Transparency statement


How the conference is organised
Each year, the AMaGA Branch in the state or territory hosting the conference convenes a conference organising group of dedicated volunteers to organise the conference.

How abstracts are assessed and how the final program comes together
Abstracts will be reviewed and assessed by a nation-wide panel. This panel is selected for its diverse experience across the sector. Factors that this group consider include the originality of the ideas, connection to the theme and relevance to our diverse industry. Separate to this call for papers, the conference organising group and its programming committee invites specific speakers, including international and national keynotes speakers to present at the conference. This group also oversees the overall shape and content of the program in order to bring you the most coherent, inspiring and thought-provoking conference we can.

If due to accessibility or circumstances beyond your control you are unable to present in person the committee may consider a video or videolink presentation.

Costs and financial support
Speakers whose papers are accepted following the Call for Papers are required to pay their own registration fee to attend the conference. As a guide, the 2019 registration costs were between $790 and $1,120. There is potential support for this cost, as well as for travel and accommodation expenses, in the form of openly advertised competitive bursaries. These will be advertised in early 2020 and awarded by late March. Being selected as a speaker does not assure you of a bursary, but may assist in your application. Bursaries are typically offered for Regional, Remote, Indigenous members; as well as through State and Territory Branches, National Networks and some private philanthropic funds. For more information contact the AMaGA National Office, or visit their website.

Get involved
If you have any other ideas for us that don’t fit into the Call for Papers format, please do get in touch with us at Stay tuned for news about the conference through the AMaGA emails. If you are in the ACT and would like to lend a hand with the organising, we would love to hear from you – please email