Conference Ambassador – Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO
Professor Marcia Langton states that “Education is the key to creating the Aboriginal leaders, teachers, professional and self-sufficient individuals of the future. It is capable of expanding opportunities for full social, political and economic participation” (Langton, “Accelerated Education”, Australian Prospects, 2004, p.1).
Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO, BA (Hons), ANU, PhD Macq. U, D. Litt. ANU, FASSA has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne since February 2000. As an anthropologist and geographer, Professor Langton has made a significant contribution to government and non-government policy as well as to Indigenous studies at three universities. In 2016 Professor Langton was honoured as a University of Melbourne Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, and in 2017 she was appointed as the first Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne.