Submit Expression of Interest for Hosting ASfAR 2021 State-based Conference

State-based ASfAR Conferences are supported in the alternate years to the national biennial ASfAR meetings held in ‘even’ years (e.g., 2020/2022). Please complete the table below (by typing into the boxes) to lodge your interest in hosting a State-based ASfAR Conference in 2021. The form should be returned to the Secretary of ASfAR at secretary@asfar.org.au by December 4, 2020 for consideration by the ASfAR Executive Committee Meeting.

Download the expression of interest template here

At this stage, the assessment process involves completion of the EOI below. EOIs received will be reviewed by the ASfAR Executive and further clarification sought by email or phone as needed. A maximum of two meetings will be supported in a given year (with up to $3,000 in funds provided by ASfAR subject to approval from the Executive). Where there are several EOIs in a given year, priority will be given to: (1) strong institutional support, (2) ability to host a keynote speaker (national or international), (3) provision for web access to presentations, and (4) quality of conference facilities (wherein-person attendance is possible).

Please note that in keeping with ASfAR policy, the conference is to remain free to all financial members of ASfAR.

If you have any questions please contact President, Associate Professor Mark Stokes, School of Psychology, Deakin University; mark.stokes@deakin.edu.au; or Vice-President Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University; c.dissanayake@latrobe.edu.au.