International Conference on Physics Education and Call for Abstracts

01-05 October 2018

The International Conference on Physics Education (ICPE) is co-hosted by the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) and the School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) jointly with The International Commission on Physics Education (C14) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The conference will be held at the Misty Hills Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg during the period 01-05 October 2018. The conference venue is located close to the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site and not far from the famous Pilanesberg National Park.

The theme of the conference is: "Physics Education for Development: a focus on context". The main objective of the conference is to create a platform to facilitate the interaction of various stakeholders that includes physics educators, postgraduate students, teachers, researchers and policy makers working in physics education research and in physics education, from schools, colleges, universities and governments from all parts of the world.

The conference programme will include a wide spectrum of presentations comprising keynote speakers, single and symposium oral presentations, poster presentations and workshops. Authors are invited to submit contributions across eleven tracks.

For further details, please visit the conference website:


Abstract Submission and Registration Key Dates

Abstract Submission: Open

Abstract Submission Closing Date: Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Notification of Abstract Acceptance and Presentation Type: Friday, 18 May 2018

On-line Registration will open on Monday, 12 February 2018


On the Conference Homepage, locate and download the “Guidelines for Authors_ Login and Abstract Submission Information ICPE-SAIP-WITS_2018 final”.

Enquiries: If you have any queries, please email:

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