‘The Symposium’s complete program will be made available as soon as it has been finalised, please find a temporary outline below of the day’s proceedings’.

Symposium Date:  Monday, 6 April 2020

Time:  8.00am – 5.30pm

Location:  Curtin University 137 St Georges Terrace, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Getting there:

Curtin University’s St Georges Terrace building is located between Mercantile Lane and William Street on St Georges Terrace. If you are catching a train into the city, disembark at the Elizabeth Quay station.  You can either walk to St Georges Terrace, or catch the green CAT from Elizabeth Quay station and disembark at CAT stop 20.  There are also several other buses which stop nearby.  See Google Maps for more detail.

If you are driving, there are several options for parking close by.

WITS 2020 Wangkiny Coolamon Program

Monday 6 April 2020
Koora Yey Kalyakoorl: Past, Present, Forever

08.00 - 08.30

Arrival / Registration

08.30 – 08.50

Welcome to Country - Wadjuk Noongar Elder(s)

08.50 – 09.00

Welcome from Symposium Chair

09.00 – 09.30

Invited Guest Speaker


Session 1 – The Past: Learnings of Indigenous community knowledge in caring for Mother Earth and community

09.30 – 10.30

Selected Key Community Presenters

10.30 – 11.00

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.30

Paper presentations

12.30 – 13.30



Session 2 – The Present: Dual Worlds of Science and Indigenous community knowledge in tourism and caring for Mother Earth

13.30 – 14.00

Selected Key Research Case Study Presentation

14.00 – 15.30

Paper presentations

15.30 – 16.00

Afternoon Tea


 Session 3 – The Future and Forever: The journey ahead for science and Indigenous community together in tourism and caring for Mother Earth

16.00 – 16.30

Presentation of Statement of Declarations & Recommendations

16.30 – 17.30

Panel Response to the Statement of Declarations & Recommendations followed by Q/A.


Close of Symposium