Abstract Submission

Call for abstracts OPEN

Presenters or organisations are invited to submit an Abstract of no more than 300 words. Presenters are encouraged to submit papers that in particular demonstrate evidence of change – highlighting an understanding of the issues, framing the action and interpreting the change. Provide specific examples of work that has changed policy and legislation in addition to outlining programs and practice, innovation and future thought.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee. Presentations will be selected that provide a program offering a comprehensive and diverse understanding of issues related to the conference topics.

There are 3 options for presentations:

  1. 30 minute oral presentation
  2. Panel presentation
  3. Poster presentation

Please see below for further information

Note: presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the discounted speaker rate

Conference Streams

  • The New Urban Agenda: addressing existing and emerging challenges; contribution of government; transformative trends and actions
  • Commitment to Health: promotion of health and prevention of disease; health public policy; planning for health – programs, food, lifestyle; building supportive environments
  • Community Participation and Social Development: active roles for people in our communities; programs and activities; working with local government
  • The Liveable Neighbourhood: transport, walkability, food, public open space, employment, housing, social infrastructure
  • Responsible Resource Management: food, energy, water, waste
  • Bringing Nature Back: importance of green space in over-stimulated urban centres
  • Showcasing Regional Liveable Cities and Centres: case studies outlining problem and innovative solution; dealing with the effects of decline in regional areas; future opportunities
  • Heritage Infrastructure and Liveable Cities
  • Open: opportunity to present on another topic not covered above

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submissions open: Dec 2017
  • Abstracts Submission close: 24 March 2017
  • Notification to Authors: 7 April 2017
  • Author Acceptances: 21 April 2017
  • Draft Program available: 24 April 2017
  • Full papers for Peer Review: 2 June 2017
  • Early Bird Registrations Close: 29 May 2017
  • Conference Date: 11-12 July 2017

Oral Presentations
Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

Panel Presentation
Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. The panel presentation is to comprise of two components:

  • Presentations from the members of the panel. Total of 60 minutes.
  • Question and answers between the delegates and panel members. Total of 30 minutes.

One combined submission with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters must be submitted by one author on behalf of the group.

Each panel will consist of a chair and panelists. The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the secretariat. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and animate the Q&A session. Panelists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel. Each panelist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion.

The chair will be required to submit a title of the panel, names and affiliations of all participants, including the chair, and an abstract overview of 300 words.

Poster Presentations
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the Conference themes.

Posters will be displayed in the venue foyer and for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review
Accepted oral and panel presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the Conference Proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.

Terms and Conditions
All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is 22 May 2017.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in Conference material, including but not limited to, the Conference blog, Book of Abstracts, email promotion.

All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.  All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference secretariat  for further information.

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