37th Annual Conference for the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa

6-10 October 2019, Gauteng, South Africa

aha KOPANONG HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, Gauteng, South Africa

aha KOPANONG HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, Gauteng, South Africa
aha KOPANONG HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, Gauteng, South Africa
aha KOPANONG HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, Gauteng, South Africa
aha KOPANONG HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, Gauteng, South Africa

The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) in collaboration with Wits University invites you to the 37th Annual Conference to be held in Gauteng, South Africa from 06th to 10th October, 2019. Educators, researchers, students, practitioners, NGO’s and supporters of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations, workshops, posters and roundtable discussions to be considered for the 2019 Conference. The Conference will be held under the theme: “Education for Sustainable Development – One Vision Different Voices”.

The overall theme for the conference emphasises the need for all practitioners, academics and policy makers to go beyond questioning and assessing current practices, and how we frame our responses to the environmental crisis. It represents a call for strengthening reflective and reflexive voices in ESD; a call to actively make known/ actively make accessible the key lessons from our practices and approaches; a call to revisit voices that emerge from different contexts. It is a call for extracting appropriate lessons from past and present practices that can be projected forward in further development of ESD in our region and beyond especially in the light of “out with the old and in with the new” hegemony (e.g. the debate around the relevance of awareness raising). The theme acknowledges the holistic approach to EE/ESD in a world where ‘sustainability’ sometimes takes superficial definitions.

The theme therefore underscores the challenges and successes in the work that has been developed over the last 37 years of EE/ESD. It acknowledges the diversity of context and multiplicity of voices that emerge from the diverse context as we seek to lift out the key lessons for shaping future we want.

The goal of the 2019 EEASA Conference is to host an accessible event that provides a dynamic platform for all delegates from all over the globe not only to share innovative, ground-breaking research, projects and programmes in the environmental education and training sector in Southern Africa but also to contribute to the multiple voices of southern Africa that inspire meaningful change across a broad spectrum of society.

The Conference’s objectives are:

5.1. to exchange information on current trends in EE/ESD amongst all delegates from highly respected and recognised keynote speakers to enthusiastic youth and dedicated school teachers in order to achieve transformative environmental learning;

5.2. to showcase local / regional projects and programmes;

5.3. to promote both academic and popular writing about local and regional EE/ESD developments, practices and approaches;

5.4. to promote dialogue and exchange of information using all technologies available e.g. twitter, Facebook, blogs, Instagram, whatsapp etc., that will reduce the use if paper for the Conference, whilst speeding up communications ;

5.5. to offer a “green” conference that epitomises “green living” in as many inclusive, viable and meaningful ways as possible;

5.6. to provide a learning and sharing platform for all delegates that leads to the formation of a network of dedicated and committed citizens, promoting sustainable living in their own environments after attending this Conference – a “take home” message or mantra!


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) invites you to submit abstracts under the following sub-themes:

  • Impact of voices – monitoring change, complexity and ESD challenges through the process by which voices are  fostered and/or constrained as well as the conditions under which it is expressed and/or stifled 
  • The creation, expression  and representation of voice – addressing vulnerability and resilience in the context of climate change 
  • Plurality of voices – skills, competencies, and tools for networks to promote EE/ESD
  • Teaching and learning for sustainability: Schools, Technical Colleges, Universities and Communities 
  • Voices in researching and developing local innovation and technologies for sustainable futures 
  • The voice of youth in envisaging future environmental work / green jobs?
  • Theorising voice – Methodologies for researching Education for Sustainable development
  • Voices and messaging – Tools for raising and collecting voices… written , digital and media writing, cell phone videoing, audio etc. 

can be submitted as:

  • Paper presentations (20 minutes)
  • Round table discussion (60 minutes)
  • Workshops (60 minutes)
  • Poster presentations (20 minutes)

Abstracts should be typed in Arial font size 12 and should not be more than 300 words.


REGISTRATION

Registration is open to all with the following options available :

Registration options

Early Registration & Payment with accommodation (31 May 2019)  R6650
Early Registration & Payment NO accommodation (31 May 2019) R4250
Late Registration & Payment with accommodation (31 August 2019) R6950
Late Registration & Payment NO accommodation (31 August 2019)  R4650
Registration during the conference with accommodation R7400
Registration during conference NO accommodation  R5000
Daily Attendee (no accommodation)  R1700

All Inclusive Registration Fee includes: EEASA Membership, Conference Material, Standard Hotel Sharing Accommodation & Meals (lunch and dinner) for 4 nights, Hotel Transfers and Conference Functions, unless otherwise stated.)

Check in Sunday 6 October 2019 (after 2pm) check out Thursday 10 October 2019 (before 11:00am).

PLEASE NOTE THE “WITH ACCOMMODATION” PACKAGES ARE SHARING ACCOMMODATION. SHOULD YOU REQUIRE SINGLE ACCOMMODATION THEN YOU WOULD SELECT THE NO ACCOMMODATION OPTION AND BOOK YOUR SINGLE ACCOMMODATION DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL.

Dinner will be provided even if you book the package with NO accommodation.

In order to quality for the early bird offer PAYMENT must be made by 31 May 2019. If payment will reach the organisers after any of the set dates, please ensure that the correct corresponding amounts are arranged with your funders.

Once you have completed the registration form payment should be made to the following bank account:

Bank: Standard Bank
Grahamstown
Branch Code: 05832544
Account No: 052453642
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ
Ref: EE and Your invoice number

Please email proof of payment to admin@eeasa.org.za