WUN Workshops and AGM 2018

The next WUN Conference & AGM will be held in Perth, Australia from 20 to 25 May 2018. 

Attendees can expect an exciting program accompanied by a warm Aussie welcome in the vibrant city of Perth, a nexus between Africa, Asia and Oceania that boasts sunny weather, beaches, native flora and fauna, and of course our excellent WUN member, The University of Western Australia, to whom we extend our thanks for their cooperation and support.

As usual, the event will be a multi-purpose gathering that incorporates the yearly face-to-face meetings of our Global Challenge and Governance Groups, plenary discussion sessions on strategic issues, the annual Presidents Forum as well as a range of academic workshops and forums organised by WUN’s global challenge collaborations and project teams. 

Please note that the following is a draft outline that is subject to change.  

We encourage you to check back regularly for updates as the specific programs within this framework are added.

Key Dates

20-22 May: Academic Workshops

Location: University Club of Western Australia unless stated otherwise

Sunday 20 May

Academic Workshops

  • Responding to Climate Change Workshop opens (visit to Future Farm 2050 Project)
  • Understanding Cultures Workshop opens

Monday 21 May

Academic Workshops

  • Public Health Workshop opens
  • Understanding Cultures Workshop continues
  • Responding to Climate Change Workshop continues
  • Working Dinner:  Global China Group, Global Africa Group, Policy Group (TBC)

Tuesday 22 May

Academic Workshops

  • Public Health Workshop continues
  • Understanding Cultures Workshop continues
  • Responding to Climate Change Workshop continues


Evening Tuesday 22 May
  • Welcome to Western Australia Event (TBC)

23-24 May: Business Meetings (Global Challenge Steering Groups, Governance Groups), Plenary Sessions and AGM

Location Day program: University Club of Western Australia 

23 May
  • Welcome to Country
  • Overview and goal setting for day
  • Strategic Plan implmentation update:  Research, & Enabling Cores;  Education/Mobility
  • Global Challenge Group Meetings
  • Plenary Session:  Global Challenge Reporting; Discussion on cross-GC synergies/opportunities; Engagement with China, Africa and Policy groups
23 May 
  • Welcome Reception
  • Governance Group (Partnership Board, Academic Advisory Group, Coordinators) Working Dinners

(Reception Location: TBC; Working Dinners Location: Pan Pacific Hotel) 

24 May
  • Goal setting for the day
  • Strategic Plan implementation update:  Engagement - Profile and Partnerships
  • Governance Group Meetings (Partnership Board, Academic Advisory Group, Coordinators)
  • AGM Plenary Session

24 May

Conference Dinner
(Location: TBC) 

Friday 25 May 2017: Presidents Forum on International Research Development

Location: University Club of Western Australia 

More information will be made available soon. 


Registration will open soon.


Day program events (20-25 May) will be held at the University Club of Western Australia 


Conference accommodation will be at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth. Information on how to book and access the special WUN AGM room rate will be made available soon. 

Getting there and away 

International flights arrive directly into Perth Airport from many global transit hubs. From the airport it's an easy 35 minute taxi or coach ride to the city centre.

For more information visit Perth Airport.

Visiting Western Australia

You may choose to extend your stay in Australia following the conference. To learn more about Western Australia, go to Visit Western Australia.


To be announced.