Indonesia Update

The Indonesia Update is largest annual conference on Indonesian society outside of Indonesia and dates back to 1983. Held in September, it is organised by the ANU Indonesia Project in collaboration with the ANU Department of Political and Social Change.

The Indonesia Updates are designed to provide comprehensive overviews of developments in Indonesia, and to present wide-ranging discussion on a theme of particular interest each year. They cater to an audience that includes government officials, academics, teachers, members of business and non-government organisations, students and others. An expert group of speakers from Indonesia, Australia and elsewhere is assembled each year. The Indonesia Update is structured to encourage discussion and questions from the audience.

All of the papers delivered at the Indonesia Update are subsequently published in a book. See more information and past editions here.

Information about our upcoming Indonesia Update will be posted on our events page (scroll through to September). You can also receive updates by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or subscribing to our mailing list by emailing

You can watch recordings and access slides and other information from past Indonesia Updates on our online archive.

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