Call for submissions

Call for submissions now open!

The Australian Banana Industry Congress 2019 invites you to submit your work for the congress on the coast!

About the Science Sessions at Congress 2019

The Banana Congress 2019 is again offering an exciting opportunity to present your science as either three-minute speed talks or display posters targeted to the audience of growers and industry stakeholders. These are the future adopters and end-users of technology developed by scientists.

Speed talks provide an opportunity to demonstrate your ideas and enthusiasm to foster scientific understanding. The idea of presenting scientific concepts as speed talks begin with the three-minute Thesis (3MT©) developed by the University of Queensland and is now held internationally. 3MT supports the capacity to effectively explain research concepts in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Call for submissions from researchers

Submissions are invited for presentation within Congress 2019’s ‘Science Snapshots’ session that showcase research advances to growers and other stakeholders in the banana industry and comprise of two components:

1. Speed talks
Speed talks are 3 minute presentations that showcase research topics to growers and other stakeholders in the banana industry. This will be followed by a panel discussion with presenters. All speed talk authors are invited to present further detail of their research as a poster in the designated poster session.

2. Poster/ interactive display session
Accepted posters will be on display for the duration of the Banana Congress. Authors will be asked to attend their poster during specific viewing sessions.

Presenters will be chosen by a panel on the basis of their submitted abstract, your preference, and timelines of submission. If your submission is accepted for presentation in one of the formats, you will be confirmed on the program when the presenting author has registered. Your submission will then be included in the congress program.

Speed talk guidlines Poster preparation guidlines

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be original work
  • Abstract text must not exceed 200 words
  • An abstract must be submitted by the presenting author
  • Abstract must be checked for spelling and grammar
  • Abstracts must spell out abbreviations on first use.
  • Abstracts are to be text only. Figures, graphs, diagrams, images etc. must not be included.
  • Do not include the presentation title, author names or affiliations in the word document as these details will be captured during the submission process.

Important information

  • Submissions must be made by Friday 29 March 2019 via the online submission form
  • Full submission guidelines can be discussed with Rosie Godwin via 
  • Authors will be notified by mid April 2019
  • Authors must submit their presentation by Friday 2 May 2019

Submit here

Any questions about these presentations can be directed to Rosie Godwin via