National Convention Centre, Canberra 26–28 March 2014
The 2014 AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference will look at how far we have come in the area of Indigenous studies in Australia in the past 50 years. It will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legislated establishment of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (now AIATSIS) as well as 50 years of leadership and excellence in Indigenous studies by AIATSIS.
The conference will be held from Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 March 2014 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, with a welcome reception on 25 March on the grounds outside the AIATSIS building.
The conference will bring together multi-disciplinary expertise from across the Indigenous studies sector, including researchers, policy makers, community members, academics, representative organisations, consultants, traditional owners and service providers. Whether your interest in the conference topic is from the perspective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, health, cultural heritage, arts, policy, sport, economics, language, anthropology, archives, IT or other equally relevant sectors, the conference presents a unique opportunity to communicate information about your research, projects and programs with a wide audience and to benefit from discussion around shared areas of interest.
The conference will be a celebration of 50 years of AIATSIS. The program will consist of papers and discussions looking at the conference title – 50 years on: Breaking Barriers in Indigenous Research and Thinking. It will include:
The Conference has built a reputation for quality and continues to attract around 500 and up to 700 delegates from Australia and beyond. It provides a unique opportunity for a diverse range of researchers and locals to come together to review current breakthroughs in Indigenous studies.
The AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference attracts a broad range of delegates including:
The AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference prides itself on ensuring that Indigenous people are strongly represented in the Conference program. This makes the event attractive to other stakeholders who gain insight and access to Indigenous networks through their participation in the Conference.
Registrations for the 2014 AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference are now open. The early bird registration rates will close at close of business on 18th December 2013. No other registrations will be accepted after 5th March 2014.
One day registrations include:
*Concession rates are available to full time students, pensioners and seniors.
We invite you to submit an abstract of a research-based paper for consideration for the 2014 AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference program. Conference papers must relate to the conference title ‘50 years: Breaking Barriers in Indigenous Research and Thinking’ in any of the many areas that make up the field of Indigenous studies. We encourage you to submit proposals for papers, workshops and panels for consideration by the conference convenors.
Please submit your proposal with an abstract (up to 200 words), biography for each presenter (up to 150 words for each presenter) and the ‘call for papers’ submission form (please ensure all presenters sign off on application) to email@example.com by Friday 25 October 2013. We recommend that you read the guidelines set out in the Call For Papers before you start the submission process.
Download the Call For Papers information document ( PDF - 660KB).
Download the Call For Papers submission form ( PDF - 410KB).
AIATSIS is seeking sponsors for the 2014 AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference.
If you are interested in sponsoring the conference download the Conference Sponsorship Package ( PDF - 664KB).
We are happy to discuss the Sponsorship Package options and more with you, please contact the conference team for more information.
If you have any enquires about the AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference, please contact us below:
GPO Box 553, Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone: 02 6261 4223