How to make an abstract submission

Tēnā koe – Greetings

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the 2nd virtual and 10th International Indigenous Research Conference – IIRC 2022. It is our honour to enable and host IIRC online to create an international stage for engagement, sharing and future shaping of globally relevant indigenous-led research.

An Indigenous-Led Conference

IIRC conferences are about empowering Indigenous research, Indigenous researchers and Indigenous communities. All paper submissions must be Indigenous-led and presented. The lead presenter on a paper will need to clearly indicate their and/or their co-presenters’ Indigenous/traditional affiliations in the space provided in the abstract submission. Submissions received that are not clearly Indigenous-led will not be considered.

Conference theme and dimensions

The theme of conference is Flourishing Indigenous Futures. All speakers and activities with contribute to our knowledge and understanding of this aspirational goal. Dimensions of the conference theme are described below according to pātai (questions) and pae/rautaki (knowledge and strategies). You will be asked to select one pātai and one pae/rautaki that are most relevant to your abstract submissions. We encourage you to think deeply about the conference theme. We want to stimulate thoughtful thinking and conversation about things that matter to Indigenous researchers and communities. The pātai and pae/rautaki present a way to organise streams within our conference programme and to bring link-minded people together.

Pātai – Questions

  • Te Ao Taketake – How can indigenous languages, customs, traditions, values and knowledge continue to inform our futures?
  • Whānau – How can Indigenous kinship wellbeing be realised in everyday life?
  • Mauri – How can mātauranga (indigenous knowledges, wisdom, understanding) inform and drive sustainable and just societal practices?
  • Puāwai – How can indigenous-led research be used transformatively to accelerate the achievement of flourishing Indigenous futures?

 

Pae & Rautaki – Knowledge and strategy domains

  • Pae Ahurei | Living Uniquely – Knowledge that celebrates and cherishes distinctively Indigenous futures
  • Pae Ora | Living Well – Knowledge for healthy and meaningful Indigenous lives
  • Pae Tawhiti | Living Lightly – Knowledge that pursues responsible social, economic and environmental relationships
  • Pae Auaha | Living Smartly – Knowledge to create wise and ethical Indigenous technological transformations
  • Rautaki Kounga | Professional Excellence – Strategies to build Indigenous researcher capability and capacity
  • Rautaki Whakaaweawe | Impact and transformation – Strategies to enhance transformative change for Indigenous peoples and communities

Types of presentations

  1. Oral Presentation – Live
  2. Oral Presentation – Pre-Recorded (Q&A included)
  3. Oral Presentation – Pre-Recorded (Video only, no Q&A)
  4. Poster

These sessions will be recorded and available post-event by conference delegates and may be used by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga for research or promotional purposes.

1. Oral presentation – Live (interactive meeting style)

10 – 12min live presentation followed by a facilitated Q&A (interactive meeting style).

Best suited for:

  • Presenters who are confident technology users with strong internet connections
  • Presenters who want open dialogue with attendees
  • Confident and/or regular conference speakers

If accepted for a live presentation, you will be offered the chance to attend a practice session of up to half an hour during 31st October – 11th November 2022. This is to familiarize you with the online presentation platform and check that you have the right technology requirements. Times will be advised on acceptance of your presentation.

2. Oral presentation – Pre-recorded (interactive meeting style)

10 – 12min video presentation followed by a facilitated Q&A (interactive meeting style).

Best suited for:

  • Presenters who want the chance to perfect their presentation before it’s seen by others
  • Presenters who want the opportunity to discuss their work beyond the presentation
  • Presenters with a lot of data to convey

If accepted, authors will be required to pre-record a 12-15min video as an MP4 in 720p, upload to a file share platform and submit the link to the video through the video submission portal. Instructions on how to do this will be provided. You will also be offered the chance to attend a practice session of up to half an hour during 31st October – 11th November 2022. This is to familiarize you with the online presentation platform and check that you have the right technology requirements. Times will be advised on acceptance of your presentation.

3. Oral presentation – Pre-recorded (video only, no Q & A)

12 – 15min video, no Q&A or discussion

Best suited for:

  • New or inexperienced presenters who want the chance to perfect their presentation before it’s seen by others
  • Presenters in time zones that make live presentation difficult
  • Presenters with a lot of data to convey
  • Presenters who prefer a formal presentation style

If accepted, authors will be required to pre-record a 12-15min video as an MP4 in 720p, upload to a file share platform and submit the link to the video through the video submission portal. Instructions on how to do this will be provided.

4. Poster (PDF – no presentation)

Best suited for:

  • Presenters in time zones that make live presentation difficult
  • Presenters with a lot of data to convey

If accepted, authors will be asked to submit a PDF file with their poster in A4 format. Because most posters are much larger than A4, authors may include up to a maximum of 6 A4 pages. Guidelines of what to include will be provided.

Read submission the guidelines

The trick to a good abstract submission is to read the guidelines carefully, make sure you conform to the stylistic conventions required, and be precise about how your research connects with the conference theme.

If you’ve read this far, then we know you’re keen, and we’re equally keen to receive your abstract. Kia kaha!

IMPORTANT DATES

16 June 2022 

Abstract submission portal opens 

20 June 2022 

Registrations Open 

5 Aug 2022 

Abstract submissions deadline 

26 Sept 2022 

Presenters notified 

14 Oct 2022 

Pre-recorded videos due 

14 Oct 2022 

Posters due 

14 Oct 2022 

Presenter registration deadline 

14 Oct 2022 

Early-bird registration closes 

15 – 18 Nov 2022 

IIRC 2022