‘The role of place in an increasingly placeless world’


DATE: Friday, 20 November 2020

(All times relate to Melbourne/Sydney time)


10:00am – 11:30am: SAAA General Assembly Meeting (open to all SAAA members)


12:00pm – 12:05pm: Official welcome by Dr Kaja Antlej, SAAA President, Deakin University, Australia

12:05pm – 12:20pm: Opening ceremony and official speech by  H. E. Dr Helena Jaklitsch, Minister for Slovenians Abroad, Republic of Slovenia Government Office for Slovenians Abroad

12:20pm – 12:25pm: Speech by H. E. Mr Jurij Rifelj, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Australia

12:25pm – 12:30pm: Welcome by local host, Dr Matevž Rašković, SAAA NZ Section, Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa NZ

12:30pm – 1:00pm: Keynote speech by Dr Julija Sardelić, Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa NZ on “Being placed in the ‘out of place’? Rethinking the place(lessness) of marginalized citizens across the Globe in 2020

1:00pm – 2:00pm: On-line “potluck” lunch break and networking event in collaboration with the Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad (VTIS)

2:000 pm – 2:30pm: Keynote speech by A/Prof Sergeja Slapničar, University of Queensland, Australia on “How do organisations protect themselves against cyber risk? Investigating cyber risk governance and management practices”

2:30pm – 2:45pm: Refresh break

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Presentation by Dr Sharinne Crawford, La Trobe University, Australia on “The new ‘neighbourhood’? How social media is shaping contemporary parenting?”

3:00pm – 3:15pm: Presentation by industrial designer Uroš Lotrič, Brisbane, Australia on “Knowledge is in the design – Challenges of different standards”

3:15pm – 3:30pm: Presentation by Marta Skrbiš MA, Australian Catholic University, Australia on “The Third Space: Transgressing conversational language patterns across cultures”

3:30pm – 3:45pm: Refresh break

3:45pm – 4:20pm: On-line chat with Črt Prašnikar, General Manager of Global Premium Strategy at Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Auckland, Aotearoa NZ on “Working on both sides of the Tasman: insights from a Slovenian manager” (This talk will be done in cooperation with the Slovenian Australian Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Ms Mateya Slobodnik.)

4:20pm – 4:30pm: Closing remarks