The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) annual conference is the premier event for Research Management Professionals in Australasia and Singapore.

We are pleased to host the ARMS 2020 Conference in Perth, Western Australia, the gateway to Asia and Australia’s only Capital City situated on the Indian Ocean Rim.

Perth’s superb position on the banks of the Swan River and nearby hectares of natural bushland in Kings Park, as well as some of the world’s most pristine beaches, make for a city centred on the great outdoors. But there’s more to the west coast capital than great sunshine and a sparkling river. A new cosmopolitan perspective and economic growth has given Perth a cultural confidence which is making its mark on the city skyline and on other aspects of urban life.

The theme of the ARMS 2020 Perth Conference is “Disrupting the status quo: challenging the research and innovation culture to advance the research enterprise”.  We invite you to join us and fellow colleagues from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and globally at the ARMS 2020 Perth Conference from 22-25 September 2020.

The conference will build on the outstanding programs of previous years and will deliver a novel and exciting program of knowledge sharing, networking and presentations by inspiring leaders and innovators in the research environment.

Here are three reasons to attend ARMS 2020:

  1. A conference program that will challenge you to think outside the box
  2. The opportunity to engage in a range of sessions and interactive forums
  3. To take advantage of the facilitated networking and meet peers working across a huge range of research enterprise functions at national and international organisations

And if that’s not enough to convince you, we will also be offering optional add-ons to the main conference program including: Perth and surrounds site visits, professional development workshops, ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation modules and social/networking events throughout the week!

We also encourage you to stay on in WA for the weekend to explore some of our amazing coastline and experience some of the 3000 hours of sunshine Perth enjoys annually.

Join us in Perth!

Ashleigh Roberts and Tara McLaren, Conference Co-Convenors

ARMS2020 – We’re Reducing Waste!

Did you know eight million tonnes of plastic go into our oceans each year, and in many aspects of our lives we are now attempting to mitigate this damage. Major conferences can also play a role in reducing the excessive use of plastic, and in 2020 ARMS is aiming to be among the ‘early adopters’ of a reduced-waste and plastic-free conference strategy.

We are working with our venue and suppliers to reduce plastic use (i.e. name badge materials, introduction of an online e-satchel, electronic satchel inserts and digital posters) and are extending this ethos to our sponsors as well.

We’ve also selected a main conference venue who donate excess food to OzHarvest, recycle organic waste through SUEZ and reduce water usage with policies they have in place.

Keep an eye out on conference updates to see what else we are doing!

Call for Tender for the Delivery of ARMS Advanced Level Accreditation Program in 2020 - https://t.co/HdIg2CbG21

Join ARMS Conferences and Major Events Committee (CMEC) - https://t.co/c15V58fckN

Reminder - ARMS Singapore Chapter Event | The Future of Research Administration | 6 December 2019 - https://t.co/Tc4wf5MiNU


ARMS Singapore Chapter | Upcoming Foundation Modules - Registration Closing November 20th - https://t.co/pKicGPESse

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Conference Quick Links

> REGISTRATION - Launching Monday 9 December!

> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Launching Monday 9 December!

> DID YOU KNOW? ARMS 2020 Conference finishes on a very special day! Research Administrator Day! It also falls on a public holiday for those in Victoria so we recommend you plan your flights asap!