Conference Program

We are very excited to share with you the outline of the program for the 2017 Small Islands of the World Conference on Kangaroo Island from 2-7 July.

On Sunday, 2 July we will open registrations at the Ozone Hotel from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We will provide some light nibbles and a bar will be available for drinks. This will be your opportunity to collect your registration pack and meet with other participants attending the conference.

Monday, 3 July will include our official opening from Professor Godfrey Baldacchino, the President of ISISA, discussing the theme of “Islandness”. The day will follow with paper presentations from the conference attendees. As a welcome to the Island, we will offer a casual Kangaroo Island dinner, a great opportunity to connect with other participants.

*Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner are included in this day for all registered attendees.

Tuesday, 4 July Tuesday will continue with parallel paper presentation sessions throughout the day.

*Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are included in this day for all registered attendees.

Wednesday, 5 July is dedicated to taking the conference on the road to visit a number of Kangaroo Island locations where participants will explore aspects of Kangaroo Island industry, production and environment relating to the conference themes. They will be guided by local experts and academics.

Destinations will include the Bell Farm, Kangaroo Island Airport, American River Marine District, Seal Bay, Raptor Domain and the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery.

*Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner will be provided on this Field Study Expedition.

On Thursday, 6 July we are delighted to bring The Honorable Christopher J Loeak to the stage for our Key Note Address on Islands, Sustainability and Climate Change.

Christopher Loeak was President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, one of only four low-lying coral atoll nations in the world, between 2012 and 2016 and is a Iroij (traditional chief) of the Ralik Island Chain. Please visit HERE to learn more. Following this key note address there will be a dedicated session on Climate Change issues from a group of international participants.

Early Afternoon offers engaging plenary sessions on two separate topics. The first topic is “Social Planning on Small Islands”. The second topic is “Managing Tourists on Small Islands”.

Thursday evening will be an excellent opportunity to visit the campus of Kangaroo Island Community Education where we will hold two Community Conversations and Q&A sessions on the topics of “Energy, Sustainability and Bio-Security on Small Islands” and “Good Governance on Small Islands”. Each conversation will be panelled by a group of local and international experts. Following the conversations, the Kangaroo Island hospitality students will provide dinner to all participants.

*Conference registration includes Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and dinner on this day.

Friday, 7 July will offer a Whole Conference Summative Session and a closing by Professor Godfrey Baldacchino. Following will be a Farewell Luncheon. We will hand over the conference to the Netherlands, Launch the Declaration and hold the ISISA AGM before the 3:30 pm conference closing time.

*This day will include Morning Tea and Lunch as part of registration.