The Symposium Organising Committee is now inviting submissions for presentations and posters addressing the key topics, outlined below. Other topics may be considered at the committee’s discretion.

  • Raw Materials: Source Material, Contamination
  • Technologies: Composting, Anaerobic Digestion, Waste to Energy, Pelletisation, Value-adding
  • Markets and End-Users: Use of bulk compost, Biosolids, Economic analysis of use of RO

Abstract submission closes 15 March 2019.


Due to the large number of submissions received each year, a review committee will carefully consider submissions of abstracts and posters. Where possible the committee will place your presentation into a session, however it may not be possible to accommodate every submission. The review committee also reserves the right to suggest amendments to improve the suitability of presentations prior to acceptance.


All accepted presentations will be published in the 2nd National Symposium on the Beneficial Use of Recycled Organics Proceedings.


All Abstracts must be submitted online. If you are unable to submit using the online form, please contact the Symposium Secretariat for further information (phone Emma McVie on 0404 517 058 or email Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged by email within 2 working days.

The following information will be required for your submission:

  • Presenter and Co-Presenter contact details, title and organisation
  • Presenter and Co-Presenter Biographies (we recommend no more than 80 words per biography)
  • Presenter and Co-Presenter Photograph (optional)
  • Presentation Title
  • 50-word Presentation Synopsis
  • Abstract (Up to 400 words of text)

All submitting authors will be asked to confirm the following statements:

  1. I confirm that each co-author, if any, has been informed of this submission and has agreed to all the information provided by me.
  2. I consent to publication of all or part of the abstract in materials relating to the Symposium, including but not limited to the program, advertising, social media and email promotions.
  3. I confirm that this abstract is original work and as the principal author, I am responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
  4. I understand that the invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer by Griffith University or sponsors of the Symposium to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the event.
  5.  I understand that no fee will be paid for a presentation. If my abstract is accepted, I agree to register for the Conference no later than 3 May 2019 and will pay a discounted registration fee in recognition of my contribution. I understand that failure to register by   the due date may result in my presentation being withdrawn from the program.