Abstract Submissions



The AGOSCI Conference 2019 Organising Committee invites the submission of research and clinical practice abstracts for consideration. Abstracts can be submitted as short (20 minutes) or long presentations (40 minutes), interactive workshops (90 minutes) or posters within the following conference themes:




Building Connections

  • Friendships, relationships & mentoring

  • Lived experiences with AAC

  • Collaborative Practice: locally, nationally and internationally

  • Connecting and supporting rural and remote AAC users

  • Connecting with schools, employers and recreation programs

Changing Practice

  • Challenging traditional roles & partnerships

  • Communication accessible communities, schools and workplaces

  • Innovative service delivery

  • Impact of funding on service delivery including NDIS

  • Researching emerging and new technologies

Building your Practice (Hands on technology and teaching strategy learning forum)

  • Practical implementation and literacy teaching strategies

  • Hands on learning of the latest communication technologies

  • Mounting, access seating and positioning for AAC

  • Using technology for recreation, learning & control

The Conference Committee encourages a range of abstract submissions including those from users of AAC, practising clinicians, researchers and assistive technology suppliers providing practical hands on experiences in using technology.

 A research symposium is planned for researchers in the AAC field to share their work and research activity with clinicians and users of AAC technologies.

 An iPad Lab may be available, please specify if this is required in your abstract submission. App licences will need to be provided by presenters.


Call for Abstract Open


Call for Abstracts Close


Acceptance Notification

26 April 2019

Author Registration Deadline

11 June 2019

Program Uploaded to Website

28 May 2019



  • Abstracts must be submitted using the text field in eOrganiser (see Instructions below).
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English. Your abstracts must be print ready.
  • Maximum number of words in the main body of the abstract is 250 words.
  • Do not include the title of your abstract or author names and affiliations in the abstract body. These will be automatically populated on the final abstract document based on the details you enter into the relevant sections of the abstract submission site.
  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the submission has been approved by all authors.
  • The Organising Committee will not be responsible for any errors published.


Abstract submission is a two-step process. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your submission is uploaded into the portal correctly.

STEP 1: Create an author account

Firstly, you must create an account to upload an abstract. To begin, please click the button below to access the eOrganiser submission portal. Click the “Create an Author Account” link and enter your contact details. These details are required to create the account. Once you have created an account within this portal you can upload your submissions.

STEP 2: Submitting your abstract

Once you have logged into the abstract submission portal, click the ‘Submit’ button to access the submission page. You will be required to provide the following details prior to submitting your abstract:

  • Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper Title’.
  • Enter your abstract in the text field
  • Add any additional emails to the email correspondence box (any email addresses entered here will be included in the correspondence emails that are sent to you).
  • Enter the name and organisation of all Co-Presenters and Co-Authors.
  • Ensure you indicate the presenting author(s) for the abstract and include a brief biography. The biography should be no more than 100 words.
  • Indicate your preferred theme and sub-theme
  • Indicate your preferred presentation type.
    • 20 minute short presentation
    • 40 minute long presentation
    • 90 minute interactive workshop
    • Poster
  • Advise if you or any co-authors have any special requirements.
  • Provide permission for your presentation to be used post conference in PDF format.


  • The presenting author must submit the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted to the Conference Managers via eOrganiser by 22 March 2019.
  • Abstracts will not be accepted via fax, email, mail or USB/CD.
  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.
  • Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the Conference will be on the basis of committee selection.
  • All presenting authors will be required to register and pay for the Conference by the author registration deadline of 28 May 2019 to ensure that their abstract(s) are included in the final program.
  • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly.
  • After an author has submitted their abstract, they must check their submission to ensure the document has been uploaded correctly. Authors can check their submission by clicking on the viewing option in the submission form.
  • The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet services outages or other unforeseen events.


Each abstract will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to the Conference.
  2. Relevance to the professional and/or personal context of delegates.
  3. Potential to contribute to the body of knowledge in the field of AAC.


Notification of acceptance will be sent via email to the submitting author by 26 April 2019. Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Organising Committee whose decision is final. All presenting authors must register and pay to attend the Conference.