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Abstract submissions have closed. Thank you to all who submitted. Register now for the New Leaders Summit.

What is an abstract?

An abstract is a 250-word summary on your research project or an idea related to one of the abstract themes.

Your abstract should describe the purpose of your work, the methods you’ve used, and the conclusions you’ve drawn.

Fenner Conveyors’ Rising Woman in Mining Bursary

Win a complimentary ticket to the New Leaders Summit.

Women make up 20% of the resource sector’s workforce, while 30% of the professionals and managers are women. Fenner Conveyors wants to see more women participating in the resources sector, as they know a more diverse and inclusive workforce can result in higher-quality work, better decision-making, greater team satisfaction, and more equality.

They are generously offering to gift the Author of the best written abstract, under the Diversity & Inclusion conference theme, a delegate pass to attend AusIMM’s New Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane.

To enter the competition, simply submit an abstract under the Diversity & Inclusion event theme.

Abstract themes

Delegates are invited to share their knowledge on the key abstract themes:

AI & Emerging Technology

Workforce Transformation

Diversity & Inclusion in the Mining Sector

Social Responsibility & Sustainable Mining

Effective regulatory frameworks for mine life and beyond

Registrations now open

New Leaders Summit | 4-5 September 2024

Key dates for Abstracts

First week of April 2024 - Abstracts open

20 May 2024 - Abstract submissions portal closes (midnight)

8 July 2024 - Reviews sent

22 July 2024 - Initial revisions due

4-5 September 2024 - Summit Dates

Congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the award for Best Abstract

Sarah Mansell

Caring for Country through the energy transition: Exploring how holistic sustainability will save the world

Harrison Keeble

Characterising the Regolith Profile of the E41 gold deposit, Cowal: Implication for Ore Processing and Mineral Exploration

Rumi Daruso

Formulating a natural hydrogen prospecitivity map of South Australia

Registrations now open

New Leaders Summit | 4-5 September 2024

Online Abstract Submission

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


Abstracts submitted will be subject to peer review, then accepted or declined by the New Leaders Summit Organising Committee. The selection criteria includes: relevance to the theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation.

Accepted abstract authors will then be offered the opportunity to provide an extended abstract for presentation in either a technical showcase, rapid fire presentation or discussion forum, with revisions provided by peer review and the New Leaders Summit Organising Committee.

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 New Leaders Summit 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 New Leaders Summit website. Authors must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel and expenses to attend the summit.

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 summit abstracts.

Abstract template

Please use this template to submit an abstract to the New Leaders Summit.

Speaker and presenter terms and conditions

How to write an abstract

In this guide, we explain what an abstract is, how themes are selected, a common abstract structure and share a marked-up abstract example.

Submit your abstract

Deadline extended to midnight 20 May 2024

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