The Conference Sub-Committee are currently inviting high quality proposals to present papers or conduct workshops around the areas listed below. Individual presentations and workshops will be allocated 20 minutes (including question time) in concurrent sessions. These presentations or workshops may outline relevant research, initiatives or experiences, and may have an academic, community, government, business or policy focus.
Abstracts are invited for submission in the following areas (as related to CALD communities):
- CALD ageing
- New and emerging communities
- New and emerging issues
- Refugee settlement
- Rural and regional settlement
- Settlement services
- Youth, education and languages
Abstract submission instructions Abstracts are to be submitted online via the link above. The following guidelines should be observed when preparing your submission:
- maximum length of abstract text is 300 words
- all text should be entered in upper and lower case (do not type in CAPITAL LETTERS)
- use plain text only, do not use inverted commas. Please copy your text into Notepad or similar program first to remove all formatting, then copy into the abstract submission field
- abstracts should explicitly reflect the conference theme and address at least one of the abstract themes
- abstracts submitted for presentation will be published in the final program and conference handbook. Copy should be checked for accuracy and misspelling prior to submission
- please complete all fields as indicated.
To provide you with optimum opportunity for your abstract to be selected as a conference presentation, it should:
- clearly reflect your identified theme of the conference
- state the particular idea/issue/ practice/ proposal/ thesis the paper intends to address
- state objectives and scope of the presentation
- briefly describe the work to be discussed in your presentation
- have been proofread to ensure correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
It is an absolute expectation that your presentation will accurately reflect your abstract. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by an appointed Committee and assessed for suitability in the program. Closing date for abstract submission is Friday 31 May 2013. Submission of abstracts will not be accepted after this date. Abstract acknowledgement On completion of the on-line form, you will be issued with an Access Key, which you should record for future use. The Access Key will provide you with access to your submission at a later date if you need to add details or make changes prior to the submission deadline. Successful presenters are required to register for the conference as delegates and must pay the relevant registration fee in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. The abstract review process and notification to authors by Friday 28 June, will allow sufficient time for successful presenters to take advantage of the discounted early bird registration fee available up to Monday 2 September 2013. The Conference Committee is unable to provide financial support to concurrent paper presenters with regards to flights, accommodation or other expenses relating to their participation in the conference. The final deadline for presenting author registration is Monday 30 September 2013. Key Dates
|Abstract submission opens||February 2013|
|Abstract submission deadline||Friday 31 May 2013|
|Abstract notification to authors||Friday 28 June 2013|
|Early registration deadline||Monday 2 September 2013|
Presentations Oral and workshop presentations will be of 20 minutes duration (including question time). There will be a data projector available. You MUST bring your presentation on a USB (memory stick), with the file in a Power Point PC format. Please note that there will be NO time to swap computers over between presentations. On arrival, please make your way to the FECCA Registration Desk located on Level One of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre where staff will assist with your registration and direct you to the Speakers Preparation Room. Presentations should be given to the audiovisual technician preferably on your arrival but where possible no later than two hours before your session begins.