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Information, Resources and Logistics for Speakers and Sponsors

This page has been set up as a resource for Speakers and Sponsors at the 9th SIA Biennial Conference, Canberra Rex Hotel;  7-8 Nov 2018.  As details for the Conference are finalised, we will provide detailed information to assist you in preparing for presentation of your paper.  The page will be updated as plans are refined but here you will be able to:

  • Download the Call for Papers
  • Upload your paper, presentation, abstract, biography and image (Images should be Hi-res & not part of Bio sheet)

  • Obtain useful information about the venue, your role in the Conference and how we can support you.

Call for Papers
Click here to download the Call for Papers for the 9th SIA Biennial Conference.  A link to upload abstracts and proposed presentations will be posted shortly.

Submission Timetable

Items Deadline
Submission of Abstracts (MS Word Max 250 words) 8 Jun 2018
Notification of acceptance of abstracts 6 Jul 2018
Full draft presentations in PDF and MS Word (A4 Paper size)  (upload link idc) 14 Sep 2018
Submission of presenter's biography and image (upload link idc) 14 Sep 2018
Notification of acceptance of presentations 24 Sep 2018
Submission of final presentations (upload link idc) 26 Oct 2018
Delivery of Promotional Material 26 Oct 2018
Delivery of Banners 5 Nov 2018
Collection of Banners 8 Nov 2018

Speakers' Files

We have created a simple form which assists us in keeping all uploads accessible from one file.  This form requires consent to the terms of a Deed Poll Licence

Presentations should be prepared in MS PowerPoint and set up in 16:9 format (widescreen). To adopt this format, select File>Page Setup... and select 'Slides sized for: On-screen shown (16:9). Use of the 4:3 format will have an effect on the presentation and will result in graphics and text becoming distorted.

Conference Registration - Registration will open shortly.
General Entitlements

Invited Plenary Speakers are guests of the SIA and are entitled to free registration for the entire conference and free attendance at the Reception and Dinner.
Presenters of accepted papers on Wed 7th and Thurs 8th Nov 2018 are entitled to free registration for the day of their presentation.  

To assist with conference management and catering, we require that all Guest speakers and Presenters of papers (whether invited or not) register for the conference. Once Presentations have been accepted , you will be advised of a promotional code which, when entered, will allow you to register for the 2 Day Conference only ticket at a discounted rate that incorporates your existing discount status.  Presenters wishing to register for additional (chargeable) events (eg Reception, Dinner, extra days) should do so on the same ticket.

For any further information please contact:   Conference Committee          +61 413 133 391  

Promotional Material
If you have an entitlement for promotional material to be placed in delegates' satchels, please deliver to: 

Commerce Management Services (for SIA Conference)
Suite 26,The Atrium
84 Ainsworth Street
Mawson ACT 2607

All promotional material should be delivered not later than Friday 26 Oct 2018.  Please allow for 300 delegates. The SIA is not responsible for the printing of promotional material.

Stand-up Banners should be dispatched to the Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Ave. ACT 2612 Attn. 9th SIA Biennial Conference
Also note that companies are responsible for arranging removal of the banners after completion of the conference.







Thales - Gold Sponsor
Saab Australia - Bronze Sponsor
ASC Pty Ltd - Bronze Sponsor
MacTaggart Scott Australia - Reception Sponsor
Babcock Pty Ltd - Satchels Sponsor
PMB Defence - Dinner Wine Sponsor
Veem - Coffee Van
L-3 Oceania - Lanyards Sponsor
JFD Australia - Wednesday Lunch Sponsor
JEDS - Pre-Dinner Drinks Sponsor
Defence SA - Session Break Sponsor
APC Technology - Wednesday am Session Break Sponsor
BMT Group - Ruby Sponsor
AECOM - Ruby Sponsor
Jacobs Australia - Opal Sponsor
MEMKO Pty Ltd - SME Ruby Sponsor







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