ANZMAC 2017 Mid-Year D...

9.00am 23rd Jun 2017
5.00pm 23rd Jun 2017
Griffith University
ANZMAC 2017 Mid-Year Doctoral Colloquium Info

The 2017 ANZMAC Mid-Year Doctoral Colloquium, hosted by Griffith Business School, is open to enrolled doctoral students who are at any stage of their doctoral training. Entry will be a competitive process as the colloquium will be limited to 30 student participants. Doctoral students will submit and present aspects of their doctoral work and receive feedback and mentoring from senior researchers. This doctoral colloquium will also feature presentations by leading world-class scholars including Professor Mark Uncles (University of New South Wales), Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele (Griffith University), and Visiting Associate Professor Sameer Deshpande (Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore).

The co-chairs of the Doctoral Colloquium are Associate Professor Krzysztof Kubacki and Dr. Denni Arli.


Participation is based on how far you are into your candidature: Students will be divided into two tracks to allow sessions to be tailored to students at different stages of completion:

  • Early Track (before data collection)
  • Late Track (after data collection)

Feedback from established scholars in your area of research: Participants’ proposal will be reviewed by two scholars within their field (or as close as possible) and feedback will be provided following the presentation at the Doctoral Colloquium. Participants will each be given 15 minutes for their presentation and 15 minutes for feedback, questions and discussion.

Partake in peer review and build your network: Participants will be placed into peer groups based on similarity of topics or research methods to be able to participate in relevant presentations and discussions. This is designed to enhance peer-review skills and facilitate networking.

Participate in workshops: Several presentations and discussions will be held by world class academics covering topics such as advancing your early career, juggling work and leisure and living a creative, fun and sustained academic life and working outside academia.


Paper submissions open                        : 27th February 2017

Papers submissions close                      : 28th April 2017

Authors notified of paper outcome          : 8th May 2017

Doctoral Colloquium held                 : 23rd June 2017


Submissions are invited via email:

Students wishing to attend the Mid-Year Doctoral Colloquium are asked to submit the following before 14th April 2017:

  • A full research proposal which may include literature review, methods, data collection and findings for those wishing to enter the Late Track (10 to 20 pages maximum, including references).
  • An extended abstract for those wishing to enter the Early Track (maximum 5 pages, including references).
  • The first page of submission for both Late Track and Early Track will have a one-page cover sheet including the following:

o   Title of Thesis

o   Overall Research Objective

o   List of Research Questions

o   Methodology (Quant or Qual and main analytic technique if known)

o   Three key concerns or questions you would like reviewers to consider when they critique your proposal.

  • Font: Times New Roman 12pt
  • Margins: 2.5cm all sides
  • Spacing: Single Spaced, with one blank line between paragraphs.
  • Abstract: Maximum of 150 words
  • Title: No more than 2 lines of text
  • Referencing style: Australasian Marketing Journal format


ANZMAC Conference Travel Awards for Doctoral Students are offered to participants in the Doctoral Colloquium. Up to four awards are available to assist full-time doctoral students who wish to attend the Mid-Year Colloquium and need funding to do so. Applicants must be studying at an institution that holds Institutional Membership of ANZMAC. Submissions require a one-page justification for why and how much funding is required to be included with the submitted proposal. Selection will be based on proposal merit and justification of funding needs.


Participating in the Colloquium offers the opportunity to win the ANZMAC Mid-Year Doctoral Colloquium Best Paper Award. The selection for the ANZMAC Doctoral Colloquium Best Paper Award is based on the quality of the submitted proposal and the students' presentation during the Colloquium.


Early Bird registration (up to 31st May 2017)       - AUS$ 90 (includes GST)

Full Registration (1st June 2017 onwards)           - AUS$ 110 (includes GST)

The Doctoral Colloquium fees will cover coffee/tea breaks and lunches, entry into parallel sessions, keynote speeches, and the Colloquium Dinner.


Griffith University, Southbank Campus. Griffith's South Bank Campus is ideally located in Brisbane's picturesque South Bank Parklands. The campus is only a 10-minute walk from the Brisbane CBD and is adjacent to the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, the State Library, Museum, Performing Arts Complex and the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. Address: 226 Grey Street, South Bank, Qld 4101.