#DevNet2020 Call for Abstracts now open until 30 August

We are delighted to announce the first call for abstracts for the 12th Biennial Conference of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Studies Network (#DevNet2020). The DevNet2020 organising committee now invite researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and others to submit abstracts for research and applied sessions.

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submissions is: 12 noon NZ time on 30 August 2020.

Abstracts for the following presentation types are welcome: Research presentation or Applied (practitioner) presentation.

Abstracts should be submitted through the relevant submission link (see below).

Please visit the website for paper details and submission guidelines. Scroll down to download templates from this blogpost.

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#DevNet2020: Call for Session proposals extended to 1 June

The DevNet2020 Conference Committee are excited to share that we remain committed to hosting our conference later this year (December 2-4).  In the face of the COVID-19 situation, we have spent the last month pondering how we can best deliver a 12th Biennial Conference in a time when ‘Development Matters’ more than ever.

Adjusted key dates

Firstly, we have decided to extend the deadline for the call for session proposals (now June 1st). Furthermore, the call for abstracts will now open on June 11th.   Please also see updates to other key dates on the conference website.


Innovating Development conferences

We plan to host a face-to-face conference for domestic delegates, as well as those from neighbouring countries if travel restrictions are eased. To encourage the inclusion of international speakers and delegates, we will also incorporate significant online components and remote participation options.  

We’re looking at ways to configure all aspects of the DevNet2020 to allow optimal participation by all delegates and speakers, regardless of location.  Therefore, as soon as we have the details worked out, we will provide more information about online participation. Look out for specific pages on technical requirements for speaker and delegates and other FAQs.

Furthermore, we’ll document and share and lessons learnt with development practitioners and organisations.

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