SEGRA 2019 Call for Papers
SEGRA is recognised as Australia’s most credible independent voice on issues affecting regional Australia. Take an active role in advancing regional, rural and remote Australia at SEGRA 2019 in Barooga, NSW from 20-22 August 2019.
SEGRA, now in its 23rd year, is committed to enabling regional, rural and remote Australia to source and identify the knowledge, techniques and skills regions require to achieve successful economic growth and development.
To submit a paper, please click here.
SEGRA 2019 call for papers flyer
At SEGRA 2019, we will be asking some of the big questions around key issues facing regional Australia
- What are the roles of government and business in regional development
- Where and how does regional Australia fit on the national agenda
- How best to fund development in regional Australia
- How can we enhance lifelong learning in the regions
- What are the benchmarks or thresholds for service delivery
- How to ensure dynamic, vibrant healthy economies and communities?
- Forming dynamic and vibrant healthy communities
- Integrated lifelong learning and employment in the regions
- Delivering quality freight and logistics and distribution services and connectivity networks
- Implementing best practice landscape scale planning and management
- Delivering place-based regional development
- Regional Australia and the national agenda
- Tourism and Geotourism
To submit a paper, please click here. The deadline for the submission of offered papers is 5:00pm (AEST) on Friday, 29 March 2019
Guidelines for offering a paper
SEGRA is predominantly attended by practitioners, regional economic development organisations, local councils, businesses, not for profit and state and federal government who live, work and invest in regional rural and remote Australia. A review of the papers from previous years will assist in pitching your paper.
Submitted papers must address the following (if applicable to submitted paper’s action agenda(s))
- an alignment with the conference theme;
- in the presentation of case studies, an outline of the key learnings and outcomes of the project or program; and
- applied learning experiences of the project and their relevance to ecotourism and responsible tourism.
- submissions must be made electronically via the SEGRA website;
- abstracts must be no more than 250 words;
- abstracts should contain a brief summary of the content areas of your proposed topic;
- abstracts must not contain graphs, diagrams or complex tables;
- indication if you are also happy for your paper to be considered in the keynote program;
- joint presentations are welcome;
- a 150 word biography of each presenter;
- a high resolution headshot photo of each presenter; and
- the title should aim to be precise and concise so that it conveys a clear message.
All presenters must be able to cover their own registration fees, accommodation and travel costs. Accepted speakers will be offered a 10% discount on registration fees. The discount excludes accommodation, networking events and study tours, as these activities are charged at cost price.
Accepted speakers must register and pay prior to COB Friday 14 June 2019 to have their paper confirmed and published online.
To enable delegates to interact with presenters we encourage speakers to attend the entire conference. As a minimum, speakers must be registered and attend the day of their presentation.
The titles of papers and presenter’s details will be provided (excluding contact details) on the conference website. The Secretariat reserves the right to edit the title of papers to reduce their length if required. Any Author changes to the title or abstract of papers must be provided to the SEGRA Secretariat by email prior to COB Friday 26 July 2019.
Speakers with accepted abstracts will be required to prepare and submit their full presentation by COB Friday 2 August 2019.