The Doctoral Colloquium aims to provide doctoral students from Australia, New Zealand and overseas a forum to meet and discuss their dissertation research with leading academics in the field of marketing and also meet fellow doctoral students from the region and across the world. A wide range of topics in the marketing domain and various methodological approaches are accommodated. Students from different stages in their PhD program are encouraged to apply.
The ANZMAC Doctoral Colloquium usually directly precedes the ANZMAC Main Conference. The program tends to have two main components.
Student presentations to a panel of renowned experts in the field. This is a key activity of the colloquium. Students present their work to a experts and fellow students for in-depth discussion to receive comprehensive comments and suggestions.
Presentations and workshops by marketing academics aim to enhance research skills and provide advice on career progression relevant to doctoral students.
The Doctoral Colloquium is held in a cooperative, open and friendly atmosphere and is intended to be not only a source of scientific inspiration, but also a social event with opportunities to get to know academics and doctoral students from different institutions.
Early Bird Registration: $295
Full Registration : $345
Early Bird Rates end on 30 September 2014.
The prices include the Welcome Dinner.
"Life as an academic, a creative, sustained and fun adventure"
Having a successful academic career may involve different goals for different people, but we have the unique opportunity to make it exciting, engaging, and genuinely rewarding in a variety of ways. I focus on how we can all be creative, do what we love, and carry out a lifetime of truly joyous research. Done the right way, we should never feel pressure to "publish or perish." Rather we should feel the thrill of doing something meaningful, enjoyable, and fulfilling. In addition "publishing" may become an old-fashioned way of thinking of producing research in the near future. I'll also suggest some ways in which we can future-proof our research, reach broader audiences, and make a difference without a threat of burn-out. We are privileged like few other professions to make a contribution that will help make the world a better place and set us on a life-long quest of discovery.
“Finding Life, Leisure and Pleasure in the PhD Treadmill”
Work-life balance, as clichéd as it sounds, is one of the biggest challenges during and after PhD. While matters of life, pleasure, leisure and work are quite personal and contingent on the life-stage and life-goals of individuals, hearing other people’s subjective opinions and experiences can also undoubtedly give you some tools to better face some adversities of early stage academia. This workshop will be about this. My goal is to start a dialogue that goes beyond the advice you might have heard elsewhere. I hope to, interactively and candidly, share my experiences: victories and missteps altogether. You can follow my advice; yet, in the end the point is finding that equilibrium where you want to be, not where you think you should be.
"Advancing Your Early Academic Career"
This workshop will focus on how to transition from PhD student to full time academic. We will discuss how to navigate the academic environment and how to maximise your chances of getting your first post and sustaining a strong research career, whilst still juggling teaching and administrative duties. The talk will focus more on the Australasian environment, but the principles discussed are universal. After this workshop attendees should have a better understanding of how to approach the job market, how to market themselves to prospective employers/promotion committees, what 'counts' in academia, and how to strategise your early career to ensure you maintain momentum throughout your academic life. The workshop will allow plenty of time for questions and answers from attendees.
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