conferences in australia!
I was thrilled when it was announced, a few days ago, that the next Digital Arts and Culture conference will be held in Perth!!! My home town! Yay! Andrew Hutchison will be chairing the conference, it has support from all four universities in Perth and all the administration will be done by BEAP, which will be hosting the conference. It sounds fantastic. So, DAC2007 is being held in September in Perth. Wildflower season! Spring!
Then today I noticed that the next Association of Internet Researchers conference is not being held in Europe, as I’d assumed, but in Brisbane! Yes, Australia, again! AoIR 7.0 will be held Sept 27-30 in Brisbane. Reading this note from a Brazilian about the difficulties of aquiring a visa to come to the US if you’re not lucky enough to be a citizens of the handful of rich countries with a visa waiver, I reckon it’s wonderful having the conference outside of the US. I’m not sure Australia’s visa policies are any better, but both Brisbane and Perth are close to Asia, which should lead to new people having easier access to these gathering.
I probably won’t make it to Brisbane, but certainly hope to be at DAC07.