Call for Speakers


The conference program has been designed to focus on five key themes including economic futures, sustainable futures, healthy futures, digital futures and creative futures. 

Anyone who works within the regional or community development space, or who has a special interest in regional issues, is invited to submit an abstract or expression of interest, to speak at the 2016 RUN Regional Futures Conference. Organisers are looking for academic, community or industry speakers to present papers or case studies, as part of the concurrent stream sessions. Presentations must be relevant to the conference themes of economic, healthy, sustainable, digital or creative futures. Sessions will span 45 minutes inclusive of speaker introductions, presentation time and questions. For more information on conference themes and sessions please click on the PROGRAM tab above. 

Abstract submissions for oral presentations have now closed. Successful speakers will be notified via a phone call and confirmation email during the week of the 9-13 May, 2016. All enquiries about the submission and review process should be directed to

NOTE: Organisers will continue to accept submissions for oral research higher degree and poster presentations up until Friday, 3 June 2016. For more information please see the submission guidelines below. To submit an RHD or poster abstract please click the 'Submit Now' icon. 


Organisers are calling on research higher degree students to submit speaking abstracts for the 2016 RUN Regional Futures Conference. The conference program has now been expanded to provide a unique opportunity for RHD students to present a 15 minute oral presentation (timing inclusive of introduction and questions). 

Organisers are also inviting submissions for poster presentations, to be delivered throughout the conference. 

Submissions for RHD sessions and posters are open until midnight, Friday, 3 June 2016.


Title - Enter the FULL TITLE of your submission. This will be used for printing in the final program (50 word limit)

Objective - Outline your research/ case study objective and how it relates to one of the conference themes and regional futures (100 word limit)

Abstract - Paper/ case study abstract (250 word limit) - Please use this section to indicate if you are a research higher degree student

*To submit a poster abstract please complete the information required above and select the 'Poster' option from the presentation menu.