Come 2020, Adelaide will play host to triennial World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE).
The conference will bring together Indigenous education experts, practitioners, and scholars from across the globe to share strategies and developments for culturally grounded Indigenous education. It will also give Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the opportunity to celebrate their place in the world as the oldest living culture of humanity.
Adelaide Convention Bureau works closely with local experts to identify and bid for renowned conferences
The 3,000 delegate event lasting several days will add A$13.2 million (US$10.5 million) to the state’s visitor economy, provide hotels with 17,872 bed nights, and create 119 jobs.
WIPCE was won for Adelaide following a bid by the Adelaide Convention Bureau working in collaboration with Peter Buckskin, dean of aboriginal engagement and strategic projects, from the University of South Australia, with support from the minister for aboriginal affairs and reconciliation Kyam Maher.
Damien Kitto, CEO, Adelaide Convention Bureau, said in a statement: “Winning this event is another example of the Bureau working with local experts to identify and bid for highly regarded international conferences. The soon-to-be-opened phase two of the Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment has enabled us to bid for these large size events that were once beyond our reach.”