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IAP2A 2019 Conference Abstract Submissions – now open!

From 26 April 2019, we will be accepting presentation abstract submissions for the 2019 IAP2 Australasia Conference to be held at the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Australia from 29-31 October 2019.

This conference has a reputation as the preeminent Community and Stakeholder Engagement event in Australasia for engagement and communications professionals. This year the theme of the conference will be Engagement Unlocked and will explore themes of building trust and creating connected communities. We aim to present a conference that is interactive, experiential and fun, while addressing the issues that matter in modern engagement practice. The IAP2 Australasia conference will bring together engagement practitioners, community development practitioners, communications and marketing professionals and academics to explore the practice of engagement.

The IAP2 Australasia conference will be attended by delegates working across a diversity of industries and sectors in Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN countries.

Presentation abstract submission is open to all – professionals and academics working in community and stakeholder engagement, community members who have participated in engagement and those who are exploring engagement as part of our rapidly changing design, planning, service delivery and policy making environments.

Submissions are especially welcome from community groups and community organisations who can share what works for them, what doesn’t, and why their perspective is both different and important. Submissions from all sectors are welcome.

Both new and emerging, and experienced engagement professionals are welcome to submit an abstract. We want to foster an environment of learning, challenge, disruption and creativity. Please help us to “unlock engagement” by shaking us up, down and side-ways to help us stay on top of our game!

The submission guidelines can be viewed here.

All submissions to be made online via IAP2 Australasia’s SM Apply submission page. You will first need to register an account with SM Apply. Click the button below to get started. To find out more about how to make an application through SM Apply, check out the SM Apply FAQs.

The presentation abstract submissions will be reviewed and selections made by the Conference Abstract Selection Committee which consists of members of the Conference Committee across a range of industries and with broad experience.

Important Dates for Abstract Submission:

  • Submissions open: 26 April 2019
  • Submission close: 24 May 2019
  • Abstract review: 27 May – 5 July 2019
  • Author notification: From mid-July 2019
  • Conference program published: August 2019
  • Full presentation due for review: 15 September 2019

Please contact Josie Gruber, Marketing Manager on josie@iap2.org.au if you have any questions regarding abstract submission.