Link ∞ Research Symposium showcases humanitarian research focused on providing communities in the Asia-Pacific region with the knowledge and technology they need to live a life of opportunity free from poverty. For the third consecutive year Link Research Symposium will be held as part of the 'Making an Impact' summit hosted by Engineers Without Borders.
Monash researchers showing off their upgraded prosthetic hands

Date: Friday 3 December 2018

Time: 9:00 am -- 6:00 pm

Venue: Engineers Australia Conference Hub, Level 31   600 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000


What can I expect?

This all-day event is an interactive forum to learn about and share insights into technology and design research for social change.  Great speakers from research and practice will disseminate their latest findings with workshops and panel sessions keeping the day active and collaborative.  Attendees will be a mix of students, academics, industry professionals and non-government workers.

How can I present my work at the symposium?

There are three ways you can present your work at Link Research Symposium. 

  1. Poster presentation - Provide an overview of your work and answer direct questions during poster sessions. 
  2. Full presentation - A 10 minute presentation to take a deeper dive into your project.


There will be plenty of networking opportunities and question time throughout the day so no matter what presentation style you choose you will be mixing with people who share interests and passion. In order to present you must register to attend by the 15th November, powerpoint slides will need to be submitted a week before the symposium. 

What are the highlights?

Last year we had a great turnout and the chance to meet 100+ passionate people was a lot of fun.  There is the opportunity to directly ask questions of the panels and speakers and have conversations around careers, culture, technology, poverty and development.  The food is awesome too!

Who should come?

Everyone with an interest in humanitarian research, especially related to design and technology for social change.  You could be a researcher or practitioner currently in this field wanting to share and workshop your research, or someone who is considering undertaking humanitarian research in the future.   This is an open event with no experience necessary.  All participants must register online before 15 November 2018.