Conferences in Africa



ADEA 2017 Triennale, 15 to 17 March 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco through the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Professional Training is hosting the ADEA 2017 Triennale. The theme is "Revitalizing education towards the 2030 Global Agenda and Africa’s Agenda 2063".

The Open Education Global Conference, 8 to 10 March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The conference where the world meets to discuss, plan, reflect, collaborate, innovate and celebrate openness in education.


Education That Pays For Itself Conference, 30 November to 2 December 2016, Durban, South Africa

The annual Education That Pays For Itself Conference is a space for professionals to share their insights, discuss and engage with fellow delegates and participants on the future of education and entrepreneurship.

Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), 27 to 30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

While not "in" Africa, this conference is of particular importance to African countries.

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is organising PCF8 in partnership with the Open University Malaysia. PCF8 provides an opportunity for the Commonwealth community to exchange knowledge and experiences, identify important trends and explore applications of open and distance learning in widening access, bridging the digital divide and advancing the social and economic development of communities and countries. It brings together prominent keynote speakers, scholars, researchers and practitioners in the area of open, online and flexible learning.

International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) Conference, 23 to 25 November 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

Ethics, Care and Quality in Educational Development

The ICED Conference is hosted by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape. Pre-conference workshops will be held at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business on 22 November 2016.

4th SAERA Conference, 23 to 26 October 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

Reimagining Education: Poetics, Practices and Pedagogies

The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) conference, 3 to 6 October 2016, Kempton Park, South Africa

The conference is an important annual event for environmental learning and education for sustainable development in Southern Africa. It is a vital forum for practitioners, officials and funders from Africa and beyond to share ideas, reflect on their practices, extend their frameworks and networks, and strengthen environmental education initiatives within and between their respective countries.

Annual Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference, 20 to 22 September 2016, Durban, South Africa

The conference is an international gathering of academics and researchers, which seeks to showcase innovations, generate debate, theorise policy and practice, and explore opportunities and challenges associated with teaching and learning in Higher Education. It also serves as a platform for disseminating higher education and institutional research findings.

The 2016 conference theme “The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: Advancing Teaching Innovation and Research Excellence in Higher Education” aims to interrogate the artificial dichotomy between teaching and research.

2nd Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Africa Conference, 20 to 22 September 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa

The conference focuses on partnerships between industry and educational institutions and all forms of learning and training in the work place. This year’s WIL AFRICA theme is WIL and Employability and will encourage debate and discussion, research presentations and showcase models and development in Work Integrated Learning.

Enhancing gender equity in the management and leadership of higher education, 12 to 16 September 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the University of Nairobi (UoN) are holding two events in September 2016, which will look at enhancing gender equity and equality in the management and leadership of higher education.

The 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM) Report will be launched on 6 September 2016, with major events in London, Jakarta, Kigali and Medellin. The 2016 GEM Report will focus on Education for people and the planet.

Graduate Women International (GWI) 32nd Triennial Conference, 24 to 26 August 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

The South African Association of Graduate Women is co-hosting the conference in Cape Town, or Ikapa as it is known in Xhosa, a city rich with a history of daring, adventure and wonderful feats. Cape Town was the city from which Nelson Mandela made his first public speech, after years of imprisonment. It is this spirit of daring and achievement that we hope the GWI conference will promote, in favour of lifelong education for girls and women, to improve the lives of all humanity.