New Initiative Introduced For Indigenous Communities Participate In 2018 Conferences

ICS Australia is proud to announce the launch of its 2018 Indigenous Conferences which takes you to Cairns, Canberra and Brisbane with broad range of topics in Indigenous affairs!  Listed below are the conferences planned and lined-up for this year. Call for papers are now open and sought for. Please submit your entry online at

2018 sees an exciting new initiative introduced to encourage and help Indigenous communities participate in 2018 conferences, we have decided to allocate up to 70% of the conference proceedings to community groups and partnerships between community and government organisations in an attempt to promote the positives being achieved. We hear time and time again throughout the media how Closing the Gap initiatives are not being achieved where in real terms, many successful leap forward are taking place in our communities.  We wish to invite your organisation to submit-a-paper and be part of the positive mo0vement in Indigenous Australia. Listed below are our exciting upcoming 2018 Conferences:

  • 2018 Indigenous Men’s Wellbeing Conference  June 13-15, 2018 Pullman International Cairns QLD
  • 2018 Indigenous Women’s Wellbeing Conference June 13-15, 2018 Pullman International Cairns QLD
  • Black Thunder: The Power of Black Voices Towards 2020 Conference July 5-6, 2018 Canberra, ACT
  • 2018 National Indigenous Employment Conference July 5-6, 2018 Canberra ACT
  • 5th Indigenous STOP Domestic Violence National Conference July 9-11, 2018 Marriott Brisbane QLD
  • 2018 Indigenous Child Protection & Safety Conference July 9-11, 2018 Marriott Brisbane QLD
  • 2018 International Indigenous Chronic Diseases Conference August 1-3, 2018 Pullman Cairns QLD
  • 2018 Indigenous Out of the Shadows Mental Health Conference August 1-3, 2018 Pullman Cairns QLD
  • 1st National Indigenous NDIS Conference December 11-13, 2018 Marriott Hotel Brisbane QLD
  • 2018 National Indigenous Juvenile Justice Conference December 11-13, 2018 Marriott Brisbane QLD

ICS staff and management wish our friends, industry colleagues, delegates and supporters to our Indigenous conferences a great and prosperous New Year 2018! ICS success is based upon our principle of trusting our culture and listening and adhering to our grassroots, community controlled grounding and as part of this, our future planning is open to input from communities and grassroots individuals. With this in mind, we are extremely keen to receive input and ideas of topics of concern from around Australia which may not have the chance to be addressed in the previous year’s conference topics and agenda.

We consider ourselves to be privileged to meet such talented, diverse and professional individuals and dynamic groups last year. We wish to say thank you and our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for your dedication in closing the gap. Moreover, we look forward to working with individuals, community controlled organizations, governments and non-government organisations in a not too distant future. With your support, we will strive to making 2018 an even more meaningful year in professional education for our mob! So, be proactive in closing the gap! Submit your entry NOW!

Guidelines in Submitting Paper:

  • Papers should not contain offensive language and take into account cultural sensitivities of host country.
  • Papers may treat the themes in a manner that contributes to further discussion of conference aims.
  • Conference papers must be presented in the finish format not less than 60 days prior to the event.
  • First round of papers closing date will be on the 8th  March 2018; with a second, if required which closes on 30thMarch 2018
  • Papers that are not chosen in the first round may be resubmitted in the second round.
  • Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • Authors of papers presented at the conference will be formally notified of their acceptance.
  • Registration fee of $650 will apply to all persons submitting papers payable upon acceptance of papers.
  • Papers should explore ways in which the themes show up in the philosophy of the conference.
  • All papers must be presented in a positive and informative light.

For more information, please visit the conference website at or contact us by email at


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