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What can I expect at the 2022 Kaldor Centre Conference, 'Turning points: New directions in refugee protection?' 

The Kaldor Centre team is working to build an outstanding virtual and in-person experience to reach a global audience. The event includes live virtual panel sessions featuring experts from around the world (with recorded content then available on demand) from 15-17 November, as well as in-person sessions at UNSW Sydney (a scholars' workshop and a special closing session, followed by a networking reception) on 18 November.


​What are the conference dates? 

The conference will feature live virtual panel events running from 15-17 November 2022 and in-person sessions at UNSW Sydney on 18 November 2022. On-demand content will be available following each panel event (available within 24 hours). All registered delegates will have access to all livestreamed and on-demand content. The conference program is available online here with further details to be announced. 

Why are the virtual panel sessions spread over several days?  

The 2022 Kaldor Centre Conference is designed for truly global reach. Our virtual panel sessions have been scheduled to enable delegates from various timezones to participate in at least some sessions live, which is why they are being held at different times of the day. All panel sessions will be recorded and offered on-demand following each panel event, so registered delegates can catch up on sessions at a time that suits their schedule. 


Is the conference open to the public? 

Yes. The Kaldor Centre provides a bridge between scholarship, policy and practice, and our conference is open to anyone interested in finding legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world. 


I’m not in Australia, can I still participate? 

Yes. We have organised virtual sessions at different times of the day to maximise opportunities for people in other timezones to join live. All panel sessions will also be recorded and offered on-demand following each panel event, so if you miss a session you will still be able to catch up at a time that suits you.

How do I register? 

Register for the 2022 Kaldor Centre Conference directly from the home page or via the Humantix booking site here. Whether you plan to join one session or all of them, you can gain access to any element of the program through the same registration process. 

What does the conference include? 

  • Virtual panel sessions (15-17 November AEDT)

  • Scholars' workshop (virtual and in-person, 18 November 9.30am-4.30pm AEDT) 

  • Closing session and networking reception (in-person, 18 November 5.00-8.00pm AEDT)

What are the registration fees, and how do tickets work? 

As the 2022 Kaldor Centre Conference includes a mix of virtual panels and in-person sessions, you can choose the ticket type that best suits your situation and availability. Refer to the table below, alternatively go to the booking site for your complete guide to ticket types and pricing.

Ticket Type
Regular Rate AUD
Early Bird Rate AUD^
Full Conference ticket* - Standard
Full Conference ticket* - Reduced rate
Virtual Panels only - Standard
Virtual Panels only - Reduced rate
Scholars' Workshop only - in-person
Scholars' Workshop' only - virtual
All-Access Package: Scholars' Workshop in-person + Full Conference ticket (Standard)
All-Access Package: Scholars' Workshop in-person + Full Conference ticket* (Reduced)
All-Access Virtual Package: Scholars' Workshop virtual + Virtual Panels only ticket

*Full Conference tickets are restricted by capacity limits at the venue on 18 November and may sell out.  Secure your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

^Access Early Bird Rate until 11:59pm, 22 October 2022 AEDT.

Standard ticket 

  • For those in paid employment who can cover the cost of their attendance. As a guide, you may be working as a legal practitioner, in government or a related commercial industry.

Reduced rate ticket

  • For not-for-profits and other non-government organisations, students and those who can contribute a little.

Free ticket registration

  • This is an inclusive conference with an option to apply for free conference registration. Participants from refugee backgrounds, the Global South, students and those working in the not-for-profit sector who can't pay to attend can register for a free Virtual Panels ticket here. Applications for Full Conference tickets are now closed.

What do I need to attend the virtual panel sessions? 

The virtual panel sessions will be held via Zoom, so you will need access to the internet. Once registered for the conference, you can access all sessions via the conference event hub: simply click on the link in your digital ticket. During the conference, you will receive a daily email with quick links for easy access before the first session of each day.

If I miss a virtual panel session, can I watch it later? 

Yes. All livestreamed sessions will be recorded and available for playback on-demand for registered delegates the day following the livestream. Links to the recordings will be emailed to all registered participants as they become available, and recorded sessions will remain accessible on the conference website through to 30 November 2022.

Can I add sessions to my calendar, in my own timezone? 

Yes. Click on the ‘Add to my calendar’ links from the program (available for Google calendar, Outlook, Office365 or .ics file for other platforms). Note that you will still need to register for the conference in order to access the session links. 


Will there be any opportunities for interaction with speakers and other delegates? 

Yes. All virtual panel sessions from 15-17 November AEDT will feature a live Q&A during each session.


Missing face-to-face discussion and connection? On 18 November, we will gather in-person at UNSW Sydney for a full-day scholars' workshop and the closing address at 5pm, followed by a networking reception to be held from 6-8pm AEDT.

If I wish to cancel my registration, will I receive a refund? 

Yes. Refunds are processed through Humanitix (booking site) and will be available until 6:00pm on 8 November 2022 AEDT. Please note that we are unable to process refunds after that time. 

I have registered for the conference, what happens next?  

You will receive an email containing your digital ticket with confirmation of your selected events. Please keep your digital ticket in a safe place for future reference.


If you are attending the virtual panel sessions, access to the conference virtual event hub is via a unique access link located on your digital ticket. If you are also attending in person events on 18 November at UNSW Sydney, your ticket ensures your entry to the events.


Closer to the conference you will also receive reminders so check the email address that you registered with regularly for conference updates (and remember to check your spam folder). 

Can I claim CPD points for attending this conference? 

If you are an Australian legal practitioner, information about continuing professional development can be found here

Whom do I contact if I have other questions? 

Please contact us at:                                                    

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