Submit to Present

Presenters or organisations are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.  

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee.

Presentations will be selected that provide a program offering a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference topics.

There are 4 options for presentations which you can select in the online submission form:

  1. 30-minute oral presentation
  2. Present in the forum
  3. Panel presentation
  4. Poster presentation

Please see below for more information.

Note: Presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the discounted speaker rate.

Abstracts Close

 Monday 13 February 2017

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Open: October 2016
  • Abstracts Close: Monday 13 February 2017
  • Notification to Authors: Monday 27 February 2017
  • Author Acceptances Due: Friday 10 March 2017
  • Draft Program Available: Monday 13 March 2017
  • Full Papers for Peer Review: Friday 7 April 2017
  • Early Bird Rego Close: Monday 10 April 2017

30 Minute Oral Presentation

Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations and 10 minute discussion).  Presentations can address the following topic areas:

  • Understanding and Enhancing Resilience
  • Emerging Technology and Capability Needs
  • The Recovery Process
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Volunteers in Emergencies
  • Psycho-Social Implications of Disaster Management
  • International Response to Disasters
  • Consequence Management
  • Open

The presentation 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. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation.

Forum Presentation

Forum presentations should be of 15 minutes duration with no more than 10 slides, to be presented within a 90 minute Forum.

The Forum will consist of 5 presentations at 15 minutes each and will conclude with a 15 minute question & answer session.

The Forum will be led by a specialist in the specific area. Submissions selected for the Forum will be based on a ‘common thread’ to be driven by the Forum Leader, discussed with the group and presented back to the plenary at the end of the conference.

Forum Topics

Technology and Operations

“How are advancements in technology changing the way Disaster and Emergency Management operations conducted?”

This Forum will discuss the growth of technology within the Disaster and Emergency Management Sector and identify new opportunities for communication, protection and faster survival rates. Presentations can include future as well as existing technologies.

Multi-Agency Response

“How do we enhance the interconnectedness between multiple Disaster and Emergency Management agencies to coordinate the most effective response?”

Panel 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 Presentation

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 exhibitor space or venue foyer and for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review Papers – Optional
Accepted oral and panel presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN.

Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the Conference Proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.

Terms and Conditions
All presenters will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in Conference material, including but not limited to, the Conference Blog, Book of Proceedings, Association Journal and Social Media.

The presenter is responsible for the accuracy of the content. All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference secretariat for further options.

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