The 2018 Melbourne School of Government Conference will be held from 9.30am, Thursday 15 February to 4.00pm, Friday 16 February 2018.

A draft program overview is provided below.

Please note that this is a draft program and presenters and session titles may change in the lead up to February.

DAY 1 - Thursday 15 February

9.30am - 10.00am


10.00am - 10.15am

Opening and Acknowledgement to Country

10.15am - 11.30am

Keynote: Professor Sheila Jasanoff

11.30am - 11.45am

Morning Tea

11.45am - 1.15pm

Session 1

Plenary: Knowledge and Society

1.15pm - 2.15pm

Lunch and poster session

2.15pm - 3.45pm

Session 2:

Parallel Sessions (accepted papers in panel)

Knowledge and Society

3.45pm - 4.00pm

Afternoon tea

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Session 3

Plenary: Policy in practice

Panel: What knowledge counts?

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Reception and dinner

DAY 2 - Friday 16 February

9.00am - 10.15am

Keynote: Professor Andy Stirling

10.15am - 10.30am

Morning tea

10.30am - 12.00pm

Session 4:

Parallel Sessions (accepted papers in panel)

Policy in Practice

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Lunch and poster session

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Session 5

Plenary: Innovation and Experimentation

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Closing session