SAAA CONFERENCE 2017: Program

22 May 2017, EU Centre at RMIT, Melbourne

Dr Kaja Antlej, President, Slovenian Australian Academic Association (SAAA)
• OPENING ADDRESS
Professor Bruce Wilson, Director, EU Centre at RMIT University
• OPENING ADDRESS
H.E. Mrs Helena Drnovšek-Zorko, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Australia
• OPENING ADDRESS
Professor Zlatko Skrbiš, President, University of Ljubljana Global Alumni and Associates Network (SMUL) & Vice-Provost (Graduate Education, Monash University)
• KEY NOTE: The future of international collaboration in education and research
Abstract and bio
Professor Glenda Sluga, ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of International History, FAHA, The University of Sydney
• KEY NOTE: Why and when Slovenia matters
Abstract and bio
Dr Friderik Pribac, Climate Change Officer Clarence City Council, Board Member of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania
• Small community, big impacts; The challenges and benefits of participating in multicultural activities to maintain presence
Abstract and bio
Eddy Kontelj, Managing Director, William Adams Pty Ltd
• The experience of the Slovenian in Antarctica
Abstract and bio
Dr Rado Faletič, Director, Projects & Communications, MONTROIX Pty Ltd
• Funding opportunities to support Slovenia-Australia research collaboration
Abstract and bio
Matthew Coote, Special Projects Officer, EU Centre at RMIT University
• EU Centre at RMIT research activities
Abstract and bio
Dr Masha Mikola, Research and Policy Coordinator, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health
• Academic migration in Australia: reflection on educational and professional pathways and multicultural working environments (Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships)
Abstract and bio
Lara Cernetič, Member, Slovenian Australian Chamber of Commerce
• Business opportunities & research
Abstract and bio
Dr Oliver Vodeb, Researcher, Lecturer, Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology; Memefest
• Food democracy, critical lessons in communication, design and art
Abstract and bio
Aleksandra (Sasha) L. Ceferin, President, The Institute for Slovenian Studies of Victoria Inc.
• Slovenian Language in the secondary school system of Victoria (1976-2005), activities of the Institute for Slovenian Studies of Victoria, and its core project, educational resources portal Thezaurus.com. (1998-) and significance of online learning for minority languages
Abstract and bio
Draga Gelt OAM, Slovenians in Australia
• Slovenians in Australia web portal
Abstract and bio
Neza Muzic de Vries, Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
• Universities on both ends, further collaboration and socialising
Abstract and bio
Gregor Cerinšek (VIDEO), Project manager and researcher, Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana
• Real-life Learning Lab Model engaging interdisciplinary groups of students working on real-life industry and societal assignments
Abstract and bio
Assistant Professor Dr Ivan Jerman (VIDEO), Head of Coating development group, Department for Materials Chemistry, National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia
• Materials for renewable energy harvesting
Abstract and bio

Photo: Manca Ogrizek

Full program is available in PDF.

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