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Conference theme: Partnerships for Collective Impact

This conference invites a wide range of submissions that address any aspect of regional, rural and remote education. We further encourage submissions that speak to one or more of the following sub-themes:

  • Connectivity in learning
  • Disruptors and innovation
  • Connections between industry, education and communities
  • Pathways for education
  • Student engagement, aspiration and motivation
  • Strengthening and networking rural education research

Three types of submissions are welcomed: academic presentations, case studies, and posters

Academic presentations

These formal presentations should be scholarly in their approach. This may include research or analysis of significant projects, including their outcomes, impacts and how their deliverables could be applied more broadly. These presentations should have a strong foundation in relevant academic literature. 


  • 20 min presentation with 10 mins questions
  • Written submission: 250 word abstract to be published in conference proceedings
  • Full papers can be submitted for consideration of publication in the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education (AIJRE).


Case Studies

These informal presentations are designed to encourage practitioners in regional, rural and remote education to share their experiences in the field. These case studies should present a compelling story around a project, innovation or team, with examples that the RRR community can learn from. 


  • 15 min presentation with 5 mins for questions
  • Written submission: 250-word abstract to be published in conference proceedings


Posters should present information concisely and visually. They may focus on a particular project, program or innovation. Delegates are responsible for printing and delivering their own poster to the conference. 


  • Submit 250-word abstract describing your poster
  • Please bring your printed A0 size poster with you to the conference. The conference organising committee can assist you with hanging your poster once you have registered.

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted prior to 14th July 2022. Please submit your abstract via the website portal at the bottom of this page.

Abstracts are to be written in plain English and include clear information about the aims, nature and content of the paper and, where applicable, a brief statement of results and implications. This should be linked to the conference theme or sub-themes.

Evaluation of Abstracts

Abstracts are subject to blind review by members of the program committee. Notification of whether the abstract has been accepted for presentation will be sent to the presenter/s on or before 20th July 2022. Successful presenters will be asked for their audio-visual requirements at this time and instructed to confirm their attendance via paid registration no later than 30th August 2022.

The final program will be released on 15th September 2022.


Queries or Concerns

Please email admin@spera.asn.au with any queries or concerns you may have about your abstract submission and a member of the SPERA conference team will get back to you.