Call for Workshops and Panels | Ozwater

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Call for Workshops and Panels

Submission Due Date: Friday, 27 September 2019  

 

 

This year the Ozwater’20 program planning committee is calling for a more simplified EOI for workshops / panels during the ‘Call for Papers’ process.  These EOIs will then be considered by the program planning committee alongside the abstracts submitted and from the EOI’s a shortlist will be formed.  At that point we will then seek more specific details on speakers and format.  The timeline for this is outlined below.


Ozwater’20 will have 14 workshop / panel positions available. Here are the key features of the workshop / panel program for Ozwater’20: 

  • The workshops & panels will be scheduled on day one (Tuesday, 5 May) and day two (Wednesday, 6 May) only. 
  • The workshops & panels will all run from 4.00pm-5.30pm for a 90-minute duration. Delegates will pick their technical sessions from 8 streams during the day and then following afternoon tea will be able to select an interactive workshop/panel to attend to round out the day. 
  • Ozwater’20 sub-themes are highlighted below and workshops / panels should link to one of these.   
  • The vision for the workshops/panels is that they are forward-thinking and future-focused with a clear link to the overall Ozwater theme of ‘Thirst for Action’. We want delegates to finish their day being challenged, inspired and engaged through great workshop/panel content.  

 

EOI Content

The EOI is seeking the following information:

  • Session Type
  • Which Sub-Theme the workshop / panel links to
  • Proposed Title
  • Keywords
  • Short Description of proposed workshop / panel including intended audience and objective
  • How the workshop / panel links to the overall theme of ‘Thirst for Action’
  • Intent for the type of speakers you would be aiming to secure if shortlisted

 

Preferred Workshop / Panel Topics 

THEME 1:    EXCELLENCE IN OPERATIONS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

THEME 2:    ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES

THEME 3:    GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS

THEME 4:    ENGAGING & WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS

THEME 5:    RURAL, REMOTE AND REGIONAL WATER

THEME 6:    DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & EQUITY

THEME 7:    INDUSTRY SAFETY & WELLBEING

THEME 8:    PUBLIC HEALTH 

THEME 9:    RESILIENCE & WATER SECURITY

THEME 10:  ACHIEVING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

 THEME 11:  WILDCARD

 

How to Submit 

Click here to fill out the EOI form


 

Timeline / Terms and Conditions

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted/outcome of submission will be advised by Early November 2019   
  • Complete list of speakers/panellists is then required by Late November 2019 
  • Speaker list and content will be peer-reviewed, and successful candidates will be contacted by early January 2020
  • All speakers will need to confirm registration by Friday, 31 January 2020

 - Speakers have the option to access discounted presentation conference rates; or 

 - Workshop / Panel only access allows speakers to attend the exhibition and only the workshop/panel they are presenting at free of charge (subject to the chair being registered) 

  • Headshot and 100-word biography submission by Friday, 31 January 2020 
  • Confirm description and speakers for the printed program booklet by Friday, 27 March 2020
  • PowerPoint presentation by Wednesday, 15 April 2020 (to be included in the conference proceedings/applies to all Ozwater’20 presentation types)

 - The facilitator/chair will need to provide a single PowerPoint presentation for the workshop or panel 

  • Electronic material for delegates submitted by Wednesday, 15 April 2020 (this is optional) 

 - All electronic material will be provided via email to all attendees as they enter your session 

 - Any hard copy handouts will need to be printed by the organisers and distributed on the day. AWA will not be able to provide any printing support 

  • Confirm that the workshop or panel has not been previously presented in any other form. This must be confirmed at time of submission. 
  • Confirm copyright ownership and originality of the paper and the work
  • Be available to present during Ozwater’20 in Adelaide, Australia during 5 - 7 May 2020

 

 

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