At 5 pm on Saturday 14 March the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced sweeping responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. While New Zealand still has no deaths and 6 confirmed cases, these precautionary measures will make it impossible for many of our presenters and guests to attend the conference in April.
As a result, our conference will be postponed until September 22-24. The conference committee had earlier booked the venue for these dates in the event of an emergency.
We will be updating information next week about refunds, resubmissions, the journal and related matters. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause as we know many of you have organised flights, accomodation, etc. In the meantime, our thoughts are with the families of the many victims of the pandemic and the chaos being visited on health systems across the globe.
Please keep safe everyone.
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Margy-Jean Malcolm works for Otago Polytechnic and Inspiring Communities, facilitating leadership learning spaces that support change-makers to learn in and from their practice. Check out these three innovative options that you can explore further with her at the conference: Bachelor of Leadership for Change ; CONNECT and a Community-Led Development micro-credential called an Edubit.
She’s a pracademic with a lifelong commitment to community development who has worked in a diversity of roles (local neighbourhood work, central government policy, NGO leadership, teaching, research and consultancy) alongside others seeking to grow more just, caring and sustainable communities. Her doctorate, Civil Society Leadership as Learning offers a framework for working with the complexities of personal, community and wider systems change.
April 20 - 22, 2020
9am - 4.30pm daily
North Tec Campus
51 Raumanga Valley Rd
Post conference field trips and workshops will take place.
There will also be a post conference presidents tour for international guests.
Details are yet to be confirmed.
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The conference will consider current issues in Community development, new and applied research and innovative practice. In particular it will reflect on the CD response to the major challenges of our age, inequality and climate change as expressed in the 17 Goals for sustainable development known as the SDG’s.
The conference will reflect on CD today, the perceived retreat by Government and Local Government from supporting the field. The loss of education and training programs. The apparent side-lining of Community Economic Development in favour of a colonised version of Social Enterprise.
Globally the International Association for Community Development, IACD, has been involved in an extensive consultation exercise, including a conference in Aotearoa New Zealand, to develop its guidance “Towards Shared International Standards for Community Development Practice.” This project has excited the CD community and is now translated into 14 languages and the subject of workshops and conferences around the world.
Our aim for this conference is to bring the standards to life by adding a specific chapter on practice in Aotearoa New Zealand, through a process which enables our neighbours in the region to develop their own national standards chapter, and build the relevance and resilience of our practice.
papers & participation
Practitioners, Academics and Trainers are invited to submit proposals for the 2020 Community Development Conference. The conference committee will consider both Quality Assured and Practice submissions which address the conference goal and themes in the following categories:
An A2 sized poster describing CD practice, including learning and teaching, or research. Posters will be displayed in the event foyer and there will be dedicated times for discussion and viewing.
Workshops will be 50 minutes and must be interactive participatory experiences. They may disseminate research or explore practice, including teaching and learning.
Quality Assured Presentations
QA presentations will be of 25 minutes including discussion which should be 10 minutes. These presentations will be peer reviewed through a QA process and will be considered for publication in the QA conference proceedings.
Short films will be considered for an in-conference film festival. While these will not be subject to a QA process a peoples choice award will be awarded to the most popular short films.
Conference abstracts are due 20/01/2020 & can be submitted via the bottom of this page, using the guidelines on the site.
We may experience technical difficulties & we appreciate your understanding and patience.
SDGs: submissions on all of the 17 goals will be considered especially Ending Poverty and Hunger, Reducing Inequalities, promoting health, wellbeing and education, Climate Action and Living Sustainably
Community Economic Development
Reclaiming Rights and Justice
Contemporary Issues in CD
Our CD history
Researching, Teaching and Learning with Communities
2020 Submission Guidelines & Conference Proceeding Guidelines
The conference proceedings accepts submissions in the form of papers suitable for peer review and according to the conference themes. These papers may also be the subject of a presentation at the conference.
As an international CD conference, the proceedings is using English as a standard language. Submissions will be published primarily in English. Please note that submission is possible only by e-mail. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format. All submissions should follow the APA style guide, 6th edition, for citations and referencing.
Arial, 12 point
Send tables or figures in .rtf, .doc, .gif, .jpg, or tiff format.
Images should be sent separately in .jpg format with their file names as the relevant figure #, along with a separate Microsoft Word document that lists the figures and codes them back to the .jpg file. In the submission document write ‘Insert Figure #’. Images must have a minimum resolution of 300 PPI.
Referred papers 4000 to 6000 words.
Please email your full paper to: firstname.lastname@example.org
An A2 sized poster describing CD practice, including learning and teaching, or research.
Posters will be displayed in the event foyer and there will be dedicated times for discussion and viewing.
Applications to present a poster must be made by 20th January 2020.
Workshops will be 50 minutes.
The workshops must be interactive, and be a participatory experience.
They may disseminate research or explore practice, including teaching and learning.
Entries due by 20th January 2020.
QA ORAL PRESENTATIONS
QA presentations will be of 25 minutes including discussion which should be 10 minutes.
These presentations will be peer reviewed through a QA process and will be considered for publication in the QA conference proceedings.
Abstracts must be received by 20th January 2020.
Outcomes of submissions become available on the 10th February 2020.
Individuals and agencies are invited to show a short film (maximum 30 minutes) for inclusion in the Conference film festival.
Applications must include a description of the film, and a brief bio of the filmmaker or agency.
Entries due by 20th January 2020.