Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES)
25th Annual Conference, January 14th – 16th 2019
Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
PRRES @ 25: Connecting property researchers
Call for abstracts
The University of Melbourne, Deakin University, and the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society announce a call for abstracts and papers for the 25th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference.
Conference abstracts must be submitted using the appropriate template. This template follows the style conventions from the Pacific Rim Property Real Estate Journal and authors should follow the same conventions for listing multiple authors.
- The number of paper abstracts is limited to two as Principal Author (at discretion of the Program Chair)
- Papers should be full papers including a conclusion. Works in progress may be presented as a power point rather than as a paper
- Send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Various PRRES awards and prizes are offered.
The 25th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference is co-hosted by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University. Taking place at the award-winning Melbourne School of Design Building, this conference celebrates a quarter of a century of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society. It brings together those interested in property research from the Pacific Rim and around the world. The conference is noted for its friendly, convivial atmosphere with a history of connecting researchers – which is why we have made that our theme this year. It is an opportunity to share your research, meet existing and potential collaborators, have new ideas and make lifelong friendships.
Prompted by the anniversary and following extensive discussions in the PRRES Board, we are tweaking the format this year by starting on Monday morning (to allow Monday morning arrival in Melbourne) and integrating the PhD Colloquium with the conference as a fully-fledged stream. In the spirit of the history and theme of the conference, we are expanding the tea and lunch breaks for better opportunities to engage in conversations. So, please join us in Melbourne.
Potential topics include:
- Urban economics
- Sustainable real estate and urban economics
- Global Property markets
- Real estate investment and finance
- Housing issues
- Property taxation
- Property valuation
- Real estate risk management
- Corporate real estate and Facility management
- Changing workspace requirements
- Property portfolio management
- Property Development
- Real estate market analysis
- Land economics
- History of real estate societies and research
- Friday 31 August 2018
All abstracts due for submission.
- Mid-September 2018
Acceptance of abstracts.
- Saturday 1 September 2018
- Sunday 30 September 2018
Submission of Refereed Papers
- Thursday 15 November 2018
Early-bird registration closes.
- Friday 30 November 2018
Last day for registration to be included in the conference program.
- Thursday 10 January 2019
Last day for registration to attend the conference.
- Tuesday 19 February 2019
Submission of Amended or Final Papers for inclusion in the online published proceedings
We are organising attendance at a tennis evening session on Monday 14th January for those that are interested. We are planning for this to be an available as an optional extra to your registration. Further details to follow.
Monday 14th January 2019 18.00
For those of us that may not be ‘tennising’, in that spirit of Melbourne in January, well, Melbourne University’s locale, we are organising a get-together on Monday evening at the Clyde Hotel. The Clyde Hotel is 1 block from the University and is the ‘designated’ hotel venue for our faculty’s students https://www.theclydehotel.com.au/.
We are calling the event ‘PhD +’ and so we would like welcome all or as many PhD student delegates there as possible. The invitation is for everyone though, regardless of whether you have a PhD or not. As a conversation starter we are adopting the talking point of:
‘The one thing I’ve learnt from a PhD (an academic life) is … (insert insight) ….
Thereafter, the conversation is up to you.
A variety of food options exist and being a hotel there are a full range of drink options. The venue has sufficient size to accommodate all that want to attend but we’d like you to indicate as part of your registration if you are interested. If you already registered, don’t worry as we will be checking at registration whether you are attending this event.
Informal get-together on Sunday
Because we are moving welcoming arrangements to Monday morning we are proposing to hold an informal get-together for those who are in Melbourne on Sunday ahead of the conference. The University of Melbourne is located 2 blocks from Lygon Street, one of Australia’s (world’s) great eating precincts. We plan to meet at the University and adjourn to Lygon Street. This is not included in the conference registration but we will ask that you indicate an interest as part of your registration.
In conjunction with the Australian and international professional associations we plan to hold an Industry day for Professional Development Points to engage with leading edge issues for practice.
