Australian New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference (ANZTSR Conference)

Venue: Baha\'i Centre

Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Event Date/Time: Nov 21, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jul 20, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: May 23, 2012
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The Board of ANZTSR invites the submission of abstracts for full papers, case studies and research reports, and proposals for panels and symposia related to research and practice in the third sector and related areas.

How is sustainability conceived and enacted in the third sector and in relations between sectors? What are the challenges to and success factors for sustainable organisation(s) in the third sector? How can we identify and examine ways to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the third sector?

All papers on regular third sector matters such as inter-sector relations, governance, management and volunteering are also welcome. The conference is an opportunity to explore and discuss emerging trends.

Conference themes are:

â– Sustainable constituencies and communities, democracy and social change
â– Sustaining participation and advocacy for social change
â– Environmental sustainability and the third sector
â– Sustainable third sector governance, organisational management and service delivery
â– Sustainable resource management: finances, fundraising and volunteering
â– Social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and social innovation
â– Theories and approaches for sustainable third sector research
Who should attend:

â– Voluntary and non profit sector practitioners
â– Employees and managers working in third sector organisations, charities and community organisations and mutuals
â– Academics in fields including but not limited to third sector, social policy, public policy and political science, organisational studies, philanthropy
â– Representatives of public sector agencies working with third sector and community organisations
â– Volunteers and representatives of organisations who work with third sector and community organisations

The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday 23rd May 2012. Abstract submissions and proposals indicating the theme area should be sent by email to: To view the abstract guidelines please click on the following Guidelines for Presenters.


Keynote - Robert Fitzgerald, Chair of Advisory Board of ACNC (Australian Charities & Not-For-Profits Commission)
Plenary - Prof John Mohan, co-chair of the UK Third Sector Research Centre
Panel Chair - Linda Lavarch, Chair of the Not-for-Profit Reform Council


1 Tasman Highway

Additional Information

REGISTRATION DETAILS: Online Registrations will be opening soon. Early Bird Registrations Close Friday, 20th July 2012 Registration Type Fee Early Bird Member $400 Early Bird Member with Dinner $450 Early Bird Non Member (includes ANZTSR membership) $495 Early Bird Non Member with Dinner (includes ANZTSR membership) $545 Member $450 Member with Dinner $500 Non Member (includes ANZTSR membership) $545 Non Member with Dinner (includes ANZTSR membership) $595 Concession $300 Concession with Dinner $350 If you have any queries regarding the conference please contact: Dr Megan Alessandrini Senior Lecturer Chair, SOG Teaching and Learning School of Government University of Tasmania Private Bag 22 Hobart TAS 7005 Email :