Thank you for presenting at the Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2019


Please check the online program to re-confirm the day, time and room of your presentation. Whilst we don’t anticipate any changes please check the program again prior to your session.

Below are some tips to assist you. Most importantly, please ensure you start and finish your presentations on time.

Please note: a “Session” is the full time slot between one break and the next (i.e. all inclusive, consecutive presentations that run from the end of morning tea until lunch).


“I/we acknowledge the Mouheneenner people as the Traditional Owners of this land and waters. I/we recognise present day Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the continuing Custodians of this land and waters and pay respect to their Elders past and present, and their emerging leaders.”

Background Cultural Information

This year’s Institute of Australia Geographers conference is being held on clan country of the Mouheneenner people. The Mouheneenner people were one of at least four clans that made up what is known as the Southeast nation. The Southeast nation land and waters extended north beyond the outer suburbs of Hobart to New Norfolk, inland from the western side of the River Derwent, and south to midway along the southern coast of Tasmania, and included Bruny Island in the southeast. The Wrest Point Convention Centre is bounded by the River Derwent and lies underneath a majestic spirit mountain that was once known to many clans by different names, but is currently known in the reconstructed palawa kani language as Kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Across on the east side of the River Derwent, the land belonged to the Moomairremener clan of the Oyster Bay nation, whose Country occupied most of Tasmania’s east coast. Sadly though, through dispossession, displacement, exile and the genocide that occurred during the Colonial War, many of the voices of our First Peoples who were here are now silent.

Tasmania was known by people of the Southeast nation language as Lutruwita, and Trouwunna in the language of the Northeast nation people. Tasmania’s Aboriginal people identify themselves in a number of ways. State-wide they may use or refer themselves as either Palawa or Pakana, or use their tradition clan name.



  • Please load your presentation files to the online folder prior to arriving at the conference. Files should be named with the day, room and time of your presentation (Day_Room_Time)


  • As a backup, bring your presentation files to the conference on a USB. (Embed any content such as audio or video – DO NOT link to external files)
  • The presentation computers use PowerPoint with Windows operating system. As a backup, we suggest you bring your laptop if you use a Mac or require a specific or uncommon program. 
  • Please ensure your PowerPoint presentations are in 16:9 aspect as 4:3 aspect (square) presentations will NOT fill the venue’s screens
  • Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, screen, laptop, lectern and microphone.
  • Wellington Room 1 and 2 and the Green room are NOT equipped with a sound system, so DO NOT link in videos or audio files to your presentation as these WILL NOT be heard.
  • Abstracts will be available on the conference website.
  • The conference will seek your consent to post your presentation slides to the conference website following the event, you will receive an email following the conference with a link which will allow you indicate your consent online.


  • Please go to your room at least 15-minutes prior to the commencement of your session to meet the session chair and familiarise yourself with the room
  • UTAS volunteers will be roaming between the session rooms to provide assistance and trouble shoot in the unlikely event these issues arise.
  • Please sit in the front row so you can move to the lectern quickly when introduced by the Session Chair
  • The length of your presentation is noted in the program. Each presentation runs for 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes for Q&A and changeover. We do not want to embarrass you, however the session chairs have been instructed to end all presentations after the allocated time, even if you are not finished, in order to keep the program to time
  • The session chair will flash time cards at 5 minutes, 2 minutes and 1 minute prior to the end of your session
  • At the end of your allocated time the chair will ring a bell for you to conclude immediately
  • The chair will only be able to field questions if you have finished in time
  • At the conclusion of the session any remaining time will be used for questions and discussion

If you have any queries please direct these to the registration desk during the conference or email prior to the conference.


There are limited facilities for photocopying or printing at the venue. We suggest you bring a copy of your slides and any handouts with you (if desired).


The Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) is the principal body representing geographers and promoting the study and application of geography in Australia. It was founded in 1958 and since then has promoted, supported and defended Australian geography.

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