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Life of Mine Conference 2023

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are now open

AusIMM are proud to announce we are now accepting abstracts for the 2023 Life of Mine Conference, to be held at the Sofitel Brisbane Central. 

Presenters are encouraged to present in-person, with the option of providing a pre-record of their presentation. Please note, Life of Mine Conference will not be streamed live online; however, all presentations will be recorded for viewing post-conference. 

Abstracts that are accepted by the Conference Organising Committee will be subject to peer review. The selection criteria include relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation.

Key dates for Abstracts

6 February 2023: Abstract submission final deadline

Late February/March 2023: Notification to Authors

17 April 2023: Draft extended abstracts due

5 June 2023: Final extended abstracts due

2-4 August 2023: Conference dates

Join us at the Conference

AusIMM’s Life of Mine Conference brings together mining professionals and leading experts to connect, learn, share and collaborate on achieving sustainable outcomes during and post mining.

Find out the many reasons to join us in Brisbane for this three-day conference.

Conference themes

Presenters are invited to share their knowledge on the key conference themes and sub-themes:
  • Linking local rehabilitation to regional outcomes, including social impacts and opportunities
  • How State and Regional planning can drive long-term visions and encourage collaborative approaches
  • Post-mining land use as a contributor to a just transition
  • Operational changes lead to better outcomes at closure
  • Incentivising innovation through valuation options
  • The challenges of forecasting: How do we identify opportunities when we cannot predict needs in 20-40 years?
  • Responsibly extending life of mine with the re-processing of previous waste landforms
  • Integrating decarbonisation into mine plans
  • Integrating climate resilience and climate actions into mine plans
  • Post-mining land use as a contributor to decarbonisation
  • Defining and deriving carbon capture benefits from mine rehabilitation
  • Cross-functional efforts to deliver integrated sustainability outcomes
  • Valuation options : “beyond NPV”
  • Integrating strategic water management solutions into life of mine operations
  • Opportunities for biodiversity investments and incentivising biodiversity offsets

Online Abstract Submission

Papers that are accepted by the organising committee will be subject to peer review. The selection criteria include relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation. All accepted abstracts will be published on the conference website, and those allocated to the program will present at the Conference's technical sessions.


Abstracts/papers must be submitted as a PDF document only using the specific format as per the abstract template submitted through the abstract submission portal on the conference website. Submissions will not be accepted via email.

The Committee may, if necessary, limit the number of presentations per author. Submission of abstracts implies the author’s agreement to publish their abstract on the conference website. Authors must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel and expenses to attend the Conference.

Once the abstract submission deadline has passed, the organising committee will review all submitted abstracts. Authors will then be notified whether or not the abstract has been accepted for the next stage, and the requirements around submitting a full paper.

All enquiries should be directed to:







  • Abstracts must be a minimum of 250 words, and a maximum of 300 words
  • Abstracts must be submitted in Arial 11-point font
  • The abstract title must be typed in Arial 14 point, bold and centred font
  • The presenting author/s name/s must be underlined
  • All author details, post nominals and affiliations must be included
  • All author email address must be included
  • Authors may include a maximum of five keywords sufficient to highlight the relevant topics to be addressed in the paper
  • Abstracts must be text only – graphics, images or graphs should not be included

Author resources

AusIMM Guide to Authors

A detailed guide outlining the formatting policy for conference proceeding papers.

Abstract template

Please use this template to submit an abstract to an AusIMM conference.

Paper template

Please use this template to submit a paper to an AusIMM conference.

Speaker and presenter terms and conditions

Abstract submission FAQs

Submit your abstract via the Abstract Submission Portal. Instructions on how to submit your abstract can be found on the home page of the portal, via this link.


Yes – you will need to format your abstract using the abstract template. This can be found within the Abstract Submission Portal.

The abstract review process begins after the abstract submission deadline has passed. It usually takes around four weeks for the organising committee to review all submitted abstracts and reach a decision. This may take longer if the number of abstracts submitted exceeds expectations.

We will contact you via email regardless of the outcome.

Once you have submitted your abstract, you can update or change this at any time prior to the abstract closing date through the Abstract Submission Portal. Post the abstract closing date, please contact

Email us at to see if an extension is possible.

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