Conferences

DSAI Annual Conference

Held in October or November each year, the DSAI Annual Conference is a key event in the calendar for researchers, policy makers and practitioners across the sector. Each year, our Steering Committee picks a Conference Theme of current relevance to the international development community in Ireland and secures high calibre keynote speakers and panel discussions to explore the theme. Through an open call for papers, our study groups also facilitate further breakout sessions on their themes. It is also a time for our members to connect with us through our AGM. Each year at our conference we announce the winner of that year’s Robert Chambers Award and Best Student Paper Competition.

In 2020, in light of COVID-19, the DSAI conference was held online on Wednesday 29th October 2020. This year's Conference theme was 'Humanitarianism in Action'. 

More about the 2020 theme, programme and keynote speakers is available here: Annual Conference 2020

Here's a look back at our Annual Conference 2019: