Eddie Koiki Mabo who was a Townsville resident during the court case and had worked at JCU.
From the official press release:
In 2017 the annual National Native Title Conference will be convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) on the traditional lands of the Gurumblibara Wulgurukaba people, Townsville Queensland. The conference will be held at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre from Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 June 2017.
The conference themes and a call for papers will be available soon.