2021 Annual Events | Celebrating 50 Years

Anna Dennis
Events and Fellowship Coordinator
02 6249 1788

Date & Time

November 24, 2021





In 2021, the Academy is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  To mark this milestone, the Academy is planning a year-long 50th anniversary program celebrating the history of the Academy and reflecting the legacy and role of the social sciences in contemporary Australian society.

The Academy’s 2021 Annual Events will be held from 22 – 24 November 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 Annual Events, including the 50th Anniversary Symposium, New Fellows’ Presentations, Panel Meetings and AGM, will be fully digital.

Learn more and register for each event below.


The Social Future of Australia: 50th Anniversary Symposium

The Academy’s 50th Anniversary Symposium will explore the social future of Australia. With over 50 speakers, 6 presentation sessions, and 3 roundtable sessions, the Symposium will provide contemporary and provocative commentary on issues important to society as well as to each of our disciplines. Questions and comments from the online audience will be worked into the program. Topics include meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous Australia; international relationships in a rapidly changing world;  education and health; productivity and innovation; equity and justice.

This free event is open to the public.

Learn more and register for the Social Future of Australia here.


New Fellows’ Presentations

Each year, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia elects the most distinguished social scientists in Australia as Fellows. These New Fellows will join the ranks of over 700 of Australia’s leading researchers and professionals across the social science disciplines.

This event will provide an opportunity to welcome the 2021 New Fellows and to recognise their outstanding contributions to the social sciences. Each New Fellow will have three minutes to discuss their research in an engaging and informative presentation.

This event is open to the public.

Learn more and register for the 2021 New Fellows’ Presentations here.


Annual Fellows’ Meetings

2021 Panel Meetings: 10.00am – 11.30am | Wednesday 24 November | Zoom

2021 Annual General Meeting: 12.30 – 2.00pm | Wednesday 24 November | Zoom

Further information about the Panel Meetings and AGM will be emailed to Fellows in the coming weeks.

Register to attend the 2021 AGM and Panel Meetings here.

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