Call for Papers – Interpretation Australia National Conference | Sydney | 12-14 September 2018

Creating Living Memory Call for Papers – NOW CLOSED

With placemaking and interpretation projects gaining in popularity and implementation around Australia, the importance of storytelling and creating living memory for your audience has never been more important. The 2018 IA National Conference is a podium to “stretch the boundaries” and “stir the pot” to engage our attendees in creative, interactive discussions and workshops that will enhance your professional skills.

Key Dates

  • Call for papers – NOW CLOSED
  • Acceptance Notification: **Extended** By Friday, 10 August 2018
  • Presenter Registration Deadline: **Extended** Wednesday, 22 August 2018
  • Final Program Uploaded to Website: Wednesday, 22 August 2018
  • Conference: Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 September 2018

Sessions and Presentation Guidelines

Conference Registration All presenters of accepted presentations will be required to register for the Conference to ensure his/her paper(s) is included in the final Program. The deadline for presenter registration is Friday, 17 August 2018.

General Presentations – Oral presentations may include research, theoretical, professional or practice topics presented in a concise manner. They may also be personal stories and narratives which provide opportunities for people to present their everyday lived experiences to others. Presenters will have 15 or 30 minutes to present their original and innovative work. There will be a question time after every second speaker.

Interactive Workshop SessionsThese 1 hour sessions will take place on day two and are practice-focused and designed to involve the audience in a practical learning experience. There will be up to 3 concurrent sessions repeated once.

Lighting Talks – Lightning Talks (7 minutes) give presenters the opportunity to share their work in an immediate and fun setting. Designed to maximise audience participation and interaction, Lightning Talks are set so that presenters having 7 minutes for their presentation (7 presenters in total), followed by Q & A at the end. To encourage a more interactive setting, presentations may only include FIVE (5) slides. The Chair will facilitate questions and comments from the audience.


Abstracts for all session types should be:

  • Prepared and presented by an author or person directly related or involved with the project or topic.
  • Be submitted through the Conference Abstract Submission Form.
  • Include a short 100-word biography.

The acceptance of an abstract for the Interpretation Australia National Conference does not imply provision of travel, accommodation, or registration for the conference, nor any other costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract, nor any costs associated with attendance at the Conference.

By submitting your abstract, you agree to have your abstract (if accepted) published on the Conference website and in the Conference program handbook and on the Conference.