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Call for abstracts are now closed

For the first time ever, we invited attendees to write and submit an abstract and have the chance to present at this years’ New Leaders Summit. 

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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.

Abstract themes

Delegates are invited to share their knowledge on the key abstract themes:
  • Examples of successful advances and implementation
  • Is best practice the same for every resource and every operation?
  • What is ‘best practice’? Does it exist?
  • Engagement, education, communication, and governance
  • Linking industry needs to research
  • Operations and new projects – national and international
  • Implementation of climate resilience and climate actions
  • Integrating decarbonisation into mine plans
  • Opportunities for biodiversity investments and incentivising biodiversity offsets
  • Does reconciliation add value commensurate with the effort?
  • Impact of ethical consumerism on the industry supply chain
  • Linking local rehabilitation to regional outcomes
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Future sources of minerals and metals
  • Young professionals’ view of the future industry

Key dates for Abstracts

13 February 2023: Abstracts open

27 March 2023: Abstract submission final deadline (extended)

Late April: Reviews sent

Late May: Extended abstracts due

Early July: Reviews sent

26-27 September 2023: Summit dates

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.

Extended abstract template

Please use this template to submit an extended abstract.

Speaker and presenter terms and conditions

Abstract example

View a high quality abstract submission presented in our recent Australian Mine Ventilation Conference in 2022.

Abstract example

View a high quality abstract submissions presented in our recent AusRock Conference in 2022.

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