Conferences in Africa



4th South Africa International Conference on Educational Technologies, 23 to 25 April 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

An international refereed conference that is dedicated to the advancement of research on Educational Technologies.

The 12th Southern Africa Association of Educational Assessment (SAAEA) 2018 conference, 13 to 16 May 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

Main theme: Local context in Global context: Encouraging diversity in assessment.

13th International Conference on e-Learning, 5 to 6 July 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

The core theme of the conference is Blended learning and learning analytics.

WIL Africa Conference, 18 to 20 July, Umhlanga, South Africa

Theme: Work-Integrated learning (WIL) creating value for the nation, the employers and students.

eLearning Africa, 26 to 28 September 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

Africa’s Home for Ideas, Innovation and New Solutions for Education and Skills Development.

6th International Conference on Ethics Education, 3 to 5 October 2018, Stellenbosch, South Africa

10th International Conference on Research, Work & Learning, 6 to 8 December 2018, Grahamstown, South Africa

Theme: Transitions, Transformations and Transgressions in Work &Learning and Work & Learning Research.


9th International Conference on Education, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences Studies 27 to 28 November 2017, Parys, South Africa

The conference is aimed at engineers, practitioners, scientists, researchers, scholars and students from all around the world, and includes people in industry to present ongoing research activities, to foster research relations between academia and industry.

5th South African Education Research Association (SAERA,) 23 to 26 October 2017, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Theme: Education in an Era of Decolonization and Transformation.

eLearning Africa, 27 to 29 September 2017, Port Louis, Mauritius

2th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training, with the theme: Learning in Context.

11th Annual Higher Education Conference, 27 to 29 September 2017, Durban, South Africa

The 2017 Conference theme “Higher Education Today: Crises, Contestations, Contemplations, and Futures” aims to interrogate the artificial dichotomy between teaching and research.

7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, 28 to 30 June 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Theme: Africa at Development Crossroads

CPSPD Conference: Developing Framework for Strategic Thinking and Good Governance in Higher Education, 26 to 30 June 2017, Accra, Ghana

This conference will equip you with practical knowledge, good governance advice and strategic thinking that you can apply immediately in your role with confidence.

IST-Africa 2017 Conference, 31 May - 02 June 2017, Windhoek, Namibia

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to:

- Promote International Research, Innovation and Policy Cooperation and Coordination

- Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity

- Stimulate exploitation of research results by the public, private and societal sectors

- Support Development of the Information Society and Knowledge Economy in Africa.

International Conference on Educational Technologies, 24 to 26 April 2017, Pretoria, South Africa

Beyond the Horizon: An international refereed conference that is dedicated to the advancement of research on Educational Technologies.

ADEA 2017 Triennale, 15 to 17 March 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco through the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Professional Training is hosting the ADEA 2017 Triennale. The theme is "Revitalizing education towards the 2030 Global Agenda and Africa’s Agenda 2063".

The Open Education Global Conference, 8 to 10 March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The conference where the world meets to discuss, plan, reflect, collaborate, innovate and celebrate openness in education.


Education That Pays For Itself Conference, 30 November to 2 December 2016, Durban, South Africa

The annual Education That Pays For Itself Conference is a space for professionals to share their insights, discuss and engage with fellow delegates and participants on the future of education and entrepreneurship.

Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), 27 to 30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

While not "in" Africa, this conference is of particular importance to African countries.

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is organising PCF8 in partnership with the Open University Malaysia. PCF8 provides an opportunity for the Commonwealth community to exchange knowledge and experiences, identify important trends and explore applications of open and distance learning in widening access, bridging the digital divide and advancing the social and economic development of communities and countries. It brings together prominent keynote speakers, scholars, researchers and practitioners in the area of open, online and flexible learning.

International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) Conference, 23 to 25 November 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

Ethics, Care and Quality in Educational Development

The ICED Conference is hosted by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape. Pre-conference workshops will be held at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business on 22 November 2016.

4th SAERA Conference, 23 to 26 October 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

Reimagining Education: Poetics, Practices and Pedagogies

The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) conference, 3 to 6 October 2016, Kempton Park, South Africa

The conference is an important annual event for environmental learning and education for sustainable development in Southern Africa. It is a vital forum for practitioners, officials and funders from Africa and beyond to share ideas, reflect on their practices, extend their frameworks and networks, and strengthen environmental education initiatives within and between their respective countries.

Annual Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference, 20 to 22 September 2016, Durban, South Africa

The conference is an international gathering of academics and researchers, which seeks to showcase innovations, generate debate, theorise policy and practice, and explore opportunities and challenges associated with teaching and learning in Higher Education. It also serves as a platform for disseminating higher education and institutional research findings.

The 2016 conference theme “The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: Advancing Teaching Innovation and Research Excellence in Higher Education” aims to interrogate the artificial dichotomy between teaching and research.

2nd Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Africa Conference, 20 to 22 September 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa

The conference focuses on partnerships between industry and educational institutions and all forms of learning and training in the work place. This year’s WIL AFRICA theme is WIL and Employability and will encourage debate and discussion, research presentations and showcase models and development in Work Integrated Learning.

Enhancing gender equity in the management and leadership of higher education, 12 to 16 September 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the University of Nairobi (UoN) are holding two events in September 2016, which will look at enhancing gender equity and equality in the management and leadership of higher education.

The 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM) Report will be launched on 6 September 2016, with major events in London, Jakarta, Kigali and Medellin. The 2016 GEM Report will focus on Education for people and the planet.

Graduate Women International (GWI) 32nd Triennial Conference, 24 to 26 August 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

The South African Association of Graduate Women is co-hosting the conference in Cape Town, or Ikapa as it is known in Xhosa, a city rich with a history of daring, adventure and wonderful feats. Cape Town was the city from which Nelson Mandela made his first public speech, after years of imprisonment. It is this spirit of daring and achievement that we hope the GWI conference will promote, in favour of lifelong education for girls and women, to improve the lives of all humanity.