OCIES members gather each November for our annual conference. In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic, this year we will be holding a Festival of OCIES – a virtual conference facilitated through Zoom – over 8 – 11 December, 2020.

The aim of the Festival is to celebrate the richness of our OCIES community and to provide an opportunity for connection across geographic distance. The program will include opportunities for socialising, dedicated sessions for our New and Emerging Researchers Fono, and our 2020 Annual General Meeting. Attendance in the Festival of OCIES conference sessions is free of charge and open to anyone interested. 

The program for the conference is available to download from the link below: 

Festival of OCIES 2020 Virtual Conference Programme

We will provide an updated version of the programme the week prior to the conference, which will include the zoom links for each session. 

To accomodate the various time zones within our Oceania community, the Conference sessions are running at different times each day. Each session is 75 minutes, with the exception of the Writing for Publication workshop which runs for 2 hours.

Please make sure to check the program carefully for the time of each session. Timing is given in Australian Eastern Daylight savings Time and in brackets, Aotearoa New Zealand Daylight savings Time. This website provides an easy way to check what time this is in your own timezone.

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival! 

If you have any questions, please contact us on ocies.org@gmail.com