Online Abstract Submission open

Presenter Information

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper at the Developing Northern Australia Conference in Alice Spring, NT, June 2018 were invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.

All proposals and abstract submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference topics.

There are 3 options for presentations which you can select in the online abstract submissions form:

  • 30-minute oral presentation
  • Forum presentation
  • Poster presentation

Conference Topics

  • Proximity to key trading partners, export industry
  • Growing Asian middle class, high disposable incomes
  • Domestic & International Corporate Investment into Northern Australia
  • Resilience
  • Energy – oil and natural gas, hydrogen
  • Coastal and marine industries, aquaculture
  • Fisheries, ports, offshore
  • Coastal based infrastructure
  • Biosecurity
  • Transport logistics
  • Infrastructure and engagement
  • Telecommunications
  • Infrastructure, development, placemaking and planning
  • Long term sustainability
  • Attracting Investment, economic growth strategy
  • Indigenous Engagement
  • Seasonality of the tropics, solutions
  • Community Infrastructure
  • Sustainable employment, skills development
  • Social Aspects – Lifestyle, Healthcare, Resources, Employment
  • Economic and social inclusion
  • Retaining the young and looking after the elderly
  • Latest findings and advancements
  • Local, state and federal government
  • Northern Population Policies
  • Prominent leaders, moving forward with advancing Northern Australia
  • Engaging communities to prosper and be resilient
  • Indigenous-led business success
  • Natural Advantages
  • Export opportunities
  • Advancing agri-business
  • Regional Tourism Organisation
  • International Education
  • Creative Arts
  • Defence Force, regional and remote

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Open:
    November 2017
  • Abstracts Close:
    Monday 5 March 2018
  • Notifications to Authors:
    Monday 19 March 2018
  • Author Acceptances:
    Friday 6 April 2018
  • Draft Program Available:
    Monday 9 April 2018
  • Speaker Registration and Payment Due: Friday 4 May 2018
  • Full Paper for Peer-Review Due:
    Friday 11 May 2018
  • Non-Peer-Reviewed Paper Due:
    Monday 4 June 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Closes:
    Friday 11 May 2018

Speakers accepted to present will be required to register for the conference and pay.