Previous conferences

Brisbane 2017


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.

Below are Keynote speeches and presentations, the conference handbook, final conference report, list of delegates and photos from the event.

Victoria 2015


Collaborate, Create, Celebrate: Positioning Equity for the Future


The 2015 EPHEA conference focussed 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. 


Below is the 2015 report and more information is available at

Western Australia 2013


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.


The final report from the 2013 conference is listed below.



New Zealand 2011


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.

The final report and selected papers from the conference covering topics such as gender and sexuality, disability, Indigeneity, widening participation and innovation is listed below.


Previous Conferences and papers 

Conference Papers for 1999 to 2009 are archived at​  or for Conference Papers for 2011 onwards please contact us.




2009 Sydney

2007 Melbourne

2005 Brisbane

2003 Tasmania

2001 Canberra

1999 Auckland

1997 Adelaide

1996 Byron Bay

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1992 ?


EPHEA acknowledges the Traditional Owners throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community.

We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders past, present and future.

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