Welcome to the AHDA 2011 conference!
On behalf of the local organising committee and University of Otago, I am delighted to invite you to Dunedin in July 2011 for the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA).
AHDA’s biennial conferences serve as a leading venue for research on basic and applied human development across the lifespan in the wider Asia-Pacific region. This is only the second time in the history of the organisation that the conference is being held in New Zealand, and the first time in the South Island. Expect a warm welcome from us, and an exciting and intellectually enriching scientific programme, which includes individual papers and posters, as well as symposia, and plenary sessions with international keynote speakers.
The theme of the 2011 AHDA Conference is ‘transitions’, and contributions are open to a broad range of disciplines relevant to human development, and to researchers, practitioners and policy makers. AHDA maintains a tradition of encouraging participation from postgraduate students, and offers a competitive scholarship programme. The Conference will open with a reception on the evening of Sunday 3rd July, and continue from Monday 4th July to Wednesday 6th July, 2011.
We hope that you will take this opportunity to join us “down under” to hear the latest in developmental research, and to enjoy our scenic island, planned social activities, and famous ‘Kiwi’ hospitality.
Assoc Prof Claire Fletcher-Flinn, AHDA President