Conference Abstracts


Due to the current Alert Level 4 status in Aotearoa, New Zealand the IIRC20 Abstract and Programme Committee have removed the Earlybird Call for Abstracts and the General Call for Abstracts remains.

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The 9th International Indigenous Research Conference 2020 will consist of oral presentations,       NEW e-Posters   and the Indigenous Post-Graduate 3 Minute (3MT®) Thesis Competition.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the IIRC20 Academic Abstract and Programme Committee. You may indicate your presentation preference on your submission but final decisions will rest with the committee. Specific requirements and instructions will be forwarded to participants upon acceptance of their submitted abstract. Authors are responsible for paying registration fees for the conference. There are no waived registration fees for presenters. 

BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT: Please read the Abstract Submission Guidelines thoroughly and be sure to submit your abstract as outlined, to avoid any system errors.

All abstracts must be received online.

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Earlybird Abstract Submission Deadline Friday 17 April 2020, 11:59pm NZT.
Earlybird Presenters notified by Friday 29 May 2020.
General Abstract Submission Deadline Friday 5 June 2020, 11:59pm NZT.
Presenters notified by Friday 31 July 2020.
Final e-Poster slide Deadline Friday 4 September 2020, 11:59pm NZT.

Abstract Information & Templates

All submissions must be made using the appropriate IIRC Abstract Template at the bottom of this page.

Oral Presentations
Presentations should aim to engage the audience, to create interest, seek feedback and encourage further enquiry. Presentations are no more than 18 minute long conversation starters, preceded by a brief introduction of 1 minute and a changeover of 1 minute between presenters, a total of 20 minutes. Presentations must reference work currently underway or completed within the last year. A written manuscript is not a prerequisite for submission. 

e-Posters (electronic poster)
Introducing a new and exciting development from traditional paper posters, e-Posters; encourage direct engagement between those with interesting work to share and a wide audience, in a personal setting. e-Posters provide an opportunity for authors to present information through different media sources including the use of videos and other embedded media. On acceptance of your e-Poster abstract a PowerPoint template will be sent to you. Your e-Poster proposal should be well constructed, self-explanatory and prepared on 1 slide (16:9) to be displayed throughout the conference. It is expected that the author is available to present their e-Poster onsite; an e-Poster submission without people to speak about the work does not qualify for presentation at the conference.

Please see the e-Poster slide template. Final e-Poster slides are due Friday 4 September 2020.

Indigenous Post-Graduate 3 Minute (3MT®) Thesis Competition
This exciting event offers New Zealand Māori, Pacific and Indigenous international students, currently enrolled in a PhD at a tertiary institution, the chance to present their research to a global audience and compete for prizes valued up to $1,000 NZD. Doctoral Candidates whose theses is under examination by the date of their presentation are eligible to compete; those who have already graduated are not eligible for this competition. Selection of the competitors will be at the discretion of the Organising Committee.

Submit your 3MT® Entry along with your Supervisors nomination form at this link.

Abstract Submission Guideline and Template Files


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