Paper discussion sessions
Papers will be circulated prior to the conference. Discussion of papers will occur in morning, afternoon or evening sessions (1.5 hr time slots) Each paper will be allocated 30-45 minutes of time for collective feedback; for example, suggestions regarding further revisions, considering ways to develop connections to other papers, sharing of relevant literature etcetera. Completed papers will be complied into an edited collection for publication.
Additional information to 'set the scene'
Navigation area (looking aft)
The conference will start and finish in downtown Auckland. Lion New Zealand is a former round the world race boat. She is comfortable but basic. She is large enough to accommodate all of us with ease but it is a large open space and privacy is limited. Sleeping is on bunks adjoining communal space – there are no private cabins with ensuites (sorry). There are two heads (toilet compartments) and a single shower. There will be sufficient fresh water for short showers, plus there is a big salty bath surrounding us.
There will be adequate time during each day to sail, go exploring ashore (or find a space to read a book). Each day will involve some sailing between the islands. We will be at anchor each night.
Galley area (looking forward)
The boat is large enough for small groups to meet in different areas and there is adequate all-weather covered space on deck for all of us to congregate.
All food is provided and the crew (3) will supervise meal preparations, but in the spirit of communal living it is hoped that conference participants will lend a hand when appropriate.
As you will appreciate the conference fee (NZ$625) is very reasonable. We have managed to keep the fee down through the generous support of the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Education Research.
The fee includes food, accommodation and registration. The conference is intended to be as egalitarian as possible – there is no keynote speaker or 'fancy' conference dinner - but hopefully there will be lots of stimulating papers, engaging discussions and enjoyable experiences in a very special environment.