7th to 9th September 2018
East London - International Convention Centre
Eastern Cape

THEME: The legacy of our education leaders and managers: a time for reflection and doing things differently?


Submissions of abstracts must be done electronically (e-mail) in MS Word format Abstracts must be submitted electronically to rhermanus10@gmail.com and must be entirely original, not previously published, and must not be under concurrent consideration or scheduled for presentation elsewhere.

Types Of Contributions

•Papers Short presentations (20 minutes) by individual presenters, allowing time (10 minutes) for discussion
•Panel discussions: Short introductions to a topic with substantial discussion
•Pair or team presentations: Longer presentations by more than one presenter, making provision for inputs and questions from the audience, and discussion
•Poster presentation: Display of a presentation through a poster

Criteria And Guidelines

•Contributions will be selected according to the following criteria
•Relevance to conference theme/sub-themes
•Clarity of purpose and method
•Significance, originality or potential usefulness of the content of the presentation
•Compliance with technical requirements
•A maximum of two abstracts per presenter will be considered

Sub Theme

1. Ground-breaking achievements to meet the demands and challenges of the changing landscape in education.
2. Innovative responses to optimize access to basic and/or higher education
3. Strengthening/Sharing leadership in office-based, school-based and higher education
4. The intricacies of professional development and preparation of education leaders
5. Leadership empowerment and preparation concerns in education
6. The significance of issues such as the plea for the decolonisation of the curriculum, ‘state capture’ and other critical issues for education leaders and managers.
7. Diversity and social justice opportunities in times of change. 8. Contextual determinants beyond the school fence to account for by school leadership
9. The role of the school leader to prepare learners for higher education.
10. The importance of networks in education.
11. Collective Leadership.

Important Dates:

First Call - 21 May 2018
Notification of outcome for first call - 04 June 2018
Second - 05 June 2018
Second Closing Date - 02 July 2018
Notification of outcome for second call - 16 July 2018

Important to note

Presenters whose papers have not been submitted by 01 August 2018, will be removed from the programme. Presenters who have not registered to attend the conference by the 08 August 2018, will be removed from the programme.

Full Papers

The complete paper must reach the Conference Secretary on or before Monday, 30 July 2018. All papers must be typed on A4 pages, 1.5 line spacing in Arial or Times New Roman, size 12 points and the length must be at least 5000 words.

Publication of Papers

Selected papers may be published in EMASA’s peer reviewed journal. Presenters, who would like to have their papers considered and refereed for this purpose, should ensure that they comply with the guidelines and conditions set out in the conference website. Please note that the journal is not yet accredited by the DHET. EMASA is working on that process. The published papers may be used as part of the accreditation application process.


Kindly note that presenters are required to register for the conference. EMASA extends the invitation to all interested national and international presenters/attendants. All travel and accommodation costs, conference fee as well as any other related costing, is the responsibility of each presenter/attendant.

Fees and banking details

Fees: Conference Registration fees: R 2 500 [excluding accommodation and traveling cost]
Banking Details:
Account Name: Education Management Association of South Africa
Bank: Standard Bank (South Africa)
Account Number: 01 173 0447 (Cheque Account)
Branch Name: Lenasia | Branch Code: 015137
Reference: Your Name
NB: SEND PROOF OF PAYMENT TO rhermanus10@gmail.com