2023 Host City

The city of Wollongong is located just over an hour’s drive south of Sydney, and is a place that represents the nexus of over 20,000 years of Dharawal life and dreaming, colonisation and a post-industrial shared future. It invites opportunities for connections with the land, sea, mountains and sky.

The city’s welcoming, diverse community makes Wollongong a great place to live, work and visit. Wollongong is home to a world-class university, innovative start-up scene, and offers all the benefits of city living, but with the warmth of a smaller town.

Significantly, our conference will play out at the University of Wollongong campus, which is nestled under the learning mountain, ‘Geera’ (Mt Keira), in Dharawal country. This provides a powerful conference backdrop, bringing people from across Australia to sit under ‘Geera’ and listen, learn and transform our practices for a more hopeful, connected and sustainable future.

2023 Host Venue

UOW is young, dynamic and innovative, and has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities.

The quality of our teaching and research features prominently in national and international rankings, and we’re proud to be among the top one per cent of universities in the world.

We’re globally recognised for delivering impactful research that drives positive change. UOW ranks equal 70th among the world’s universities for social and economic impact in the THE Impact rankings, which are benchmarked against the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.