With the theme of ‘Beyond the City: Who’s out there?’ this Conference covers a range of population and housing issues relevant to industry and Government alike.  We will share research results, review the latest models and techniques, and discuss new data releases. The program will inspire attendees to strive for better outcomes, to build better partnerships and innovative approaches to planning for our future.

Why ‘Beyond the City’?

Our theme captures the tensions of planning for an urbanising Australia, of the volatility in many of our regions and populations outside the big cities and of issues of growth, transport and planning in the suburbs of our cities. As we’re in Northern Australia, Beyond the City is also about the north of the country and its people, where the largest cities are under 200,000 people. Demography and population studies are the ideal lenses for debate, new research, ideas and theories on these issues as we go ‘Beyond the City’ in looking to the future.

09:00-09:20MC welcome and welcome to Larrakia Country
09:20-09:50Welcome from the Northern Territory Chief Minister (or Northern Territory Treasurer), Vice Chancellor of Charles Darwin University and/or Darwin Lord Major
09.50-10:45Session 1: Plenary 1
10:45-11:05Morning tea
11:05-12:20Session 2: Concurrent sessions #1 * 4 rooms (3 papers in each)
13:20-15:00Session 3: Concurrent sessions #2* 4 rooms (4 papers in each)
15:00-15:25Afternoon tea
15:25-17:05Session 4: Concurrent Sessions #3* 4 rooms (4 papers in each)
18:30-20:30Welcome reception including Borrie Lecture – Crocosaurus Cove. Bus from the convention centre to the venue?
09.00-10:40Session 5: Concurrent Sessions #4 * 4 rooms (4 papers in each)
10:40-11:05Morning tea
10:05-12:45Session 6: Concurrent sessions #5 * 4 rooms (4 papers in each)
12:45-13:45Lunch and APA Council meeting
13:45-15:05Session 7: Concurrent sessions #6 * 4 rooms (4 papers in each)
15:05-15:30Afternoon tea
15:30-17:10Session 8: Concurrent Sessions #7 * 4 rooms (4 papers in each)
18:30- 2130Conference Dinner (Open air Territory style)
Friday 20 JULY
09.00-10:15Panel session
10:15-10:40Morning tea
10:40-12:20Session 10: Concurrent sessions # 8 * 4 (4 papers in each)
12:20-13:20Lunch and poster session
13:20-15:00Session 11: Concurrent sessions #9 * 4 (4 papers in each)
15:00-15:30Closing session
15:30Afternoon tea and hugs goodbye