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 at 5pm on 25 March at Reconciliation place, Canberra. The welcome reception will occur in conjunction with the official launch of the 50th Anniversary which will feature an ancient and sacred Lorrkkon Ceremony from the Northern Territory.
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 –Breaking Barriers in Indigenous Research and Thinking: 50 years on. It will include: :
*If you have difficulties reading this program, please contact the conference team: firstname.lastname@example.org
*The program is subject to change without notice
The AIATSIS Research Ethics Committee will be holding a pre-conference workshop on Research Ethics in Australian Indigenous Studies in the Mabo Room on Tueday 25th March, from 9:30am – 1:30pm.
Please register your interest here by COB Friday 14th March 2014.
For more details please see the ethics workshop program.
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 still open. Register now to secure your place.
Standard and concession registrations include:
One day registrations include:
*Concession rates are available to full time students, pensioners and seniors.
*Cancellation and refund policy:
Cancellation and refund is available before 17 March and will incur a $50 admin fee.
Cancellation on or after 17 March will be non-refundable.
InHouse Event Solutions have been appointed as the official Accommodation Management Company for the 2014 AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference.
InHouse Event Solutions provide a very personalised service to our conference delegates and utilise the same online registration system for accommodation that you use to register your attendance at the conference ensuring registration process is simple and easy.
Accommodation has been secured at competitive and flexible rates at a range of hotels close to the venue, the National Convention Centre, Canberra by the Accommodation Managers, InHouse Event Solutions.
The Call for Papers closed on Friday 25 October 2013. We are not accepting late submissions.
The conference program has been drafted and all submissions have been notified of their acceptance.
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.
Applications for Delegate Sponsorship closed on Friday 17 January 2014. We are not accepting late submissions.
The selected delegates have been notified of their acceptance.
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