A big thank you to our sponsors below who have made organising the conference that much more possible.  

The Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA)


We are grateful to have PESA as our main sponsor. PESA promotes the advancement of, and research and teaching in, the Philosophy of Education. PESA members are involved in ways that philosophy and theory in education engage with issues of concern in our world.

The society is supported by income generated through its publications, especially the highly ranked international journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT),  previously published by Wiley Blackwell, but since 2013 by Taylor and Francis.

PESA organises meetings, conferences and seminars on topics of interest to philosophy and theory of education. It funds scholarships, provides research grants, and publishes appropriate material related to philosophy of education.

Membership is open to those with a professional interest in the philosophy of education. There is no residential requirement and membership is international.

Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER)


This institute was established by the Faculty of Education, University of Waikato to undertake, support and disseminate research relating to the broad field of education.It is WMIER’s mission to carry out research that makes a difference to policy and practice in early childhood, primary and secondary school and tertiary education.

The University of Waikato

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In 1964 the University of Waikato was officially opened by then Governor-General, Sir Bernard Fergusson. Today Waikato University is home to 13,500 students and has continued to be a breeding ground for independent thought and progressive learning.




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