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CRC TiME Annual Forum 2024

Join us in Brisbane, 20-21 August!

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2024 CRC TiME Annual Forum logo

20 – 21 August, Customs House, Brisbane




Thank you for your interest, we have opened up a waitlist for those still interested in attending.

Please get in touch with us at to let us know if you were planning on coming and we’ll do our very best.


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We’re excited to announce the dates for our fourth Annual Forum and invite you to join us in Brisbane on Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 August.

As you’ll know, the CRC TiME Annual Forum is a dedicated event for our valued partners across the government, mining, METS and research sectors as well as First Nations and regional communities.

Attendance is by invitation only. Look out for program updates in the coming weeks. All partners receive one complimentary registration. Additional tickets can also be purchased. Places are limited this year so get in quick.

What we heard from you

Feedback from last year’s event told us that networking remains your primary reason to attend, along with developing a better understanding of the CRC’s research findings and the closure and transition space. We also heard the interest in project-focussed information and how the Forum could be used to foreshadow and develop future projects.

What to expect at this year’s Forum

Our time in the Latrobe Valley was invaluable, and we remain grateful for our local partners and new friends for their time, support and knowledge.

While we’d love to, the significant logistical arrangements, as well as travel required for attendees, means it is not possible to hold our Forum regionally every year. The team plans to ‘go regional’ with the Forum every second year, with alternate years held in city locations around the country.

This year we’re excited to head to Brisbane, the home of our co-host, The University of Queensland.

In 2024 you can expect:

  • more sharing of findings from completed projects
  • workshopping and testing of prototype tools
  • further discussion about current and emerging partner needs
  • to contribute to 2024-2027 research and impact planning
  • a considered, engaging Forum that delivers high value for you.

And, the Forum will continue to work alongside our ongoing program of regional visits, engagements and workshops.

Conference dinner

Attendees, please keep the first conference night, Tuesday 20 August, free for a conference dinner.

How to secure your complimentary ticket

Invitations – including the complimentary access code – have been sent to people who are listed as contributing in some way to active or new CRC TiME projects and have been sent to more than one person in some organisations. Please check internally with your organisation, or, if unsure, we will let you know if your organisation’s complimentary ticket has already been secured.

How to secure extra tickets

Extra colleagues are welcome to attend by purchasing tickets. Click the button above to do so.

Key themes to be discussed

  • Operationalising ESG
  • Regions in transition
  • First Nations leadership and opportunities
  • Towards Net Zero
  • Policy excellence for transition
  • Education and training

Speaker line-up

  • Abdulraheem Anumah, PhD candidate, UQ
  • Chantal Bourgault du Coudray, Senior Lecturer, UWA
  • John Briggs, CEO, Intract Australia
  • Rohitesh Dhawan, President and CEO, International Council on Mining and Metals (Pre-recorded)
  • Peter Dowling, CEO, Central Highlands Development Commission
  • Mansour Edraki, Associate Professor, UQ
  • Nick Falk, Research Associate, Flinders University
  • Tira Foran, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • John Gardner, Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • Dan Grainger, Economist, CSIRO
  • Sarah Harmer, Professor, Flinders University
  • Raina Hattingh, Manager, Closure and Asset Transition, WSP
  • Clare Horner, Environmental Accountant, CSIRO
  • Zane Hughes, Project Manager (Training & Capacity Building), Curtin University
  • Rebecca Jordan, Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • Taryn Kong, Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • Jyi Lawson, CEO, AEMEE
  • Benedictor Kemanga, PhD candidate, UWA
  • Kathryn Linge, Senior Scientist, ChemCentre
  • Monte Masarei, Research Fellow, UWA
  • Shirley McPherson, CRC TiME Board
  • Darren Murphy, Principal Mine Closure Consultant, WSP
  • Sophie Murray, Partner Engagement Manager: Aboriginal Research, University of South Australia
  • Tony O’Grady, Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • James Purtill, Commissioner, Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner
  • Gujie Qian, Research Fellow, Flinders University
  • Rick Rogerson, Principal Consultant, Mineral Policy Services
  • Sarah Harmer, Professor, Flinders University
  • Tony van Merwyk, CRC TiME Board
  • Dan Grainger, Economist, CSIRO
  • Jim Walker, Chair, CRC TiME First Nations Advisory Team
  • Kerry Watson, Head of Closure Planning & NZ External Affairs, OceanaGold
  • Wenqiang Zhang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UQ


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This event is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources through the Cooperative Research Centres Program.