PLC2022:
Abstracts

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Tobias Rowles, Greening Australia

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Jesse Collins, Greening Australia

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Andy Townsend, Tasmanian Land Conservancy

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MESSAGE FROM the Australian Land Conservation Alliance - ALCA

ALCA holds an annual national conference with the sixth national Private Land Conservation Conference 2022 (PLC2022) in Sydney 8-10 March. We ask presenters and delegates to reflect on the incredibly challenging years that we have had since we last came together, to pause and consider how we have as a sector overcome these challenges, and to look forward and consider the opportunities that will enable us to redouble our efforts.  

 

ALCA’s purpose is to grow the impact, capacity and influence of private land conservation to achieve a healthy and resilient Australia. We invite you to share your knowledge, perspectives, research or experiences contributing to this unique forum and shaping the growth and effectiveness of the private land conservation sector.

 

We very much look forward to receiving your abstracts and your continued support and interest in ALCA and the critical environmental sector we represent.  

CONFERENCE THEME AND FOCUS AREAS

 

In 2021, our conference theme is “Recover, Restore, Redouble”. From catastrophic bushfires to the global pandemic and Black Lives Matter, 2020 has revealed the intersections between social, financial and environmental systems. In a time of rapid change and disruption, a resilient and diverse conservation land management sector can deliver scalable solutions to complex challenges. We have been recovering, we’ve been restoring our land, water, culture and community, and with enabling platforms we have the opportunity to redouble our efforts.

 

We are asking you to reflect on the last two years, the impacts of bushfires, floods and droughts, your innovations to tackle the challenges, and how communities have pulled together in these chaotic and disrupted times. Please share your experiences of recovery, presenting case studies of how you have innovated and collaborated to restore nature and culture; providing perspectives and new ideas to address the big challenges we face to protect our increasingly important land, water, sea and communities. 

 

The Private Land Conference supports and progresses sector and stakeholder knowledge and capacity related to the following focus areas. These remain consistent year on year.

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DETAILS

We are specifically calling for abstracts for a presentation, case study or workshop that fit into one of the identified topics below. Your presentation will reflect the overarching conference theme “Recover, Restore, Redouble”. You will identify which of the focus areas your presentation relates to (may be multiple).

 

If you made a submission in 2020, we will be in touch with you directly to discuss suitability of your abstract to the new Conference theme.  

 

Abstracts are sought from a diverse range of people and perspectives, sections of society and business, areas of practice, research and policy. We are seeking contributions from a wide range of disciplines, skills, knowledge bases and experience.  Each year we increase the delegate participation and presentations from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island individuals and groups, and continue to work with you to create opportunities for knowledge sharing and learning.  We encourage your submissions across all subject areas.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submissions open Friday 2 July 2021

  • Abstract submissions close Tuesday 31 August 2021

  • Notification of acceptance the week commencing 4 October 2021

  • Early Bird registrations open in November 2021

  • Pre-conference Field Trips & Workshops Tuesday 8 March 2022

  • Conference Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 March 2022

  • Post-conference Field Trips Friday 11 March 2022

 

Abstracts will be reviewed by the PLC2022 Planning Committee. There are limited number of presentations, so preference will be given to those that offer stimulating perspectives that promote discussion and debate, encourage achievement and suggest solutions and are of high quality. They will add value to one or more of the conference themes and focus areas.

 

First Nations: We strongly encourage First Nations land and water managers to submit abstracts across all topics below. Please let us know through the abstracts submission portal if there are particular topics or conversations more relevant to you that want to hear about or develop with your colleagues at the conference.

Case studies of recovery and restoration: Learning and practice, innovations or new technology, related to recovery from drought, flood, fires. Demonstration or research of innovative or proactive ways of building resilience into our landscapes. Case studies representing the full diversity of land, sea and water managers across our sector are encouraged.

  

NSW Showcase: case studies related to recovery, restoration or large-scale collaborations or conservation efforts. Stories that demonstrate conservation and production coexisting. Examples of conservation of nature and culture, or programs demonstrating or enabling Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island ownership, access or land management.

