Calendar of events

The following calendar of upcoming events lists some opportunities that may be of interest.

The Sea Country Partnerships Sponsorship Program guidelines contain information on applying for sponsorship to attend these events.

Event name Details About the event
National Native Title Conference
1-3 June, Darwin, Northern Territory

Hosted by the Larrakia people, the National Native Title Conference 2016 'Strong culture, strong country, strong future' is being co-convened by AIATSIS and the Northern Land Council (NLC). The conference seeks to highlight the challenges and opportunities of native title in the broader context of Indigenous people's aspirations for their lands, waters and their communities.  The conference aims to promote public debate, build networks and foster knowledge sharing between native title holders and other parties.

13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS)
19-24 June, Hawaii, USA
The ICRS brings together an anticipated 2500 coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 70 different nations in a forum to present the latest research findings, case histories and management activities, and to discuss the application of scientific knowledge to achieving coral reef sustainability.  This year's theme is 'Bridging Science to Policy'.
NAIDOC Week
3-10 July, Australia-wide

Theme: 'Songlines: the living narrative of our nation'

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, the Dreamtime describes a time when earth, people and animals were created by ancestral beings.  They created the rivers, lakes, plants, land formations and living creatures. Dreaming tracks crisscross Australia and trace the journeys of ancestral spirits as they created the land, animals and lores.  These dreaming tracks are sometimes called "Songlines" as they record the travels of these ancestral spirits who 'sung' the land into life.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016 1-10 September, Hawaii, USA
Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.  The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.  This year's theme is 'Planet at the crossroads'.
Global Indigenous Men's Conference
12-14 September, Adelaide, South Australia
The conference aim is to provide a platform for Indigenous Men to celebrate their achievements in life within their home, family, community and workplace.  The event will focus on empowerment, strong leadership and self-determination.
Global Indigenous Women's Conference
12-14 September, Adelaide, South Australia
The conference hosted by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance and Indigenous Conference Services (Australia).  The aim is to provide a platform for Indigenous Women to celebrate their achievements in life within their home, family, community and workplace.  The event will focus on empowerment, strong leadership and self-determination.
National Cultural and Linguistic Diverse (CALD) Worker's Conference
26-28 September, Hervey Bay, Queensland
This conference is devoted to raise awareness and lend support to CALD workers or their service organisations.  The aim of this conference is to provide insights and help further understand issues that CALD workers and organisations are faced with on a daily basis.