Testimonies from past delegates

Peter Balan, University of South Australia

I gained a great deal from this session, particularly the need to properly frame the paper (and any paper), and ways to link my research to the theory. In addition, the discussion helped me to work out a “template” that I can apply to a number of research ideas that I have vaguely been thinking about. This was a really valuable session for me, and it helped me to finish the conference on a very high note.

Erin Castellas, Monash University

As a first year PhD, I had no idea how invaluable it would be to learn from others, gain insight into the research process, gain valuable feedback, and network in a very supportive environment. I’m so glad that I came and hope to see you next year. Well done on hosting a great event.

Retha Scheepers, University, the Sunshine Coast

I’d just like to thank you again for the great conference – We learnt so much from all the different sessions, the experts and it was great to be able to get personal feedback.

Vidhula Venugopal, Doctoral Candidate, Indian Institute

Thank you for providing doctoral students like me a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work and ideas as well as get invaluable insights into academia and research through the sessions and interactions. I found the Doctoral Consortium and the PDW especially helpful. The first one provided me good feedback on my work and the PDW really helped me in understanding how a paper had to be structured and how Editors looked at one.

Sharon Simmons, PhD Candidate

It was amazing how much mentorship was embedded into the consortium and conference. I truly do believe that I gained tremendous value from attending the conference. Thank you all so much for sharing.

Brian King, PhD, Professor – HEC Montréal

This was my first time at the Acere conference, and I was impressed. A small group of highly engaged scholars. Well organized, multi-track meetings that ran on schedule. Fun social evenings. Topped off by a highly valued Paper Development Workshop that provided wonderful feedback. Well worth the long trip to Western Australia!