Philippines Update 2018: Contesting the Philippines

Event details


Date & time

Friday 25 May 2018 to Saturday 26 May 2018


University House, Australian National University, Canberra
ANU Canberra


Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, Secretary, Department of Budget and Management, Philippines Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, Supreme Court of the Philippines


Mr Rory MacNeil
+612 6125 5484


Forum submissions: Paper submissions that cannot be accommodated in panel may be invited to feature as interventions or to pose questions during the Day 2 Update Forum.

Poster submissions: Graduate and postgraduate students working on aspects of the Philippines or Australia-Philippines relations are invited to prepare poster presentations of their work in progress, which will be displayed during the conference. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to introduce their work to Update participants as part of the Update program.


Poster submissions are invited for submission by 30 March 2018. The Update organizers will work with students submitting on format, graphics and printing.

Student prizes

Travel subsidies will be awarded for student submissions as follows:

  1. $1000 for best student paper submission
  2. $500 for second-best student paper submission
  3. $500 for best student poster submission
  4. $400 for second-best poster submission

To be eligible for the above prizes, you must submit the first draft of your complete poster by 30 March, or your complete paper by 15 April 2018.

To be eligible, please also register for the 2018 Philippine Update Conference. Student Prizes are intended as travel subsidies, and are conditional on attendance at the conference.


Contact Rory MacNeil at for questions and paper/poster submissions

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet