News and Events

Program for Brisbane ALARA Conversations for 2017

The program for the Brisbane conversations has been finalised as follows: 

Posted on Thursday, 30 March, 2017 - 10:23

Brief for the 1st Global Assembly local workshops

 The purpose of the brief below is to help you prepare and run regional/local workshops prior to the Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy, which has been convened around the question: To what extent can epistemological, ideological and political differences be reconciled in the interest of a sustainable and socially just world? 

For information about what workshops should look like and the submission process please read the attached flyer. Workshop submissions close on 30 April 2017.  


Posted on Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 - 11:41

Members discount on new book: Conferences as Sites of Learning and Development

ALARA Members can purchase a copy of the recently released book edited by Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt, with contributions by many current and former ALARA members at a 20% discount, as offered to those attending the ARNA conference in Cartagena.

Posted on Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 17:53

Seed funding is now available for events in Africa

Africa map


Posted on Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 17:52


ARNA 2017 Conference 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy

Mon, 12/06/2017 to Fri, 16/06/2017

Where: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

This 5-day gathering will take place in historic Cartagena, Colombia from 12-16 June, 2017.  The theme will be Participation and Democratization of Knowledge: New Convergences for Reconciliation. Preliminary events and activities in various part of the world will take place beginning in December 2016. Early Bird registration closes on 15 April 2017.  For more information and registration visit

Posted on Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 - 11:33

Brisbane ALARA Conversation - A conversation with Bob Dick

When: Thu, 06/04/2017
Where: 2/27 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia

Building relationships, crafting agreement from disagreement

Though it was a hard lesson, Bob eventually learned that relationships are important. When they are sound, everything else is easier. For an educator, a facilitator, coach or change consultant, developing and maintaining good relationships provides a sound foundation for effective work.

In this conversation we’ll examine processes for building relationships and, as necessary, managing disagreement.

Posted on Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 18:01