Submissions closed

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper at the Developing Northern Australia Conference are 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:

Oral presentations will be of 20 minutes duration (15 minute presentations and 5 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. Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster 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 session. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and facilitate 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 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 exhibition area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with conference participants.

Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance. Poster presenters are entitled to the discounted speaker registration.

Conference Topics

  • Proximity to key trading partners, export industry
  • Growing Asian middle class, high disposable incomes
  • Domestic & International Corporate Investment into Northern Australia
  • Connectivity, air and water
  • Energy – oil and natural gas, hydrogen
  •   Coastal and marine industries, aquaculture and biosecurity
  • Land tenure
  • Coastal based infrastructure
  • Solar resources
  • Infrastructure, development, placemaking and planning
  • Long term sustainability
  • Attracting Investment, economic growth strategy
  • Indigenous Engagement
  • Seasonality of the tropics, solutions
  • Emerging sector opportunity
  • Community Infrastructure
  • Sustainable employment, skills development
  • Social Aspects – Lifestyle, Healthcare, Resources, Employment
  • Economic and social inclusion
  • Attraction and retention of population
  • Northern population strategy
  • Prominent leaders, moving forward with advancing Northern Australia
  • Engaging communities to prosper, resiliency
  • Indigenous-led business success
  • Natural Advantages
  • Export opportunities
  • Advancing agri-business
  • Environmental tourism
  • Diversified economies – boom and downturn, lessons learnt
  • International Education
  • Creative Arts
  • Defence Force, regional and remote

Important Dates

Abstracts Open: Monday 17 September 2018
Abstracts Close: Friday 5 April 2019
Notifications to Authors: Friday 12 April 2019
Author Acceptances: Thursday 18 April 2019
Draft Program Available: Monday 29 April 2019
Speaker Registration and Payment Due: Thursday 25 April 2019
Non-Peer-Reviewed Paper Due: Monday 24 June 2019
Early Bird Registration Closes: Friday 31 May 2019

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