AIEMCA data and discussion day

September the 23rd. All day, 3 sessions, 2 data sessions, 1 reading/discussion session.
AIEMCA data symposium.
“Sharing Noticings”

I am excited to announce the upcomming data symposium, facilitated through the TAG group in Brisbane, with thanks to QUT for hosting, and academics and students from Griffith Uni, UQ, and USQ as members of the TAG community.

This event is being designed to open the space for data sessions within and across AIEMCA. The purpose is to hold a series of 3 data sessions, and to make those data sessions available to multiple participants in multiple locations. If successful, AIEMCA data symposia will become a mainstay for the communities involved.

The event will be held at QUT Kelvin Grove as a base of operations, but Zoom meetings will be used to facilitate multiple users over multiple sites. It is hoped that University and private sites will collectively ‘group chat’ to facilitate the data sessions. Moderators and scribes are needed for each site that comes onboard.

If there are any University sites able to book conference style rooms, for multiple participants, please contact Nathaniel Mitchell ( We

The 3 data sessions are planned to each be 1.5 hrs (1hr for collaborative discussions, 30 mins for sharing between sites). Hopefully, a scribe for each site will email the duscussion notes to Nathaniel for later disemination.

Additionally, Rod Gardener would like to hold a reading discussion (based on the recent Discourse and Society special edition critically investigating the epistemic approach). Please acquire these publications through your normal sources (your library or subscription platform).

The symposium is open for PhD and undergraduate students. It is hoped that some discussion could be facilitated at the different Uni sites (to be organised) and that some discussion (within logistic limits) can be conducted between sites.

This data Symposium will also urge people to attend the AIEMCA conference in Melbourne in Nov-Dec 2016. Hope to meet you all there

Please contact to indicate interest, or availability of a sharing site.

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AIEMCA 2016 conference

AIEMCA 30 Nov- 2 Dec 2016

The 10th Australasian Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (AIEMCA) Conference will be hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne. This conference provides a forum for the growing number of scholars from a range of disciplines using ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, membership categorisation analysis or discursive psychology in studies of everyday and/or institutional talk-in-interaction.

The program will include keynote lectures from:

Nick Enfield, The University of Sydney

Johanna Rendle-Short, The Australian National University

Matt Burdelski, Osaka University

Abstracts due 31 July 2016.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and include presentation title, author affiliations (and if presenter is a student), key words, description of data, and significance of the research. All papers providing evidence of social practices in naturalistic settings are welcome for review. This year, concurrent data workshops will be held during the conference, and PhD candidates are encouraged to present data for discussion during one of these workshops.

Abstracts for presentations (20 min + 10 min discussion) email to with the subject line AIEMCA Abstract.

Abstracts for data workshop (45 min group discussion of short extracts) email to with the subject line AIEMCA Workshop Abstract


Preliminary program for the conference will be available here at the end of August.

Travel to the University of Melbourne

Those flying to Melbourne arriving at Tullamarine, will need to take the Skybus to the city centre ($19 each way) or a taxi (around $75 one way).

Once you are in Melbourne, directions to The University of Melbourne are available in this PDF.

A link to public transport in Melbourne is provided here.

All conference sessions will be held in the Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry St, Melbourne.


Rydges Swanston Melbourne is the closet hotel to the conference venue and has a conference  rate of $180 per night. Places are limited and requests for bookings can be made directly to Reservations Manager, Dinar Malek for the conference rate (

Single rooms are also available in student accommodation, at St Mary’s College (an 8 minute walk to the conference venue) at a rate of $75 per night including breakfast. Bookings and payment for St Mary’s accommodation can be made during registration for conference.

Alternatively, you might try AirBnB for an apartment near the University of Melbourne.


Registration for presenters and attendees will open 1 September and close 1 October, with a link here.

Cost of registration will be $250 for academic staff and $150 for research students.

All will be welcome to join the conference.

Any queries, please contact the conference convener Amelia Church