ACGR coordinates regular meetings of graduate research leaders across Australian and New Zealand. These online and in-person forums are practical, stimulating and forward thinking. As well as sharing important operational practices and strategies amongst members, ACGR also creates opportunities for exchange and engagement among national and international experts.

Future Meetings

Meeting 1 2024

ACGR April 2024 National Meeting Announced

ACGR is looking forward to welcoming all members and their nominated colleagues to our first national meeting of 2024 on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th April 2024.

Co-hosted by the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, this immersive two day meeting will be held in the Adelaide Medical and Health Sciences (AHMS) Building at the University of Adelaide.

A conference dinner will be held on the Monday evening at 6.30pm on the Monday evening at Ayers House, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000.

Key topics of discussion at this meeting include:

  • Supervisor training and professional development
  • Approaches to fostering industry engagement
  • Psychosocial safety prevention and responses
  • AI literacy in the context of graduate research
  • Approaches to HDR complaints resolution
  • Selecting HDR candidates

The full program for the event is now available here.

Registrations are free for one primary representative of each full member organisation and $600 + GST (if applicable) for additional delegates and all associate members. Registration includes day catering on both days and the conference dinner on Monday evening.

Places are limited to no more than three delegates from each member institution. You can register for the event here.

For those already planning on attending, we’ve included some  accommodation options that are within walking distance:

The Playford,  120 North Terrace, Adelaide SA (approx. 5 minute walk)

InterContinental Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide SA (approx. 6 minute walk)

Rockford Adelaide, 164 Hindley St, Adelaide SA (approx. 3 minute walk)

Oaks Adelaide (Oaks Horizon and Oaks Embassy, approx. 15 minute walk)

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for two days of connection, empowerment and learning. The conference is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen support networks amongst your peers, hear the latest news and updates from the world of graduate research, spend valuable time with key network groups and special interest groups.

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Past Meetings and Papers

November 2023Online
April 2023Level 9, Peter Shergold Building, WSU Parramatta City Campus, 169 Macquarie Street ParramattaWestern Sydney University
November 2022SuperFloor, Kambri Conference Centre, ANUAustralian National University
September 2022Online
April 2022OnlineACGR
November 2021OnlineACGR
April 2021OnlineACGR
November 2016PerthThe University of Western Australia
November 2020OnlineACGR
November 2019Innovation CampusUniversity of Wollongong
May 2019BrisbaneGriffith University
November 2018MelbourneDeakin University
April 2018AdelaideACGR Inc
November 2017Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamRMIT Vietnam
April 2017CairnsJames Cook University
April 2016AdelaideACGR Inc
November 2015CanberraUniversity of Canberra
April 2015SydneyUNSW Australia
Nov 2014 Melbourne RMIT University
May 2014 Adelaide UNSW Australia
Nov 2013 Hobart University of Tasmania
May 2013 The University of Queensland, Brisbane The University of Queensland
Nov 2012 Victoria University, Melbourne The University of Queensland Victoria University
Apr 2012 Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg The University of Queensland
Nov 2011 Dunedin, New Zealand University of Otago
May 2011 Perth Edith Cowan University
Nov 2010 Parramatta University of Western Sydney
Apr 2010 Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg University of Adelaide
Nov 2009 Tweed Heads Southern Cross University
Apr 2009 Melbourne The University of Melbourne
Nov 2008 Sydney University of New South Wales
Apr 2008 Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg University of Adelaide
Nov 2007 Auckland University of Auckland
Jun 2007 Rydges Tradewinds, Cairns James Cook University
Nov 2006 Hobart University of Tasmania
Apr 2006 Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg University of South Australia
Oct 2005 Perth University of Western Australia
May 2005 Rydges Southbank, Brisbane Griffith University
Oct 2004 Sydney University of Sydney
Apr 2004 Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg James Cook University
Nov 2003 Canberra University of Canberra
May 2003 Darwin Northern Territory University
Nov 2002 Melbourne Deakin University
Apr 2002 Adelaide The University of Queensland
Oct 2001 Canberra Australian National University
May 2001 Fremantle Edith Cowan University
Nov 1900 Hobart University of Tasmania
Apr 1900 Adelaide University of Southern Australia
Nov 1999 Canberra University of Canberra
Apr 1999 Melbourne University of Melbourne
Nov 1998 Camperdown University of Sydney
Apr 1998 Adelaide Adelaide University
Oct 1997 Mt Eliza Monash University
Apr 1997 Canberra Australian National University
Oct 1996 Brisbane The University of Queensland
Apr 1996 Adelaide Adelaide University
Nov 1995 Coogee University of New South Wales