31 October - 2 November 2022 | Brisbane Australia


Symposia submissions have closed.

In 2022, TropAg welcomes HarlanIV and AgFutures as part of the three-day program.
These leading groups will join four other themes to make up the symposium program including:

  • Agribusiness, value chains, and the bioeconomy
  • Predictive agriculture
  • Sustainable agrifood systems
  • Healthy agriculture and food for healthy communities
  • AgFutures
  • Harlan

Call for symposia proposals

Submissions are now open for symposia proposals to be considered as presentations during the TropAg conference incorporating Harlan IV and AgFutures in Brisbane, Australia from 31 October to 2 November 2022. The deadline for submitting a symposia proposal is 9am AEST Tuesday 19 April 2022.

When preparing a symposium application, please ensure you consider gender and diversity.

A symposium is designed to be a focused session in which speakers present on a common theme. There are six themes from which to choose.

Symposia themes

  1. Agribusiness, value chains, and the bioeconomy
  2. Predictive agriculture
  3. Sustainable agrifood systems
  4. Healthy agriculture and food for healthy communities
  5. AgFutures
  6. Harlan

Symposium format

Each symposium will run for two hours and incorporate up to six speakers. We request that in your initial symposium submission you nominate five speakers only as it is highly desirable that the sixth speaker is selected from the approved abstracts accepted for the conference. This abstract speaker may be a senior high quality scientific researcher, an HDR student, or an early to mid-career researcher. Abstract submission closes on Tuesday 31 May and successful symposium applicants will have access to review and select from the abstract submissions from Monday 6 June.

Five symposium speakers can be from any origin and may include a TropAg or Harlan keynote speaker. Please note a keynote speaker may present only one symposium address.

As a guide, the symposium session should consist of a chairperson briefly introducing the topic and introducing the session. This is to be followed by five speakers, each with an allotted presentation time of 15 minutes and an abstract author with an allotted presentation time of 10 minutes. Each speaker will have up to five minutes to allow audience members to ask questions and for an exchange of views.

Conference registration and travel expenses

If your proposal is successful the symposium applicant, chairperson and speakers will be requested to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Full conference and single day registrations will be available via the on-line registration portal. The symposium applicant, chairperson and speakers need to also fund their own travel expenses.

Instructions for the preparation of your symposium proposal

Proposals must include sufficient supporting material to permit the Advisory Committee to evaluate the quality of and potential interest in the symposium.

Step 1. Download the symposium application package.

Step 2. Complete the application form on pages 3 and 4.

Step 3. Upload your application form via the online portal.

Submission deadline: 9am AEST Tuesday 19 April 2022.

The proposal should include:

  1. Symposium title
  2. Selection of the relevant theme(s)
  3. A short descriptive summary of the symposium (100–200 words)
  4. Potential sources of sponsorship
  5. Title, name, organisation or affiliation and country of up to five proposed speakers
  6. Individual speakers’ draft presentation titles
  7. Indication the speaker has agreed to participate
  8. Indication if the speaker is only available as a remote presenter

After the submission

The Committee will judge the proposals according to its ability to address the themes of the conference. Applicants will be advised via email if their symposium proposal has been accepted by 13 May 2022.

Confirmation of symposium speaker names, presentation titles and abstracts

Successful applicants will be required to submit their confirmed speaker and chairperson names to the conference secretariat via email to TropAgHarlan@expertevents.com.au by Friday 3 June 2022.

Individual symposium presenters will be required to submit their final presentation title and abstract on-line, via the TropAg Harlan website from 6 June. The deadline for both speaker registration and abstract submission is Monday 8 August 2022.

Contact conference secretariat:
Leanne Mulheran, Expert Events 
Tel: +61 7 3848 2100
Email: TropAgHarlan@expertevents.com.au


31 October – 2 November
2022 Brisbane Australia

Contact: TropAgHarlan@expertevents.com.au

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