What’s on the 2019 Program?

Trends, funding and policy
  • Funding opportunities for local councils
  • Regional economic initiatives; partnerships
  • Implementing regionally, government policies
  • Impact of global trends
  • Decentralisation of government offices, opportunities
  • Facilitating program transition, local involvement
  • Smart cities in the regions
  • Investor attraction
  • Banking and finance, liveable and investable, domestic superannuation
  • Local Leadership; influence and information transfer
  • Initiatives in structuring a vibrant community
  • Engagement and innovation, person centred
  • Learnings from other communities
  • Technology
Attracting business, corporate and small business opportunity
  • Infrastructure, engagement, development and planning
  • Long term sustainability
  • Attracting investment, economic growth strategy
  • Retention and increase of job availability
  • Embracing entrepreneurship
Environment and resources
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Renewable energy and energy supply
  • Natural resource management including water management
  • Food and agriculture, farming
  • Fisheries, ports, offshore
  • Biodiversity, human centred
Regional liveability
  • Job creation and skilled migration, telecommuting, working age population
  • Supporting the younger working population
  • Overcoming adversity, learnings from other communities
  • Refugee settlement
  • Service delivery provision – health (NDIS), housing, aged care
  • Housing affordability and urbanisation
  • International and domestic education, universities and vocational training
  • Cultural and entertainment, libraries
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Engaging industry sector opportunity – tourism, education, creative industries, defence force
  • Transport strategies
Regional disruption
  • Futuristic view
  • Trends in relation to industry, innovation and entrepreneurship decline, solutions
  • Migrant settlement services i.e. trauma

Important Dates

Abstracts close Friday 24 May 2019
Notification to authors Friday 21 June 2019
Author acceptances Friday 28 June 2019
Draft program available Monday 1 July 2019
Award submissions close Friday 26 July 2019
Presenter registration and payment Friday 26 July 2019
Full papers for peer review Friday 9 August 2019
Early bird registrations close Friday 9 August 2019
Full paper for non-peer review Friday 30 August 2019