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    Conferences, seminars and other interactive events are fundamental to the Institute’s mission and strategic intent to contribute to positive social and environmental transformations in the tropics. The Institute ensures a diversity of events that encourage the development of core knowledge and theory, discussion of research and its implications for public policy and other applications, and reasoned deliberation over challenging political issues.

    In recent years, the Institute has hosted major disciplinary conferences including TEDx events in 2014-16, Talanoa Pasifika Conference in 2014, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Annual Conference in 2015, the Creating Futures Conference in 2015 (CF15), and the early Years Conference in 2015.

    Upcoming conferences include:

    TEDxJCUCairns 2 September 2017

    Tropics of the Imagination Conference 6-9 September JCU Singapore

    Creating Futures 2017 (CF17) 17-19 September 2017 TBC

    PNG Impact Conference 12-12 December 2017 Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea

    Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability 17-19 January 2018 The Cairns Institute, Cairns


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