Registrations Open - 2013 Local Government Researchers Forum
Registrations to attend the 2013 national Local Government Researchers Forum are now open. The forum will be held at the University of Adelaide, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June, and provides a unique opportunity for local government researchers and practitioners to hear about the latest research in the sector and to discuss implications for policy and practice.
The forum will include streamed presentation sessions, panel discussions and a concluding debate.
Over forty papers will showcase the latest in local government-relevant research that relate to pressing policy issues such as local government finance and revenue, political and executive leadership, future workforce, climate change, planning and community wellbeing, responding to demographic change, and others.
Workshops on building local government research capacity will also be held to give forum attendees expert tips about carrying out and publishing research and measuring impact.
The forum is being organised by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) in partnership with the Local Government Association of South Australia and builds on successful state based research forums in Brisbane and Perth in 2012 and the 2011 national forum run by ACELG at the University of Technology, Sydney.