Announcement #2 for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance Conference 2016 for Community, Education and Business to collaborate
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Mathematics Alliance

Conference 2016 - Announcement #2

Sunday 30 October - Wednesday 2 November

Sandon Point Tent Embassy and the University of Wollongong

About the conference

The main focus for ATSIMA 2016 is Quality Learning and Teaching in mathematics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. Value us Value our education Value our future encapsulates one of the core principles behind quality learning and teaching, that is, meaningful relationships.

ATSIMA is committed to facilitate the development of relationships between Community, Education and Business sectors. We need to move beyond the pipeline mentality of separate sectors waiting for the next cohort of students to a new paradigm of meaningful relationships between all sectors: an ecosystem of relationships.

ATSIMA 2016 will explore what quality teaching and learning means under this new paradigm.

Join us and the Dharawal and Yuin peoples of the Illawarra and South East Coastfor for this important and innovative event.

How to register

Registration is now open for this conference. Please follow the link and register. Full General Registration is for delegates from any sector (Community, Education and Business) who are representing and organisation. Special rates apply if you are a Community representative who is not representing an organisation. Click on the registration page for further details.

Join this exciting event that foregrounds Quality Learning and Teaching in mathematics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners.

Value us  Value our education  Value our future

Register now.

For presenters

Submissions are now open for Community, education and business presentations. There are two main submission processes for the conference:
  1. General presentations
  2. Research presentations

Presentations are in 2 x 30 minute blocks therefore all presentations are for 30 minutes. Each block is followed by a 30 minute What are the messages session.

General Presentations
Abstracts are due on 29 July 2016.
Conference papers are due on 26 August 2016. This will enable us to provide support if required.

Research Presentations
Conference papers are due on 29 July 2016.

Ready to write an abstract or conference paper?
Find out more and submit now.

Draft program

The draft program is now on the conference website beginning with drinks and a get-together at the Smart Facility at the University of Wollongong. The program is action packed with workshop presentations by Community people, educators and business leaders and three eminent keynote presenters.

There are also practical sessions where educators take to the classroom to demonstrate quality teaching of mathematics with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Full Registration includes the Conference Dinner on Tuesday night with some of that high quality entertainment that was part of our first conference in 2014!

The final day is when participants work through the themes that have emerged from the conference.

See the draft program and register now.

Keynote presenters

The conference will have three Keynote Presenters. On the second day, Emeritus Professor Alan J. Bishop will present based on the theme of Value our education.  Alan has recently been rewarded the prestigious 2015 Felix Klein Medal recipient in recognition of his work around the world in mathematics education and particularly his seminal publication Mathematical Enculturation: A Cultural Perspective on Mathematics Education, published in 1988, which was ground-breaking in that it developed a new conception of mathematics – the notion of mathematics as a cultural product and the cultural values that mathematics embodies. 

Find out more about Alan.

Sponsorship opportunities

ATSIMA invites organisations and individuals to sponsor this important event that brings together stakeholders from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, educators and business and industry to create connections and grow understanding to improving mathematics learning outcomes and career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities with many benefits including customising options.

For more information, go to the conference website or email us:

Further information

For more information, contact ATSIMA Chairperson Dr Chris Matthews:
and for Community, please contact our Community representative Jade Kennedy:

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