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The Hon. Bob Baldwin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, will be our distinguished guest at the CRC Association Conference: Innovating with Asia.
Mr Baldwin will deliver the keynote address at the Association’s Awards for Excellence in Innovation Dinner, and will personally congratulate and present the winners with their trophies.  Mr Baldwin is a long term supporter and is very engaged with CRCs. He  recently visited  Deep Exploration Technologies CRC, Seafood CRC and attended the launch of the Autism CRC. Mr Baldwin also  delivered an address at the joint "CRC for Advanced Composite Structures and Composites Australia" Conference. Click here to read the address.
In Perth and want to discuss the program and application process?
If you would like to speak with representatives from the Department about the CRC Program and the application process get in touch to arrange a meeting in Perth on Tuesday 20 or Wednesday 21 May 2014. 
The conference conveners are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers. More program announcements are coming very soon.
The Hon. Bob Hawke AC to Deliver the Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and Society
The Hon. Bob Hawke AC was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia, the Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991 and the longest-serving Labor Prime Minister with eight years in office.  Amongst its many reforms, the Hawke Government changed the landscape for industry innovation, including establishing the Rural R&D Corporations, the CRC Program and appointing Australia’s first Chief Scientist: Professor Ralph Slatyer AC.  The Hon. Bob Hawke AC will deliver the Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and Society at this year’s CRC Association Conference, Innovating with Asia 2014, in Perth on 20th May.
Managing a CRC Bid Series 
Start the series at Innovating with Asia with daily breakfast sessions and then supercharge it with three iSee webinars and a final live session at the ARMS Conference.  This FREE seminar series is designed to maximise your chances of leading a successful bid for a Cooperative Research Centre. But not everyone can gain Commonwealth support, so it is important to manage even unsuccessful bids to maximise engagement of the participants and leave them enthusiastic to look towards a future bid or productive alternatives. Experienced presenters will provide insights into the processes associated with managing a bid. The seminar series is presented in a unique format of three live presentations and three web-delivered through the Smart Services CRC’s iSee system. Time and opportunity for discussion with the presenters will be maximised and representatives of AusIndustry’s CRC Program will be available for discussion at each seminar.  This series is produced by CRC Association and ARMS.  More...
Professor Thomas Allen
Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Emeritus Professor of Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management
Peggy Liu
Chairperson for JUCCCE, JUCCCE is a non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the greening of China
Thomas Barlow
CEO of Thomas Barlow Advisory Services. Thomas is a leading research strategist in Australia. Author of Between the Eagle and the Dragon: Who is Winning the Innovation Race.
Dr Jason Fox
Dr Jason Fox is a motivation strategy & design expert who shows forward-thinking leaders how to craft the structures that influence behaviour and shape culture. 



31 Mar Earlybird Registration Closes
16 May Online Registration Closes
20-21 May Conference Runs