University of Tasmania
Hobart, 11-12 July 2013
The ICOC (Indonesia Council Open Conference) is a multi-disciplinary conference which provides a forum for the presentation of new and innovative work on Indonesia with particular emphasis on encouraging engagement between newer Indonesianists and established scholars. It attracts participants from all over Australia and many other parts of the world.
The Seventh ICOC will be held at the University of Tasmania, 11 – 12 July 2013. Preceding the conference proper a Workshop for Honours and graduate/postgraduate students will be held in the morning session on 11 July.
There is no registration fee for the conference.
The Indonesia Council now invites proposals for papers and panels. Papers will be presented in plenary and concurrent panel sessions of three papers with a discussant. Proposals for papers should include a title and an abstract of 150 words as well as a bionote of 100 words. Proposals for panels should include either a suggested panel title only or the titles and abstracts of three papers of 20 minutes duration each. Proposals for panels or a series of several panels are strongly encouraged.
The submission date for panel and paper proposals is Friday 12 April 2013.
Proposals for papers and panels should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the website for more details: http://asaa.asn.au/indonesiacouncil/icoc2013.php
All participants including presenters will need to register to ensure that exact information appears in the conference program (updated 3 June) and to help the organisers better manage the event. Registration will also ensure that participants will be automatically notified if there are any updates. Please register by Friday, 14 June 2013 here: http://icoc2013utas.eventbrite.com/
Both the conference and workshop will be held in and around the Hunter Street premises of the University of Tasmania, on Hobart’s beautiful waterfront, 5 minutes walking distance from the CBD, Salamanca Place, Maritime Museum of Tasmania and the ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art, amongst many other attractions, and under the shadow of the imposing peak of Mount Wellington. There will be an Indonesian textile exhibition in the Plimsoll Gallery (within the venue) in addition to other cultural activities. A variety of accommodation options are within walking distance from the conference venue.
Cheap airfares to Hobart are often available. Airlines servicing Hobart include: Jetstar, Qantas, Tiger Air, and Virgin. The venue is located 17 kilometres (a 20-minute taxi-ride) from Hobart airport.
Those who would like to have a little adventure before attending the conference can travel by ferry across Bass Strait. The Spirit of Tasmania will take you from Melbourne to Devonport, and from there you can take bus or other land transport to Hobart.
Participants and speakers must arrange their own accommodation for the duration of the conference. Hobart has a range of hotels, motels and budget accommodation. It is best to stay in the City area and walk or catch public transport to the venue. Information about accommodation (including backpacker options) can be found at Hobart Travel Centre. You also can find accommodation through other online services such as Hotel or Agoda.
In terms of distance and budget, the organising committee recommends the following: Astor Private Hotel (map), Fountainside Hotel (map), Hotel Collins (map) or The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel (map).
If you are arriving by the Redline coach from other Tasmanian cities you will arrive at its transit centre located in Liverpool Street. The Tassielink Hobart’s transit centre is located in Brisbane Street. The venue in Hunter Street is within walking distance (allow 20 to 30 minutes) from both transit centres. Some city buses also travel past the venue. For a detailed map indicating the numbers and routes of these buses please visit Metro Tas.
Paid parking is not expensive and is available around the venue.