The Oracle of Wisdom International Conference (OWIC) is organized by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State, Nigeria. OWIC was founded by Dr. Ejikemeuwa J. O. Ndubisi. It was born out of the philosophical thought of the founder of Tansian University, Very Rev. Msgr. Prof. J. B. Akam, a philosopher cum theologian. For Akam, experience has shown that there is a kind of mad-rush for happiness. Both the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the literate and the illiterate, etc. search for happiness. While some believe that happiness can be gotten through eating and drinking, others believe that happiness lays in sex, power and the likes. For Akam, this is a misconception of the reality of happiness. He therefore sees wisdom (philosophy) as the oracle that will direct the human person on the right path to follow in order to find true happiness. Oracle of Wisdom has to do with the ability to use reason and experience to understand and evaluate human behaviour and human society. It is a conference that brings scholars and academics in the field of philosophy and the related discipline together all over the globe every year.
The Oracle of Wisdom Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs (OWIJOPPA) was born out of OWIC.