Call for Presenter expressions of interest are now open.
Please submit the Expression of Interest form by Friday 2 July 2021.
Presenter Guidelines 2021
This years conference links in with the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. The UN Decade aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems, worldwide. Only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change, and stop the collapse of biodiversity. Grassroots movements, such as community Landcare, will play a vital role in realising the UN’s ambition of a sustainable future for people and nature. Landcare Tasmania’s 2021 conference will strengthen the Landcare movement’s contribution to this global imperative through the sharing of ideas, skills, experiences and knowledge.
Landcare Tasmania is pleased to call for submissions to present at this year’s event to share your experience and learnings.
We are seeking presentations for sessions and workshops that showcase ecosystem restoration in Tasmania and abroad, in landscape, rural and urban environments. We are encouraging anyone to apply who is involved in Landcare, natural resource management, fire management, community empowerment, engagement and education, sustainable agriculture, regenerative agriculture, integrated pest, weed and biosecurity management, the link between environmental and human health, and creative science communication.
Presenters are invited to submit an abstract or outline of up to 150 words which concisely outlines the aims, issues and outcomes addressed by the content of their proposed presentation or poster.Presentations will be 15 minutes long with 5 - 15 minutes of questions in a different room immediately after. Workshops can be between 30 – 40 minutes long.
Presentations are recommended to be delivered with some form of visual media such as a Powerpoint presentation or presentable photographs.
Restoration: Reconnecting People, Place and Nature.
We are looking for presentations that link to this theme and talk about experiences, ideas or innovations in supporting community to participate in all aspects of ecosystem restoration. We are enthusiastic to hear from farmers, volunteers, Landcare groups, natural resource management organisations, primary industry representatives, local Councils, Government, environmentalists, conservationists, scientists, artists, communicators, educators, academics and researchers. We are also looking to broaden the experience of attending delegates through poster exhibits of member groups, showing the rich history of Landcare in Tasmania, to display at the conference.
These topic themes have been developed in line with the overarching conference theme. Please choose the topics that most align with your presentation.
- Community Restoration – mental health and resources to bring people together, so we can work together longer and better; ecological services nature provides humans; the next generation of Landcarers; the role of arts in communicating restoration.
- Urban Restoration – what can you do in your own backyard; permaculture; weed control; wild animals in urban spaces;
- Agricultural Restoration – who is leading the way and what results are they getting.
- Landscape Restoration – large scale projects in Tasmania, interstate and internationally, both on land and in water.
- First Nations Restoration – First nations awareness and sensitivity working on the land.
- Tools for Restoration – How to look after your tools for work on the ground to get the most out of them; Citizen Science – Monitoring; how to use and analyse your data to help in grant writing and long term citizen science observations in your patch; Media release writing workshop; Work smarter not harder - How to identify roles your group might need and how to attract those volunteers;
Making a submission
All submissions are due by 5pm Friday 2 July 2021. All submissions are to be made electronically by completing this submission form. It is also available in a word document which you can request a copy of by emailing the event manager Kat at [email protected]
Your submission will include a brief abstract or outline of your proposed talk in 150 words. The content of the abstract/outlines should cover a brief description of the initiative/topic, the theme you are part of, the objective, the issue addressed, method/approach, key findings/outcomes and conclusions. In reviewing submissions we will be looking to have a balance of ideas and topics. Final outcomes will be made by the Conference Steering Committee.
Lodgement of a submission does not indicate automatic inclusion in the conference program. All authors/presenters must agree with the content of the submitted abstract/outline and have consented to its submission and content. All accepted abstracts/outlines will be made available to attending delegates and may be made available to the broader public via the Conference website.
It is requested that you provide the following Photographs
- A headshot photo of those authors whom will be making the presentation at the Conference
- A high-quality photo of your project or that demonstrates the outcomes you wish to share
Questions about the theme: If you have questions in terms of alignment to the Conference theme or others, please see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Kat Traill at [email protected]
Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 27 August 2021. Successful presentations that will be made using audio visual components (PowerPoint or similar) will be required to be sent in prior to the event. Presentations must be compatible with Microsoft platforms. All successful presenters will be notified of their allocated speaking day and time once the agenda is confirmed.
Successful presenters will be asked to purchase a Conference Registration for the day of the Conference, at a speaker’s registration rate.
Frequently asked questions
What is the deadline for submissions?
Friday 2 July 2021.
How do I submit an abstract or outline?
Use the Google form, or request a word version.
Email [email protected] for the word document
How many submissions can I make?
Authors may submit more than once, however the program is limited and selection is at the discretion of the Conference Steering Committee.
Can I make an appeal for inclusion should my submission not be accepted?
All selection decisions made by the Conference Steering Committee are final. The Committee may place you on a back up list.
What is the maximum length for the title of my abstract?
The length of the title should be no longer than 20 words.
What is the maximum length of my abstract/outline?
The body of your abstract/outline should be no more than 150 words.
If I am not successful in my submission to make a verbal presentation, will I be invited to submit a poster?
You may be invited to submit a poster at the discretion of the Conference Committee.
Do I have to submit my abstract/outline in a specific format?
Yes, please submit it on the Google form where possible, or request the word version.
Should I include all my contact and authors details in the attached document?
Yes, please make sure your contact details and authors details are provided and correct.
Can I include a table with my abstract/outline?
No, we would prefer a descriptive submission.
Who is eligible to submit an abstract?
We are enthusiastic to hear from farmers, volunteers, Landcare groups, natural resource management organisations, primary industry representatives, local Councils, Government, environmentalists, conservationists, academics and researchers.
If I am successfully selected and invited to present will I have to pay a registration to the Conference?
We are asking for speakers to pay for registration on the day if you are able to. A special rate will be available for invited presenters
Is there a fee to make a submission?
Landcare Tasmania acknowledges the traditional and original owners of this land nipaluna, and the luyni mungalina people where this conference is being held.
For more information or to submit your interest in presenting at the Conference please contact:
Kat Traill - Event Manager
ph: 0439 528 538