The EPHEA conference has been held biennially since 1992 at a range of destinations in both Australia and New Zealand. Both members and non-members are welcome, and information about upcoming EPHEA conferences will be published here when available. You can also delve into the archives and find out more about our previous conferences. 

c/ Upsplash 2021 - image of Parliament House in Canberra


The University of Canberra (UC) is your 2022 EPHEA Conference destination hosted in collaboration with The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra.   


The University of Canberra’s new Strategic Plan 2018-22 has set out a bold plan of progress, which includes being the ‘national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access and will demonstrate its commitment through its actions.’


Hosting the EPHEA 2022 conference with our fellow university partners would truly be testament to working hand-in-hand to demonstrate our deep commitment and dedication to equity within our own institutions and the larger community. 

The EPHEA 2022 conference will be organised by an established committee and will be a consortium with other universities to manage major decisions such as program development spanning a broad range of topics, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, First Nations perspectives, social justice, gender, race, privilege, disability, sexuality and widening participation in the Higher Education context.  


Representatives from the three institutions will work closely together through regular meetings, contributing both professional expertise and practical skills.  We will appoint a dedicated administrative officer and conference organiser with all of the relevant tools around website management, abstract management and payment management. 

The 2022 EPHEA conference program would reflect the existing model that has been successfully executed in the past with inspiring keynote speakers, a wide range of cutting-edge workshops, special interest groups, meaningful networking opportunities and exciting social and cultural events.

UC, ANU and UNSW Canberra are uniquely placed campuses with a great deal to offer within a regionally focused location.  The ANU is a world-leading centre for research, education and policy engagement.  UNSW Canberra is a shining example of an institution with an ongoing commitment to excellence and transforming our culture so that everyone has an opportunity to realise their full potential.   UC prides itself on being a "beacon of equity, diversity, inclusion and access."   There's no better evidence of this than with Professor Tom Calma AO appointed as Chancellor of UC.  He is the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander man to become Chancellor of an Australian university.  In Professor Calma's words, “the time has come for a new approach to socially-conscious leadership, especially if we wish to adequately empower the next-generation of leaders to have an inclusive approach in building stronger communities.”  

As champions of equity policy and practice in the higher education sector, let's come together in the nation's capital where we can feel the political pulse and draw upon our passion to empower and inspire the wider conversation in an effort to positively impact the agenda moving forward.

Canberra is literally the meeting place of Australia and the nation’s education capital with five highly ranked universities. It is a dynamic city offering an incredible diversity of experiences with access to decision makers from both the public and private sectors.

We will update information as it becomes available.