Call for Presentations
An invitation to you as possible presenters
Researchers, policy practitioners, and Indigenous communities of practice all have an opportunity to contribute to this national gathering. For those who are keen to offer a presentation to the Conference, please submit a written abstract via the website portal by Sunday 15th August 2021. We encourage many forms of contributions to the Conference. It could be in a themed discussion workshop, a themed question and answer panel discussion, a structured debate chamber, a yarning circle or through our proposed Policy Poetry Slams. Be creative!
We will also be directly approaching some of you – including as keynote speakers - to contribute to themed discussion forums and yarning circles.
We would also like to fashion the Conference in a way that provides for safe 'Debate Chambers'. Some would like to think that the 'evidence base' in Indigenous affairs is settled, and yet there is no doubt about an ongoing contestation in Indigenous policy.
What we're saying, and inviting, is your ideas about how we can make this gathering interactive and dynamic as opposed to people sitting and listening while others are talking 'at' people. Yes, there will be standard keynote addresses from thought leaders and presentations to enable participants to share insights into policy, research, and practice; but we also want to shake things up by providing safe spaces for exchange, discourse and innovative thinking. One thing we know for sure, is that the status quo in Indigenous affairs isn't cutting it. If you would like more ideas please read this page.
Please consider and address the following questions in all submissions/contributions and papers:
- How can you contribute to changing the dialogue and discourse through a communities of practice, policy or research lens?
- What is your next step as we look toward the next thirty years in Indigenous policy, research and collaborative engagement with Indigenous communities of practice?
Please be aware that some topics, forums and conversations may be sensitive and protocols to ensure cultural safety and safe and respectful interactions will be outlined and acknowledged prior to those sessions.
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