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Australasian Bat Society 2020 Conference & AGM

Scientific Programme & Abstracts

Spoken Presentations: Presentations should use Powerpoint or equivalent. If other presentation methods are required, contact the organisers. A Microsoft Windows-based computer will be available to connect portable USB drives and there will be access to wifi.


There are two types of spoken presentations:

Full-length talks: 15 minutes in total – 12 minutes for talk with 3 minutes for questions.


Speed talks: 5 minutes in total – 4 minutes for talk and 1 minute for questions. These are ideal for providing a project overview, results from a small project or for outlining proposed projects.


Poster Presentations: Posters should be no larger than A0 in size.


• Abstracts are required for all full-length talks, speed talks and posters.


• Authors are required to use the provided abstract template to aid the final formatting of the conference handbook.


• Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and be as informative as possible, giving a summary of results to be presented.


• Abstracts should be submitted electronically via an email attachment, and clearly indicate if it is for a full-length, speed or poster presentation.


• Please include the lead author’s name in the file name. The preferred format is a Microsoft Word file.


• Abstracts will be printed in the Conference Handbook, and will subsequently be published in the Australasian Bat Society Newsletter. Please indicate on the registration form if you do not wish to have your abstract printed in the newsletter.


• Abstracts for full-length talks, speed talks and posters should be emailed to Colin O’Donnell by 10 December 2019  


Our usual practice is that all submitted abstracts will be accepted, however if more full-length spoken presentations are received than can be fitted into the programme, some people may be asked to change their talk to a speed talk or poster. If this is the case plenty of notice will be provided.


If you are interested in being involved in the conference as a sponsor or exhibitor, please  contact the conference sponsorship coordinator

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors

Wildlife Acoustics Labmaker

Bronze sponsors


Includes information for delegates on the conference location, and transport and accommodation options.

Social Activities
Field Trip