Indian Ocean Futures 2014

The Indian Ocean Futures Conference is an international conference presented by the Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute Indian Ocean Futures Initiative. It brings together academics, government, industry and communities to identify these changes and discuss the challenges for the future of the region and its peoples.



The Indian Ocean basin is rapidly becoming a powerhouse of economic, social, cultural and political development. The countries and populations around the Indian Ocean rim are already experiencing profound change. Join us in March, 2014 on the shores of the Indian Ocean in the historic port city of Fremantle for an opportunity to present, discuss and further new approaches to the region, its potentials, challenges and peoples.

The conference is particularly interested in papers that address present and future interrelationships, connections and compatibilities between three major themes and the sub-topics in each: CULTURE (communities, identities, texts, communication, the arts, tourism) SUSTAINABILITY (environment, climate, ecology, health, resources, spaces) and SECURITY (food, energy, borders, human rights, populations, education, climate, environmental).

The conference will include a creatie program of performances, exhibitions and displays as well as social events and tours.