- Presentations informing the audience of educational activities and achievements, and sharing the challenges & approaches in different countries & environments
- Grass-root developments & strategies that strengthen or influence educational objectives
At AfA, we pride ourselves in delivering friendly, diverse and meaningful biennial conferences in Asia with past themes including human behavior change, using laws creatively to help animals and exploring how partnerships breed success. 2023 is no different with this year’s theme ‘Education and Engagement Bring Change’ and we are now taking abstracts for speakers!
This four-day event will include renowned keynote speakers and plenary sessions, as well as a wide variety of presentations and panel discussions with presenters sharing their experiences and valuable information on how their engagement with the public, authorities and governments created long-lasting change for animals. Topics will cover how education initiatives on animal welfare issues, animal sentience and scientific research are crucial for protecting and conserving animals and their habitat. Speakers will discuss how their initiatives have brought positive changes to species, habitats, local communities and various other stakeholders, and the challenges that they have faced along the way.
If that’s the case, we would love to hear from you and your experiences. We encourage anyone to apply to speak at this prestigious event, whether you are a part of a charity, project, organization, a researcher, or just someone who has relevant experiences to share with us. Further information on conference theme, objectives and streams can be found below.
Why not submit an abstract of your proposed presentation for review by our event committee?
All presentations are encouraged to bring perspectives, lessons and stories relating to the three core elements of the Conference theme
Organisations, institutions, public & private sector initiatives, , civil society organisations, researchers, students and individuals whose work focuses on animals issues and care across the Asian region and beyond
The deadline for the first stage of abstract submission is March 30, 2023; 11:59 pm (GMT +8:00).
For those who are selected, the Conference's Committee will be in touch with you, by email, by April 30, 2023. If your abstract is not selected, you will also be informed.
Submission of draft presentations (presentations intended to be presented during the Conference in Microsoft PowerPoint format) is June 14, 2023. Feedback/comments will be notified via email no later than July 12, 2023.
The deadline for submitting your final full PowerPoint presentations, after incorporating any feedback and adjustments received on July 6, 2023, is September 5, 2023 (11:59 pm GMT +8:00), 2023.
Submission of abstracts is open to all individuals, organizations, institutions, companies and agencies across the world. Abstracts are received by the Scientific Committee and examined for relevance to the Conference themes’ three core elements: education, engagement and effecting change.
To assist you in deciding where your presentation is best placed, five sub-themes are described. Each of these sub-themes will become sessions over the four days of the Conference.
Human and Animal Health
Communication, Education & Research
Animal & Human Interaction
Trade in Wildlife
Rescue Centres & Animals in Captivity
Once your abstract is approved, you will then submit your full presentation to the Scientific Committee. Please read the simple guidelines provided to help you make your presentations concise and impactful.
We welcome papers from all walks of life which bring new ideas and perspectives, reinforce existing approaches to animal conservation, and stories from the field on the human-animal frontier. We invite everybody and anybody who has a story to tell, or a lesson to share to submit abstracts which would enrich our conference.
See you all in Kuching!