SA STATE CONFERENCE 2018 - LEADERSHIP IN WATER

SA STATE CONFERENCE 2018 - LEADERSHIP IN WATER
This year’s South Australian State Conference will showcase the many ways in which South Australian water sector practitioners are leaders - and examine leadership challenges and needs for the sector moving forward.

The 2018 Conference will be held in the historic Science Exchange, in Adelaide's CBD.

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Association's South Australian Branch is calling for abstract submissions under the theme Leadership in Water. This year's conference aims to explore current and emerging issues faced by water sector practitioners - and the different types of leadership needed to address these issues. Abstracts may be leadership stories from today, or critical analyses of future leadership needs. Abstracts could address leadership in one or more of the following areas:

* Leadership skills and behaviours
* Political and governmental leadership
* Thought leadership
* Cutting edge science, technology and innovation
* Champions and grassroots community initiatives
* Governance
* Effective organisations
* Collaboration 

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT?
If you are able to contribute to the theme from a direct or indirect perspective, or have an innovative approach to leadership in any facet of the water sector, submit your abstract. Submissions from all disciplines and professional backgrounds will be considered, from graduates to chief executives, independent operators to scientific researchers.

BEST PAPER AWARD

To encourage submission of abstracts and technical presentations, and to recognise excellence, there will be a Best Paper Award for the best presentation at the conference.

KEY DATES
* Monday 25 June: Short abstracts are due (use template below).**New extended date!
* Monday, 6 August: Authors of accepted abstracts must submit extended abstract (use template below) including short presenter biography.
* Friday, 17 August: Speakers must register for conference at discounted speaker rate.
* Monday, 10 September: Presenters must provide copy of their presentation, and paper if applicable, for delegates to download.
* Friday, 21 September: Authors or presenters will be given approximately 20 minutes to speak at the conference.

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MORE INFORMATION
Conference: CAT MURTAGH, SA Branch Manager| Ph: 0439 893 304 | E: cmurtagh@awa.asn.au
Trade Exhibition: STEPHEN COMEY, Senior Exhibition Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8406 | E: scomey@awa.asn.au
Sponsorship: ELANA HUTHNANCE, Membership & Sponsorship Manager | Ph: 0401 807 221 | E: ehuthnance@awa.asn.au

REGISTRATIONS
Conference registrations will open in early July.
When:
21/09/2018 - 21/09/2018
Where:
The Science Exchange, Adelaide CBD

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