The ASPERA Annual Conference is hosted each year by one of our member institutions. It is an opportunity for member delegates, academics and practitioners working in the field of screen production education and research to share insights on a range of pertinent issues and develop networks for ongoing and future collaborations.
The conference is both a chance for networking between aligned academics and an important part of ASPERA’s program to build research capacity and strong pedagogical frameworks for the screen production education and research sector.
The invitation to present on teaching practice, creative practice and research that is relevant to academics working at tertiary institutions in screen production disciplines is extended to the international community of screen production scholars and practitioners.
The first conference was held in 2004 at the Victorian College of the Arts within the University of Melbourne.
2023 ASPERA Conference: What does the future look like for Screen Education and Research?
Flinders University in collaboration with the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA), is pleased to host the 2023 ASPERA Conference to be held June 28th-29th 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia.
The conference is an opportunity for member delegates, academics and practitioners working in the field of screen production education and research to showcase recent successes, discuss examples of innovative work, and share insights on a range of pertinent issues. The conference is both a chance for networking between aligned academics and an important part of ASPERA’s program to build research capacity and strong pedagogical frameworks for the screen production education and research sector.
The 2023 ASPERA conference will run alongside the fourth Sightlines event, to be held at UniSA in Adelaide June 29th-30th 2023.
In 2023 the Conference aims to address the question - “What does the future look like for Screen Education and Research?” - the program is delivered under three broad areas:
1) Innovation, Technology, and the New
2) Diversity, Inclusion and Collaboration
3) Money, Funding and Jobs
Most of the presentations and panels will be scheduled on Wednesday 28th June 9am-5pm. There will a couple of panels, a keynote, and other ASPERA business on the Thursday morning 29th June, before we handover to Sightlines for the Thursday afternoon and Friday sessions.
Lisa Scott is a multi-award winning producer of quality scripted drama through her company Highview Productions. Her recent productions include A Sunburnt Christmas for Stan and the series The Tourist, which premiered on Stan, BBC1 and HBO Max in early 2022 to critical acclaim and was the most watched drama in the UK last year.
Three days – Conference & Sightlines – full $350, student $175 (includes catering)
Single day - Conference / Sightlines – full $200, student $100 (includes catering)
The conference registration fee gives you full access to the ASPERA conference, as well as Sightlines.
Please note that ASPERA member institutions will be able to send 2 x delegates to the event at a reduced rate. If your institution is an ASPERA member, talk to your institutional ASPERA contact for more information.
You only need to register once to attend both Sightlines and the ASPERA Conference.
The conference dinner will be on Wednesday 28th June, and will cost $55.
We recommend staying near the Adelaide Train Station / North Terrace. Nearby hotels include Oaks Adelaide Horizon Suites, Grosvenor Hotel, Stamford Plaza and Holiday Inn.
We recommend arriving on the Tuesday evening.
Day 1 Travel – Wednesday 28th June - City to Flinders University, Bedford Park
Train City to Bedford Park - https://www.flinders.edu.au/campus/bedford-park/location/public-transport
Day 2 Travel – Thursday 29th June – Victoria Square
Walk or catch the free city tram to Flinders University, Victoria Square