You are kindly invited to the 6th Annual Slovenian Australian Academic Association (SAAA) Conference 2022

Date: Friday, 18 November 2022

In-person Venue: Murdoch University, Perth

Online Venue: Zoom

Registrations (free): TBA



09:30-10:00 12:30-13:00 02:30-03:00  SAAA Breakfast (Members only)
10:00-11:30 13:00-14:30 03:00-04:30 SAAA Annual General Meeting (Members only)
11:30-12:00 14:30-15:00 04:30-05:00 Conference Registration and Morning tea
12:00-17:00 15:00-20:00 05:00-10:00 Conference Sessions
18:30-21:00 18:30-21:00 11:30-14:00 Conference dinner (Perth in-person)


KEYNOTE  (more keynotes to be announced):

Prof. Marjetica Potrč*, Artist and Architect

The Sydney Biennale Project: Drawing the Rights of Two Rivers and Constructing The House of the Agreement Between Humans and the Earth




SPEAKERS (more speakers to be announced):

  • H. E. Mr Matej Arčon*, Minister for Slovenians Abroad, Government Office for Slovenians Abroad TBC
  • Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Australia TBC
  • Dr Kaja Antlej, President, SAAA – Slovenian Australian Academic Association
  • Ms Nina Becejac, Secretary, SAAA – Slovenian Australian Academic Association
  • Prof. Srechko Kontelj OAM, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia for Victoria
  • Ms Teya Jerman, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
  • Mr Neil Churches, Author of the book The Greatest Escape: A Gripping Story of Wartime Courage and Adventure

* Virtual participation.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Dr Kaja Antlej, Nina Becejac, Prof John Hajek, Anna Tait, Karmen Luzar, Dr Jurij Karlovsek, Mateya Slobodnik (SloAusCham)
ORGANISOR: Slovenian Australian Academic Association (SAAA) 
ORGANISING PARTNERS: Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad (VTIS), Slovenian Australian Chamber of Commerce (SloAusCham). The event is sponsored by the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad and supported by the Slovenian Embassy in Canberra.

CONTACT: Ms Nina Becejac, nina.becejac@saaa.si


The schedule may be subject to change.

Photos: Nathan Hurst (Unsplash), Andrej Peunik