Call for Submissions

LOCATE21 – SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 5PM AEDT THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER 2020 (STRICTLY NO EXTENSIONS)
Convergence, Collaboration and Community – Towards a Stronger Economy

The Australian Geospatial industry is facing rapidly evolving technology, generational shifts in culture and thought dynamics, and exciting new ways of thinking. Locate21 will be the ideal stage for you to bring your ideas and share your story with others experiencing similar experiences in a unique format, broadcasting virtually and to live sites across Australia and New Zealand.

The Locate21 program is unlike any previous Locate program and as we explore this exciting new world, we are asking for the latest, most exciting, standout abstract submissions. There are fewer speaking spots on offer at Locate21 and only the best will be considered!

There are 3 themes that we are asking people submit their engaging, thought-provoking, and interesting abstracts on:

  • Use, Mission and Impact: In this stream we want to showcase where survey and spatial science is driving decision making and outcomes at scale for the environment, the community and the economy. Topics will include Covid19 response, bushfire preparation, essential services provision, transport, security etc.
  • Technology and Tools: If you love the technology this stream is for you! Projects that use the latest technology, from machine learning, digital twins, satellite communications, earth observations and positioning…
  • Enablement: This stream will focus on the way we move forward as an industry. It will highlight and build the strategies and plans for the future, from space and spatial, diversity and inclusion, innovation, systems thinking to digital ethics and privacy.

This year for Locate21, there are 2 opportunities for submissions to be a part of Locate; abstract submission or workshop submission.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Whether your idea, business project or conversation falls into one of these or something else entirely, we want to hear about what you’re doing.

New to the Locate21 program is the submission for POSTERS and those who are accepted will be asked to provide a PDF poster to be displayed virtually on the platform and will join a quick-fire poster session where you will have 3 minutes to present live to the Locate audience. Please note, the quick-fire poster session is subject to the number of submissions received.

You will need to include the following when submitting your abstract online:

  • Presenting author full contact details (name, phone number, email address) including photo (maximum size file is 5MB)
  • Title of abstract
  • Body of abstract (maximum 400 words)
  • Type of abstract – oral presentation or poster presentation
  • The theme (based on the above 3 options)
  • A brief bio of the presenter (name, title, industry sector, age, gender)
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

The submission site for WORKSHOPS is open and we urge you to consider submitting a proposal for a workshop that can be presented virtually or in person at a live site.

Workshops offer the unique opportunity to:

  • Add new dynamics to the existing packages of conference content
  • Provide opportunities for unstructured and dynamic conversations around the conference themes
  • Deliver a richer experience for delegates, to move beyond engagement with PowerPoint presentations towards direct interaction with key thought leaders and industry experts
  • Provide more than audience participation opportunities at panels and support delegates to drive industry discussions and considerations

Workshops can be closed or open to additional participants and should be designed to be interactive sessions on any specific topic. If there are associated costs with running your workshop (i.e. room hire, audio visual etc.) the options around this will be discussed with you, such as an invoice to a company or charging a fee to attend the workshop.

You will need to include the following when submitting your workshop proposal online:

  • Title of workshop
  • Workshop lead facilitator biography
  • The body of your proposal should cover:
    • Target audience (min/max number of people and type of people who would be interested)
    • Desired length of time
    • Workshop session type (e.g. product demonstration, collaborative discussion with attendees led by a panel, solutions’ sessions, design thinking informed exploration/discovery and ideation etc.)
    • Aim/s of workshop
WORKSHOP SUBMISSION

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 5PM AEDT THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER 2020 (STRICTLY NO EXTENSIONS)

If you have any questions or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact the Locate21 Conference Secretariat.