NZABA 2012 AGM MINUTES

New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis

Annual General Meeting 2012

 Held Saturday 2nd September, 2012

at Victoria University of Wellington

NZABA Conference 2013

The NZABA Conference for 2013 will be hosted by the University of Auckland. It may be necessary to move the conference from August/September to July as holidays won’t be overlapping next year for some universities. It was also decided in advance that the 2014 NZABA conference will be hosted by the University of Otago.

There was some discussion about whether the 2013 NZABA conference could be held in conjunction with (merged or alongside) the Australasian Annual Behaviour Society conference. Conference fees for the Animal Behaviour are likely to be quite high however, especially for students.

Action needed: Doug to investigate the feasibility of this conjunction.

International Conference Bid

Maree Hunt was approached by Auckland Conventions (a management company) regarding whether we would be interested in hosting an ABAI International conference in Auckland. NZABA members present at the AGM all agreed that this would be a large amount of work and that we will not put a bid in to host an international ABAI conference.

Action needed: Maree to email Auckland Conventions to let them know the outcome of our decision.

Pre-paying for NZABA Conferences

The conference organising committee this year were approached on a few occasions for invoices for the NZABA conference registration fee, as employers wanted to pay for this in advance. A discussion about credit card and online banking/direct credit payments followed, with direct credits being the preferred option. Any direct credits that are received should be clearly marked with the name of the conference attendee and the organisation.

Action needed: Doug is to investigate electronic payment options.

Financial Report

Douglas Elliffe reports that as of 30-08-2012, NZABA have $4912.61 in the bank, with more to be deposited after 2012 conference expenses are taken care of.

Student Conference Travel Support

All agreed that NZABA should provide financial support for students who have paid for travel to conference out of their own pockets.

Action needed: Celia to email supervisors of presenting students requesting names of students who qualify for travel support.

 ISSN Numbers:

Lewis Bizo suggested getting an ISSN number for our conference programme for PBRF purposes.

Action needed: Lewis to investigate this.

 

NZABA Committee Members 2012-2013

Dr Christopher Podlesnik (Auckland) was elected as the next Chair of NZABA.

Dr Douglas Elliffe (Auckland) remains as Treasurer (for his final term). A vote of thanks was given to Doug for being the Treasurer for so long!

Dr Celia Lie (Otago) remains as Secretary.

Meeting ended 4:50pm.

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