Presentation format

  • Oral presentation: 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions.
  • Speed talk: 3 minutes, no more than 2 slides (can be combined with a poster).
  • Speed talk: 3 minutes “Pushing the boundaries”: Participants pitch new ideas about what could be done or share learning about something that works (policy, management, technology or arts!) for resilient rangelands.
  • Poster Presentation: (posters will be displayed during breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, as well as dedicated end-of-day sessions).

Please note, the ARS 2019 program committee reserves the right to determine the most appropriate content, presentation format and presentation length. This may mean that an accepted abstract may be chosen for a different presentation type or length of time. The organising committee will decide on the final allocation depending on the number of submissions received.

Guidelines for abstract preparation

    • Provide a title, author name(s), and affiliation(s) of author(s).
    • The abstract body should be 200–300 words, using clear and concise language with minimal jargon. All abstracts should include three to five highlights, ie. result-oriented dotpoints that give an at-a-glance overview of the main findings or conclusions (your message in a nut shell).
    • Ideas for 3 min talks or Posters can be submitted using a text-based or 3-5 highlights.
    • Browse through the conference topics and select 1 main topic followed by up to 2 secondary topics of your interest that match the theme of your abstract.
    • Select your preference for presentation format. However, please be aware that there is no guarantee that an oral preference can be realized.
    • Specify the corresponding author.