Presenters or organisations are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words. All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Presentations will be selected that provide a program offering a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues.

In order to submit we require:

  1. Create a login with your contact details
  2. A title for your presentation
  3. Your bio (no more than 100 words)
  4. Details of any co-authors/presenters and their bio.
  5. Your 300 word abstract / description of presentation
  6. Accept terms and conditions

There are 3 options for presentations which you can select in the online submission form:

  • 30 minute oral presentation
  • 7 minute oral presentation
  • Marina design case study

Please see below for more information.

Important Dates

  • Submissions open
  • Submissions close: Monday 12th November 2018
  • Notification to Authors: Monday 26 November 2018
  • Author Acceptances Due: Monday 10 December
  • Draft Program Available: 18 January 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Closes: Friday 29 March 2019

Submissions Close


General Information

30 minute presentation

Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations and 10 minute discussion). The presentation topic is open.

The presentation should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

7 minute presentation

Oral presentations apart of the 7 x 7 session are a short, sharp pitch. The duration is 7 minutes (5 minute presentation with a 2 minute discussion).

The topic is open and as the title suggests, will be included with 6 other short presentations covering a range of subjects.

The presentation should be to the point, succinct and clearly communicate a topic, discovery, invention, etc. that is relevant to the marinas industry. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

Marina design case study

Entrants are to demonstrate at least one of the following of a new green field design, or redevelopment of existing facility in line with the theme “Transformation of the Marina Industry”:

  • Activation of the waterfront encouraging the community to the marina way of life.
  • Creating new or repurposing existing infrastructure to enhance the overall boating client experience.
  • Design techniques to enhance the visual and recreation experience to the public.
  • Creating the “Wow” factor for clients and visitors as they arrive at the site or into the marina.
  • Design or redesign of a haul out / service yard to implement new technologies to make the business more efficient, safer, reducing impacts to nearby residences or businesses or environmentally friendly.
  • Introducing new first-time clients to the boating / marina industry.
  • Design principles to enhance tenant businesses or foot traffic to the site.

Entries can be of projects completed or are being planned for construction within the next 2 years.

Submissions to include:

A brief (one page) description of the initiative and how it satisfies the entry criteria.

Due Monday 12th November 2018

If selected, the following will be required:

  • 3 x A1 printed and laminated images visually showing the initiatives.
  • 3 to 6 JPG images for video presentation.
  • Flythrough (Optional)
  • 20 minutes presentation for the entrant to present in front of the conference if selected as finalist with a 10 minute discussion.

Due Monday 4th March, 2019

Terms & Conditions

All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their submissions is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is 3 May 2019.

By submitting an submissions you give consent to publication of the submissions in conference material, including but not limited to, the conference blog, book of submissionss, book of proceedings and social media.

All submissionss must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the submissions.  All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Secretariat for further information.

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