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Technical Workshops

18th biennial Australian Hydrographers Association Conference will be held at Southern Cross Club in Woden, ACT from the 24th to the 27th October.

AHA 2016 is a unique opportunity for hydrographers and industry suppliers to network, learn from each other and promote their products to water industry representatives from all over Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. More specifically, we encourage and anticipate participation from members, leading State and Federal water agencies, water utility providers, hydro power generators, private industry groups and individuals. All practitioners with an interest in the profession of Hydrography are welcome.

In 2016 AHA introduces Technical Workshops on the Wednesday morning of the conference.

Technical workshops will run from 09:00 to 12:30 on Wednesday 26 October, with a 30 minute break for morning tea.

These are sessions where exhibitors can talk about their specific products or services. There are limited session times, so not everyone who submits a proposal will necessarily get to present.


Important Dates

Deadline for proposal submission
5pm AEST Friday 2 September 2016
Notification of acceptance
Friday 9 September 2016

Presenter Conditions and Proposal Submission Guidelines

Interested presenters can submit proposals for:

  1. 20 minute workshop session (15 minute talk) at the conference venue, or
  2. Field session requiring still water (e.g. in Lake Burley Griffin), or
  3. Field session requiring running water (e.g. Molonglo or Murrumbidgee Rivers)

Field sessions may involve multiple companies presenting in succession at the same location. Delegates need to make their own way to the demonstration site, or (by private arrangement) with the company presenting.

More details about the proposal submission form

You will be asked to indicate your agreement with the Presenter Conditions listed below.

All proposal submissions are required to

  • clearly state the abstract title
  • state preference for the type of presentation

Presenter conditions

  1. The Australian Hydrographers Association reserve the right to withdraw/reject exhibitor presentations from conference proceedings that do not comply with the guidelines and conditions stated within this document.
  2. Submissions from conference exhibitors accepted for inclusion in the conference program will be accepted in good faith for correctness, fairness, and in compliance with the guidelines and conditions set out in this document. The submission will be the original work of the stated authors and submitted with the express permission of all authors.
  3. Authors and presenters are not exempt from registration fees.
  4. Exhibitors are free to demonstrate and promote their products and services.
  5. Submissions that contain comparison or comment about competing technologies, trademarks and brands must include the methodology and processes used to arrive at the conclusion or comment, and may be subject to critique by professional and industry peers for further assessment prior to acceptance.
  6. The Committee of the Australian Hydrographers Association reserve the right to vary, add or remove any of the guidelines and conditions listed in this advice. However such modifications will take into consideration the aims of the Australian Hydrographers Association, the spirit of the Conference and the professional benefit to the Conference Delegates.

Workshop proposals

Step 1. Speaker biography and abstract
Right click and choose Save Target As / Save Link As to download
AHA 2016 Conference Exhibitor speaker biography and abstract template [Microsoft Word]
Format: Text only, in paragraph form
Abstract Length: Maximum of 500 words
Bio Length: Maximum of 250 words
Photo: To be inserted to Word document as a separate high resolution JPEG file, (40 x 50 mm at 300 DPI minimum)
Filename: [yourcompanyname]_[whatever].docx
Send the completed Word document as an attachment to exhibitor.workshop@aha.net.au
Step 2. Proposal
Enter your details on the AHA Exhibitor Workshop proposal form and submit

Submit your proposal now [deadline Fri 2 Sept 2016].

Paper selection criteria

  • The underlying focus and objective of all exhibitor workshops at Australian Hydrographers Association conferences is to present products and services from exhibitors that may be of interest to conference attendees.
  • The Think Tank will be looking for papers that
    • Will challenge traditional thoughts and practices
    • Lead or demonstrate the evolution of hydrography in the 21st century
    • Focus on the theme of technology, techniques and application
  • All submissions will be peer reviewed.
  • A selection of proposal submitters will be invited to develop a paper and an associated conference talk with Powerpoint presentation. All conference talks are required to be accompanied by a publishable paper.
  • A selection of proposal submitters will also be invited to develop a paper and an associated poster for presentation at the conference in a prime location. All posters are required to be accompanied by a publishable paper.
  • The abstracts of successful presenters including the accompanying biographies and photos, as originally submitted, will be printed in the conference program distributed to all conference attendees in print form as part of the conference registration pack.
  • A selection of proposal submitters may also be invited by the Australian Hydrographers Association Committee to develop a paper for publishing in the Australian Hydrographers Association Journal outside of conference.

Copyright of Work

The author(s) or author’s employer owns the copyright of all material submitted.