SocCon 2019 was a great success!


"It is the delegates who will make this Conference a success, from the quality of your papers to your engagement with the speakers"

Welcome to SOCCON 2019!

‘A Sense of Place’ is our theme for 2019

Through the lens of the Social Sciences, this theme offers exploration on many levels. On an individual level it may be about identity, tūrangawaewae, or being part of a community. Communities, both physical and conceptual, have a sense of place. On a national level it may be about New Zealand’s identity, our place in the world. What has shaped it, how has it changed, and what might it be in the future?

It is a theme that draws together all four strands in the NZC – Identity, culture and organisation, Place and environment, Continuity and change, and the Economic World, and should prove to be an inspiring and thought-provoking focus for SOCCON 2019.

SOCCON 2019 is an opportunity to cement the Social Sciences as an integral component in our NZ curriculum.  Come and celebrate, as a Social Science community, the breadth and diversity of our subject area.  Connect with fellow Social Scientists to learn, be challenged and develop our skills as expert educators in our field. The conference will include inspiring keynote speakers and headliners as well as a wide range of workshops that will cover all areas of the Social Science curriculum.


We look forward to welcoming you to SOCCON 2019 in Auckland.


Jacky Lee
Convenor SOCCON 2019

SOCCON 2019 comes to Auckland

Take note of these Important Dates. We look forward to seeing you there!

Key Dates

  • First call for papers:

    November 2018

  • Abstract deadline EXTENDED:

    14 June 2019

  • Author notification of acceptance:

    2 August 2019

  • Early bird registration:

    15 August 2019

  • Conference begins:

    30 September 2019


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We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau in September 2019!