Port Macquarie, Australia
17 - 20 June 2024

20th Gender and Education Association Conference

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‘Be the change’

The 20th Gender and Education Association Conference will be held at Charles Sturt’s Port Macquarie Campus in partnership with the Gender and Education Association (GEA). The conference will bring together education practitioners from all levels and backgrounds to increase diversity and inclusion in education, improving equal opportunities for all in 2024.

The event will explore local, national and global inequalities in education, breaking down the one-size-fits-all approach and analysing systemic and structural barriers that have led to disadvantage among different groups.


The conference theme of ‘Be the change’ aims to be a catalyst for discussion and action to address global and institutional inequality through the power of education and knowledge.


You will need to be a member of the GEA to attend the conference. Not a member? Please visit the GEA website http://www.genderandeducation.com/join to join.


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Key Dates

Call for abstracts open 16 October 2023 

Call for abstracts close 9 February 2024 

Early bird registrations open 29 January 2024 

Early bird registrations close 10 May 2024 

Registrations close 7 June 2024 

The 20th Gender and Education Association Conference will be held on 17-20 June 2024 at Charles Sturt University & Rydges Port Macquarie.


We will invite contributions in a range of diverse formats including (and not limited to) 20-minute oral presentations, posters (digital and onsite), roundtables, themed panels, symposia, workshops, creative presentations and ‘other’ which will be led by the abstracts received.


Themes which could be explored include (but are not limited to):

What are the big questions and issues that need tackling?

One size doesn’t fit all

Progressive a/genda(er)

Innovation and creation of pedagogy for inclusion

Practice translation for impact

Being the voice of change – new developments and future facing research/action

Conference Co-Chairs


Associate Professor Cate Thomas

School of Social Work & Arts, Athena Swan Convenor


Kate Wood-Foye

Director External Engagement Charles Sturt University (Port Macquarie)

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About the Region

We would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Ngunawal, Gundungarra and Biripai (or Biripi) peoples of Australia, who are the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which Charles Sturt’s campuses are located, and pay respect to their Elders both past and present. 

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. Charles Sturt University CRICOS Provider 00005F.