Being different is not easy. Yet it is required if one is to 'make a contribution' in academic publishing and 'stand out from the crowd' in the ever more competitive academic job market. 

'In my research, I've interviewed a lot of people who never fit in, who are what you might call 'different': scientists, artists, thinkers. And if you drop down deep into their work and who they are, there is a tremendous amount of self-acceptance.' Brene Brown


27th November 2021 – 28th November 2021

We have now introduced a poster session in the DC for students who did not submit to the DC when the plan was to have an in-person event, but would like to receive feedback on their work nonetheless.

To participate in the poster session, students will need to prepare a one-page poster using the provided template. During the online DC, there will be mentors dedicated to the poster session providing their comments on the posters and we will also encourage all students attending the DC to leave their comments on the posters.

Each poster will have a virtual board where mentors and other attendees can leave comments and questions. The author of the poster also has the opportunity to respond to these comments/questions on the virtual board. 

Similar to the Best Paper Award, there will also be a Best Poster Award for the posters that have received the most votes from the mentors and fellow students.

Please return your poster submission to by Monday, 15th November 2021.


7 October 2021

In response to feedback received from Doctoral candidates located across Australia and New Zealand, the Committee has decided to move the Doctoral Colloquium (DC) to an online event.

ANZMAC executive committee has kindly provided funding for a customized interactive virtual event platform, which will allow delegates to engage with mentors, participate in workshops, join discussions, and ask questions via the live video or chat function.

In the spirit of inclusivity and access, registration for the event will be free. All delegates who have already paid for their registration will be contacted shortly to organize a full refund.

In addition to the existing student presentation sessions (for students who submitted proposals and have been accepted), we will add to the program an online poster session for students who did not submit to the DC when the plan was to have an in-person event, but would like to receive feedback on their work nonetheless. We will send out more information about how to participate in this poster session soon. All PhD students and faculty are also welcome to attend the DC as audience members.

We encourage students and mentors who will travel to Melbourne to attend the main conference to get in touch with us. We will be happy to provide any assistance (e.g., internet/computer access) that you may need and some sightseeing tips to make the best of that weekend in Melbourne, while still enjoying the online DC experience.

For those participants who are in Melbourne and are fully vaccinated, we encourage you to socialize on or around the University of Melbourne campus throughout the DC weekend. Grabbing a coffee with a (new or old) friend to share ideas is one of the great aspects of a Doctoral Colloquium. We will provide information on potential meeting places in future emails. We are also planning something exciting on campus for Sunday evening, when students in Melbourne can meet Mentors and ANZMAC Fellows.

Finally, we encourage participants who are across the borders to socialize with their local community to the extent that this is allowed by local restrictions. We would love to see students and mentors gathering locally for coffee or lunch as part of the DC, even though we won’t gather all under the same roof this time.

Further information will be provided to all presenters and delegates shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at

We look forward to having you join us online for the Doctoral Colloquium 2021.


The ANZMAC Doctoral Colloquium offers a platform to assist PhD students in developing and shaping their current research practice towards successful academic careers. 

Designed to connect students to peers and academic mentors, the Doctoral Colloquium at ANZMAC 2021, will offer a collegial environment for the exchange of cutting-edge research ideas and supportive feedback. Participants from all around the world will share resources, build connections, and find inspiration to continue developing their research for greater impact.  

About Doctoral Colloquium at ANZMAC 2021

Daiane Scaraboto is Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne. Her research projects account for consumer culture phenomena and converge around examining the multiple roles consumers assume in markets – and that lead to the creation of value for themselves and for others.

Jing (Jill) Lei is Associate Professor in Marketing at the Department of Management and Marketing. Her research interests are mainly in the area of consumer decision making, especially how consumers make trade-off decisions in various contexts, such as food consumption and financial decisions.

Associate Professor Jing (Jill) Lei 

Associate Professor Daiane Scaraboto

Professor Julie Ozanne

Julie L. Ozanne is the Professor of Marketing at the University of Melbourne. Julie is a transformative consumer researcher who specializes in alternative methodologies for the study of social problems, such as interpretive, critical, participatory, and community action research methods.

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs

Marcia Christina Ferreira

(Brunel University)

Valentyna Melnyk (UNSW)

Tom van Laer (University 

of Sydney)

Stephan Ludwig (University 

of Melbourne)

Paul Henry


of Sydney)

Misha Ketchell (The Conversation)

Nitika Garg


Marian Makkar



Lauren Gurrieri

(RMIT University)

Daiane Scaraboto


of Melbourne)

Brent Coker 


of Melbourne)

John Roberts


Ken Roberts



Jason Pallant



Gerri Spassova 



 Francis Farrelly 



 Erik Mooi


of Melbourne)

Don O’Sullivan 


Business School)

 Davide Orazi





(RMIT University)


Submissions Open: 

Monday May 24, 2021

Submissions Close (Extended Abstract): 

Monday July 26, 2021

Author Notification:

Thursday August 26, 2021

Full Papers Due: 

Sunday October 24, 2021

DC Key Dates

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