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Presenting at IWC24

Conference Theme: Our Stories, Our Strength: A Collective Journey to Indigenous Wellbeing. 

If you are passionate about culturally responsive solutions for Indigenous wellness and you have insights, ideas, research, results or future plans to share - please apply to present now.

Applications To Present Are Now Closed.

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Why Present at IWC?

  • This is your chance to share your work, programs, research and initiatives with the Indigenous Wellbeing community.
  • Boost your professional presentation skills, build your self-confidence and grow in leadership and influence.
  • Contribute to the future direction the sector and use your voice and expertise to create change for Indigenous community.
  • Inspire your community with your ideas, insights, research, stories and case studies.
  • Your attendance as a presenter guarantees a personalised certificate to use towards CPD points.
  • As a presenter you will receive the biggest discount to attend the conference, as well as gaining a special discount which you can share with your colleagues, friends and followers. 
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Theme and Topics

In 2024, our conference presenters will support the theme:


IWC24 Topics (Click to Expand)

  1. Cultural Resilience and Identity Preservation:

    • Hauora Māori (Māori health and wellbeing) and the principles of Tino Rangatiratanga and Mana Motuhake (including the Whakaputanga 1835 Declaration of Independence and Te Tiriti o Waitangi)
    • Acknowledging the significance and impacts of the 2023 Australian Voice Referendum on Aboriginal health and wellbeing
    • Healing from breaches of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, overrepresentation in the criminal justice system, disregard of Aboriginal land rights and native title, and impacts of the Stolen Generation
  2. Empowering Grassroots Innovation for Community Wellbeing

    • Showcasing initiatives led by Indigenous peoples for community health and wellbeing 
    • Highlighting grassroots initiatives that foster innovation and promote empowerment of Indigenous health and wellbeing
  3. Fostering Whānau (Family) Wellbeing Through Environmental Sustainability

    • Addressing the impact of climate change on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples
    • Utilising rongoā (traditional healing practices) and other Indigenous approaches for environmental and whānau (family) sustainability
    • Integrating whānau-centered (family-centred) approaches into community health and wellbeing development
    • Community harmony through holistic health practices
  4. Equitable Access and Cultural Inclusiveness for Diverse Populations

    • Bridging the digital divide to preserve cultural wellbeing
    • Recognising diverse health and wellbeing experiences of Indigenous peoples, including those of the takatāpui, MFAFF+ (LGBTQIA+) and whaikaha (disability) communities
    • Addressing social isolation
  5. Racism in Health and Decolonisation of the System

    • Decolonising healthcare services and embracing Indigenous methodologies
    • Addressing health disparities
    • Enhancing cultural competency in healthcare provision
  6. Open Topic:

    • Presenters are encouraged to share insights, experiences, research or perspectives on topics that contribute to improving the social and emotional wellbeing of all Indigenous peoples.

Presentation Styles

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Oral Presentation

Take to the stage and present to the audience in a 15 or 25 minutes speaking session with 5 minutes for questions.

Masterclass Presentation
Keep the attention of attendees via engaging, hands-on learning experience in a 60 minute masterclass.
Panel Presentation

Panel presentations bring together views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. Each panel session will run for 60 minutes and will consist of at least 3 panel members.

Poster Presentation

Visually showcase your research or services via a printed poster, displayed in the conference exhibition area for the duration of the conference. A dedicated 30 minute poster session is included in the conference program. Posters also displayed virtually to e-delegates.

Important Dates



Presenter applications close Friday 26 April 2024
Notifications to presenters Wednesday 5 June 2024
Acceptances and registrations due Wednesday 12 June 2024
Program launch Thursday 13 June 2024
Scholarships close Friday 13 September 2024
Conference dates Sunday 20 - Tuesday 22 October 2024