Metropolis Conference (Sydney)

In 2018, the annual Metropolis conference will take place in Sydney from 29 October to 2 November. The theme for this year’s conference is 'Global Migration in Turbulent Times'.

What ?

The International Metropolis Project claims to be the largest international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity.

This year’s event is set to explore the complex narratives around migration, diversity and integration and their relationship with political, economic and social trends at global, regional and local levels.

As well as keynote addresses from global thought leaders and experts, concurrent dialogues and workshops at the conference will also explore topics through debates, arts and cultural exhibitions and programmed satellite events.

Program topics:

  • Migration and Mobility – the dynamic shifts in the Asia-Pacific region

  • Enterprise, Innovation and Employment - catalyst for social change?

  • Displacement and asylum – new dimensions driving an old phenomenon

  • Visible and powerful – migrant voices in a connected world

  • Conflicting agendas? National, local, regional and global responses to the governance of migration

  • Religious diversity – a bridge or a barrier to belonging?

  • Migration and inequality – complex challenges under the microscope

  • Australia a multicultural paradise – myths and realities


When ? 

29.10.2018 - 02.11.2018


Where ?

Sydney, Australia


More information ?

The (draft) program and information on how to register can be found here.


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