We are excited to announce our first ever online symposium!

Over two days, 28th-29th May 2021, we will be hosting panel discussions with Oceanic peoples on how we navigate digital and social media. Our Lead Editor, Emele Ugavule, has curated a powerful line up of speakers who will lead talanoa on topics ranging from how we archive and present our stories in digital spaces, emerging social media platforms and subcultures during the COVID-19 pandemic,  representation, and creating educational and safe spaces.

Tickets are on a sliding scale basis of ‘Pay what you can’ ranging from $5-$15AUD.

This is an independent event, and ticket sales will go towards paying our guest speakers. Check below for updates as we announce our program!



Archiving Ancestors




Chats with some of the faces behind major archival social media platforms that seek to reframe how Pacific narratives are archived.

Speakers: Lavau Kwalam & Samira Homerang-Saunders, Wap-Hill Imbun & Talei Mangioni.

Moderator: Emele Ugavule

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-oceania-archiving-ancestors-tickets-154264215421?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


Niu Orators: Speaking waves on social media

Unpacking how Oceanic peoples are returning to the ancient art form of oration through the social media app, Clubhouse.

Speakers: Isabella Naiduki (Fijian Diaspora Club), Falefia Jr Fuamatu (Pasifika Creatives Club) and Trina Sound (Fale Umu Kuka).

Moderator: Brandon Tacadena

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-oceania-niu-orators-tickets-154284895275?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Collectivism as Currency: Economic empowerment during the Covid-19 pandemic

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be part of an Indigenous-led digital economy? Wondering what’s with the art world’s obsession with NFT’s?

Speakers: John Garcia (Exchange Ave) and Leone Winterstein

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-oceania-collectivism-as-currency-tickets-154835241375

Weaving Tales: The Storytelling Uprising

What do you need to consider when building a digital storytelling platform? How do you create space for collective knowledge and ownership of narratives in the digital age?

Speakers: Wendy Mocke, Lice Movono, Sam Marley Barnett

Moderator: Emele Ugavule

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-oceania-weaving-tales-tickets-156034426169