Conference Programme

Thursday 3rd September 2020 
4:00 pmConference registration desk opens
6:00 pmConference Opening and Welcome Plenary
6:30pmKeynote Speaker
7:30 pmDrinks and canapés
Friday 4th September 2020 
9:00 amPowhiri
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am Conference Opening & Keynote Speaker
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmWorking Groups Meeting - Session 1
3:00 pmCoffee Break
3:30 pmWorking Groups Meeting - Session 2
5:00 pmWorking Groups Meeting close
Saturday 5th September 2020 
9:00 am
Conference Opening
9:30 amKeynote Speaker
10:30 amCoffee break
11:00 amPanel Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmWorking Groups Meeting – Session 3
3:00 pmCoffee break
3:30 pmWorking Groups Meeting – Session 4
5:00 pmWorking Groups Meetings close
7:00 pmConference Dinner
Sunday 6th September 2020 
9:30 amConference Opening
9:30 amPresentations from Working Group Leaders
11:00 amCoffee Break
11:30 amFinal considerations from Keynote Speaker and Steering Committee Chair
12:00 pmAnnouncement from 2021 Host
12:15 pmAnnouncement of the Best Paper Award
12:30 pmConference closes
12:30 pmLunch
APRU-SCL Guided Field Trips (optional) 
1:30 pmField Trip groups meet with guide and move toward destination (by foot, by bus or by ferry, depending on the selected Field Trip)
2:00 pmField trips start
6:00 pmField Trips finish
Guided Field Trip 1:Wynyard Quarter
Guided Field Trip 2:Te Onekiritea / Hobsonville Point
Guided Field Trip 3:Ōtuataua Stonefields and Watercare Coastal Walkway – Mangere
Guided Field Trip 4:The University of Auckland heritage and modern architecture
Monday 7th September 2020Recommended Field Trips
Recommended Field Trip 1:Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park
Recommended Field Trip 2:Rangitoto Island
Recommended Field Trip 3:Rotorua
Recommended Field Trip 4:Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa – The Great Forest of Tiriwa and the Waitakere Ranges
Recommended Field Trip 5:Wynyard Quarter
Recommended Field Trip 6:Te Onekiritea / Hobsonville Point
Recommended Field Trip 7:Ōtuataua Stonefields and Watercare Coastal Walkway – Mangere
Recommended Field Trip 8:The University of Auckland heritage and modern architecture


Expression of Interest to Join a Working Group



Key Dates

• PhD papers submission due on 30th April 2020

• Early birds registrations close on 4th July 2020

• Expressions of interest for Working Groups to be submitted by 4th July 2020

• Standard registrations close on 23rd August 2020

About APRU

As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

We leverage collective education and research capabilities of our members into the international public policy process. Our primary research areas include natural hazards & disaster risk reduction, women in leadership, population aging, global health, sustainable cities, artificial intelligence & the future of work, the Pacific Ocean, and labor mobility.