[TimorLesteStudies] Call for Abstracts: Development Futures

sarina at riseup.net sarina at riseup.net
Wed Jun 19 11:16:38 EST 2013

Please circulate to anyone working in Development

Development Futures Conference- November 2013 @UTS
Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are encouraged from practitioners, consultants, academics and
students. Abstracts must be submitted by 11pm AEST Tuesday 2 July and are
not able to be accepted after this time. Notifications of acceptance will
be given by Friday 26 July. Full papers are optional and will be
considered for publication in Development Bulletin or other location.

As this is a forward-looking conference, all abstract submissions should
be framed in terms of what the experiences, approaches, practice and ideas
presented mean for the future.

Abstracts should be submitted online in one of four formats:

A presentation (15 mins) — submit here
Design and leadership of a workshop session — submit here
Soapbox presentation (1 slide, 5 minutes, one ‘big idea’ and Q&A) — submit
Poster or online demonstration — submit here
Download PDF of conference themes and abstract requirements or see
guidance for abstracts for additional information on abstract

Abstracts must align with one of the two themes:

Current and emerging development priorities — reorienting notions of
poverty, inequality and development

citizens, rights and accountability
development and resilience within a finite planet
equity and inclusion
ways of measuring poverty, inequality and citizenship
Re-configuring actions and approaches: innovating in ‘how’ we achieve our

rethinking roles and contributions
new partnerships and cross-sectoral collaboration
business for development
harnessing technology for development
preparing the next generation
If the second of the two conference themes is chosen, then the dominant
focus should be on the HOW, on how development actors could or should
interact (with minimal background about the content, the ‘what’). For
instance if an abstract were about how two areas or groups working
together, then placing the abstract in the second theme would mean a
dominant focus on what made the interaction work well, what was
challenging and why, and what this experience means for re-thinking how
groups engage in the future.

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