Inquiries and further information

Deborah Smith
Conference Organiser
Faculty of Economics & Business
University of Sydney
Phone: (612) 9351 1913

Organised by:


Macquarie Uni




Sponsored by:

Chartered Accountants

CAGS University of South Australia

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Conference Program Format

The organizers aim to encourage discussions, debates and the interchange of ideas in an informal atmosphere. Included in the program are plenary sessions and research paper presentations on selected themes and issues.


Presentation Format

Each stream at the conference will have a chairperson/ discussant who will speak first:

a. Giving a brief summary of the paper's objective(s), method and findings, and then

b. The main critical comments.

The chairperson/ discussant will be permitted a maximum speaking time of 10 minutes. It is the role of the chairperson to keep time during the session and to facilitate discussion with the audience.

The author(s) will then speak for up to 10 minutes in response to the presentation, and the paper will subsequently be opened for general discussion with the audience for another 10 minutes.

Prior to the conference, the chairperson/discussant will email presenters with their comments on the paper. If you are presenting and have not received these comments by 7th July, please contact Fiona Crawford who will follow up on your behalf.


If you are planning to use powerpoints during your presentation, please send these to by 8th July 2010.

Each room at the conference venue is set up with a laptop and data projector. An assistant will be assigned to your room to help you access your presentation. Please arrive at your presentation on time to check that your presentation is available and to introduce yourself to the chairperson/discussant.

Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings are available on the website.

There are no printing facilities at the conference venue so if you wish to hand out hard copies of your paper or, if as an audience member, you want to look at a hard copy, you must organise this yourself prior to the conference.

APIRA conference papers are eligible for E1 HERDC because:

Writer in Residence

We are pleased to announce that widely published author and academic Steve Evans will be the official writer in residence for APIRA 2010.

Steve will be very visible, acting as the roving literary reporter - with a blog presence to which you can contribute - and hosting a friendly breakfast writing workshop for both emerging and more experienced writers. You can be involved with other activities too, such as writing haiku that reflect individual conference sessions, with a chance of publication during the conference!

Steve will also be available for individual consultations about delegates' own creative writing, and he will be producing other creative material that reflects formal and informal conference activities.

With a writer in residence on board, APIRA will really be a time for you to get your pens and keyboards working overtime just for the sheer pleasure of it!

Sign on for the Workshop or a Consultation

Steve Evans' creative writing workshop, between 11:00am and Noon on Day 2, will comprise consecutive half-hour activities. If you are planning to be there, please let him know via this address:

If you wish to discuss any of your own creative writing with Steve at other times during the conference you can email your work to him beforehand or bring it along. Steve will make as much time available for this as possible, so an initial email contact would be helpful, though it is not essential.

About your Writer in Residence

Author of 11 books, Steve teaches creative writing and literature at Flinders University but his first career was in taxation and management accounting. He has a continuing connection with accounting through his long-term role as Literary Editor of the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, where he is responsible for its 'Literature & Insights' section.

Steve has won a variety of literary prizes and been a featured guest at writing festivals, including the Australian national poetry festival, 'Salt on the Tongue', in April 2010. He is the Deputy Chair of the South Australian Writers' Centre (serving over 1300 writer members), Creative Editor for TEXT (the journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs), a member of the Arts SA government panel that funds individual artists' projects, and he was the 2008 Barbara Hanrahan Fellow.

Saturday 10 July 2010

Informal Drinks at Pumphouse, Novotel Rockford Plaza

Sunday 11 July 2010

Emerging Scholars Colloquium, Novotel Rockford Plaza

Monday 12 July 2010

APIRA Conference - Day 1

Eastern Avenue Complex, The University of Sydney

Tuesday 13 July 2010

APIRA Conference - Day 2

Please Note: You MUST confirm your attendance at the Conference Dinner when registering online for the Conference to secure your place. Accompanying guests should also be advised and a cost of $100.00 paid upon registering. Dress Informal.

Further information regarding streams for presentation of papers, plenary speakers etc will be advised by late May 2010 on this website.