CLTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017
Call for Abstracts
The Griffith Business School's Accounting, Finance & Economics Department and the Griffith Law School, will host the Corporate Law Teachers Association's (CLTA) annual conference in 2017.
"Companies that embrace innovation, that are agile and prepared to approach change confidently and with a sense of optimism are more competitive, more able to grow market share and more likely to increase their employment. More jobs, more growth - that is the focus of my government,"
(Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the launch of the National Innovation and Science Agenda 7th December, 2015.)
As Governments world-wide focus on innovation to drive economic growth and prosperity, the need for adequate risk management, transparency and accountability has never been greater.
The theme for the 2017 CLTA Conference is "Agile Corporate Law: CSR, Innovation & Environment". The 2017 conference theme focuses on the challenges facing corporate law in responding to an agile and innovative corporate culture, and the impact this may have on ensuring a sustainable future for society both domestically and internationally.
Apart from the conference theme, participants may also consider the following streams for their conference paper:
- Corporate regulation and enforcement;
- Securities and financial services regulation;
- Corporate Governance (Directors' Duties, Stakeholder and Shareholder Issues);
- Corporate ethics and social responsibility;
- Comparative corporate law;
- International or historical perspectives on Corporate and Insolvency Law;
- Corporate law reform measures.
Our keynote speaker, Professor Sally Wheeler, Head of Law, Queen's University Belfast Ireland (previously at Birbeck & University of Leeds), will open the conference. The following day a panel of speakers will present views on "What is in need of innovation within Australian Corporate Law?"
Submissions for Abstracts
Please submit your abstracts for consideration.
Abstracts of no more than 250-400 words should be emailed to Dr. Jenny Dickfos at CLTA2017@griffith.edu.au by 31 October, 2016.
Download the abstract template here.
Please do not include footnotes in your abstract.
Template for Papers
Please use the following format for the paper:
- Heading [Arial size 14 font bold]
- Sub headings [Arial size 12 font bold]
- Body of text [Arial size 12 font]
- Spacing – Single Line
- Alignment – Justified
- Margin – Normal setting [2.54cm all around]
- Page numbering – bottom right hand corner
- Referencing – Footnotes only [no Roman numerals]
Fees to register:
Registrations are now open. Please register at: https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/griffithpay/CLTA-Annual-Conference-2017.html.
Registration fees are:
- Early Bird plus dinner: $525 (welcome drinks and conference dinner, 2 day conference attendance) Register and pay by 4 December 2016
- Early Bird and no dinner: $400
- Standard Registration plus dinner: $570 (welcome drinks and conference dinner, 2 day conference attendance) Register and pay by 9 January 2017
- Standard Registration and no dinner: $450
- 1 Day Attendance: $250 (Conference only – Monday 6 February OR Tuesday 7 February)
- Extra Dinner Guest $135 (Conference dinner on Monday night)
Important Note: The CLTA provides the forum for discussing issues relevant to corporate law and endeavors to keep its fees to a minimum to encourage greater participation. Thus, all participants, presenters included, are expected to cover their own costs.
Best Paper Prize
The Governance Institute of Australia sponsors the Best Paper Prize. For those wishing to participate, the deadline for submission of eligible papers is Monday, 9 January 2017. See http://www.clta.edu.au/conference/bestpaper.htm for further details on this prestigious prize.
The CLTA Executive is calling for nominations for a bursary for students enrolled in research higher degrees for the purpose of assisting them to attend and present a paper at the CLTA Conference. The nomination for the Bursary must be emailed to CLTA2017@griffith.edu.au by 14th November 2016. The CLTA Conference Bursary Guidelines are available on the CLTA website at http://www.clta.edu.au/bursary.htm.
|31 October 2016||Abstract submissions close|
|14 November 2016||Nominations for HDR Bursary due|
|4 December 2016||Early Bird Registrations close|
|9 January 2017||Best Paper Prize submissions close|
|16 January 2017||All papers due|
|31 January 2017||All registrations close (Extended date)|
For general enquiries regarding administration please contact Laura Dorn at CLTA2017@griffith.edu.au.
For enquiries regarding the conference theme, abstracts and papers contact Dr. Jenny Dickfos or Assoc Professor Therese Wilson at CLTA2017@griffith.edu.au.
Download a copy of the 2017 CLTA Program.
The Gold Coast offers an array of accommodation options however below you will find a suggested hotel. This hotel is located close to the tram line which will connect you effortlessly to the conference venue and are conveniently located close to shops and the beach:
- Soul Peppers
Contact phone number: 1300 987 600 (AUS)
Closest tram stop: Cavill Avenue
Soul Peppers is the location of the conference dinner. They have offered participants a 10% discount on the daily rate for registrants. Please call and quote "Griffith Law February" to access this offer.
- Hilton, Surfers Paradise
Location: 6 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Contact phone number: 07 5680 8000 (AUS)
Closest tram stop: Cavill Avenue
Hilton has offered a 30% discount on the current daily rate to conference participants. Please follow the link here to access the offer
Location: 3032 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
Contact phone number: 07 5588 8333 (AUS)
Closest tram stop: Surfers Paradise
Watermark Hotel have offered attendees a 20% discount on rooms. Bookings can be made direct via www.watermarkhotelgoldcoast.com.au and select the 'Book' button. Guests can use the promo code 'GRIF' to utilise the discounted rates. The promo code will be guaranteed until 14 days prior to the event, unless the rooms are sold out prior.
Travelling to the Gold Coast
Gold Coast Airport
The Gold Coast Airport is located approximately 30 – 35 minutes drive from our suggested hotels and is the closest airport to the conference venue. All hotels will arrange airport transfers at an additional cost or a bus can be arranged: http://gcshuttle.com.au/airport-transfers/
The Brisbane Airport is located approximated 1 hours drive from our suggested hotels. This journey can be completed via train: https://airtrain.com.au/gold-coast-connect or bus: http://www.airporttransfersolutions.com/brisbane/
Conference stop: Griffith University
Note: For ticket prices, the tram travels 2 zones on the tram line from the Griffith University station to the suggested accommodation above. We are also working on getting discounted travel to and from the venue on the tram and will let registrants know the outcome as soon as possible.
Note that although most Gold Coast hotels offer free parking however, the conference venue does not. There is paid parking at the conference venue for $6 per day https://www.griffith.edu.au/parking/visitors
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