Unity in Diversity Conference

25th - 26th July 2019 Brisbane, Australia

The Organising Committee invites the submission of papers for the Unity in Diversity National Conference 2019. Papers should pertain to original research, reports or works related to community, culture and inclusion. See the list of conference topics below.


Conference Theme

The theme of the conference is ‘Unity In Diversity’ and through this lens, we seek to investigate concepts of resilience, inclusion, identity, multiculturalism, gender equality, community building, and Indigenous sovereignty. 

The programme will build upon Townsville Cultural Festival outcomes by involving delegates from diverse communities, service providers, religious representatives, government and advocacy groups to engage with key issues affecting social cohesion, community resilience and the Australian identity.


Conference Themes

The topics we will be covering during the conference fit within 3 major themes

Identity          Cohesion          Engagement

Session titles for the 2-day conference include;

  • Overcoming barriers to social cohesion in Australia.
  • What does Australian multiculturalism mean?
  • The intersection of multiculturalism, cohesion and mental health.
  • Lived experience – Life as a refugee in Australia.
  • Dispelling fear – Embracing cultural diversity.
  • Cultural identity crisis – Who are we?
  • Strengthening host communities to refugee and migrants.
  • Cultural diversity and multiculturalism – What is holding us back?
  • Multiculturism: Best practice models for social work
  • How do ideologies of multiculturalism affect economical and political models? 




Abstract Submission Instructions

Step 1: Read the Abstract Submission Guidelines to ensure you understand the abstract process and requirements.

Step 2: Write your abstract submission using the instructions on how to prepare and format your submission.

Step 3: Click the ‘Submit Abstract’ button below to access the submission portal.



Abstracts should be submitted on this link

Submit Abstract


The Unity in Diversity Conference will be hosted on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of July at The State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Brisbane