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Ideaction.2019 – Call for Abstracts Form

  • Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
  •  June 2, 2019   — June 5, 2019
  • 09:00 am — 05:00 pm

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE

All eyes will be on Sydney in June 2019, when facilities management professionals representing every aspect of the FM industry come together to share information and build knowledge at Ideaction.2019, the Facilities Management National Conference & Exhibition.

Facilities management is an industry that continually raises the bar for itself. It constantly seeks and finds opportunities to innovate and implement new ideas, striving to develop and adapt technologies and regularly re-engages with the built environment to better meet the needs of facility users owners, and the wider community. The 2019 Conference will offer you and your colleagues a valuable forum that brings together learnings from the past year.

We invite you to participate at the Ideaction.2019 National Conference, presenting within a range of key areas addressing strategic and technological innovation, policy and education related topics that will affect, and influence the industry for years to come.  Places are limited, don’t miss out.

I look forward to Ideaction.2019  and once again hearing about the achievements of the past year while facilitating growth and developing learning within facilities management.

Nicholas Burt
Chief Executive
Facilities Management Association of Australia

On behalf of FMA, we are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for Ideaction.2019 in Sydney is now open. The Abstract Organising Committee invite you to submit abstracts of your original work to be considered for presentation at the Ideaction.2019 National Conference, on Sunday 2nd until Tuesday 4th June 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Sydney.

THE CONFERENCE

The Facilities Management National Conference aims to provide a forum for facilities managers, property managers, space occupiers and other professionals who interact with the FM industry to become informed and to address current issues, including compliance, legislative change, public policy and industry developments.

The purpose of the conference is to promote the opportunities, challenges and solutions in facilities management.

Over three days in June 2019 in Sydney, we will once again bring together practitioners, suppliers, service providers, owners, occupiers, experts and researchers in our industry to learn, be inspired and network.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Our target audience ranges from CEOs to practitioners, from Facilities Services Providers to Academics representing public, private and educational property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. All come together to learn and interact to advance the industry, the technology within it and explore concepts that could shape the future.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

This year, the Ideaction.2019 program will cover four Abstract Themes and four Abstract Sector Streams. All Abstract Themes and Sector Streams will run concurrently, inviting authors to submit under both categories.

Abstract Sector Streams are for participants working within a specified industry and want to present on situations/experiences gained specifically from their sector only. For participants working more broadly within the FM Industry, please select from one of the Abstract Themes.

Abstracts submitted should align with one or more of the below streams and should focus on the opportunities, challenges and solutions that drives the industry forward.

The Abstract Reviewing Committee are interested in hearing case studies or white papers to be presented through thought provoking, stimulating ideas, future aspirations and development for our industry, that address one or more of the areas below.

Abstract participants will be required to select one Abstract Theme or one Abstract Sector Stream, with the option to select an alternative Theme/Sector Stream should the abstract submission cover two areas. Please review the information below for more details about each category before submitting.

Please email isabellam@fma.com.au should you have an abstract ready for submission that does not fit within the abstract themes provided.

Abstract Themes

Suitable for applicants submitting an abstract who work broadly within the Facilities Management Industry.

o Indigenous Engagement
o Gender Equality
o Diversity in the Workplace
o Corporate Social Responsibility

o Smart Buildings
o Technology/Software – Introductions, Evaluations, ROI, Productivity, How Does it Fit?
o Data – Building Performance Data, Flow Management, Managing the Overload
o Digital Technology & Information (BIM) in New Builds and Existing Buildings
o Big Data
o Internet of Things (IoT)
o System Integration
o Emergency Preparedness/Resilience
o Workplace Procurement

o Wellbeing in the Workplace
o The Third Space
o Productivity
o The Client Experience
o Indoor Environment
o ISO
o Personal Safety – WHS

o Sustainability – Reporting, Managing
o Energy Security
o Compliance
o Security – Strategies, Innovations
o Risk Management
o Asset Protection
o Long-term Security Planning
o Counter Terrorism – Emergency Preparedness

Abstract Sector Streams

Suitable for applicants working within a specified industry and want to present on situations/experiences gained specifically from their sector only.

o Sustainability – Reporting, Managing, Energy
o Security – Strategies, Innovations
o Compliance
o Risk Management
o Asset Protection
o Long-term Security Planning
o Counter Terrorism – Emergency Preparedness
o Sub-letting & Short Term Leasing
o Smart Buildings
o System Integration

o Sustainability – Reporting, Managing
o Security – Strategies, Innovations
o Compliance
o Risk Management
o Asset Protection
o Long-term Security Planning
o Counter Terrorism – Emergency Preparedness
o Wellbeing in the Workplace
o The Third Space
o Productivity
o The Client Experience
o Indoor Environment
o Smart Buildings
o Technology/Software – Introductions, Evaluations, ROI, Productivity, How Does it Fit?
o Data – Building Performance Data, Flow Management, Managing the Overload
o System Integration

