Abstract submissions for AFAC21 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 November 5, 2020 and require written responses which can be uploaded via the online submission system.
STAGE 2: Submissions must be lodged online and completed by February 15, 2021.
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 by the end of March, 2021.
STAGE 5: Authors who have been successful in being granted an oral presentation and/or poster presentation will be notified by the end of March, 2021.
STAGE 6: Authors must accept their offer by April 30, 2021. Following the acceptance of the offer, speakers agree to register to attend the Conference and provide the following:
- An oral presentation (if applicable) including accompanying PowerPoint slides (event template will be distributed accordingly)
- If you are presenting on the AFAC Main Conference Program or the ADRC Conference Program, you will need to upload a 2,000 word paper by July 5, 2021
- A high resolution head-shot and 200 word bio to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org