2020 Conference: ACUR@ANU

The Australian National University (ANU) is proud to be hosting the 2020 ACUR Conference on the 17th-18th September.

The Conference will take place in our brand new Kambri precinct in the heart of our Acton campus, featuring spacious teaching and learning spaces, lecture theatres, an outdoor amphitheatre, and dining and recreational facilities. The ANU campus is located in Acton, Canberra and on the doorstep of some of Australia’s most significant institutions, including Australian Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the National Library of Australia and more.  

In collaboration with the ACUR Executive and Student Committee, we are currently working on a broad and engaging two day program, including workshops, panels and networking opportunities alongside student presentations. We look forward to sharing more details of the program with you as the Conference approaches, via our Facebook pages and the ACUR website.  

Marie Reay Teaching Centre and Di Riddell Student Centre
Kambri precinct at ANU. Credit: ANU Image Library

We are inviting all undergraduate students from the Australasian region, as well as staff (including supervisors and institutional representatives) to register their interest in attending the Conference, via the form below. This will ensure you receive up to date information about Conference dates and deadlines, including opening and closing of the Call for Abstracts, and program announcements. Early bird registration will open in March at a cost of $99. Full registration after this time will cost $120, and we encourage students to submit their abstract as early as possible to allow time to seek financial support from their university as necessary. 

ANU is ranked first in Australia, with excellence in research and education at the centre of all that we do. Undergraduate research is extensively supported by the ANU, including through the ANU Undergraduate Research Journal and our annual ANU Student Research Conference. We are therefore committed to providing opportunities for Conference attendees to present their research and attend the presentations of other students, network with potential employers and peers from universities around the country, and attend multidisciplinary panel discussions and workshops in an environment that supports and encourages critical and creative academic inquiry. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus in September! 

Expressions of interest now open!

Sign up here to receive updates to your inbox on key ACUR@ANU Conference dates and deadlines, program announcements, information about ANU and Canberra, and more.

You can also keep up to date with Conference updates via the ACUR@ANU Facebook page, the ACUR Facebook page and on this website.


Sponsoring the ACUR@ANU 2020 Conference offers an outstanding opportunity to connect with Australia’s best undergraduates, and support the benefits of undergraduate research. The two day Conference program will offer multiple opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to connect with students, institutional representatives and ACUR leadership in a unique setting. Sponsors will also be acknowledged in the official Conference program and publicity.

There are currently a number of exciting opportunities available for Conference sponsors including tailored packages for both sponsors and exhibitors. A comprehensive Conference sponsorship prospectus is available by request from src@anu.edu.au