Conference Submissions

The International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014 Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations is now closed. With over 200 submissions reviewed by the abstracts committee covering all conference themes from over 20 countries, the conference is one you won’t want to miss.


Standard oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length, plus 5 minutes for questions. All presentations will be assigned to a session by theme.
Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the conference duration with scheduled times for authors to be at their posters for any discussion with or question by conference delegates.
Please ensure that your presentation or poster fits directly with the conference themes.

Submitting an Abstract


Conference Proceedings Submissions Open

All abstracts must be submitted using the Online Proceedings Submission Form.

We are now receiving all proceedings for the International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014. We welcome contributions that report on themes central to the realisation of indigenous development including:

  • Optimising Indigenous Economic Wellbeing – addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in indigenous communities leading to increased economic independence and self-determination.
  • Healthy and Thriving Indigenous Families – addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in indigenous families leading to healthy, successful and thriving indigenous families. 
  • Enhancing Indigenous Distinctiveness – understanding the distinctive contributions that indigenous communities – people, knowledge, assets, resources – do and may yet make to the world. Opportunities for development that may not be sourced from any other community or population.

Please note that proceedings submissions close on the 1st October 2014.

For any enquiries about papers please contact the Conference team at

If you are submitting a proceedings, please also download:

Oral Presenters and Chairs Guidelines (available below- please ensure you comply with these oral presentation guidelines if you are successful.

Session Chairs will be selected from accepted abstracts and conference panel members. Please indicate your willingness to chair a session in your online abstract submission form.

Conference Proceedings Guidelines  (available below)  – all oral presenters are invited to submit a paper in the conference proceedings.  The proceedings will be peer-reviewed.  Conference papers are due 1 October 2014. 

Poster Guidelines  (available below)- please ensure you comply with these poster presentation guidelines if you are successful. Posters have a numbered dedicated poster display space of A0 - 841mm x 1189mm 331⁄8” x 463⁄4”.

Outcomes of Abstract review will be advised by email by the 16 June 2014.
There is scope for a limited number of specialist panel presentations. If you are interested in proposing a panel presentation, please contact us directly by email at by 1 April 2014.

Acceptance of an abstract does not confer any monetary assistance to attend the conference, and all expenses, travel, accommodation and registration fees must be met by the individual.

All presenters will be eligible for the Early Bird Registration fee (early bird standard registration is NZ$700 (including tax)) payable upon notification of paper acceptance.
For enquiries about abstracts and papers please contact the Conference team at

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