Call for Abstracts


Key dates

Abstracts open: Friday 1 April 2016
Submissions close: Monday 25 July 2016
Acceptance notification begins: From Monday 1 August 2016
Final papers due: Wednesday 26 October 2016


Conference theme

The theme of this year's conference is "Beyond the Possible". We wanted to set an aspirational theme for the 2016 conference. This was to reflect the current forward thinking focus of the industry and profession. The rate of change in the world is accelerating and dialogue should be moving to focus on beyond what is possible now.


Paper presentation

If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation you will be allocated a 55 minute space in the programme, allowing for a 45 minute presentation, 10 minutes for questions and 5 minutes change over time.


Abstract Review Criteria

  • Does the abstract capture the interest of potential conference delegates?

  • Does the abstract reflect the conference theme? (i.e. is it providing new thinking or a forward looking focus)

  • Will the paper be able to be presented within a 55 minute session?


Full papers

All accepted abstracts must submit a full paper by Wednesday 26 October 2016.


Richard Bruynel Research Prize

Please see click here to learn about the research prize.


Terms and Conditions

All NZSA 2016 presenters (and co-presenters) must be registered to attend the Conference and are responsible for their own expenses (including but not limited to travel, transportation, accommodation and meals - except those provided as part of registration).- If travelling from outside Aotearoa presenters are required to have a valid passport and arrange any required entry visas.

English is the language of the Conference. If the presenter wishes to present in another language it is their responsibility to provide a translator

By submitting an abstract the presenter agrees for the hosts of NZSA 2016 to copy, print and disseminate your abstract and short biography

By submitting an abstract the presenter agrees to allow the hosts of NZSA 2016 to photograph video and/or film their presentation for NZSA 2016 purposes only (promotion and documentation of the event). if you have a question regarding this, please email Event Manager, Anna Mills


Submission queries

Please do not hesitate to contact Anna Mills, should you have any questions or queries regarding the submission process.

Anna Mills

Conference Innovators Ltd

P: +64 3 974 1197