MERGA Conference 2024


The MERGA conference for 2024 will be held at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Queensland 30 June to 4 July. This is the week immediately prior to ICME in Sydney, and transport to and from the Gold Coast is easy from the Gold Coast airport.

The Gold Coast is the land of the Kombumerri people of the Yugambeh Language Region. The Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest city - the nation’s favourite playground and a world-class must-visit destination. The Gold Coast's star attraction is its beaches, including the world-renowned stretch of sand at Surfers Paradise. Beyond the beaches, discover laid-back neighbourhoods, a booming culinary scene and the Gold Coast's famous theme parks. And be sure to leave enough time for a trip into the subtropical hinterland for rainforest walks and waterfalls.

If you have never been to the Gold Coast before, or haven’t been here for a while, there is always plenty to explore and discover in this place known for its historical abundance and ever-evolving opportunities. Some of the things to do on the Gold Coast include:

  • Enjoy the famous beaches and surfing. They don’t call it the Gold Coast for nothing. Here you’ll find more than 70 kilometres (44 miles) of golden sand with waves to catch, sun to soak up and seaside pubs to enjoy. Check out the best of the Coast’s sun-drenched beaches..
  • Get your adrenaline fix at the theme parks. The Gold Coast is a playground for all ages. Find your thrill atop rollercoasters and waterslides, and watch the kids squeal with delight as they meet their favourite movie hero. Find out which Gold Coast park is perfect for you.
  • Explore the lush Gold Coast hinterland. Within the forested hinterland lies a whole new side to the Gold Coast. You’ll find charming mountain villages, epic treks and small-batch wineries and breweries waiting to be discovered. Find the best experiences in the Gold Coast hinterland.
  • Visit a local brewery or distillery.  There’s no better place to quench your thirst on a sunny afternoon than at a local brewery or distillery. Discover the many Gold Coast beachside brewhouses, award-winning beers and creative spirits in just about every suburb.
  • Have the family engage in kid-friendly activities. The Gold Coast is one big playground. Theme parks, zipline adventures, surf lessons, glow worm caves and more will keep the whole family entertained. If you’re headed on holiday with kids in tow, here’s your kid-friendly guide to the Gold Coast.

For more information visit https://www.australia.com/en/places/gold-coast-and-surrounds/guide-to-the-gold-coast.html

Winter on the Gold Coast is generally sunny and dry with average temperatures 21.5°C (70.7°F). The Hinterland is slightly cooler with maximum winter temperatures around 16°C (60.8°F).




MERGA Representatives


Information for MERGA46 in 2024 will be posted later in 2023 ....  watch this space


Welcome from the Chair, MERGA 46 Local Organising Committee

A/Professor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez

Deputy Head of School, School of Education, University of Newcastle; Co-founder of Hunter WiSE


Welcome from the 2024 MERGA Chair

Welcome to the 46th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference.

 On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, I am excited to announce that our 2023 annual conference will be held in the beautiful lands of the Awabakal people, in Newcastle, New South Wales, 2 – 6 July 2023. We are optimistic that this conference will provide the opportunity to meet face to face with our MERGA colleagues.


Welcome from the MERGA President

Professor Katie Makar, President, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)


Welcome from the 2024 MERGA President

Welcome! I look forward to seeing you at the 46th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA45)! MERGA has a long tradition of gathering together as a colleagues to share and discuss developments in mathematics education research. Whether you are an early career or experienced researcher, a teacher, or anyone interested in research in mathematics education, the MERGA45 conference is the place for you. The theme of the conference, Weaving Mathematics Education Research from All Perspectives is of special importance as it reflects the strength of MERGA as a supportive and diverse community, just as a cloth is strengthened by coming together from different directions for a common purpose. I am excited for us to see one another again, to welcome newcomers and to shape the future of mathematics education together!




Conference Sponsors

Welcome from key conference sponsor, MERGA 45




Welcome from key conference sponsor, TBA





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Important Dates 


Keep updated here with latest Program developments and information for full Proceedings. 


The Full 2023 Proceedings are now available from the MERGA Publications Tab-"Conference Proceedings"