SAGE is delighted to announce that we have partnered with Charles Sturt University to support the 20th Gender and Education Association Conference, to be held in Port Macquarie from 17-20 June 2024.

The international event will bring together education practitioners from all levels and backgrounds to explore local, national and global inequalities in education. Discussions will aim to break down systemic and structural barriers that have led to disadvantage among different groups.

PHOTO: Charles Sturt University Vice Chancellor Professor Renée Leon, GEA 2024 Conference Co-Chairs Associate Professor Cate Thomas and Director of External Engagement Port Macquarie Kate Wood-Foye, met with conference partners Science Australia Gender & Equity CEO Janin Bredehoeft and Communications and Partnerships Manager, Heather Champion

SAGE as foundation conference partner

CEO Dr Janin Bredehoeft said SAGE is proud to be supporting a conference that aligns so closely with our vision for the education sector to be a global leader in gender equity, diversity and inclusion.

“We’re so excited to be helping to facilitate this important conversation, bringing together people with a huge range of expertise to tackle questions of transforming equity in our sector,” Dr Bredehoeft said.

“We look forward to seeing ideas sparking and new directions explored.”

Charles Sturt is leading the conference in partnership with the Gender and Education Association (GEA), a UK-based, volunteer-led international intersectional feminist charity working to eradicate gender inequality within and through education.

A conference to ignite action

The conference theme is “Be the change”.

Conference Co-Chair and Charles Sturt University Associate Professor Cate Thomas said that the event aims to be a catalyst for discussion and action to address global and institutional inequality through the power of education and knowledge.

“The conference is expected to attract more than 200 people internationally with the format offering a range of presentations from a vast array of educational experts from the academic, community, government and private sectors,” Professor Thomas said.

“We are developing a diverse program and a fantastic lineup of speakers.”

Other conference themes will explore “the big questions and issues that need tackling”; “One size doesn’t fit all”; ‘a progressive a/genda(er)”; “Innovation and creation of pedagogy for inclusion”; “Practice translation for impact”, and “Being the voice of change”.

Register and submit abstracts

Registrations will open on 29 January 2024.

The call for abstracts is now open and will close on 26 January 2024. Abstracts can be submitted here.

To stay up to date with conference news, visit the conference website or contact for further information.