PSI Network. What does power do to people? How do we gain influence with others? Are people respected more for showing their might, or for collaborating and building bridges? These questions about power, status, and influence are just a few of the questions examined by PSI Network members.
PSI 2020 will take place at Melbourne Business School - University of Melbourne from the 21st to the 23rd of March 2020. The conference will include a full day of traditional hour long talks and a second day of panels oriented around applied topics, plus a half-day pre-conference on teaching PSI topics.
PSI Network 2020 Registration
The PSI Network Conference 2020 will take place over 2 and a half days, including an optional half-day Teaching Pre-conference on Saturday 21 March and 2-day academic program starting on Sunday 22 March.
The 2-day academic program includes presentations from the world’s most respected scholars of social hierarchy. Four sessions over two days will stimulate discussion on important topics affecting the world today and open new opportunities for collaboration on:
On Monday 23 March the program opens to industry practitioners and the broader business community who are invited to and take part in panel discussions with renowned academics and practitioners on the following topics:
- Navigating the post-#metoo movement
- From boardrooms to situation rooms: Safeguarding against inequality & destructive power
- “Ignorance is bliss”: Governance failures in ethical oversight
- Diversity & effectiveness: Trade-offs or amplifiers?
Academic full program registration
$230 AUD + fees + GST.
Full (2.5 day) conference.
If you experience any issues of have questions about registering for the conference, please contact Nerisa Dozo - firstname.lastname@example.org
Industry Guest - Regular
$100 AUD + fees + GST
You are invited to the collaborative program on Monday 23 March including lunch with all delegates at the conference.
Industry Guest - VIP
$136.36 AUD + fees + GST
You are invited to the collaborative program on Monday 23 March including a VIP sit-down lunch with key experts from the PSI Network. This sit-down lunch will give you exclusive access to expert academics and the chance to ask questions and discuss the current state of affairs in social hierarchy research and implications for the world.
PSI Network 2020 Program
Please note this is a preliminary program and will change. More speakers and program details will be announced in due course.
|Saturday, 21st March||Teaching Pre-Conference|
|2.00pm-2.30pm||Arrival and afternoon tea|
Teaching stream (workshop) |
Research stream (small group discussions)
|Sunday, 22nd March||Academic Program|
|9.30am-10.00am||Arrival and introductions|
|10.00am-12.00pm||Control Session||Aleksandra Cichocka|
Anya Ma on behalf of Aaron Kay
|1.00pm-3.00pm||Status Session||Christopher von Rueden|
|3.30pm-5.30pm||Influence Session||Noah Goldstein|
|Monday, 23rd March||Morning: Academic Program|
|10.00am-12.00pm||Power Session||Lisa D. Cook|
Nathanael J. Fast
|Afternoon: Collaborative Program|
|1.30pm-3.00pm||Navigating the post #metoo movement||Cordelia Fine|
Rachel E. Sturm
From boardrooms to situation rooms: |
Safeguarding against inequality and destructive power
|3.30pm-5.00pm||“Ignorance is bliss”: Governance failures in ethical oversight||Eva Tsahuridu|
|Diversity and effectiveness: Trade-offs or amplifiers?||Maria Recalde|
|5.00pm-7.00pm||Close and Reception|
The University of Melbourne Parkville Campus is very centrally located with plenty of places to stay within walking distance of the Melbourne Business School and Melbourne CBD.
Please note that the Melbourne Grand Prix is on until the 15th of March 2020 therefore it is a busier time than usual in Melbourne. Though the hotels we recommend below all report plenty of space for 20-24 March right now, it would still be a good idea to book your accommodation as soon as possible.
Rydges on Swanston Melbourne
Rydges on Swanston is one of the closest options to the Melbourne Business School and we have negotiated a special rate for conference delegates:
1 Bedroom Apartments: $182 per night
1 Bedroom Apartment + buffet breakfast: $189 per night
To access this rate, please email email@example.com and note the conference name - PSI Network 2020.
Quest Apartment Hotels
Quest Apartment Hotels are more spacious with apartment style amenities and has a series of hotels located near the conference venue.
