OCIES 2018: Powhiri (Welcome Ceremony)

OCIES 2018 is just over a week away. A Powhiri (Māori Cultural Welcome) will be held at Te Herenga Waka Marae, Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington, on Monday 19th November at 2pm and finishing at 3.30pm. Conference participants should gather at 48 Kelburn Parade (by the Overbridge at Kelburn Campus) at 1.40pm for a briefing.

In keeping with Māori protocols, conference participants (as visitors) will sing a waiata (song). Please check the soundbite (of the simple song, Te Aroha) and learn the waiata ahead of the welcome ceremony.


OCIES 2018 Draft Conference Programme now available to view

The OCIES 2018 draft conference programme is now ready to view on the OCIES website. Please check out the draft  programme and urgently advise of any omissions, errors, repeats or specific requests by 6pm on Sunday 28 October 2018.

  1. All authors of accepted papers (including individual group/panel members) are to register formally for the conference (via the conference website) by 30 October 2018. The conference registration list will be checked before the final Conference Academic Programme is confirmed. So please avoid any personal disappointments by registering for the conference!
  2. A final Conference Academic Programme is to be posted on the 1 November, 2018. (A conference programme booklet, however, will be made available at the registration desk on the 19 November, 2018.
  3. All responses to and queries relating to this draft programme are to be sent to Kabini or Stella via the conference e-mail, <OCIES-2018@vuw.ac.nz>

We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you in Wellington!


New and Emerging Researcher Fono: Registrations close soon

Did you know that we have a pre-conference workshop for New and Emerging Researchers?  Our New and Emerging Researcher Fono will be held on Monday 19th November from 8.30am–2pm to coincide with the 2018 OCIES conference. At this event, you’ll have an opportunity to work with academics in the region to identify your research niche, prepare a research plan and learn how to turn your conference presentation into a publication. This catered event is free and open to all early career researchers, higher degree researchers, and those working in academia who are wanting to develop a research trajectory.
To register for this workshop, please click here. Registrations close 1st November.