World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education 2020 (WIPCE2020)

  • Du lundi 2 novembre 2020 au vendredi 6 novembre 2020
  • Adelaide, Australia


The South Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Consultative Council and Tauondi Aboriginal College invite quality proposals to present engaging workshops at the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education (WIPCE) 2020. WIPCE attracts Indigenous education experts, practitioners, scholars, students and communities across the globe, with over 3,000 delegates expected in 2020 – the largest and most diverse Indigenous education forum on earth.

WIPCE Themes

WIPCE 2020 is calling for presentations that address the conference theme: Indigenous Education Sovereignty: Our Voice, Our Futures. We invite you to delight, provoke, inspire and encourage others through your discussions, critiques, promotions and analyses of education theory, practice, policy and leadership by, through and for Indigenous peoples. Abstracts that support participation of Indigenous youth and elders are particularly encouraged. Presentations must focus on education and be consistent with the 1United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the WIPCE Coolangatta

Statement. Sovereignty – Political bodies and the body politic Indigenous peoples’ bodies are political. Embodied sovereignty seeking external and pragmatic expression requires education that centres Indigenous peoples’ knowledges. How are we as Indigenous peoples’ making education better for all? Sub-themes: Identity and Race; Resilience; Nation building; the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Voice – Speaking up, back and through Indigenous voices in education continue to be raised in speaking up and back to western bureaucracies, systems and disciplines. Our speaking comes through our Elders, young people, leaders, community organisations – our teachers, holders and guardians of culture. How are we continuing to speak up, back and through education? Sub-themes: Elders; Youth; Elders; Leadership; Governance; Histories and narratives; Indigenous languages; Research and evaluation;

Futures – Always was, always will be Indigenous peoples have always been educators. Social, political and technological disruption during the 21st century asks Indigenous peoples’ to take on a greater burden for the education of the broader populace. How will we continue to be leading educators now and into the future?