Countdown to the Australian Fat Studies Conference

The inaugural, hopefully annual, Australian Fat Studies Conference kicks off in Sydney on Friday. THIS FRIDAY! I’m less than 48 hours away from learning from/working with/bear hugging some of the coolest fatties I’ve met through the fatosphere.

I’m planning on posting a recap of the conference, but if you want a running commentary of the two days Twitter is your best bet. Here’s a list of the fatties you should be following:

Fat Studies online hub
Fat Dialogue @FatDialogue

While you’re at it, check out The site was specifically established to reach those who could not attend the conference and to enable the continuation of conversations begun at the Fat Studies conference. will be officially launched at the conference but is currently live, so clickety click your way over there.

O captain, my captain (aka the amazing woman who organised the whole thing)
Dr Samantha Murray @interloped

Keynote speakers
Dr Karen Throsby @thelongswim
Dr Charlotte Cooper @thebeefer

Jackie Wykes @sizeoftheocean
Natalie Perkins @definatalie
Kath Read @fatheffalump
Bri King @fatlotofgood
Dr Samantha Thomas @TheDiscourse

Nick Perkins @nicholosophy
Me! @awesomefrances

 (If I’ve left anyone off the twit-list, please let me know in the comments.)

The hashtag to look out for is #sydfatconf.


5 Responses to “Countdown to the Australian Fat Studies Conference”

  1. 1 Sam Murray 8 September, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    The time is nigh! REALLY looking forward to seeing you at the conference, and so glad you’ll be there. See you soon! x

  2. 3 Bri 8 September, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Can’t wait to meet you all at last! See you Friday!

  3. 4 howtocurecancer 13 September, 2010 at 6:57 am

    So, how it was on Friday?

    • 5 Frances 13 September, 2010 at 12:21 pm

      And Saturday! The conference was utterly fantastic – I’ll be putting up a recap post as soon as I can get my thoughts in order/upload my photos onto my computer.

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