IRES @ 25 too
The International Real Estate Society is also celebrating 25 years in 2018-19. In conjunction with them we are planning events to mark theirs and our auspicious occasions.
| Day 0|
| Day 1 |
Welcome + Keynotes
| Day 2|
Industry Day + Paper Sessions
| Day 3|
|7:00||PRRES Board Meeting|
|9:00||Registration||Chart of the day | PhD Colloq. | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|9:20||Industry Session | PhD Colloq. | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|9:40||Industry Session | PhD Colloq. | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|10:00||Welcome||Industry Session | PhD Colloq. | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|10:40||Panel - reflections on 25 years PRRES and IRES|
|11:00||Industry Session | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|11:20||Industry Session | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|11:40||Industry Session | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|12:00||Lunch (PRRES AGM)||Industry Session | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|13:20||PhD Colloq. | Paper parallel sessions|
|13:40||PhD Colloq. | Paper parallel sessions||Industry Session | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|14:00||PRRES Board||PhD Colloq. | Paper parallel sessions||Industry Session | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|14:20||PhD Colloq. | Paper parallel sessions||Industry Session | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
|14:40||PhD Colloq. | Paper parallel sessions||Industry Session | Paper parallel sessions||Paper parallel sessions|
Hand over to PRRES 2020
|15:40||PRRES Board||Keynote 1||IRES panel | Paper parallel sessions|
|16:00||IRES panel | Paper parallel sessions|
|16:20||Keynote 2||IRES panel | Paper parallel sessions|
|16:40||IRES panel | Paper parallel sessions|
18:30 for 19:00|
Woolshed Fireside Room
|19:00||Lygon Street informal get together (at own expense)||Australian Open tennis|
(additional ticket required)
|PhD+ Get together (at own expense)|
Masters, doctoral and other higher degree research students are invited to participate in the mentored Postgraduate Colloquium run as a parallel session on Monday and Tuesday. NB. This varies past arrangements where a separate day was run on Sunday ahead of the conference. This is an initiative to integrate the research higher degree students more closely into the conference.
When and where is it?
The 2019 PRRES PhD colloquium is scheduled to held on 14th and 15th January 2019 by The University of Melbourne and Deakin University, at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.
What is its aim?
The aim of this colloquium is to provide the opportunity for PhD students in property to present their PhD work-in-progress in a supportive and non-confrontational environment to a group of senior academics and peers. In addition, senior academics will be invited to contribute to plenary sessions discussing such topics as ‘publishing your PhD’ and ‘making the most of your PhD experience’. The overall objective is to promote excellence in PhD research throughout the region.
Who should attend?
Any student who is considering or currently studying towards a Doctorate or Masters is welcome and will benefit from attending this colloquium.
- Students who are well advanced in their research will present their initial findings and receive feedback which will be useful to them in writing up their thesis and in turning this research into possible publications;
- Students who have completed their initial research proposal and literature review should present their work to date and receive helpful advice to assist them with progressing the research;
- Students who are in the preliminary stages of their research, or just contemplating a research degree, for whom listening to the discussion, the proposals and the research outcomes of other students will be of great benefit in developing their research proposals. There is an opportunity to speak about your ideas for research in the ‘New to PhD’ session, which is a more informal part of the proceedings and you can receive valuable feedback from experienced academics.
What will I be doing?
We would like to encourage all PhD students to make a presentation. Students may wish to discuss the opportunity with your supervisor. Presenting can be a valuable experience, there is no better way to develop ideas than to explain them to someone else. The objective of the day is to provide you with feedback from a broader group of academics, both fellow students and more experienced academics in the field. The presentations will be attended by academics with experience in supervising and examining PhD work. It is the intention of these academics to encourage and support the students and therefore they will provide constructive feedback.
PRRES Scholarships, Prize and Award
We are pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships up to the value of AUD1,500 each available to higher degree research students (Masters or PhD in the property area) completing a PhD research degree as a full time student at a University in the broad PRRES catchment area. The scholarship is to be applied towards the costs of: Conference Registration (same cost as the early bird conference rate offered to returning PRRES members), airfares to the Conference from the winning student’s University location and 3/4 night’s accommodation (Sunday or Monday to Wednesday depending on the student’s travel arrangements). The successful student will be paid the scholarship in advance of the Conference on completion of registration. The scholarship will be awarded based on the strength of the submitted (up to 3 pages) research summary required for the PhD Colloquium. All summaries submitted by the due date will be considered for the AUD1,500 PRRES scholarships unless you indicate otherwise. You must also include a signed declaration from your supervisor that you are studying full-time, and include any additional supporting evidence of this.