o Sustainability – Reporting, Managing, Energy
o Security – Strategies, Innovations
o Compliance
o Risk Management
o Asset Protection
o Long-term Security Planning
o Counter Terrorism – Emergency Preparedness
o Wellbeing in the Workplace
o The Third Space
o Productivity
o The Client Experience
o Indoor Environment
o Personal Safety – WHS
o Smart Buildings
o Technology/Software – Introductions, Evaluations, ROI, Productivity, How Does it Fit?
o Data – Building Performance Data, Flow Management, Managing the Overload
o System Integration

o Sustainability – Reporting, Managing, Energy
o Security – Strategies, Innovations
o Compliance
o Aged Care
o Facility Design – Optimising Natural Light
o The Client Experience
o Risk Management
o Asset Protection
o Long-term Security Planning
o Wellbeing in the Workplace
o The Third Space
o Productivity
o Indoor Environment
o Personal Safety – WHS
o Smart Buildings
o Technology/Software – Introductions, Evaluations, ROI, Productivity, How Does it Fit?
o Data – Building Performance Data, Flow Management, Managing the Overload
o System Integration

please click on the titles of the Themes or Streams to view their recommended sub-themes

Oral Presentations will be allocated 20 minutes, 40 minutes or 90 minute time slots within the conference program.  Questions and answers will be held at the conclusion of each presentation and included in the time allocated. Participants will have the opportunity to select their preferred length of presentation time when submitting their abstract. Please note the length of presentation times should be used as a guide only, finalised timings will be confirmed upon abstract acceptance.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

All abstract submissions will be subject to peer review. Authors should ensure the following criteria are met in their abstract submission:

o The topic is relevant and important to the chosen theme/stream
o Subject matter is original or innovative
o Paper must add to the knowledge-base of the discipline

The topic and its presentation must not directly or overtly promote proprietary technology or service offerings.

In order to ensure the integrity of the information presented at Ideaction.2019, we ask that both your presentation and paper remain purely information based with little or no reference to your organisation. Papers and presentations that are seen to be advertorials by the Abstract Reviewing Committee will be removed from the program.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Please make sure your abstract is in line with the following guidelines:

o Original content, with a clear link to the theme
o Abstracts are limited to 350 words
o Include a clear aim and statement with what a delegate will gain by attending
o Should be concluded by a single sentence which provides a strong summary of the content
o Accompanied with a speaker biography maximum of 50 words
o Accompanied with a presentation summary maximum of 50 words to be included in the program booklet if successful
o Accompanied with previous speaker engagements
o Must be submitted in the template format as provided below
o Will be printed exactly as submitted
o Abstracts sent by fax or email will not be accepted

Abstracts will be rated and prioritised on merit based criteria:

  • Alignment and value added to conference theme
  • Potential contribution to FM knowledge
  • Relevance to the envisaged audience
  • Quality and compliance with these guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted by using the template below, and uploaded via the online form located at the bottom of this page.

ABSTRACT TEMPLATE - CLICK ON IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for Abstracts Open Thursday, 28th September 2018
Call for Abstracts – Extended Deadline Thursday, 22nd November 2018
Notifications Sent Friday, 25th January 2019
Registration Opens Thursday, 7th February 2019
Early Bird Discount Closes Friday, 12th April 2019

Should your Abstract Submission be successful, the Ideaction Organising Committee will require a 600 word paper about the presentation for publication. Failure to provide will lead to potential relinquishment.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM





SECTION A: Personal Details

Please complete ONE form per abstract.
















SECTION B: Abstract Details



Should your abstract be successful, this paragraph will be used in the Conference Program Booklet for delegates to choose their preferred concurrent session. Maximum 50 words.


Should you feel your abstract could relate to a second theme/stream, please select second preference here

OralPosterEither

20 minutes40 minutes90 minutesNo Preference



Should your abstract be successful, your biography will be used by the Chair of your session to introduce you to the room. Maximum 50 words.

Data ProjectorLaptopInternet ConnectionAudioNone



YESNO

YESNO

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Presenters are responsible for their own accommodation, transportation, disbursement and conference fee. Submission and acceptance of an abstract does NOT entitle authors to a complimentary registration. All speakers are required to register for the conference. A discounted registration fee will be available for speakers.
  2. Presentations must be presented by the named presenter, proxies and replacement are not permitted except for unforeseeable circumstances and illness
  3. First presenter on the form will be the main and only contact for FMA and the Ideaction Organising Committee
  4. Mandatory presentation guidelines will be provided to the selected presenter to adhere to
  5. Submission and selection of an abstract transfers the copyright of the content to FMA for marketing purposes in relation to FMA Ideaction.2019
  6. FMA and the Organising Committee reserves the right to accept, or refuse any abstract, and is not obligated to provide any feedback to the author(s)/presenter(s) on their abstract submission
  7. FMA and the Organising Committee reserve the right to allocate presentation time and format (oral or poster)
  8. Presenters commit to presenting the content as per the abstract on the allocated date and time, by PowerPoint Template provided by Conference Organising Committee if their abstract is selected
  9. Presentations must be provided in their final format ready for presenting one week prior to Ideaction.2019, ensuring approval is received from FMA to proceed
  10. If successful, FMA and the Organising Committee reserve the right to display and distribute the successful PowerPoint presentation post conference as a PDF document
  11. Successful presenters provide consent for photographs to be taken during their presentation at Ideaction.2019

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