Call for Proposals



Proposals are invited for the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) Annual Conference, which will be held in Newcastle, New South Wales, from 9am Friday 20th to 4pm Sunday 22nd November, 2020.

—COVID-19 and Virtual Conference

The dates for our 2020 conference were set in late 2019, before the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. If public health and safety requires us to NOT hold an in-person conference on 20-22 November 2020, we will create a virtual conference, to ensure our NENA community can meet via Zoom, without any health risks. So please be sure to lodge your proposal by 1 July and we’ll provide regular updates about our conference plans.

Key Conference Dates

Call for Proposals Opens: 1 April
Call for Proposals Closes: 10 August
Program: available in LATE August
Conference Dates: 20 - 22 November
NENA AGM: Sunday 22 November
Side Events and Site Tours: details available in September

Call for Proposals

Proposals are invited from people who would like to share research and project updates, and work together to progress collaborative projects, at NENA’s Annual Conference in Newcastle, NSW, from 
20-22 November 2020.

Please submit your proposal via our online form by 5pm AEST, 10 August

Proposals can include:

  • Short presentations (15 minutes)
  • Panels, training sessions and interactive workshops (50 minutes)
  • Discussion groups and yarning circles (25 & 50 minutes)
  • Performances and experiential activities (5, 10 or 20 minutes)
  • NENA Hub Work Spaces (50 minutes or longer if required, for NENA Hubs to meet and progress their work together)

** Please note all requests from NENA Hubs, to have a room to meet and work together, will be accommodated **

Proposals are encouraged to connect to any of the following topics:

  • Life and the Earth community
  • Work, labour and industry
  • Challenges, threats and opportunities
  • Networks, collaboration and cross-pollination
  • Health, care and wellbeing

With the above topics in mind, the 2020 NENA Conference invites participants to address any of the following questions:

  • How are elements of the new economy succeeding/progressing?
  • What barriers are we finding as we build the new economy?
  • Which tools, processes and leveraging practices do we find most useful for building the new economy?
Please submit your proposal via our online form by 5pm AEST, 10 August

Proposals can be up to 200 words long and be accompanied by a 
50 word biography for each presenter.

Questions? Please email: