1-5 October 2018
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
<em><u><strong><font color="purple"><font size=5>International Conference on Physics Education (ICPE) 2018</font></font></strong></u></em>
This conference will be 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 located close to the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site and from the famous Pilanesberg National Park. 
The main objective of the International Conference on Physics Education is to attract physics educators, postgraduate students, teachers, researchers and policy makers working in physics educational research and in physics education. Participants are expected from schools, colleges, universities and governments from all parts of the world. Teacher development and postgraduate students will be key areas of the conference. The conference will enable participants to share and exchange scientific information views and experiences on important issues in Physics  Education.
The main theme of the conference is: "Physics Education for Development: a focus on context". A number of subthemes will be finalised in due course. The scientific program will comprise of a diverse range of international high-level presentations consisting of plenary talks, parallel oral and poster sessions, teacher workshops/symposia and sessions for Women in Physics.

The proceedings of the International Conference on Physics Education (ICPE2018) will be published in the Open Access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), which is part of IOP Conference Series. All papers published in IOP Conference Series are fully citable and upon publication will be free to download in perpetuity. 

The co-hosts SAIP and the University of the Witwatersrand hereby provides assurance that The International Conference on Physics Education will be conducted in accordance with IUPAP principles as stated in the ICSU-Document "Universality of Science" (sixth edition, 1989) regarding the free circulation of scientists for international purposes. In particular, no bona fide scientist will be excluded from participation on the grounds of national origin, nationality, or political considerations unrelated to science. Meaningful collaborations with international scientists are fundamental for the development of science. The conference hosts will therefore publish the IUPAP Statement on free circulation of scientists in all ICPE-SAIP-WITS 2018 announcements, website and conference proceedings.