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The Call for Exhibits are now CLOSED

leaf-iconThe Call for Exhibits are Now Open!

We are very pleased to announce that the call for exhibits are now open. The deadline for exhibit submissions is Tuesday 21st March 2017.

We would like to provide delegates with a varied and innovative display. We love to see what language centres around the country and internationally are up to. Hands-on or interactive (something that delegates can 'have a go' at) are favorable. We also love to see new technology that can enhance our language work e.g. smart phone and apple apps, websites, online language tools, animation programs etc.

And remember, tables are limited, so be in quick!

  • When: 18th & 19th of October 2017
  • Where: Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday 21st February 2017

Click here for more information on Exhibiting at Puliima


The Call for Presenters and Workshop Proposals are now CLOSED

leaf-iconThe Call for Presenters and Workshop Proposals are Now Open!

We are very pleased to announce that the call for presenters and workshop proposals for Puliima 2017 are now open. The deadline for both presenters and workshop submissions is Monday 27th February 2017.


Call for Presenters

Your primary audience is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in language programs and activities in all areas of our communities. Language conservation, documentation, education and dissemination for our original traditional languages is an absolute priority. In particular, we are looking for presentations that create enthusiasm, share exciting new ideas, provide practical transfer of skills and empowerment, enlighten the audience and create awareness.

  • When: 18th & 19th of October 2017
  • Where: Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
  • Submission Deadline: Monday 27th February 2017

Click here for more information on presenting


Call for Workshops

We would like to provide delegates with varied and innovative workshops which help to expand their skill set and practical knowledge in areas such as teaching language, creation of language resources in both digital and physical formats, language documentation, dissemination and conservation techniques.

Workshops will be held on Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th of October 2017 at the Pullman International in Cairns as the preliminary events leading up to Puliima. Only delegates attending the Puliima Language Conference have the option to attend the preliminary workshops.

  • When: 16th & 17th of October 2017
  • Where: Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
  • Submission Deadline: Monday 27th February 2017

Click here for more information on workshops

leaf-iconWe are excited to announce that planning and preparations for Puliima 2017 have begun!

Puliima 2017, the sixth Indigenous Language and Technology conference, will be held in October 16th-20th in Cairns, Queensland. Puliima is a biennial event aimed at bringing people together from all over Australia and internationally to highlight and share the fantastic work being done in our traditional languages, prominence is given to exploring and sharing pioneering language program work and ideas, exciting products and equipment that can be used in community based language projects. The Forum allows people to network with an inspirational group of people who all share a common ambition of preserving and celebrating the languages of your country.

2017 looks set to be the year where the light shines on our languages, with the theme 'Our Languages Matter' to take centre stage for our National NAIDOC celebrations. NAIDOC week will be emphasising and celebrating the uniqueness and importance that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages play in our cultural identity. Puliima will aid in the extension of this spotlight as our languages can, and should be, celebrated all year.

This year Puliima events will run over a coarse of 5 days and include Keynote Speakers, Panel Discussions, Seminars, Hands-on Workshops, Entertainment and more.

Event Details

 Where:  Pullman Cairns International
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870

Puliima Dates: 16th-20th October 2017

Workshops: 16th-17th October 2017
Conference: 18th-19th October 2017

Friday: TBA


Sponsor Puliima: Like to be a sponsor of Puliima 2017? Phone +61 2 4940 9100 or email contact AT puliima.com
or complete the online enquiry form.

First time at Puliima?

Take a look at our Wrap Up Pages from Puliima 2015 to look at all the exciting activities we get up to at the conference.




leaf-iconThe Puliima 2015 wrap pages are now ready!

What an amazing journey it’s been! As we wrap up the 5th Puliima conference we would just like to say thanks again to everybody who attended. Over 240 delegates came from far and wide to collaborate, inspire and share their stories at this amazing event.

To help keep our connections strong, we have updated our website with our 2015 wrap pages. These pages cover all the information on presenters, workshops, exhibitors and, of course, Australia's Got Language!

Click here to view the website wrap up pages for 2015

Click here to view the Puliima photo gallery

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The Puliima Team would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everybody who attended this year! We can’t show enough appreciation for the lengths people took to get to Melbourne to be a part of this special event. It is the presenters, trainers, delegates and exhibitors, who continue to shape Puliima to be such an amazing Indigenous Language Conference, which goes without saying.

We would also like to point out that this was the biggest Puliima we’ve had yet and the energy and excitement on the 5th level at the William Angliss Institute was unexplainable! With people from all parts of Australia along with our International guests, this year has been unforgettable.

Puliima is continuing to grow with each gathering, and to ensure that this event keeps its enthusiasm, passion and energy for our languages, we are more than eager to hear your feedback. It's really important to us to make sure that everyone walks away feeling inspired and invigorated after each forum. 

Complete the survey here!



leaf icon "Australia's Got Language" Talent Contest 2015

The 2015 video clip is coming very soon!


Australia's Got Language Talent Contest promo for 2015 from Puliima on Vimeo.

Due to the tremendous success of our last talent contest, Australia's Got Language returned this year to highlight the deadly language talents of our mob and WHAT A NIGHT IT IS! Australia's Got Language is still the only talent contest in Australia which showcases the talent of our first nations people IN OUR LANGUAGES!

Keep an eye out for the new video which was shot on the Wednesday night 14th of October 2015.

For more infomation please click here


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Image Credit Katherine Soutar

Get Involved

Would you like to be involved in Puliima 2017 either as a sponsor, supporter or partner?
Use the ONLINE FORM to contact us, or alternatively, call us on +61 2 4940 9100


Physical address 
840 Hunter Street
Newcastle West NSW 2302
Postal address 
P.O. Box 1778
Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone | +61 2 4940 9100  
Fax | +61 2 4940 9123

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