The Organising Committee of the 2019 Australian Coastal Councils Conference is inviting abstracts to be submitted for papers to be presented at the Conference, which is to be held at Kiama, on the NSW south coast, from 3 to 5 April 2019.

With preparations now commencing for the 2019 conference, the Organising Committee has decided to call for abstracts earlier than in previous years. This is to provide an opportunity for presenters to plan well ahead for the event.

The Committee is inviting papers on coastal themes including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Coastal Planning and Management
  • Economic Development Strategies
  • Issues affecting visitor accommodation options
  • Coastal policy
  • Tourism in Australia’s Coastal Regions
  • Sustainable Coastal Development

Please note – presenters are offered discounted registration fees.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts – Friday 7 December 2018
  • Notification of acceptance of papers – Tuesday 18 December 2018
  • Presenter registration and payment – Friday 1 February 2019

About the Conference

The annual Australian Coastal Councils Conference is a highlight of the year for representatives of Australia’s coastal councils, policy makers, researchers and others with a stake in the future of the Australian coast and its communities. Each year it attracts delegates from coastal councils, research organisations, industry and policy makers from all Australian states.

The coastal case studies presented by representatives of member councils and other coastal stakeholders have been one of the most popular features of the annual Australian Coastal Councils Conference in recent years.

The case studies provide valuable insights into the work being undertaken by coastal councils from all around Australia – the new ideas, the new research projects, the new science and the new approaches to coastal challenges which can be adapted for use elsewhere along the coastline.

The conference organisers are keen to hear in particular of innovative solutions to coastal issues – the projects that worked and perhaps even the ones that didn’t work as well – bearing in mind there are lessons to be learned from projects in both categories.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts of no more than 400 words of text (not including the requirements below) will be considered by the Organising Committee for inclusion in the Conference concurrent sessions and should include:

  • Family name of author
  • First name of author
  • Position of author
  • Organisation of author
  • Email address of author
  • Mobile number of author (not for publication)
  • The above information for other co-authors
  • Subject

If appropriate, please also include:

  • Brief summary of the significance and implications of this subject to coastal Australia
    References
  • Proposals for future research and/or actions.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Report.

Abstracts should be in Word format and emailed, marked to the attention of the Organizing Committee to: info@coastalcouncils.org.au

Queries

Contact Alan Stokes (0411 592 269) or Susan Faulkner (0418 254 132) or send an email to info@coastalcouncils.org.au

Key dates for submission of abstracts are as follows:

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts – Friday 7 December 2018
  • Notification of acceptance of papers – Tuesday 18 December 2018
  • Presenter registration and payment – Friday 1 February 2019

Abstracts of no more than 400 words of text will be considered by the Organising Committee for inclusion in the Conference concurrent sessions and should include a brief summary of the significance and implications of this subject to coastal Australia. Abstracts should be submitted in Word format and emailed, marked to the attention of the Organising Committee, to info@coastalcouncils.org.au

Association Chair Barry Sammels said the organizing committee would also welcome suggestions for keynote topics to be presented at the conference. “Our aim is to develop a conference program that closely reflects the interests of our delegates,” he said.

If you have any queries about the call for papers please contact either Susan Faulkner or Alan Stokes at (03) 9399 8558 or email info@coastalcouncils.org.au Further information, including detailed guidelines for abstracts, is available at – https://coastalcouncils.org.au