The review process for the 2019 AYJC program is now underway. 

Late submissions may still be uploaded through the presentation portal for consideration until the provisional program is released in late March.

Invitation to Submit

The Australasian Youth Justice Conference 2019 (AYJC 2019) continues the conference series following the two successful conferences held in 2013 and 2016.

The Program Committee invites academics, practitioners and staff of government and non-government agencies to submit presentations that can drive and showcase youth justice initiatives and innovations nationally and internationally.  Learnings from these conferences contribute to evidence-based responses for youth justice and provide new ideas for youth justice at both a jurisdictional, national and international level.

The theme of the 2019 conference is Contemporary Challenges, Innovative Solutions.

We look forward to receiving your abstract.

AYJC 2019 Program Committee


25 February 2019
Presentation submissions due

12 March 2019
Notification of acceptance

25 March 2019
Early bird registration closes

1 April 2019
Presenter registration due

If you have any queries please contact Conference Design by email at

Presentation Themes

During submission please identify from the list below the theme which best suits your presentation.  Alternatively select ‘Other’.

  1. Safety, security and rehabilitation
  2. CVE (Countering Violent Extremism)
  3. Emerging technologies
  4. Mental health
  5. FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)
  6. Education
  7. Overrepresentation
  8. Other

Presentation Formats

We invite you to submit abstracts in the formats below. While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format when submitting your abstract, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The program committee will allocate the format of presentations, taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

Oral Presentation

Individual oral presentations will be allocated 25 – 30 minutes for presentation, including question time.  This should consist of a 15-20 minute presentation; 5 minutes question time; 5 minute room change.  Oral presentations will be scheduled during the concurrent sessions in the conference program within the stream that they are best suited to.

Panel Discussion

Panel discussions will be allocated up to 45 to 60 minutes.  Abstracts for panel sessions should be submitted by the panel chair. The submission abstract should include an overview of the panel including the overall theme or subject and the intended structure.  Panellists names/affiliations/brief biographies should also be included in the submission. The chairs of selected panels will be notified after the abstract review process and asked to submit a brief abstract for each presentation within the panel (where relevant) and further details of the presenters.


Posters are an integral part of the conference and will be displayed for the entire duration of the conference. A PDF of each poster will also be displayed on the conference website, allowing delegates to view posters on their smart devices before, during and after the conference.  At least one author listed on the abstract must be registered for the conference in order for a poster to be eligible for inclusion.  Details about printing and presentation requirements for the hardcopy posters will be sent to selected presenters following the abstract review process.

Printed posters must be A0 size (84.1cm wide x 118.9cm high) in portrait orientation.

Poster Display

Authors of accepted poster displays abstracts will be invited to prepare a printed AO size portrait poster and bring it to the conference to be displayed in the catering area for the duration of the meeting.  Author(s) will be expected to stand by their poster during programmed refreshment breaks to answer questions from delegates.

Poster Presentations

In addition to the Poster Display authors of these posters will be expected to give a 5-7 minute oral presentation within the conference program.  Author(s) will also be expected to stand by their poster during programmed refreshment breaks to answer questions from delegates.

Submission Procedure

1. Prepare your abstract(s).

2. Go to the Presentation Portal (above) to enter your contact details.

3. Enter the details for each abstract you are submitting.

Review Process

All abstracts will undergo a peer review process by the program committee. The program committee will allocate abstracts to the program taking into account the quality of each abstract and the balance of the program.

Presenters will be notified by email to confirm acceptance and format of their presentation.

Abstract Details

For each abstract you submit you will be asked to enter the following information:

Presentation title
Preferred presentation format
Name/s of author/s
Affiliation/s of author/s
Indicate the presenter
Short biography of the presenter


A descriptive presentation title of a up to fifteen words; please only capitalise the first word and proper nouns in your title.


The names, professions, organisations, suburbs, states and email addresses (optional) for each author. Indicate the presenting author in bold.


An abstract of 250 words that provides sufficient details to assess the content of your proposed presentation. If your abstract is accepted you will have the opportunity to re-submit an updated abstract.

Presentation Files

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Powerpoint slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers and internet), lectern and microphone. Other audiovisual aids are not available.

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