Quest Carlton on Finlay and Royal Gardens are a short walk away from the Melbourne Business School.
Quest on Lonsdale, William, or Bourke are in Melbourne's CBD. We have negotiated a special rate for conference delegates:
1 Bedroom Apartments: $170 per night
2 Bedroom Apartments: $220 per night
Parking: $22 per night (Must be booked at time of reservation)
To access this rate, please visit the Quest Apartment Hotels website and the code PSI2020 when booking.
Melbourne has a creative, exciting city centre, buzzing with food, wine, sports, and arts. For a higher-end and more boutique experience, please consider the following hotels:
Suburbs within walking distance of the Parkville Campus
If you were interested in staying in an AirBnB, we recommend looking in the following suburbs:
- Melbourne CBD
- Carlton and Carlton North
- Brunswick and Brunswick East
Things to see and do (mostly eat) in Melbourne
See and Do
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival conveniently takes place from the 19th to the 29th of March 2020. Book yourself a dinner by award winning chefs, try all the best local cuisine, and pair the very best food and wine that Melbourne has to offer. Most events are ticketed so be sure to book in quick!
The Visit Melbourne website lists all current events taking place in Melbourne as well as curated lists of things to depending on how long you have in the city.
National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.
Along with the National Gallery, Melbourne has a plethora of museums and exhibits you can explore.
Queen Victoria Market
A historic landmark spread over two city blocks, the Queen Vic Markets are a vibrant and bustling inner-city market where you can shop at over 600 small businesses for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, local and imported gourmet foods, clothing and souvenirs. Night festivals and weekend events are also worth taking a look at.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently playing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne. If you have a spare day and can grab some tickets, we highly recommend seeing this magical, wonderful show.
If a Harry Potter play isn't quite to your taste but you would like to see some theatre or a show, please take a look at the many theatres and concert halls that Melbourne has to offer. Including the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Comedy Theatre, and Her Majesty's Theatre
Melbourne's laneways have plenty to offer in terms of hidden bars, famed restaurants, and constantly changing creative artwork. Take a look at the many tour groups offering guides around the city laneways and secret bars.
Victoria more broadly
If you are staying in Melbourne for more than a few days, we strongly recommend you explore the beauties of regional Victoria. From world-class wineries to beautiful bush trails and wide open coastal villages, Victoria has something for everyone. Take a look at Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges, Daylseford, St Kilda, Mornington Peninsula, and Philip Island for some penguins!
Coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided on all three days of the conference. However, should you need an early coffee fix or dinner options, please see the hotly debated list below. People of Melbourne will debate the best places to eat for hours on end so approach with caution but do take the time to ask someone about their favourite Italian restaurant, explore Melbourne's laneways, and must-eat lists.
This list is by no means exhaustive!
|Standing Room||Parkville||Great coffee|
|Carte Crepes||Parkville||Great coffee and crepes|
|House of Cards||Parkville||
Great coffee and light meals with a |
|Vertue Coffee Roasters|
IMA Project Café
|Delicious brunch options|
|Heart Attack and Vine||Carlton||
Try the Porchetta sandwich for lunch |
and tapas for dinner
|Shakahari||Carlton||All around tasty|
|Carlton||Delicious pizza and pasta|
|Gerald’s Bar||Carlton North||Beloved local bar|
Underground restaurant that|
smacks you in the face with smoked meat
|Tipo 00||CBD||Well known Italian establishment|
Popular Melbourne visit but |
can be hard to get a table. Get in early
|Cumulus Inc||CBD||Pricey but delicious. Instagram dream venue.|
|Belles Hot Chicken||Fitzroy & CBD||Hot delicious chicken|
|Smith and Daughters||Fitzroy||Best known vegan place in Melbourne|
|Fitzroy||Wide-ranging and tasty vegetarian options|
|Bad Frankies||Fitzroy||Great bar and delicious toasties!|
|Above Board||Collingwood||Amazing cocktails|
|Stomping Ground||Collingwood||Locally brewed beer and good pub food|
|Bowl Bowl Dumpling||Collingwood||Cheap and amazing dumplings|