Previous Commonwealth Study Conferences

  • 1956 – United Kingdom
  • Dates: July 9-27
  • 300 members from 30 countries and territories
  • Theme: ​The Human Problems of Industrial Communities within the Commonwealth and Empire
  • 1962 – Canada
  • Dates: May 13 – June 6
  • 300 members from 37 countries and territories
  • Theme: ​The Human Consequences of the Changing Industrial Environment in the Commonwealth and Empire
  • 1968 – Australia
  • Dates: May 12 – June 4
  • 300 members from 24 countries
  • Theme: ​Human Problems of Industrial Development and Re-development in Commonwealth Countries
  • 1974 – United Kingdom
  • Dates: July 5-20
  • 202 members from 33 countries
  • Theme: ​Industry in Society
  • 1980 – Canada
  • Dates: May 17 – June 7
  • 300 members from 35 countries
  • Theme: ​People in an Industrial Society
  • 1986 – Australia
  • Dates: May 9-29
  • 300 members from 36 countries
  • Theme: ​Managing Change in an Industrial Society
  • 1992 – United Kingdom
  • Dates: July 10-25
  • 243 members from 35 countries
  • Theme: ​International Issues: Individual Initiatives
  • 1998 – Canada
  • Dates: September 22 – October 4
  • 190 members from 29 countries
  • Theme: ​The Impact of Technology in an ‘Infodustrial’ Society
  • 2003 – Australia
  • Dates: October 16-29
  • 200 members from 30 countries
  • Theme: ​People First in the Global Community
  • 2007 – India and Malaysia
  • 200 members from 30 countries
  • Theme: ​Working Together for Inclusive Growth and Development

“I attended and participated in the Emerging Leaders for Sustainable Development, which was very engaging and had a very thought provoking element each day from the speakers, delegates and the business tours. I really appreciated the different perspectives, insights and dialogue that were had.  Coming from an Indigenous perspective, the discussions were very empowering, culturally and intellectually stimulating and I felt like delegates were being heard. The space promoted the differing opinions and dialogue in a respectful learning environment.”

Paula Amos

Partner at Indigenous Worx