We warmly invite all Higher Degree by Research students from all disciplines, institutes, schools and universities to submit abstracts for the Next Generation Resources 2019 Student Conference. The Conference is an opportunity to share ideas and meet students committed to achieving sustainability in the resource industry.

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Conference themes

  • Circular economy and the mine life cycle
  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • Technology & The future of mining
  • Environmental impacts and social responsibility.

Presentation formats

  • Platform presentation with slides (maximum 5-minutes length)
  • Video with an optional presence at the conference (maximum 5-minutes length)
  • Interactive display with an explanation in front of a panel of reviewers.
  • Scientific poster with an oral presentation in front of a panel of reviewers

Guidelines for presentations 

Submission details

Abstracts should be prepared according to the official conference template and submitted via e-mail to smihdrconference@uq.edu.au using as a subject “ Abstract submission NGR-2019_Firstname_Lastname”.

Please submit your abstract as a word document.

Submission deadline 24 June 2019

All submissions will be reviewed and notification of acceptance and instructions on preparing the video/presentation will be sent during the week of  24 June 2019

Download abstract template

Abstracts should be written plain English, and must follow the template

Judging criteria

All presentations will be judged on their content and their delivery. Judging will be carried out by an impartial panel  from industry and academia in order to select the winner of a generous prize.

The content of your video or oral presentation will be judged based on:

  • How well you explain the context of the research, and how it relates to minerals in a sustainable world
  • How well you explain the impact and significance of your research
  • How clearly you present your information
  • How well you explain your ideas to people who are not experts in your topic area (the audience will be from a range of backgrounds)
  • How well you time your presentation.

The delivery of your video or oral presentation will be judged based on:

  • How engaging and entertaining the presentation is
  • Your vocal range, body language, consistency and stage presence
  • Whether the audience wanted to know more
  • Whether members of the audience could repeat your take-home message

Interactive Displays and Posters will be judged based on:

  • How well you explain the content of the display or poster
  • How well the poster/display explains the impact and significance of your research
  • How clearly you present your information
  • How creative and innovative your poster or display is