Transport Dreaming Conference 2020

The call for conference abstracts for the 2020 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Transport Conference is open.

TRANSPORT DREAMING CONFERENCE 2020 The 2020 Conference (Transport Dreaming - Connecting Nations - Driving Innovation Conference) Will focus on innovative transport solutions across areas that have significant impacts on the health, wellbeing, cultural obligations and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community. The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Transport and Community Services anticipates input from a broad range of perspectives including; education, social policy and practice, service delivery, health, community and other areas of affordable, adaptable and flexible transport provision.

Submissions are invited in the following areas that address design, development and delivery of passenger/client transport affordability, adaptability, accessibility and flexibility:

• Social policy (e.g. NDIS, My Aged Care and Health etc.)
• New and innovative approaches to transport solutions across Australia.
• State and Federal legislation/policy impact on passenger/client transport.
• Engagement and communications with users.
• Opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people/communities to increase economic participation in the area of transport provision.
• Building Community capacity around development of local solutions.
• Transport innovations that can be applied/adapted across States and Territories.


• Abstracts must be submitted online by 5pm on Monday 20 January 2020 to
• Abstracts must not be longer than 300 words.
• Abstracts should be structured as follows: Background, Objectives, Applications and Conclusions.
• The title should not be longer than 20 words.
• If abbreviations or acronyms are used, they should be written out in full the first time they are used.
• Tables and graphs can be submitted with your abstract as an attached image document. Compatible formats are: gif, png, jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, pdf. Please remember to insert the reference (Table 1, Figure 1, etc.) in the abstract.

Abstracts to be submitted to no later than 5pm Monday 20 January 2020. Email subject line format should be “2020 abstract - your name - organisation - the title of your paper”.


Acceptance of abstracts into the conference program will be determined by the relevance, originality, clarity and overall quality of the submitted work by the NATSIC Executive. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be advised by Monday 3 February 2020.

All presenters of accepted abstracts are required to register and attend the conference. NATSIC, as the conference organiser, reserves the right to withdraw abstracts if presenters have not registered for the 2020 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Transport Conference, by 17 February 2020 (this will allow a suitable time frame for the production and finalisation of the conference program for circulation).


The Sub-Committee Chair is Luke Hegarty, National Operations Manager, who can be contacted at

Conference Information

This year’s conference will build on the successes of previous conferences in Darwin, Cairns and Perth. The theme this year is how innovation in transport design, delivery and planning impacts on Elder Australians, people with disability, socially and geographically Isolated Australians and how our communities can be connected with innovative transport solutions and services.


Date: Day 1, Wednesday 3 June & day 2, Thursday 4 June 2020
Time: Day 1, 9:00am to 4:00pm & day 2, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: Doltone House, Darling Island (Sydney Harbour)
48 Pirrama Road Pyrmont NSW 2009 Australia


Date: Wednesday 3 June 2020
Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Venue: Doltone House, Darling Island Pyrmont (Sydney Harbour) NSW Australia


Date: Thursday 4 June 2020
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Doltone House, Darling Island Pyrmont (Sydney Harbour) NSW Australia
Dress: Semi-Formal

For further information or to register your interest, please contact Luke Hegarty on

P: 0439 519 320

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