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About ARMS 2017

About ARMS

The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) is the professional society for research managers and administrators working throughout Australasia and Singapore.

Since its founding in 1999, the ARMS network has grown to involve more than 2100 people from universities, research agencies and institutes, medical research institutes, R&D corporations, research centres, government departments, funding bodies, industrial R&D teams, service providers, commercialisation bodies and consultancies.

Our Mission

ARMS is dedicated to the professional development of research managers and administrators; the promotion of the profession of management and the enhancement of the research enterprise. The Society fulfills its mission through:

We Value

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Our History

The Australasian Research Management Society was founded in 1999. It was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act (Vic) 2012 and is a non-profit organisation governed by an approved ARMS constitution and operationalized by a set of by-laws. The ARMS Executive (also known as Office Bearers and Committee Members) is the governing body of the Society, responsible for controlling and directing the affairs of the Society, including its committees and publications. It is also responsible for the promotion of the Society, establishment and review of policies, strategic planning and other methods of evaluation which contribute towards achievement of its missions and goals.

Read more about ARMS history and our previous Office Bearers and Committee Members.

Key Dates
Call for AbstractsNow Open
Closing Date for Pre-conference Workshops Submissions13 March 2017
Offer of Acceptance for Pre-conference Workshops27 March 2017
Early Bird Registration OpenApril 2017
Offer of Acceptance for Abstracts for Theme Leader Presentations, Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations17 April 2017
Offer of Acceptance for Abstracts for Theme Leader Presentations, Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations28 April 2017
All presenters must register14 August 2017
Early Bird Registration ClosesTBA
Full Registrations OpensTBA

About Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington at Night
Wellington at Night

Energetic and creative, Wellington has been called the world’s ‘coolest little capital’. Wellingtonians enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, thanks to its harbourside setting and 425 hectares of bush-clad town belt. With reportedly more cafés, bars and restaurants per capita than New York, Wellington is known for its lively nightlife and world-class culinary scene.

Already proud of its internationally - recognised coffee culture, Wellington has become the hub of New Zealand’s craft beer revolution, with experimental breweries and specialist bars popping up all over the city. Home to national museums, galleries and theatres, the city is at the heart of New Zealand’s arts and culture, and Wellington’s innovative film production and digital technology sectors have built a worldwide reputation.

The city combines the sophistication, cosmopolitan outlook and global reach of a capital city, along with the warmth and personality of a village.

Travel to Wellington

Wellington is less than one hour’s flight from New Zealand's main cities. Domestic services are plentiful, and four airlines fly direct from Australia: Air New Zealand from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and the Gold Coast; Qantas from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane; Virgin Australia from Brisbane; Singapore Airlines from Canberra.

Wellington International Airport is an easy 15 minute drive from the city centre. If you don't have your own car, then a door to door taxi or shared ride shuttle service will get you to your destination hassle-free. Taxi ranks can be found directly outside the baggage claim area on level 0 of the main terminal.

Alternatively, jump on the convenient Airport Flyer express bus service. The service runs at least once every 20 minutes from Wellington International Airport to the Hutt Valley, through the centre of Wellington, on to Queensgate - Lower Hutt. The timetable for Airport Flyer is available on the Metlink website.

WOW - World of WearableArt Awards Show

WOW World of WearableArt
WOW World of WearableArt

2017 Show Season Dates | 21 September – 8 October 2017

The World of WearableArt®, known as WOW®, is a renowned international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world.

Using the human body as a blank canvas designers create works of wearable art to be exhibited in the annual Awards Show. Designs are brought to life in this spectacular stage performance – a world where theatre, fashion and art collide.

WOW® gives entrants freedom of expression without the constraints of commercialism it encourages lateral, original thinking and provides the opportunity to be innovative and inventive.

Visit the World Of WearableArt website for ticket and show information
www.worldofwearableart.com/ticket-show-information/

Enjoy the View from the Top

Mount Victoria Lookout
Mount Victoria Lookout

Rising 196m above the city, the Mount Victoria Lookout is a Wellington must-do. Head to the lookout and be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Wellington city and harbour and beyond.

Located next to the central business district, you can drive all the way up or take a walkway through the bush-covered Town Belt.

From the top, enjoy the views of Tinakori Hill, the Hutt Valley and Eastern Harbour bays, Matgiu/Somes Island and the Miramar Peninsula.

Take a picnic with you, settle in on the hillside and relax while watching ferries and cruise ships sail into the harbour and planes fly in and out of the airport. This is also one of the best spots in the city for taking in a sunrise or sunset.

Galleries Galore

Art in the city
Art in the city

Wellington is home to a thriving arts scene, and has some 55 galleries
dotted around the city. For a taste of the local scene, pay a visit to:

Wellington Cable Car

Cable Car
Cable Car

Great coffee is a Wellington specialty and a perfect welcome to your conference. No matter how good a cup is served before you, the enjoyment is as much about the space and time as flavour. Wellington's cafes are a diverse bunch, from urban hubs, to hipster hangouts, beachside brunch spots and much more.

Here are of some of our favourite places to meet for coffee and/or brunch. Later in the day treat your delegates to a spectacular dinner in the culinary capital perhaps including some of Wellington's award winning craft beers.

Coffee, Cuisine and Craft Beer

Have a Beer
Have a Beer

Great coffee is a Wellington specialty and a perfect welcome to your conference. No matter how good a cup is served before you, the enjoyment is as much about the space and time as flavour. Wellington's cafes are a diverse bunch, from urban hubs, to hipster hangouts, beachside brunch spots and much more.

Here are of some of our favourite places to meet for coffee and/or brunch.

Later in the day treat your delegates to a spectacular dinner in the culinary capital perhaps including some of Wellington's award winning craft beers.

Partners

Gold Partner

ResearchMaster

University Office

Silver Partner

University of Tasmania

Bronze Partner

Australian Research Council

Conference Gala Dinner Partner

Macquarie University

Conference Lunch Partnership

Taylor & Francis

Name Badge & Lanyard Partner

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Poster Session Partner

Monash University

Conference Supporter

GNS Science

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