form available here, and note your interest on that form.

The deadline for all submissions is midnight 20 October 2019.

3MAP: The 3 minute aid pitch

After a hiatus in 2019, 3MAP: the 3-Minute Aid Pitch will be back at the 2020 Australasian AID Conference (AAC). In the style of the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, speakers will have three minutes to present their proposal, followed by audience questions and a vote to find our winner.

If you have an idea to improve Australian aid or development policy, we would like to hear from you! Submit a short paragraph (200 words max) outlining your idea to devpolicy@anu.edu.au (with “3MAP pitch” in the subject line) by Friday 30 November 2019. We will then select a handful of the most promising ideas to be presented and debated at the AAC (and they will get free conference registration!).


The registration for the 2020 AAC is now open.  

We offer a variety of types of registration, including One-day registration, Two-day registration and Single session ticket. We also offer discounted registration fees for full-time students.

See more details about the registration types and fees here. Early bird registration is available until 10 Nov 2019.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

The Australasian AID Conference is one of the premier opportunities to connect with leaders in aid and development policy and research in Australia, the Pacific and Asia.

Our conference attendees range from high-level executives from international NGOs and development contractor organisations, senior bureaucrats from a variety of Australian commonwealth departments, and leading international academics working in aid and development, as well as representatives of national NGOs, early-career researchers, and students.

Details on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.

Arichika Okazaki

Arichika Okazaki is a Program Officer at the Development Policy Centre. He has recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Development Studies at the ANU.

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