Annual Symposiums

About the Annual Symposiums

The Annual Symposium is the highlight of the academy's calendar. Convened by one or more Fellows and held over a full day in November in Canberra, the Annual Symposium is a public forum examining an important issue in the social sciences and/or public policy.

The Symposium and the Cunningham Lecture, a public lecture immediately following the Symposium, are the cornerstones of the academy's Annual Events. The other annual events, which are open only to Fellows, or in some cases by invitation, include:

  • the Presentations by New Fellows (on the evening preceding the Symposium)
  • the Fellows' Dinner on the evening following the Symposium and Cunningham Lecture
  • on the day after the Symposium, the New Fellows' Breakfast, the (disciplinary) Panel Meetings
  • the Annual General Meeting.

Information on registering for these events is dispatched to Fellows with the Symposium registration information. Registration usually opens at the beginning of September.