Call for abstracts

The Australian Institute of Project Management is accepting presentation abstract submissions for the 2023 AIPM National Conference to be held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from 29 – 31 October 2023.

This two-day conference will bring together thought leaders and experts in their field, through a mixture of keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive workshops to explore the latest trends and best practices for building impact and influence. This year the theme of the conference will be Impact and Influence and will equip project professionals with essential skills and strategies to maximise their impact and influence in the workplace.

The conference will be attended by hundreds of project professionals and will provide opportunities to immerse yourself in the latest research, trends and innovations and network with like-minded professionals.

Guidelines & submission instructions

Please read the following instructions on how to prepare and submit your abstract for the 2023 AIPM National Conference.

* Abstracts submitted in hard copy will not be accepted. Only abstracts submitted via the online portal will be accepted and reviewed.

The expectation is that speakers will present in-person should your submission be accepted into the program.

Key dates

Abstract submissions open 24 March 2023
Call for abstracts closes 21 May 2023
Early bird registration opens 31 May 2023
Notification to authors 30 June 2023
Early bird registration closes 30 August 2023


Please submit your proposal under one of the following three categories:

1. Future workforce
  • Leading teams in today’s workplace of diversity, flexibility, work-life balance, support, trust, and professional growth
  • Attracting and retaining the right people amid the skills shortage and the ageing workforce
  • Embracing technology, such as AI to improve the daily productivity of project professionals
2. Collaboration and partnerships
  • Navigating the growing required capability of a project professional
  • Learning from the disrupted supply chains and spiralling costs
  • Cultivating partnerships between government and industry
  • Continuous improvement in stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and communication
3. Organisational evolution
  • Emerging technology to reduce costs and enhance customer satisfaction
  • Evolving project methods to keep pace with the growing complexity
  • Meeting the growing expectations, such as sustainability and ESG responsibilities

Important dates for submission

The submissions portal will close at midnight on Sunday 21 May 2023 (AEST).

Authors will be notified from Friday 30 June 2023. All communications about your abstract submission(s) will be sent to the email address in your profile.

All presenters must register and pay to attend the Conference. You will need to register and pay by no later than Sunday 30 July 2023.

Please remember that submitting an abstract does NOT automatically register you as a delegate. Presenters who fail to register by the due date risk having their presentation removed from the program.

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