Welcome to the 63rd AARES Annual Conference Website

General Information

Please make sure you read the important information on the General Information Page.  


17 January 2019: The presenter for Workshop 1 (Spatial Economics) has pulled out, so we are unable to present this workshop. People who registered will be given the opportunity to transfer to Workshop 2 or receive a refund.


The 2019 Annual AARES Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Clarendon St, South Melbourne.
The venue is right next to Lines 12, 96 & 109 of Melbourne's public transport trams, as well as walking distance to Southern Cross Railway Station and there are numerous hotels within 2-3 minutes walk. The airport is approximately 30 minutes by car or bus.

Invited and Keynote Speakers

Click HERE to see the Invited Speakers

Conference Program

The Organising Committee, in conjunction with the incoming AARES President-Elect, has created an exciting program to make this conference an outstanding success and one not to be missed. 
As the program is developed we will add particularly interesting or novel events to our Drawcard Events page.

FINAL PROGRAM can be accessed here.

Submissions are closed.

The paper selection committee is aiming to advise authors of the outcome of their submissions in the first week of December 2018.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Unfortunately, due to illness the speaker for Workshop 1 has had to pull out.

Pre-conference Workshop 2 - Evidence-based Farm and Food Policy in an Era of Fake News (Mal Wegener & Julian Alston)
Program Details
Complete Document

Accommodation Options

Special conference rates will be negotiated at a number of properties for AARES conference delegates. You can check out the options with Ozaccomm


Potential sponsors are encouraged to suggest topics and potential speakers of interest, and there are opportunities to sponsor specific workshops or mini symposia that will form part of the conference. 


Students and experienced professionals will have the option to get together for ongoing mentoring situations. See here for further information.

3 Minute Thesis

There is a 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at which PhD students will have the opportunity to present their work to peers, colleagues and potential employers. An entry application is required. See here for further information.

Local Organising Committee

Members of the Victorian Chapter of AARES are part of the Local Organising Committee. Please contact the AARES Central Office (email: aares2019@aares.org.au) for further information.


Melbourne and Victoria

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia with nearly 5 million inhabitants and is a thriving, bustling city. It is the cultural and shopping heart of the country with possibly the best cafe/restaurant culture in the world. There are many places of interest to visit, both within the city and in the surrounds.

If you would like to extend your stay in Melbourne and explore the city and surrounding region we will have suggested activities and places to visit on our Melbourne and Victoria tab. 


Click HERE to register for the conference.