We are now accepting abstracts for the 2020 Shifting Horizons conference, held in Apia, Samoa. Please see below for more information about how to submit an abstract. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions. 

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Abstract Guidelines

All abstracts should be based around our theme, Shifting Horizons. This theme challenges researchers, educators and stakeholders to critically engage with questions about what we might need to change to ensure that our tamariki │ children │ tamaiti and rangatahi │ adolescents │ talavou are prepared for their future.

Abstracts must follow the guidelines outlined in this template: 2020 Conference Abstract Guidelines 

All submissions must include the following information:

  • Title
  • Author(s) 
  • Institute(s)
  • The Special Interest Group your presentation best falls under
  • Preferred presentation style 
  • Biography
  • Abstract (max. 250 words).

If you are presenting, you are welcome to register for the full conference. However, at a minimum you must register and attend the conference on the day on which your presentation is scheduled.

All costs associated with the conference (e.g. travel, accommodation, and conference attendance fees) are the responsibility of the presenters and are not covered by NZARE or NUS.

Abstract Process

Once submitted, all abstracts will be reviewed by the Special Interest Group Panel that the paper best falls under. The panel will review the abstract using the NZARE 2020 Abstract Review Form: this is in the process of being confirmed

Once the Special Interest Group Panel has reviewed the abstract you will be notified whether your abstract has been accepted, accepted with changes, or not accepted.

Please note that to speed up the approval process, we will be sending your abstract for review shortly after receiving it. This is to ensure that you can apply for funding from your institute in a timely manner.

Submitting the abstract

Please fill out the form below and attach your word document containing your abstract. You can access the 2020 Conference Abstract Guidelines here.

Abstract Submission