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MERGA Conference 2022

Breaking: A UNESCO City of Gastronomy Launceston has been named Wotif’s "Aussie Town of Year for 2022" as written up in News.com.au and the Daily Mail.
Come for MERGA and stay for a mini-break! With an abundance of wonderful sights, smells and tastes, and the lifting of travel restrictions there has never been a better time. See our Travel & Accommodation page for ideas!

The City of Launceston, a sponsor of MERGA44, has created this site to showcase the architecture, sights to see, food options and wine trails that Launceston is famous for.

Welcome to Launceston

MERGA Representatives

Welcome from the Chair, MERGA 44 Local Organising Committee

Greg Oates
A/Professor Greg Oates, Vice President (Conferences), Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)


Ya Pulingina, welcome to the 44th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2022. On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, I am excited to announce that MERGA 44 will be held physically on the University of Tasmania’s Inveresk Precinct Campus, in Launceston, Tasmania, 3—7 July 2022. We are optimistic that this conference will be our first opportunity to meet physically with our MERGA colleagues in several years. However, we recognise that there remains ongoing uncertainty with respect to travel restrictions, and will thus be hosting a hybrid conference, with online access for those unable to travel, to both attend others' presentations and to present themselves.


Welcome from the MERGA President

Catherine Attard
Professor Catherine Attard, President, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)


It is with great excitement that I invite you to attend the 44th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), hosted by the University of Tasmania, Launceston Campus.  The 2022 conference will be presented in hybrid form to allow everyone the opportunity to attend, whether it be face-to-face or online. We are particularly looking forward to welcoming back our long-time MERGA members and teachers, early career and experienced researchers who are new to MERGA. The theme for MERGA44 is Mathematical Confluences and Journeys, providing an important platform for participants to come together to consider the ways in which we can bring our research together to influence the field of mathematics education and educational policy throughout Australasia. I look forward to welcoming you to MERGA44 and what will be an exciting and enriching conference and celebration of our individual and collective resilience, and of course, our research.

Kind regards,



Conference Sponsors

Welcome from His Worship the Mayor Alderman Albert van Zetten, City of Launceston

His Worship the Mayor
Alderman Albert van Zetten,
City of Launceston


What an absolute thrill it is for Launceston to host the 2022 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia conference. This is a fantastic event for our city, and we sincerely hope participants enjoy everything Launceston has to offer; from the stunning natural scenery of the Cataract Gorge to amazing community facilities like the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre, there really is something for everyone.

For those of you visiting from other parts of the state or across the country, I encourage you to get out and about and explore the history, culture and vibrancy that make Launceston one of the world's great regional cities. I would also encourage you to drop in to our award-winning Travel and Visitor Information Centre on Cameron Street, near the Town Hall, to find out about the many attractions across Northern Tasmania.

I would like to thank the MERGA conference organisers for choosing Launceston as the host city and we can't wait to see your event underway. The City of Launceston is a very proud supporter of the 2022 MERGA conference and I sincerely hope you have a fantastic event.



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Important Dates 


FINAL SHORT PROGRAM is available to download

The Full 2022 Proceedings are now available from the MERGA Publications Tab-"Conference Proceedings"