The Oxford Africa Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference on Africa, hosted by the University of Oxford Africa Society. The Conference brings together heads of state, policymakers, business leaders, academics, artists, students, and professionals of African descent to critically expand the discourse and action on Africa. The conference is also the society’s annual call to action: the opportunity for coalescing ideas and initiatives that can augment and create opportunities for African individuals, companies and organisations.
In its 9th year running, this year’s conference will convene around the theme Africa’s Relevance: Locally, Continentally and Globally. Through a series of interactive panels, keynote addresses and debates, participants will explore pathways to asserting Africa’s relevance by:
1. Leveraging indigenous assets
2. Critically reflecting on regional integration
3. Engaging with global priorities
This year is a particularly exciting year for the conference as it marks several monumental milestones such as the 100th year anniversary of the 1919 Pan- African Conference, the 400th year anniversary of the 1619 arrival of enslaved African Americans, and the declaration of the United Nations Decade of People of African Descent. The Conference is held at a crucial moment in time, in the midst of a critical global discourse on Africa and Africans in the diaspora.
Students, academics, innovators and trailblazers are invited to explore the challenges of Africa’s 21st century realities and chart ways forward for the prosperity of Africa. The University of Oxford Africa Society values the strengths of Pan-African knowledge and highly encourages attendees to use this conference as an opportunity to learn, participate and share their knowledge.
About the Oxford University Africa Society
The Oxford University Africa Society celebrates 60 years this year, of providing community, thought leadership and raising Africa’s profile at one of the world’s leading academic institutions and in the world generally. The history of the Oxford Africa Society goes as far back as 1958 when it served as a vibrant forum within Oxford University at a time when many countries were fighting for and winning independence. With such founding sentiments, the discourse we have and action we take through each annual conference is critical as it seeks to advance the cause of independence, for which our forefathers fought.
Visit www.oxfordafricaconference.com for more details about the conference, including speakers, agenda and booking information.