SAVE THE DATE
NEVER WASTE A CRISIS - LESSONS LEARNED!

Thursday 26 - Monday 30 November 2020
A virtual event hosted by ARMS


Never waste a crisis! A commonly repeated phrase throughout this year and one which applies to us like never before! We are living through a once in a generation crisis (or so we hope)! And yet, history shows us that times of crisis often also result in increased change and innovation for good!

This first ARMS virtual conference picks up this theme to focus not so much on the difficulties of 2020, but on the lessons we have learned, the things we have changed and the emergence of "a new normal." What will we retain from the past in this new normal, what will we discard? As the world around us rapidly changes, research management has also been required to change - to be more agile, responsive and connected.  How are individuals and the sector responding to challenges the pandemic has created? From crisis management to opportunities for innovation.

Scheduled across 3 days Thursday 26 - Monday 30 November, this ARMS online event will provide the chance to hear from key funding agencies, be inspired by panel sessions addressing current issues and participate in interactive virtual networking.

For further information, please view the event website here.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS CLOSING MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2020

This first ARMS virtual conference picks up this theme to focus not so much on the difficulties of 2020, but on the lessons we have learned, the things we have changed and the emergence of "a new normal." What will we retain from the past in this new normal, what will we discard? 

The ARMS Program Committee is calling for abstracts, panel suggestions and presentations that address this theme of lessons learned in our research management operations under two broad themes as outlined below:

Theme 1: Supporting Research and Researchers Through Times of Crisis

This theme includes:

  • Supporting the development of researchers and researchers-in-training
  • Realising new funding sources to support research
  • A time for critical reflection

Theme 2: Maintaining Strong Partnerships Through Times of Crisis

This theme includes:

  • Managing team wellness and cohesion in a changing environment - strengthening the team
  • Lessons in adaptability and resilience
  • Establishing and maintaining research collaborations in a virtual space

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT HERE!

For full theme descriptions, terms and conditions and example of a sucessful abstract, please DOWNLOAD CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DOCUMENT here. 


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Associate Professor Inger Mewburn (better known as @thesiswhisperer) was born on Nuenonne country, which is now known as Tasmania, Australia (always was, always will be, Aboriginal land). She has a background as a designer and a researcher, which was nurtured at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University. 

Since 2006, she has worked exclusively with PhD students and early career academics, helping them finish complex research projects with (sometimes very) demanding stakeholders. She’s passionate about helping people reach their potential as researchers and helping to create a kinder, more inclusive academy. 

Inger is currently the Director of Researcher Development at The Australian National University where she oversees professional development workshops and programs for all ANU researchers. Aside from creating new posts on the Thesis Whisperer blog, she writes scholarly papers, books and book chapters about research education, with a special interest in post PhD employability. 

You find out more on her Wikipedia entryLinkedin profile, Amazon author page, or view a selection of her on the Thesis Whisperer About page. A full list of her scholarly work is available via her Google Scholar page or OrcidID