Abstract Submissions

To help with your submission, we recommend reading the Abstract Guidelines and using the Abstract Template forms (available as an Adobe PDF or a Microsoft Word format). Both are available as a document download, and if you require them in a different format please contact us, or Florian at florian@partnerandprosper.com.au or on (08) 9443 3468.

Please submit your abstract using the online form below.

Key Dates

10 February – 29 April

1st round abstract submissions

1 May – 21 May

2nd round abstract submissions

16 June

Lastest date all successful presenters will be notified by email (don’t forget to check your junk/spam folder) from round 1 & 2 applications (aiming for earlier)

First-round submissions will receive priority in review/acceptance and timeslots.


The overarching conference theme is Building Resilience through Innovation.

We live in a time of rapid change that demands collaborative spirit and innovative thinking to support our natural environment, effectively manage our coasts and waterways, protect our biodiversity, engage and build communities and motivate appropriate policy and planning responses.


Adaption & Innovation in a Changing World

Our Coast, Our Land

Healthy Systems, Healthy People

Collaboration and Partnerships – Working Together

Presentation Types

A variety of presentation types are available to suit all submissions. These include oral, lightning, hands-on workshop, poster, and field trips.
If you have another presentation style you wish to have considered, please contact us with the details.

Online Submissions

Review Process

The Abstract Committee may accept or reject abstracts and their decision is final.

Every effort will be made to accommodate the author(s) presentation preference however the Abstract Committee reserves the right to allocate the presentation to best suit the program and the overall balance of content.

Final program streams will be adjusted as necessary depending on current and pressing topics and in line with the range of abstracts received.

All abstracts will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers for content, relevance, suitability and technical value before being accepted or declined. It is assumed the quality of the abstract is indicative of the quality of the final presentation.

 Evaluation Criteria

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Committee according to the evaluation criteria below:

  • Aim of presentation clearly articulated
  • Focus, relevance & suitability for this conference
  • Scholarly contextualisation
  • Methods/Approaches clear/appropriate
  • Suitable discussion/reflection of research or practice clearly communicated
 Notification to Authors

Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Abstract Committee.

All successful presenters will be notified by Wednesday, June 16 with an acceptance letter via email (so please check your junk / spam mail folder after this date in case it is misdirected). Full instructions for accepted presenters will be forwarded on the acceptance of the abstract. 

The details provided as the author contact should be for the nominated main contact of your abstract. All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person, and they should in turn distribute to all co-presenters.

Final Notes

A maximum of two presenters may present a single presentation, unless approved by the Conference Committee.

No additional time will be given, unless approved by the Conference Program Committee.

All presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by 1 July 2022. It will be assumed any presenter not registered by this date has withdrawn their abstract from the program. All costs to attend the conference, including the registration fee, must be met by presenters. There are exceptions if a subsidy and support program is made available.