Knowledge Intersections Symposium 2021


The symposium encourages dissemination of research through publication and welcomes early-career researchers.


Doing inno­va­tion and com­mu­ni­cat­ing knowl­edge in cen­tral Australia


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This year’s theme invites the shar­ing of research and the con­tri­bu­tion of prac­tice and inno­va­tion to knowl­edge-mak­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion for the ben­e­fit of cen­tral Aus­tralian peo­ple and country.

The Sym­po­sium extends its pre­vi­ous research exchange to include cre­ative and cul­tur­al prac­tices, and micro-enter­prise in the stream: Doing Innovation.

In addi­tion to pre­vi­ous year’s tra­di­tion­al sym­po­sium theme, the 2021 Knowl­edge Inter­sec­tions Sym­po­sium will host both sym­po­sium and inno­v­a­tive prac­tice events.

Join in to present, net­work, seek syn­er­gies, and find those inter­sec­tions that strength­en our ways of mak­ing, think­ing and exchang­ing knowl­edge through research and innovation.

20 – 21 Sep­tem­ber 2021 at the Desert Knowl­edge Precinct
(475 Stu­art High­way, Alice Springs NT 0873)

Co-host­ed by Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty,
Batch­e­lor Insti­tute of Indige­nous Ter­tiary Edu­ca­tion,
Desert Knowl­edge Research Insti­tute,
and Desert Peo­ples Cen­tre.


Mon­day, 20 Sep­tem­ber: 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Wel­come func­tion for all par­tic­i­pants to net­work and share their stories.

Tues­day, 21 Sep­tem­ber: 8:00 am — 4:30 pm
Sym­po­sium and Inno­va­tion streams with pre­sen­ta­tions, yarn­ing ses­sions, mini-work­shops, round­ta­bles, and a ple­nary ses­sions to review high­lights. A pop-up mar­ket­place will be held over lunch.

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View pre­sen­ter abstracts.

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Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty
Dr Judith Lovell; judith.​lovell@​cdu.​edu.​au

Batch­e­lor Insti­tute
Assoc Prof John Guen­ther; john.​guenther@​batchelor.​edu.​au
Assoc Prof Kathryn Gilbey; kathryn.​gilbey@​batchelor.​edu.​au

Desert Knowl­edge Research Insti­tute
Tra­cy Jones; tracy.​jones@​dka.​com.​au

Desert Peo­ples Cen­tre
Andrew Freak; andrew.​freak@​batchelor.​edu.​au

Past Sym­posia





Alice Springs conference hosts over 150 participants

Sept 30, 2021

The 2021 Knowledge Intersections Symposium witnessed 39 presentations that shared knowledge of benefit to the central Australian community.