Australasia Pacific Community International Development Conference

2224 September 2020

Conference Postponed
In responses to the COVID-19 pandemic it impossible for many of our presenters and guests to attend the conference in April.

As a result, our conference will be postponed until September 22-24. The conference committee had earlier booked the venue for these dates in the event of an emergency.

We will be updating information next week about refunds, resubmissions, the journal and related matters. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause as we know many of you have organised flights, accommodation, etc. In the meantime, our thoughts are with the families of the many victims of the pandemic and the chaos being visited on health systems across the globe.

Please keep safe everyone.

The Australasia Pacific International Community Development Conference is now accepting abstracts for the 2020 conference. This conference is organised by Aotearoa Community Development Association, IACD, and NorthTec. It will take place over 20-22 April 2020 on the NorthTec Raumanga Campus, Whangārei, Northland, New Zealand.

The theme of this year’s conference is Community Development: a local expression of a global movement.

Interested parties can submit abstracts for the following categories: posters, workshops, quality assured presentation, and short films.

The sub-themes for the conference are:

  • Indigenous innovation

  • Community engagement

  • SDGs: submissions on all of the 17 goals will be considered, especially Ending Poverty and Hunger, Reducing Inequalities, Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Education, Climate Action and Living Sustainably

  • Community Economic Development

  • Reclaiming Rights and Justice

  • Contemporary Issues in CD

  • Our CD history

  • Researching, Teaching and Learning with Communities


To register or submit your abstract, please go to

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