Abstract submissions for AFAC24 are open to all, including career staff, volunteers, researchers and academics, industry, community and all levels of government. The submission and selection process is as follows, and please ensure you have the approval and support from your agency before submitting an abstract:
STAGE 1: Authors are invited to lodge a personal submission, a submission on a colleague's behalf, or a submission on behalf of their organisation, addressing the relevant theme and topics. An author can submit multiple abstracts for consideration by the Conference Committee. Submissions open on Wednesday 6 December 2023 and require written responses which can be uploaded via the online submission system.
STAGE 2: Submissions must be lodged online and completed by 11pm AEDT on Tuesday 13 February 2024.
STAGE 3: Submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee who will assess each submission. The Committee will score each submission based on its relevance to the overall conference theme and the topic being addressed.
STAGE 4: Submissions are assessed and shortlisted, and the final oral presenters are selected by the Program Committee - these will then be endorsed by the Steering Committee on Thursday 4 April 2024.
STAGE 5: Authors who have been successful in being granted an oral presentation and/or poster presentation will be notified as soon as possible following endorsement from the Steering Committee.
STAGE 6: Authors must accept their offer by Friday 26 April 2024. Following the acceptance of the offer, speakers agree to register to attend the Conference and provide the following:
If you are a presenter at the AFAC Research and Innovation Day or the Main Conference Program, please adhere to the following submission deadlines:
- Headshot and Biography: Email a high-resolution headshot along with a 200-word bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 3 June 2024.
- Extended Paper Submission: Submit a 2,000-word paper by Monday, 1 July 2024.
- Oral Presentation Materials: If you are delivering an oral presentation, please submit your PowerPoint slides (using the event template, which will be distributed in advance) by Monday, 19 August 2024.