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Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions for VicBioCon23 have now closed

All authors will be notified of the outcome of their submission by Friday 16th December 2022.


Registration and tickets will be made available in early January 2023.

Who can apply: We invite all graduate and early career researchers undertaking research relevant to biodiversity at a Victorian institution to submit an abstract. We also invite young industry professionals based in Victoria (less than 10 years experience) to submit an abstract.

Conference format: The 2023 conference will be held in person at the University of Melbourne Burnley Campus.

Presentation types: Will include 10-minute talks, 5-minute speed talks and poster presentations. Projects with clear results and/or outcomes will be given preference for 10-minute talks. We encourage projects without results to be submitted for 5-minute speed talks or poster presentations. 

The conference is deliberately broad and encourages a variety of talks across terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, related to both local and international issues.

Breaking Barriers Grant: The Breaking Barriers Grant has become part of the culture of VicBioCon – through it we hope to ensure that the event is as inclusive, supportive, and diverse as possible. Please note that this grant is only open to conference attendees who will be presenting at the event. If you are presenting and need assistance to attend, please consider applying here.

VicBioCon Research Grant: To see if your research is eligible for the VicBioCon Research Grant, check out the application guidelines here.

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