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National Native Title Conference 2015

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 to Thursday, 18 June 2015 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Sheraton Mirage - Port Douglas QLD, Port Douglas, Australia

 

National Native Title Conference 2015

Leadership, legacy and opportunity

Port Douglas, QLD

Tuesday 16 - Thursday 18 June 2015

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Welcome

Please join us for the 2015 Annual National Native Title Conference, which will be co-convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Cape York Land Council (CYLC). This year’s conference will be held on the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji people in Port Douglas QLD.

The conference will commence on Tuesday 16 June and conclude Thursday 18 June. The date coincides with the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival, due to be held in Laura QLD the weekend following the conference, 19 – 21 June 2015. This will provide delegates the opportunity to be involved in the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural gatherings in Australia.

The Native Title Conference is an opportunity for people to come together and engage in debate, including native title holders and claimants, traditional owners, native title representative bodies and service agencies, the Federal Court, National Native Title Tribunal, Commonwealth and State government agencies, academics, consultants and industry representatives.

The Native Title Conference prides itself on ensuring that Indigenous people are strongly represented in the Conference program. The Conference program consists of one day of closed workshops for Indigenous people and their native title representative bodies and service providers followed by two days of a public program which may include Indigenous Talking Circles, Women’s and Men’s Forums, Workshops, Panel Discussions as well as the delivery of Conference papers.

The conference engages with native title as an active agenda for justice for people and country - both before and after the outcome of native title determination, and within the broader compass of traditional ownership.

This year's title is 'leadership, legacy and opportunity', and is reflected in the following themes:

Platform for inspirational leadership
  • Building on our legacy
  • Passing the flame – new generation leadership
  • Youth engagement

Springboard for economic success
  • Sustainable development

Foundation for cultural resurgence
  • Learning from our elders
  • Cultural practice and wellbeing
Support structures that work
  • Law and policy reform

Gathering from the four corners
  • Collaboration and regional coordination
  • Stories of challenge and triumph
  • A place for big ideas 

Conference Venue: Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas


Conference Program 

Day 1: NTRB and PBC Program – Tuesday 16 June
The Conference begins with the NTRB and PBC Program on Tuesday 16 June. This Program is for NTRB/NTSP and PBC staff, native title claimants and holders and Indigenous peoples only.

Day 1: Conference Opening - Evening, Tuesday 16 June
All conference delegates are invited to the Conference Opening. The Conference Opening marks the start of the Public Program. Its features include: Welcome to Country, musical performances and traditional dancing.

Day 2 and 3: Public Program – Wednesday 17 June – Thursday 18 June
The Public Program is open to all delegates. This program includes keynote speeches, dialogue forums, Indigenous Talking Circles, workshops and papers presented by native title holders and claimants, practitioners, NTRB/NTSP staff, researchers, Government representatives, academics and others.

Day 3: Conference Dinner - Evening, Thursday 18 June
The Conference Dinner is held on the evening of Thursday 18 June and concludes and celebrates the conference. The dinner provides a 3 course meal with drinks, along with speeches and performances. 

 


National PBC Meeting

Prior to the National Native Title Conference, AIATSIS will be hosting the 'National PBC Meeting'. This gives PBCs the opportunity to network and discuss issues at a national level. This meeting is a closed session for PBCs (Directors, Members and Staff only).


Who is the conference for?

• Native title claimant and holders
• Staff and Council of the Native Title Representative Bodies
• Anthropologists and other native title practitioners
• Politicians
• Academics
• Indigenous holders and managers of land
• Legal counsel
• Government employees involved in native title
• Judges
• Those interested in native title


Registration

Registrations are now open, please click here to register.

Registration Types

Full Program Registration includes ($1,100)
• Attendance to all conference sessions (Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 June)
• Welcome Reception (evening, Tuesday 16 June)
• Conference Dinner (evening, Thursday 18 June)
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
• Conference satchel and handbook

One Day Registration includes ($550)
• Attendance to all conference sessions for that particular day only
• Welcome Reception (evening, Tuesday 16 June)
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
• Conference satchel and handbook
 

Concession Full Program Registration includes ($550)
• Attendance to all conference sessions (Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 June )
• Welcome Reception (evening, Tuesday 16 June)
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
• Conference satchel and handbook
*Concession rates are available to full time students, pensioners and seniors.
 

Conference Dinner Registration includes ($130)
• Attendance to Conference Dinner (evening Thursday 18 June)
• Welcome Reception (evening, Tuesday 16 June)
*please note, the NTRB and PBC Program (Tuesday 16 June) is for NTRB/NTSP and PBC staff, native title claimants and holders and Indigenous peoples only.

Cancellation Policy

• Cancellation and refund policy for Registration to the National Native Title Conference
• Cancellation and refund is available before 15 May and will incur a $50 admin fee
• Cancellation on or after 15 May will be non-refundable
• Cancellation due to illness will be fully refunded if a medical certificate is provided
• Change of attendee name can be done at no extra cost. Please login to your registration on iVvy to make changes to your registration, or contact the Conference Team


Call for Papers

Proposals for papers, panels, dialogue forums and Indigenous talking circles are invited for consideration by the conference convenors.
If you would like to submit a proposal to present at the National Native Title Conference 2015, please complete our ‘Call for Papers’ form with an abstract (up to 200 words), and biography (up to 150 words for each presenter). Please submit your proposal to AIATSIS by Monday 2 March 2015 to: ntconference@aiatsis.gov.au

Download our Call for Papers application form 

 


Sponsorship

Become a Sponsor

Do you want to become a sponsor of the leading Indigenous policy conference in Australia? AIATSIS is now seeking sponsors for the 2015 Annual National Native Title Conference

Benefits of Sponsorship

• The National Native Title Conference is the leading Indigenous policy conference in Australia
• The conference is highly promoted through AIATSIS publications, advertising, online networks and media.
• Promotion of your organisation through our website, conference materials and merchandise and throughout the conference sessions.
• Trade Stall opportunity for your organisation to be involved in the Conference Trade Fair (for selected sponsorship only)
• It supports Indigenous people from around Australia to attend the conference as speakers or delegates
• Free registration/s offered (for selected sponsorship only)
• VIP table at Conference Dinner (for selected sponsorship only)

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please download our 'Sponsorship Info Kit' and our ‘2014 National Native Title Conference Sponsorship Report’.

Become an Indigenous Sponsored Speaker, Facilitator or Delegate

We are now inviting applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who would like to attend the National Ntaive Title Conference 2015. The conference is a great opportunity for Indigenous people to have the opporuntiy to participate in discussions of native title.

The conference team tries to obtain sponsorship funds from organisations and companies around Australia which is used to subsidise the conference registration fee to ensure that the conference remains an economically accessible national forum. The money will also go towards sponsoring Indigenous delegates. Sponsored delegates may receive assistance to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, meals and the conference registration fee. 

Limited funds are available to support attendance by Indigenous people who do not have access to other sources of funding. In order to assist as many people as possible to attend the conference, please ensure you minimise your costs and only apply for what is needed. Priority sponsorship will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have completed the ‘Call for Papers’ application process and who have been accepted to present at the 2015 conference. Priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have not attended the conference before.

*please note that sponsorship is subject to funding availability and not all applications will be able to be fulfilled. 

Click here to download the Indigenous Sponsored Delegate application. 

Contact Us

For all enquiries please email ntconference@aiatsis.gov.au or

Shiane Lovell
Project Officer
P: 02 6246 1108
E: Shiane.Lovell@aiatsis.gov.au