Promoting sociology in Australia
Facilitating sociology teaching and research
Enhancing the professional development of TASA members
The annual conference is a key event for sociologists to present their research and network with peers, attracting approximately 350 participants each year. Hosting the conference is an ideal opportunity for a university or department to showcase their achievements, and promote their strengths. Alternatively a collective of sociologists from universities in a particular city or region may wish to use the conference to highlight the benefits of sociology to a broader audience.
TASA has secured the services of a professional conference organiser to provide continuity in processes and assist in organising the administrative side of the conference. The intellectual input into the conference is provided by the Local Organising Committee, which will select the theme, invite guest speakers, determine the format and maintain overall responsibility for the success of the conference.
In 2012, TASA introduced a reinvestment initiative in the form of a teaching release grant, to be made available to the hosting university in the 12 months preceding the Conference; a sum of up to $15,000 for the purpose of obtaining release for the Local Organising Committee from their usual teaching duties.
For more information on hosting TASA’s 2014 Conference, including preliminary inquiries, please contact TASA Vice-president: A/Prof Katie Hughes