Back to the Future: Re-framing New & Old Screen Production Practices

Past Conference Details

Conference DateMonday 8 - Wednesday 10 July 2013
Conference LocationSwinburne University, RMIT University, Deakin University – Melbourne, Australia
Conference ProgramConference Program (PDF)
Conference ProceedingsConference proceedings not available

President’s Welcome Address

Welcome to the 10th Annual ASPERA conference “Back to the Future: Re-framing New & Old Screen Production Practices” co-hosted by three Melbourne University’s – Swinburne, RMIT and Deakin.

This year’s Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association’s (ASPERA) con- ference presents three engaging days of high quality research, some of this year’s highlights include the keynote presentations from Professor Jon Rubin, the Director of the SUNY COIL Center for Collaborative Online International Learning, followed by Professor Su Baker, presenting on the newly formed Deans and Directors of Creative Arts.

The conference committee has worked autonomously for the last year planning this event, and the quality of the presentations has allowed a few streamed sessions to occur. An interesting sub-theme pertaining to notions of the PhD film is featured through two panel sessions and in keeping with the intimate and friendly ASPERA atmosphere each day will end with a round table discussion hosted by the ASPERA executive, to give everyone an opportunity to provide feedback and reflect on the day’s highlights.

The first ASPERA conference was held at VCA a decade ago. Since then, the conference has been hosted by all states. My first conference was at UTS in 2004, I’m wondering if you can remember yours? Some members have been to all 10 ASPERA conferences, I wonder if there is someone who has presented at every one?

As a community we are fortunate to have such a supportive and dedicated membership and it is through the conference that we are able to reconnect with each other, share stories about workload, ERA, AQF compliance and boast about our best and brightest students and their achievements. I believe these gatherings are something to be proud of and I have per- sonally found each ASPERA conference to be empowering. I am left with a reassurance that as an academic ‘I’m doin’ OK’. I genuinely appreciate my annual ASPERA fix. I look forward to meeting as many ‘new & old’ participants as possible, please come and introduce yourself and tell me how many conferences you have attended.

Dr Susan Kerrigan
ASPERA President 2012-2013

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