SAAA Conference 2018: Program and Venue

DATE: Friday, 28 September 2018

VENUE: The University of Queensland, Advanced Engineering Building (49) – Boardroom (601) – 6th Floor, Staff House Road, 4072 St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland (Google Maps)



09.30 – 10.00     Registration and Networking (morning tea)

10:00 – 10:05     Dr Jurij Karlovšek, The University of Queensland, SAAA, QLD Section Coordinator Welcome and MC

10:05 – 10:10     Representative TBA, The University of Queensland
Acknowledgment and welcome

10:10 – 10:15     Dr Kaja Antlej, SAAA President
Opening address

10:15 – 10:20     H.E. Mr Jurij Rifelj, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Australia
Opening address

10.20 – 10.30     Ms Nevenka Golc-Clarke, Hon. Consul for Slovenia in Queensland
Opening address

10:30 – 10:45     Andrew Bratina, SAAA Treasurer
SAAA – aims, vision and mission

10:45 – 11:15     Professor Boštjan Kobe, National Health and Medical Research Council Fellow       Structural biology in medical research and biotechnology

11:15 – 11:30     Ms Julija Cvetkovič, Queensland Academies for Creative Industries at Kelvin Grove
How, why and what’s next after finishing year 12

11.30 – 12:30     Panel Discussion: Australian and Slovenian current and future research opportunities

12:30 – 13:30     Light Lunch

13:30 – 13:45     Dr Martin Grabert, Director, Projects & Communications, Montroix Pty Ltd              Opportunities to support Slovenia-Australia research collaboration

13:45 – 14:00     Mr Matthew Coote, Research Officer, EU Centre At RMIT
Social Media: EU-Australia digital diplomacy, GDPR and EU digital market

14:00 – 14:15     Ms Jerneja Sveticic, PhD Student in Criminology, Griffith University, Researcher in Suicide Prevention, Queensland Health
How to keep 4 balls in the air in a country where nobody can say your name

14:15 – 14:30     Dr Ziva Vuckovic Mueller, Research Fellow at Monash University
Structural studies of GPCRs

14:30 – 14:45     Ms Manca Ogrizek, Teaching Assistant, Monash University, Multimedia and interaction design teaching and practice

14.45 – 15:00     Dr Kaja Antlej, Lecturer in Industrial Design, School of Engineering, Deakin University
Cross-Reality (XR) in museums and heritage

15:00 – 15:15     Dr Jurij Karlovšek, Lecturer in Civil Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, UQ
A tunnel from Australia to Slovenia and back

15:15 – 15:30     Mr Marko Žibert (ZOOM online presentation),
Managing Director, iCA – Interdisciplinary Consultants Australia Pty Ltd
New horizon, new projects, digital vision

15:30 – 15:45     Dr Dejan Valentinčič (ZOOM online presentation), Secretary, Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Slovenians Abroad
New approaches of the Republic of Slovenia in relation to its diaspora: What has been done and what still needs to be done?

15:45 – 16:30     Discussion

16:30 – 16:35     Closing remarks and close of the conference

17.00 – 18:00     SAAA Annual General Meeting (ZOOM live streaming for members)

The program may be subject to change.

Conference manager
Dr Jurij Karlovsek
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