In order to support and encourage PhDs students in these presentations, a PRRES Early Researcher PhD Prize for ‘Best Paper’ based on PhD paper submission (AUD400) and a PRRES PhD Award for ‘Best Presenter on the Day’(AUD400) will also be awarded at the colloquium. Further information is also available on the PRRES website at http://www.prres.net/
- A PRRES PhD Award for ‘Best Presenter on the Day’ based on presentations given at the Colloquium - $A400
- A PRRES Early Researcher PhD Prize for ‘Best Paper’ Based on PhD paper submissions- AUD$400
How should I register for the PhD colloquium and apply for the scholarships?
Students who wish to present their work and be considered for the scholarship should
- Submit the application form;
- Submit a signed declaration form from your supervisor proving the you are undertaking a Masters or PhD degree (by research or coursework);
- Submit a research summary of not more than three pages for review ;
- Pay the registration fee, and;
- Have a paper in main conference (refereed or non-refereed).
The application form, signed declaration form and research summary should be sent to Dr Jerry Liang no later than the 31th October 2018 (later submissions may be considered if space is still available, however may not be eligible for the scholarship).
The registration fee for PhD students is the same as the discounted conference rate offered to returning PRRES members. The student registration fee is only available to PhD students who are a full time student (a declaration form signed by the supervisor must be submitted) undertaking a Masters or PhD degree, and presenting a property related paper at the conference (not required to present in the PhD colloquium).
All the research summary will be assessed by a panel of academics to determine the PRRES Scholarships. Please note this is a summary of your research, not a paper, so please use the points outlined below to construct your research summary.
The first page should include:
- The name of the candidate
- The academic institution
- Level of work (PhD or Masters)
- Name of supervisor(s)
- Working title of research
- Studying part-time or full-time
The summary should address the following themes as appropriate according to stage of development:
- The academic issue being studied
- Why the issue is important both academically and practically
- The concepts, theory and frameworks being used
- The methodology being used
- The anticipated contribution to knowledge
- Progress to date (including preliminary results and findings)
- The next steps in the research process
- One or two specific issues which you would like feedback from the panel on.
Format of summary
- Microsoft Word document
- A4 or US Letter
- Times New Roman 12 point font
- Single spacing
- 2.5cm (1 inch) margins
- Harvard style referencing
- No footnotes
- Figures and tables integrated into the text
- One complete file only with the file name: student’s surname_colloquium
Research summaries submitted will be reviewed by an expert academic in order to ensure that they are of an appropriate standard. Those candidates making submissions will be advised prior to the colloquium that their submission has been accepted for a presentation. It is anticipated that most submissions will be accepted. The titles of the accepted submissions and authors will be included in the colloquium but submissions will not be published. Research summaries accepted will be circulated to participating senior academic panel members prior to the colloquium.
Other important dates
31st October 2018 Closing date for submission of research summaries
15th November 2018 Paper acceptance advised
Melbourne School of Design
University of Melbourne
Full Delegate - Returning PRRES Member*
Full Delegate - Non PRRES Member
Industry Day – full day only (Tuesday 15 January 2019)
Industry Day – half day only (Tuesday 15 January 2019)
Conference Dinner only (Tuesday 15 January 2019)
All fees are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax of 10%). Please note that there is $0.30 booking fee applied per ticket.
Full Delegate Registration
Includes attendance at all sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
*Returning PRRES Member
You must have either (1) attended the 2018 PRRES Conference in New Zealand, or (2) be a financial member of PRRES as at 30/09/2018 to be eligible for subsidised early-bird registration fees. All subsidised registrations will be cross-checked with the PRRES Membership Director.
^Student Delegate Registration
Includes attendance at all sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Please note, all student delegates must be able to provide current student ID from a relevant educational institution.
Industry Day (Tuesday 15 January 2019)
- Full day includes attendance to all four sessions on Tuesday 15 January 2019, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. API members attending can earn 6 CPD hours credit.
- Half day includes attendance to either of the below (API members attending can earn 3 CPD hours credit):
- Two sessions in the morning, morning tea and light lunch, or
- Two sessions in the afternoon, light lunch and afternoon tea.
Conference Dinner (Tuesday 15 January 2019)
The Conference Dinner is included in the fees for all delegates. Guests of delegates and API members are able to purchase tickets during registration.
Tennis evening (Monday 14 January 2019)
Details are still to be confirmed. If you are interested to attend, please let us know when completing your registration and we will get in touch with you.
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