The Organising Committee invites the submission of papers of original work for consideration as an oral or poster presentation in the Unity In Diversity National Conference 2020. The papers should pertain to original research or reports and oral or poster presentations are welcome.

Unity In Diversity 2020 Submission Guidelines

Submission Key Dates
Call for Abstracts Open Now
Abstracts Close End of February
Announcement of Keynote speakers and panellists Mid March




Summary of Abstract Submission Intsructions

Step 1: Read the Abstract Submission Guidelines for the submission of abstract to ensure you understand the abstract submissions process and requirements.

Step 2: Write your abstract submission using the instructions on how to prepare and format your submission.

Step 3: Click the 'Launch Application' button below to access the submission portal.

Notification of Acceptance

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by the end of February. The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.


The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference to ensure his/her abstract is included in the final Program.

All sbstracts must be submitted by 11.59pm, 29 Febrary 2020

Launch Application

Conference Theme

The theme of the conference is ‘Unity In Diversity’ and through this lens, we seek to investigate concepts of resilience, inclusion, identity, multiculturalism, gender equality, community building, and Indigenous sovereignty. 

The programme will build upon Townsville Cultural Festival outcomes by involving delegates from diverse communities, service providers, religious representatives, government and advocacy groups to engage with key issues affecting social cohesion, community resilience and the Australian identity.

The topics we will be covering during the conference fit within 3 major themes

Identity          Cohesion          Engagement

Session titles for the 2-day conference include;

  • Overcoming barriers to social cohesion in Australia.
  • What does Australian multiculturalism mean?
  • The intersection of multiculturalism, cohesion and mental health.
  • Lived experience – Life as a refugee in Australia.
  • Dispelling fear – Embracing cultural diversity.
  • Cultural identity crisis – Who are we?
  • Strengthening host communities to refugee and migrants.
  • Cultural diversity and multiculturalism – What is holding us back?
  • Multiculturism: Best practice models for social work
  • How do ideologies of multiculturalism affect economical and political models? 


Join us at the Unity in Diversity Conference at The State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Brisbane on 1st -3rd July 2020