Here on Asian Currents we’ll be hosting an account of each day’s online activity around the ASAA conference to give you a glimpse of what’s on offer at this year’s conference.
3 July 2018 was the first day of the ASAA conference held at the University of Sydney. With over 800 people presenting their work this is just a small glimpse of some of the fantastic sessions on offer and the online conversation around them.
The conference began with an opening plenary session,
You can now watch the full session online.
From there, the conference broke out into its panel sessions catering to a wide range of interests, including authoritarianism, migrant workers, climate change, food and many more:
The day also saw sessions on what book publishers, journal editors, and grant committees want with a lot of valuable advice shared.
During afternoon tea, books in the ASAA series were launched, congratulations to all the authors involved.
Finally for Day 1 each of the regional associations hosted a keynote address.
And there was a lot of love for the conference and its first day.