Call for abstracts

This year's theme is 'Vision, Inspiration, Direction'.

The conference will inspire attendees with a vision of the future from world class and thought-provoking speakers. It will also challenge us to ask how we as a profession can embrace accelerating change, abounding technological advances and increased connectivity to provide direction to our clients in a milieu of climate change, health threats and economic uncertainty.

Presentation type

Oral presentation - you will be allocated a 55-minute space in the programme, allowing for a 45-minute presentation, 10 minutes for questions and 5 minutes change over time.

Lightning presentation - you will be allocated a 10-minute space in the programme, allowing for a 7-minute presentation, 3 minutes for questions.

Richard Bruynel Research Prize

Please click here to learn about the research prize (noting that the standard Nomination Process dates will be adjusted for the COVID-19-impacted 2021 conference).

Key dates

Submissions closed: Submissions have now closed (Thursday 28 January). If you wish to make a late submission please contact Rachel Cook,
Acceptance notification: From Wednesday 10 March
Final papers (oral presentations only) due: Monday 3 May

Terms and Conditions

All NZSA Conference 2021 presenters (and co-presenters) must be registered to attend the Conference and are responsible for their own expenses (including but not limited to travel, transportation, accommodation and meals - except those provided as part of registration).

By submitting an abstract the presenter agrees for the hosts of the NZSA Conference 2021 to copy, print and disseminate your abstract and short biography.

Submission queries

Please do not hesitate to contact Rachel Cook, should you have any questions, queries or if you wish to make a late submission.

Rachel Cook | Conference Innovators