Queensland Regional Gathering (Australia)

University of Queensland’s Customs House



Indigenous Futures and Liveliness symposium



University of Queensland



May 29-31



The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer, and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.


This small, hybrid symposium, with pre-recorded, live, and virtual presentations that will be recorded to share with NAISA’s broader membership, will feature a theme in keeping with the Council’s sustaining Indigenous liveliness focus. The program will include social events, morning and afternoon teas, lunch breaks, and symposium dinner. Up to 80 participants are expected, should state borders be open to domestic travel, and up to 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous local participants, as two other universities are near the symposium location if borders are closed.



On behalf of NAISA Council, the University of Queensland Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, invites all persons working in Native American and Indigenous Studies to submit proposals that address the theme ‘Indigenous Futures and Sustaining Liveliness’ in the form of individual papers, panel sessions, and roundtables. We welcome proposals from faculty and students in colleges, universities, and tribal colleges; from community-based scholars and elders; and from professionals working in the field. Proposals should be no longer than 200 words.


Please email your paper abstract panel or roundtable proposal to the Host Committee.


  • Deadline for proposal submission has been extended: April 15, 2022
  • Acceptance notification: April 22, 2022



For more information, including details regarding registration and the gathering schedule, log on to the Queensland Regional Gathering website by clicking on the image below.



PLEASE NOTE: Presenters will be limited to one session only to maximize representation at the gathering. The Host Committee reserves the right to disqualify proposals that include individuals who are part of more than one proposal. Someone may, however, be proposed to both Chair and present or Chair and comment within one session.  The Host Committee may recruit panel chairs and commentators from people on successful proposals.



NAISA’s face-to-face and virtual regional gathering will be held at one of the University of Queensland’s events and heritage venues, Customs House, which overlooks Maiwar (Brisbane River). Prominently located in Brisbane’s CBD in Queen Street, Customs House comes alive with its elegant architecture, fine dining, and magnificent views of Brisbane’s Storey Bridge. The CBD is 27 minutes from the domestic and international airports.


All those accepted to present as part of the regional gathering program must be NAISA members. You can register as a member at https://naisa.org/membership/. All NAISA members who register for this Regional Gathering will receive a substantial registration fee subsidy. Due to differences in time zones, sessions will be recorded and available for access by members via the NAISA website.



Distinguished Prof. Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Prof. Bronwyn Fredericks, Prof. Brendan Hokowhitu, Prof. Tracey Bunda, and Prof. Leonie Pihama. Contact the Host Committee by emailing NAISA@uq.edu.au.