Public policy think tank plans national conference at Gladstone Campus
Published on 31 May, 2012
Public policy think tank the Eidos Institute has announced its 2012 National Conference Series cycle will be opened by an event hosted by CQUniversity and the University of Newcastle, on June 27-28.
The Sustainable Development in Resource Intensive Regions conference will feature prominent presenters, including CQUniversity academics Prof Jennelle Kyd, Prof John Rolfe and Dr Susan Kinnear.
This two-day event will seek to identify barriers to the sustainable development of resources occurring in nationally significant resource intensive regions such as Gladstone.
Conference themes include community and engagement strategies, human factors in resource intensive regions, building social license to operate, cumulative social impacts of resource extraction, public controversy and protest and technology, and change in the energy sector.
Conference presentations and participant interaction will seek to identify existing gaps and disconnect in current research occurring within these areas, and establish new ways forward in addressing these areas with the involvement of attending state and federal government representatives.