Why attend the OCIES conference?

Do you know that the deadline for submission of abstracts and the deadline for conference registration has been extended? Abstracts now close on 8 November, while registration closes on 15 November. If you have yet to register for the conference, let our OCIES co-President, Associate Professor Kabini Sanga, tell you why you should join!

  1. Discover something new: From the keynote addresses, symposia, papers, panels, tok stori/talanoa, round table discussions and poster displays, you will learn something surprising and new. From the conference, you are likely to take home, tips, helpful take-away thoughts and new ideas for work and collaborations.
  2. Energize yourself: OCIES conferences buzz with energy, friendliness and excitement. You are likely to be encouraged, gain new insights and return home, refreshed and hopefilled. You will find the emerging scholars of OCIES delightful and promising.
  3. Appreciate Oceania as Oceania: OCIES conference hosts are authentic representations of Oceania. By engaging fully with conference participants, including the hosts in their settings, you will renew your appreciation of the diverse yet friendly and hospitable peoples of Oceania. 
  4. Grow and or deepen your networks: From the first programme event until the final one, you will meet participants who share your professional interest and passion; allowing you to expand and deepen your relationships and networks. Networking opportunities include special social and cultural events and meal outings.
  5. Enjoy quality time with respected leaders and influencers: You will meet and have unrushed conversations with educators whose work has inspired you—including Oceania senior researchers, seasoned comparative educators and thought-leaders.    

Join us now!

Extension of deadlines for 2019 OCIES Conference in Samoa!

Talofa! Good news!

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 8 November and registration for the conference will be opened until 15 November. If you have friends who are interested to join the conference, please pass on the news to them.

We look forward to seeing you in Apia, Samoa next month!

For further inquiries about the conference, please email 47thociessamoaconfese@nus.edu.ws

New and Emerging Researchers Fono at OCIES Conference, NUS, Samoa 2019

We are excited to share the focus of our second OCIES New and Emerging Researchers Fono (NERF) with you. We will be hosting a full-day workshop on Monday November 25th,  the day before the OCIES conference begins in Samoa.

Our aim for the day is to build connections amongst OCIES New and Emerging Researchers (NERs), to inform OCIES NERs about the Rethinking Education Across the Pacific Initiative and the history of working in the Pacific, to support OCIES NERs with publishing and common ECR concerns. We have invited a range of OCIES elders to share with us so we can learn, reflect and ask questions about our positionality, and potential issues and challenges for our work. It will be a fantastic day for you to make new friends and connect with other NERs, we look forward to sharing and learning with you.

8.30Registration and Faafeiloaiga
8.50Opening speech (FOE Dean or DVC)
9.00History and context of research in the Pacific: introducing REAP to New and Emerging Researchers
11.00Morning tea
11.30NERF sessions
a) Early NERF – just starting as NER
b) Late NERF – been a NER for a bit
1.00Reflection & positionality, issues and challenges

If you’re interested to join the Fono but have yet to register for it, please drop us an email at ocies.org@gmail.com to register. We look forward to seeing you at the Fono (and the Conference!).

Announcement: Latest issue of OCIES Newsletter!

Do you know that ‘Exhibition’ has been added as a new category for the upcoming OCIES Conference in Samoa?

Do you know that the distinguished Le Afioga a le Tama-a-aiga, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi is going to be one of our Keynote Speakers for the conference?

Do you know that we have exciting changes related to membership and our journal (IEJ:CP) that are coming up?

Do you know we have had changes to our Executive Committee?

Check out the latest OCIES newsletter to find out more!

Announcement: New Category for 2019 OCIES Conference–Exhibition

OCIES FOE NUS Samoa 25th to 28th November Conference is proud to introduce a new category into our conference

We are happy to announce the inclusion of innovators, artists, musicians, poets, dancers and performers who wish to share their aspirations and hopes for our children and our future. We welcome demonstrations of ideas and concept papers through art (different forms), poetry, oratory, music, performance, as well as the use of technology and traditional media for expression of ideas.

Suggested format of delivery: Live demonstrations throughout the two-day conference, including performance.

Interested participants can check out the submission guidelines and submit their proposals at https://ocies.org/exhibition-proposal/

Call for Proposals: 47th Annual Conference of the 2019 Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES)

The 2019 OCIES Conference will be hosted by the National University of Samoa in Apia from 25 to 28 November. The theme for the conference is Quality Education for Sustainable Future: North-South, South-South Comparative Dialogues. OCIES invites proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops and poster presentations.

The deadline to submit abstracts is 30 September. Please click here to submit your abstract online.