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Inaugural NZIPR Oceans and Islands Conference - Abstract Submission Extended

News 28 Sep 2018

The New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) are bringing together thought-leaders from New Zealand and the Pacific region to an inaugural conference at the Fale Pasifika Complex on 29-30 November, 2018. NZIPR are calling for abstracts and paper submissions. Closing Date October 15, 2018.

The conference aims to showcase Pacific research from throughout the region, enhance Pacific research networks, and encourage new conversations around contemporary Pacific research modalities.

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts and papers on the following topics:

  • Where in the world is the Pacific: deepening, resetting and recalling the boundaries of the Pacific
  • Mobilities: contemporary interpretations of the transformation of people, policies, and money
  • Sustainable development and enterprise opportunities: connecting niche markets to global supply chains
  • Pacific innovations: Research, technologies, and strengthening the capacity of communities
  • Pacific environments and extractive industries: managing land and natural resources
  • New research modalities in the Pacific: working with Pacific structures and influences
  • Pacific ethics of research and care: expanding relationships, procedures, and processes.

The call for sessions are now open and we invite researchers of all persuasions, policy makers at all levels, and development consultants in all their diversities to submit session abstracts. NZIPR researchers are encouraged to submit session abstracts to highlight their research and to create linkages to other research occurring on similar topics.

Please note that if your Abstract is accepted, the presenting author will be expected to register as a conference delegate. Failure to register will result in removal of your presentation from the conference programme.


Oceans and Islands will be held at the Fale Pasifika Complex at The University of Auckland, November 29 to 30, 2018.

Click HERE to for all the submission details.

Oceans and Islands Key Dates
15 Oct - Abstract Submission Deadline
28 Oct - Abstract Results Notified
29 Oct - Presenter Registration Deadline
29 Oct - Early Bird Registration Closes
26 Nov - Online Registration Closes

29-30 Nov - Oceans and Islands conference