Valuing Private Land Conservation: Case studies, new learnings, science and practice related to how we identify, measure and value nature and culture. Examples, reports or research that demonstrate the value of nature to livelihoods, well-being, our economy. Examples of where this has been used to generate interest, land access and/or ownership, support or income.

Redouble our efforts: Case studies or emerging ideas related to landscape scale or large-scale conservation programs or collaborations or finance or policy opportunities that have the ability to significantly scale up our impact.

Conservation and production: Stories of private productive landholders engaging in conservation programs, measuring and demonstrating impact, market drivers or incentives. Lessons learned, challenges, successes and emerging opportunities.

Resilient Communities: Case studies and research demonstrating the value of nature to human communities, health and wellbeing. Innovations to build resilience. Education and engagement.

ALCA Incubator: ALCA’s annual conference has been a platform for sparking innovative ideas and collaborations. Have you had a collaborative idea sparked and incubated at an ALCA PLC, and then gone forward and developed and/or delivered it?  If so, we’d like to hear about it.

Note: Presenters must register for the Conference at their own expense and meet their own travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise advised in writing.

Requirements for abstracts:

  1. Abstracts can only be accepted if submitted online via the abstract portal.

  2. Abstract deadline is Tuesday 31 August 2021. Please submit as early as possible prior to the deadline (in case you experience technical problems).

  3. Please identify and select the area of interest most relevant to your abstract and only submit your abstract once.

  4. A selected number of abstracts will be accepted for presentation based on merit and relevance.

  5. Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words:
    + Abstract title
    + Keywords  
    + Background   
    + Summary

  6. Identify your preferred presentation style: oral presentation, quick fire oral presentation, panel presentation or video. We will do our best to meet your preferred presentation style, however this cannot be guaranteed, and we may offer you an alternative presentation option.

  7. Abstracts are sought from a diverse range of people and perspectives, sections of society and business, areas of practice, research and policy.

  8. We are also seeking contributions from a wide range of disciplines, skills, knowledge bases and experience.

  9. Abstracts will be reviewed by the PLC2022 Committee. Preference will be given to those that offer stimulating perspectives that promote discussion and debate, encourage achievement, suggest solutions and are of high quality. They will add value to one or more of the conference themes and areas of practice.

  10. Presenters must register for the Conference at their own expense and meet their own travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise advised in writing.

  11. A high-resolution photo of the first author must be submitted with the abstract (max file size is 1MB).

  12. You will be notified as to whether you will be invited to present, and in what format, the week commencing 4 October 2021.

  13. The first author will be considered the contact author for the abstract, please no more than 3 abstracts per first author.

  14. After submission, emails concerning the abstract will be sent to the first author of the abstract.

  15. At least one author of each successful abstract must register for the event.

  16. Please do not include references or diagrams. Please avoid abbreviations and citations in the abstract. Please avoid complex mathematical formulae and Greek letters.

  17. All funding sources should be acknowledged at the end of the abstract and included in the word count. Should this information be extensive you will be able to send it separately after the submission deadline if necessary.

  18. Unsuccessful abstracts for oral presentation may be considered for other styles of presentation, including poster. You will be notified of the outcome accordingly.

  19. Abstracts may be published on the ALCA website. Please indicate if you do not want your abstract to published at the time of submission.

 

Requirements for presentations: 

  • Be clear on the nature of the audience you want your message to reach.

  • Define the learning objectives of your presentation / session.

  • Give your talk a concise, accurate and catchy title.

  • Select content that is clearly covered within your allotted time, avoiding trying to cover too much. Aim for three to five key points.

  • Use adult learning principles to get your message across eg. poignant stories, experiential.

  • Only use co-presenters where this will add value to the delegates.

  • Design your presentation / session so that by the end delegates are clear about what you suggest they do. Eg. three areas of knowledge, skill, confidence or action they will take away with them.

  • Practice and become familiar with your talk, complete with any slides or audio-visual elements.

  • Please note that there may be opportunity for questions from the floor after your presentation.

Please click the button below to access the Abstract Submission Portal.