Call for Symposia

Update (2 September): Symposia are now accepted and published here.

All those interested in presenting as part of a symposium are asked to submit an abstract in order to take part. Details are posted on the Call for Abstracts page and the deadline for abstracts will be 9 December 2022 so that a detailed programme can be made available in early 2023.

If you missed the deadline and have a symposium proposal to submit please contact the organisers by emailing 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include a brief paragraph, 250 words or less, outlining what the symposium will cover and including the following: 

  • Topic
  • How it is relevant
  • Min/Max size
  • Any proposed contributors/presenters (not all have to be known at time of submission)
  • Any special requirements (non-standard AV, other needs)
  • Submitting your Proposal

    • Please prepare to upload your submission into text fields of the online form. 
    • Your title and authors/affiliations will need to be entered into separate fields. 
    • Please select Presentation Type as 'Symposia'



                                                 Image credit: Alison McDiarmid NIWA

More information for symposia organisers:

All symposia submitters are encouraged to take an active leadership role in coordinating any accepted session. This means seeking out and encouraging speaker participation in your suggested symposium. You will be supported by the event organisers who will work with you in confirming the final session line up for the programme. If you are unable to take on this role (it is not a large one) but would still like to put forward an idea please advise in your submission. Co-organisers are welcome although one person will need to be the corresponding facilitator.

Once accepted, all symposia will be listed on the conference website and featured in a conference newsletter along with the call for abstracts when it opens. All participating speakers will need to submit an abstract for their presentation. The symposium organiser is asked to ensure any invited speakers are reminded of this requirement as well as the registration requirements (see below). 

The call for abstracts will allow all submitters an option to identify their submission as a candidate for a specific symposium. All submitted abstracts will be advised to the symposia organisers along with any other general submissions that may also be of interest. In partnership with the programme committee, you will confirm the final speaker line up and the event organisers will send speaker confirmations as well as announce the programme.

Prior to the event, you may also be asked to identify and invite a session chair. 

Language of Submission

All submissions must be submitted in English or accompanied with an English version.

Word Count
Submissions should be 250 words or less.

Review and Notification to Submitters
All completed submissions will be reviewed. You will be informed by email (from of the acceptance status in August 2022.

All presenters are required to register and pay the conference registration fee in order to be included in the programme and to present. Registration and payment of registration fee by presenters of accepted symposia must be completed by the early bird deadline to ensure a reliable programme.

Conference Organisers

Conferences & Events Ltd
 +64  4 384 1511

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.