Sustainability and Environment in Regional Australia

The Australian Regional Development Conference is being held in Albury, 15-16 October, 2014.

This conference “Where to from Here?” will provide equal focus to the advancement of economic and social outcomes for regional Australia.

RDA ConferenceThe conference provides the opportunity to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of regional Australia.

Call for Abstracts for The Australian Regional Development Conference, Albury.

There will be a stream on Sustainability and Environment in Regional Australia and keynote speakers on Environment and Sustainability issues.

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

Sustainability and Environment in Regional Australia

Topics being presented include Rural and Regional Sustainability, Natural resource management, Murray Basin, Solar, Wind Farms, Waste Management, Environment and Energy, Climate, Land Use and Management

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations should be of 30 minutes duration (20-25 minute presentations with 5-10 minute discussion). Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation instead.


Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays.

Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation. Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

  • Background
  • Who should attend
  • Structure of workshop
  • Intended outcomes

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes.

Posters will be displayed in the exhibition area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review

All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the conference proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.

Important Dates

28th April 2014 – Abstracts Close

To submit your abstract online, please visit the conference website or for further information, please email [email protected]