The Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) is excited to announce our 2021 Online Conference will be held on November 18th and 19th!  

AHDA warmly welcomes registrations for the 2021 Virtual AHDA Conference being held on the 18th to 19th November. Conference highlights include networking events, a Keynote address from the Life Course Centre’s (UQ) Professor Janeen Baxter, and other keynote speakers to be announced! 

Conference programming, comprised of content from researchers at all career stages from across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, will focus on topics related to lifespan human development and will include:

  • Symposia (3 or 4 thematically related talks), and
  • Individual presentations.

Registration for the conference is affordable and all registration fees include a 1-year membership to AHDA:  

  • Students and post-docs: Free 
  • Other attendees (including existing paid members): $50 

Abstract Submissions Are Now Closed – Register Here!

Key dates: 

  • Submissions open: 1st July 2021 
  • Submissions close: 13th September 2021 
  • Acceptance notifications: 5th October 2021 
  • Registrations open: 2nd August 2021 
  • Conference: 18th to 19th November 2021         

AHDA is the only society of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and brings together a community of researchers including educators, academics, and practitioners from Australia, New Zealand and Asia who all share interests in the social and cognitive development of young people. One of the functions of the organisation is to bring together our membership to participate in biennial conferences either in Australia or New Zealand. The conference serves as a venue for the latest research findings on applied and basic aspects of human development within the Australasian region. The conference includes invited and investigator-initiated symposia, lectures, and poster presentations. 

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