Contribute to the (R)evolution

Have you been part of a (r)evolution in your field, passionate about a topic, or simply have an idea worth spreading? We invite you to submit an abstract for the 2019 National Conference concurrent program.

These sessions are designed to give attendees some thought-provoking insight on emergent themes in the project leadership community. Our objective is to future-proof our project professionals, but the (r)evolution starts now, so your presentations on the day must have specific learning outcomes that are relevant and timely.

Key Dates

Academic Papers Close Friday, 31 May 2019 - CLOSED
Industry Papers Close Friday, 7 June 2019 - CLOSED
Academic Author Notification Friday, 28 June 2019
Industry Author Notification Monday, 22 July 2019

Submission categories

When submitting an abstract please nominate one of the subject categories below that is the most relevant for your submission. We encourage you to reflect in your presentation this year’s conference theme, (r)evolution. Below are examples of the types of topics which align with each subject category, these are just a guide and your creative license should influence your submission.

Strategy to Execution

  • The role of project leaders in aligning, defining, and influencing strategies
  • The strategy and methods for executing projects
  • The future of the PMO, its purpose and place in governance


  • The role of projects, particularly in non-traditional industry sectors
  • The social value of projects separate to its financial objectives
  • The skill sets for the future and career paths


  • The impact of technological change in how we operate
  • The emerging trends that will disrupt and revolutionise
  • The innovations that will drive productivity, efficiency and growth

Presentation Format

  • Academic talks (40 minutes)
  • Industry talks (40 minutes)
  • Short talks (7 minutes)


Academic Papers – Academics are invited to submit an abstract and, if accepted, the full paper will be subject to double-blind peer review. Maximum paper length is 3000 words, excluding references.


We are living in exciting times. Project management skills and expertise are in demand globally, and earning potential remains strong. Accelerated change in technological advances mean that organisations are in permanent pursuit of innovation such that project leaders are increasingly recognised as a core component of facilitating change, adding value and delivering strategic outcomes.

Project management is rapidly growing in Australia and is radically transforming the way we do business across all industries. It is no longer just a job title but fast becoming an essential skill in all professions. At the forefront of corporate change, growth and innovation, the industry contributes close to 30% of Australia’s GDP.

A (r)evolution is coming – and we are driving it. Project management is in a significant period of transition. Projects change the world, and project management professionals are the change agents. There’s never been a better time to be a project leader.

Join us as we uncover the latest industry insights to help you stay ahead of the game.