Themes, Papers & Posters

The theme of the conference is Putting Water to Work: from the steam power that opened Australia’s inland waterways to navigation in the 19th century to the nation-building irrigation and water supply schemes that capitalised on Australia’s most precious resource.
We are delighted with the response to the Call for Papers. Not only have we filled the available spaces in the program but we also have several papers on a waiting list. In addition, we have received papers from authors who are unable to attend to present them in person: these papers will also be published in RMIT Engineering Collection database and therefore become part of the historical record, available to readers and other researchers all over the world in support of the Learned Society objectives of Engineers Australia’s Royal Charter.

Poster Presentations

For the first time at an Engineering Heritage Australia conference, we are inviting poster presentations which will be displayed at the conference venue. Some people will be familiar with this form of communication; for others, these will be unchartered waters and we offer some guidelines and suggestions on planning and producing posters which can be downloaded from the link which follows.
Posters on the conference theme or any engineering heritage topic will be welcome. In particular, we encourage posters on the conservation and management of heritage sites and fabric, and of the achievements of prominent – or perhaps little known – Australian engineers.
If you would like to submit a poster – in addition to, as well as, or instead of a paper presentation – you will first need to submit a Poster Abstract, as you would for a paper. The Peer Review Committee will then advise you if your abstract has been accepted. You will then need to provide a PDF file of your poster if you would like it to be included with the Conference proceedings and, of course, bring the printed poster to the conference and have it ready for display on the first morning (10 October 2017).
Poster Abstracts will be received any time up to 31 July 2017 or until we have reached the maximum number of available display spaces.

PDF files must be received by 31 August 2017 if you want them included in the Conference proceedings – please note, this inclusion is optional.

Download Poster Abstract Template Download Poster Information

Please note that the display panels at the Mildura Conference are only 900 high x 600 wide and can therefore only accommodate a maximum size of an A1 print (841 x 594) in portrait orientation.
Please submit your poster abstract to both of the following addresses to ensure your submission is received. If you haven’t received confirmation within three days, please contact the National Conference & Events Team at heritageconference@engineersaustralia.org.au