OCIES 2018 Early Bird Registrations Closing Soon


Early Bird registration for the OCIES 2018 conference closes on 25th August. Click here for further information on registration fees and payment.   There are plenty of discounted accommodation options available. You can view these accommodation options here.

Don’t forget about the free and catered event for New and Emerging Researchers  on Monday 19th November. This is open to conference delegates who are wanting to develop their research trajectory, early career researchers, and higher degree researchers.  Further information about the New and Emerging Researcher Fono, including free registration, can be found here.

OCIES member appointed as New Zealand Education Commissioner to UNESCO

Carol Mutch

Congratulations to OCIES member Associate Professor Carol Mutch from the University of Auckland who has been appointed as the New Zealand Education Commissioner to UNESCO. Carol has had a longstanding involvement in education, both in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific. Carol has worked closely with nations who have experienced rapid change, conflict and trauma. Congratulations Carol! We are thrilled to hear of your appointment.

Carol will be facilitating an OCIES 2018 pre-conference workshop as part of our New and Emerging Researchers Fono on Monday 19th November.  For more information and registration details, please click here.

OCIES 2018 Keynote Speakers Announced

We are delighted to announce Professor Vilsoni Hereniko (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) and Associate Professor Joanna Kidman (Victoria University of Wellington) as keynote speakers at OCIES 2018. You can read more about their scholarship and recent work   here.



Final call for OCIES 2018 abstract submissions

The August 15th closing date for OCIES 2018 Conference abstract submissions is fast approaching. Visit the OCIES website for information on the call for proposals,  submission guidelines, and registration details.

Don’t forget that the Early Bird registration closes on the 25th August. Click here to register for OCIES 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in Wellington.

New and Emerging Researcher Fono

A New and Emerging Researcher Fono will be held at Victoria University of Wellington on Monday 19th November from 9am – 2pm to coincide with the 2018 OCIES Conference. This catered event is free and is open to all New and Emerging Researchers. We use the term New and Emerging Researcher to encompass research undertaken by higher degree researchers, early career researchers, and those working in academia wanting to develop a research trajectory.

New and Emerging Researcher Fono objectives:

This fono will:

  • create intentional networking amongst participants;
  • provide sessions specifically tailored to building New and Emerging Research capacity;
  • introduce a call for papers for a 2019 Special Issue of the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives;
  • support participants to develop extended abstracts in response to a specific call for papers;

Schedule for the day

This day will include:

  •  A workshop on identifying your niche and writing a research plan
  • A workshop on turning your conference presentation into a publication
  • A panel with academics from Oceania to offer advice and guidance for New and Emerging researchers
  • An introduction to the proposal for a OCIES New and Emerging Researcher Standing Committee
  • A call for abstracts for a 2019 Special Issue of the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives
  • Complementary lunch and morning tea

To register your attendance at this event, please complete the form on the OCIES website by 1st November 2018:

OCIES 2018 Conference: Proposal Deadline Extended

The proposal deadline for our 2018 OCIES conference has been extended to 15 August 2018. Please visit for further information about the Call for Proposals, the online submissions procedure and details about the OCIES 2018 conference. Please note that OCIES 2018 Scholarships applications close 15 July 2018 (tomorrow). 

For those who have already submitted a proposal, we encourage you to register for the conference as soon as possible. Please note that the deadline for early bird registration has also been extended to 25th August 2018. We also suggest that you make arrangements for your flights and accommodation as early as possible to avoid any last minute disappointment.   Information about registrations and accommodation can be found on the OCIES website (


We look forward to seeing you in Wellington in November.