East & Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand
Attendees experiencing EPIC2020 from this region are called Geelong (dʒɪˈlɔŋ / ji-LONG). This Australian place name evokes our conference theme scale:Learn about Geelong
Like some other European colonizers, in 1859 a man named Thomas Austin in the town of Geelong, Victoria, released 24 rabbits on his property for the purpose of hunting them. Across Australia, their population multiplied due to the lack of predators in their new environment. By causing damage to crops, killing young trees in orchards and forests, and creating erosion problems, these rabbits have become one of the most significant factors in the loss of native plant species in Australia. The government has employed a range of biological, chemical, and mechanical control measures to reduce the rabbit population from an estimated 10 billion (1920) to the roughly 200 million that remain today.
Geelong captures the cascading consequences of intervention and innovation—intentional or inadvertent, subtle or exponential. What seems normal and casual to one creature, but alien and transformational, perhaps catastrophic, to another? What lens from the past frames a vision of the future?
Programming will run around the clock, and to give you the most flexibility, you’re welcome to attend any of it. But here is the schedule designed for Geelong time zones. In the coming months we’ll provide times and content details so you can build the schedule that works for you.
Week 1: Learning & Networking
|Oct 19||Oct 20||Oct 21||Oct 22||Oct 23|
|Pangaea Tours||Pangaea Tours||Sponsor Exhibition||Social Events||Graduate Colloquium|
|Tutorials*: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 6A-1, 15A||Tutorials*: 4B, 7A, 8A, 9A, 12A, 13A, 15B, 17A||Tutorials*: 13B||Tutorials*: 6A-2,
12B, 14A, 17B
*Pre-register for tutorials during or after conference registration. Space is limited.
Week 2: Main Program
|Oct 25||Oct 26||Oct 27||Oct 28|
|Opening Session||International Socials||Concurrent Sessions:
• Transcending Time & Space
• Dissent at Scale
• Post-human Scale
• Isolation & Connection
|Opening Social||Keynote: Genevieve Bell||International Socials||Panel|
• Trees & Forests
• Impact at Human Scale
|Keynote: Bruce Pascoe||International Socials|
|Cohort Activities||Salons||Concurrent Sessions
• Scaling Ethnography
• Challenging Bigger, Faster, Easier, Broader
• Humanizing Scale
• Scaling Research
|Cohort Activities||Cohort Activities|
• Empathy Writ Small & Large
• Built to Scale
|Session: Agency, Capacity & Scale|
|International Socials||Keynote: Ashwini Asokan|