Conference program

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The 2019 conference will build on our previous themes of impact and engagement, to explore the interweaving strands of the transformative capability of research and the transformation of Indigenous research for the 21st century.

The program includes the following themes:

  • Indigenous data sovereignty
  • Indigenous knowledges in research and IP
  • Indigenisation of systems – and the increasing use of Indigenous systems
  • Women’s experiences
  • Longitudinal research
  • Indigenous health and wellbeing
  • Indigenous participation in higher education (and education more broadly)
  • Repatriation
  • Future of the research endeavour


Conference program

Public Program

The Public Program will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and the delivery of conference papers.

Opening Reception

Registered delegates are invited to attend the opening ceremony, evening of Monday 1 July. The opening ceremony reception marks the start of the program. The ceremony will include a welcome to country by traditional owners and cultural performance.

Conference Dinner

Registered delegates are invited to attend the conference dinner, evening Wednesday 3 July. The conference dinner presents an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to network in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere.

Trade Fair

The conference trade fair will run concurrently with the conference sessions, highlighting the cultural and artistic expressions of the local Indigenous community as well as showcasing the variety of stakeholders working with Indigenous peoples.

Who is the conference for?

The AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference attracts a broad range of delegates including:

  • Indigenous people,
  • academics,
  • non-government service providers,
  • federal and state government departments and agencies across all areas of policy,
  • private and corporate sectors; and
  • international Indigenous peoples and agencies. 
Last reviewed: 17 Apr 2019