Previous Conferences


2019 Wollongong - Enabling Excellence through Equity

Equity Practitioners in Higher Education in Australasia (EPHEA) and National Association of Enabling Educators in Australia (NAEEA) hosted the 2019 EPHEA/NAEEA Biennial Conference themed “Enabling Excellence through Equity” from Sunday 24 to Wednesday 27 November 2019 at the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus.

View the Enabling Excellence through Equity conference report.

2017 Brisbane - Re-imagining equity: now and in the future

The 2017 EPHEA Conference was hosted in Queensland by Griffith University on Monday 20 November to Thursday 23 November, 2017 and held at QUT Gardens Point.

The theme for EPHEA is Re-imagining equity: now and in the future. It's 30 years since EPHEA began and this is EPHEA's 14th conference. It is a good time to reflect and consider where equity is now and where it will be in the future.

The conference showcased the beautiful Brisbane River making the most of the river city's bustling city educational and tourist precincts and great weather.

View the Re-imagining equity: now and in the future conference report. 


2015 Geelong - Collaborate, Create, Celebrate: Positioning Equity for the Future

The 2015 EPHEA conference focused on collaboration and creativity as key factors in repositioning the equity agenda into the future, and provide a platform for recognising and celebrating recent successes and innovations.


Deakin University hosted the 2015 EPHEA Conference at its beautiful Waterfront Campus at Geelong.


Keynote speakers included Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission and Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director, Victorian Women’s Trust. 

View the Collaborate, Create, Celebrate: Positioning Equity for the Future conference report.


2013 Perth - Building for the Future: Leadership, Community and Social Inclusion

The 8th biennial EPHEA conference was held in Perth at the University of Western Australia.


The conference was hosted by Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and UWA.


View the Building for the Future: Leadership, Community and Social Inclusion conference report.


2011 Auckland - Ngā reo mō te tika: Voices for Equity

The 2011 EPHEA conference was held in Auckland. In planning the conference the organisers were guided by kaupapa Māori philosophy and process, particularly in their commitment to working with consensus decision-making.


Based on feedback from the nearly 150 attendees this guiding principle helped make EOPHEA 2011 a resounding success. Speakers and audience members alike praised the central role that Māori tikanga (protocol) played during the proceedings.

View the Ngā reo mō te tika: Voices for Equity conference report and papers.


1996-2009 - various locations

Conference Papers for 1999 to 2009 are archived at​.