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Navigating Change

Past and Future Frontiers in Maritime Archaeology

Welcome from AIMA President

It’s a great pleasure to welcome you all to the 2019 conference of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA). Queensland, with its vast beautiful coastline, islands and reefs, and its rich maritime history, is a perfect venue for a conference focused on exploring our maritime past and its physical remains.

This year’s conference theme, Navigating Change: Past and Present Frontiers in Maritime Archaeology, is ambitious and timely, open to wide interpretation and rich discussion. We look to our past to better understand ourselves, and we look to the future, welcoming change, embracing innovation and navigating new waters.

AIMA runs on the passion and commitment of volunteers. Thanks to Dr Maddy McAllister, Toni Massey and Amer Khan, this year’s conference committee who have put together a dynamic program which will be appreciated and long remembered. Thanks too to all members who assisted our committee, and a special thank you to our sponsors and partners.

David Steinberg

Proudly sponsored by

Conference Events

  • Conference Welcome Drinks and Keynote Speaker 17 October
    Queensland Museum
    Time: 6.30pm
  • Fieldtrip: Queensland Maritime Museum Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets, South Brisbane
    Time: Anytime between 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Pints and Professionals 18 October
    The Plough Inn, 29 Stanley Street Plaza
    South Brisbane
    Time: 5 - 7pm
  • Conference 18 - 19 October 2020
    Queensland Museum and Science Centre
  • Conference Dinner 18 October
    Venue: Kookaburra Showboat Cruises, Eagle Street
    Pier, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane.
    Time: 6pm boards, 7pm departs
  • AGM 18 October
    Venue: Queensland Museum theatre
    Time: 4.40pm

Key Dates

  • 02 Mar 2020 Call for Sessions opens
  • 01 May 2020 Call for Sessions closes
  • 25 May 2020 Call for Abstracts opens
  • 29 Jul 2020 Call for Abstracts closes
  • 04 Sept 2020 Early bird Conference registration closes
  • 02 Oct 2020 Conference registration closes
  • 02 Oct 2020 AGM registration closes

Conference Contact

Peta Straiton