Conferences @ Wits


Doing Human 2015
The Wits Centre for Diversity Studies will host an International conference at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The topic of the conference is Doing Human which has been derived from the premise that the ‘human’ is not a self-evident category but has in fact always been a site of contestation shaped within unequal power relations.
14 -16 April 2015

SPH Research Day
School of Public Health research day with the theme Healthography: How and where you live, work and play affects your health and well-being
25 August 2015 

Tenth regional conference on sustainable transformation and higher education, hosted by the Wits School of Education and Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET)
20 - 23 September 2015 


Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISGSA) 2014
A Mathematics in Industry Study Group is a five-day workshop at which academic researchers and graduate students work collaboratively with representatives from industry on research problems submitted by local industry.
13 - 17 January 2014

Southern Africa City Studies
As a partnership between the Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (CUBES) in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Witwatersrand and the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town, the conference offers an exciting platform for Southern African scholarship on cities. 
27 - 29 March 2014 

South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics (SANUM) 2014
Hosted by the School of Computational and Applied Maths, University of Witwatersrand
14 - 16 April 2014 

Language: Synergies and Intersections
The interdisciplinary nature of linguistics in the field of language competence and use.  
24 - 27 June 2014

 HELTASA Professional Development Special Interest Group Annual Workshop 
Academic Development as a pathway for change
15 - 16 August 2014  

Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation (PPTR)
5th International Symposium - Thermal Physiology in a changing thermal world
7 - 12 September 2014

20 Years of Democracy Symposium for Mathematics in South Africa 2014
A symposium in celebration of the strides in research undertaken in South Africa in the last two decades 
12 - 13 September 2014

Health Sciences Research Day, 2014  
Faculty of Health Sciences Biennial research day and postgraduate expo
17 September 2014

 9th International Conference on Mine Closure (MC2014)
Transforming Wastes to Resources to Re-value Mining Liabilities in a Changing World. The global forum for exchanging views and developing capacity to ensure that new mines are designed for closure, and old sites are closed economically, whilst minimizing environmental and societal impacts.
1-3 October 2014

Sub-Saharan Conference on Spatial Statistics
Promoting excellence and evidence-based practice in spatial and spatiotemporal epidemiology and statistics within sub-Saharan African 
17 - 24 November 2014 



Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISGSA) 2013
A Mathematics in Industry Study Group is a five-day workshop at which academic researchers and graduate students work collaboratively with representatives from industry on research problems submitted by local industry. 
14 - 18 January 2013 

Gesellschaften in Bewegung
Gesellschaft für interkulturelle Germanistik (GiG) und German Studies, University of Witwatersrand
21 - 24 January 2013 

Building Capacity 4 Health
School of Public Health Symposium
The conference is the inaugural event of the new state of the art building of the Wits School of Public Health
24 January 2013

Phonetics and Phonology of Sub-Saharan Languages 
The Linguistics Department of the University of the Witwatersrand is pleased to announce a conference to be held at the university in memory of Professor Tony Traill (1939-2007). 
7 - 10 July 2013

Discourse, Gender and Sexualtiy: South-South Dialogues
Over the last thirty years or so, the study of discourses of gender and sexuality has gained considerable momentum within the broader field investigating the relationship between language and social processes.
15-16 November 2013

International Workshop on Nano-carbon 
Organized by the Nano-Scale Transport Physics Laboratory, the School of Physics and the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials
21 - 22 November 2013


Igneous and Metamorphic Studies Group (IMSG) Annual Meeting 2012
15 -18 January 2012
Designed to showcase current research in the broad fields of igneous and metamorphic petrology, as well as initiate and direct future research by facilitating interactions between scientists, industry representatives and students.  

Symmetries, Differential Equations and Applications: Galois Bicentenary (SDEA2012)
23 - 27 January 2012 
This conference commemorates the bicentenary of the birth of Évariste Galois who introduced the notion of a group and made fundamental contributions to the solution of polynomial equations. 

Beyond Normative Approaches: Everyday Media Culture in Africa
27 - 29 February 2012 
An international conference organized by the Department of Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan and with support from the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster

South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics
2 - 4 April 2012

Computational and Mathematical Modelling Symposium
Saturday 21 April 2012
In Honour of Tony Starfield on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday 

PowerAfrica 2012
9-13 July 2012 
Intelligent Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Resources 

Health Sciences Research Day 2012
19 September 2012 
Every two years, the Faculty of Health Sciences hosts a Research Day and Postgraduate Expo.

Higher Education Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) Conference 2012
15 - 19 October
Facilities Management conference themed Facilities Managers Sustaining the Past, Managing the Present and Gearing for the Future.   

International Corporate Governance Conference
22 - 23 October 2012
Corporate Governance: Much ado about nothing or strategic value added

CARTA Public Health Conference
27 November 2012 
The Wits School of Public Health, in conjunction with the African Population Health Research Center, host a conference on public health in South Africa as part of the Consortium of Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) programme of activities. Presentations will cover the themes of Communicable and non-communicable diseases - the challenge of health care in South Africa and Developing responsive health systems with presenters from across Wits and non-governmental organizations.


Mathematics in Industry Study Group South Africa (MISGSA) 2011
10 January - 14 January 2011
A Mathematics in Industry Study Group is a five-day workshop at which academic researchers and graduate students work collaboratively with representatives from industry on research problems submitted by local industry.

Apartheid Archive Research Project
27 - 29 July 2011
"Narratives, Nostalgia, Nationhoods". The 3rd Apartheid Archive Conference to be held at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Afrca 

Perspectives on Identifying High Potential Candidates for Higher Education: Transformation or Elitism?
5-7 October 2011
Within the Higher Education sector graduate output has become a priority, as it has failed to match the developing needs of South Africa. This is reflected in the shortage of high level skills within the sphere of academia and the workplace.

ICTAC 2011
31 August - 2 September 2011
ICTAC 2011 is the 8th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing, the latest in a series founded by the International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations University (UNU-IIST). 

SSAG - Annual Student Conference
12 – 13 September 2011
The School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies will be hosting the Annual Student Conference for the Society of South African Geographers

SANORD - Southern African Nordic Centre
27 - 30 November 2011 
Deepening Collaboration between Southern African and Nordic Higher Education for shared solutions to Research Capacity Development


SAAHE (South African Association of Health Educationalists)
22 - 24 July 2010
The 2010 S HE conference is hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand in collaboration with the Tshwane University of Technology and the Universities of Johannesburg, Limpopo, North West and Pretoria.

Sixth International Geoscience Education Conference (GeoSciEd VI)

"Geoscience Education - Developing the World", 30 August - 3 September 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa

Globalisation and Governance Conference, 14 - 16 October 2010

The Mandela Institute in the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is convening an international conference on the subject of The Challenges of Globalisation for Constitutional and Corporate Governance.
The Governance Conference is designed to consider, analyse and evaluate current trends in the governance of the global political economy and their implications for governance of the nation-state and the contemporary corporation. The conference will explore the themes of continuity and discontinuity in the governance systems, bringing cross-disciplinary perspectives to bear on all topics.

IEASA Conference
Current and Future contributions of Higher Education Internationalisation in Africa s development
28 August - 1 September 2010


Mathematics in Industry Study Group in South Africa (MISGSA)
Monday 26th January to Friday 30 January 2009
Sixth MISGSA conference held in the School of Computational and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand