Call for abstracts

Uncertainty is the new norm. How can systems, frameworks, institutions and policy be better designed to make ‘adaptive management’ work for Australia’s coast?

Coast to Coast 2020 offers a multidisciplinary space to explore the complexities facing Australia’s coast. We invite everyone who has a stake in the future of Australia’s coast to share ideas that are welcoming and challenging. We encourage you to explore your relationship with the coast. Starting with self, your coastal identity, share your coastal story and be inspired by old and new stories about what we love and fear for Australia’s coast.

We welcome discussions, papers, workshops, posters and speed talks that speak to:

  1. Rainforest to Reef, Catchment to coast: Integrated catchment and coastal zone management.
  2. Addressing the big issues in coastal communities: e.g. ways of responding to coastal impacts from population growth, climate change and species loss.
  3. Managing land and sea country together: Managing country together, learning together, healing the land and healing ourselves, Indigenous coastal management, joint management arrangements (including Torres Strait and the Pacific).   
  4. Reform in coastal policy and institutional frameworks: Tools for management – regulation, policy, planning, engineering and management.
  5. Coastal resilience and preparedness: Coastal hazard assessment, risk management, adaptation planning, decision-making frameworks.
  6. Caring for the coast, community and culture: Community stewardship, celebrating coastal and marine environments, community engagement and public participation.

We are passionate about Australia’s coast. Bring that passion to ignite new ideas, create a welcoming space and allow knowledge to merge and emerge. See you in Cairns for a warm tropical winter at Coast to Coast 2020.

December 2019

Call for abstracts opens

31 January 2020

Call for abstracts closes

28 February 2020

Acceptance notification emails sent

13 March 2020

Full Conference program released

Presentation Portal

To submit a presentation you will be asked to enter your email address and create a password.

Once you have created an account you can submit abstracts. You can log back in to submit more abstracts and to register for the conference.

How to Submit

Submissions are due by 31 January 2020 and can be submitted via the presentation portal on this website.

Abstracts should be prepared using the instructions provided in the Abstract Submission portal.

Authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts by 28 February 2020.

Review Process

The Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts.

As there are limited places for oral presentations some abstracts submitted for oral presentation may be offered posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present a poster.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Presentation Formats

While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate presentations to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

We anticipate that authors will be the principal presenter for at most one featured presentation, but may be the principal presenter for more than one impact presentation and display poster.

Oral Presentation

It is anticipated featured oral presentations will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation, including 5 minutes for question time.

Display Poster + Oral Presentation

Impact presentations will be given a 10 minute presentation including question time.

Presentations will be complemented by a A0 portrait size poster that will be displayed for the duration of the Conference.

The abstract and a PDF of each accepted poster will be included in the conference app for delegates to view on their smart devices.

Presenters will also be asked to attend their poster during a poster viewing session to discuss the poster with other delegates.

Display Posters

An A0 portrait size poster that will be displayed for the duration of the Conference.

The abstract and a PDF of each accepted poster will be included in the conference app for delegates to view on their smart devices.

Presenters will also be asked to attend their poster during a poster viewing session to discuss the poster with other delegates.

AO Poster Measurements

841 mm wide x 1189 mm high

33.1 inches wide x 46.8 inches high

At the time of the Conference


Guidelines

  • Session Chair Guidelines
  • Presenter Guidelines

Audiovisual Equipment

Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, computer with external speakers, lectern and microphone.

Presentation Files

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the meeting on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

About the Association

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) was initiated at the Coast to Coast Conference in Tasmania in 2004. The idea was floated as a means for those interested in coastal matters to communicate between conferences and where possible take resolutions of the conference to appropriate levels of government.

The idea was discussed further at the Coast to Coast Conference in Melbourne in 2006 and it was agreed that Bruce Thom develop a constitution of a company limited by guarantee that would operate on a national basis.

This plan was accomplished and in 2008 at the Coast to Coast Conference in Darwin the constitution was ratified and an Executive appointed. The company received charitable status in 2011.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.
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