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Call for No More Harm 2020 Presenters

Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract to deliver a 30-minute oral presentation or a workshop presentation which addresses one or more of the conference topics. The abstract should be no more than 200 words and outlines the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract no later than the end of February 2020.

Conference topics include the following:

Reducing Harm

  • Protecting the vulnerable
  • Inclusion and belonging
  • Bystander Social Responsibility
  • Peer support

Schools and Universities

  • Friendship practice – primary, secondary
  • Intervention protocols and strategies
  • Workplace design
  • Education for parents and students
  • Implementation of guidelines

Advocating Change

  • Culture change and boundaries
  • Steps toward change, programs
  • Restoration and healing of relationships


  • Bridging policy and application
  • Workplace design
  • Psychological safety
  • Emotional & social wellbeing
  • Training and awareness
  • Strategies in dealing with a harmful culture

Perpetrator Behaviours & Solutions

  • Identification of harm i.e. social dominance, aggressive behaviour
  • Restorative practices
  • Covert & subtle victimisation
  • Identity based or bias based bullying, persistent behaviour
  • Technology, implications

Implications of Bullying, Harrassment & Discrimination

  • Financial burden to schools and workplaces
  • Mental wellness, harm prevention
  • The Law and consequence
  • Confidence, finding courage to gain support

Presentation Types

Oral Presentations
Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation.



Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Workshops will be delivered for 30 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.


A few things to note:

  • All presentations will be timetabled into concurrent/parallel sessions, so delegates can choose between several sessions. Your abstract therefore is a pitch not just to the abstract selection committee but also (if selected) to delegates to attend your session.

Selection criteria are:

  • Relevant topic for the NMH2020 audience, 
  • Engaging approach
  • Diversity of topics and presenters

Please note:

  • We are not looking for sales pitches or consultancy presentations
  • It is possible that we will offer to accept your abstract in a different format than you’ve indicated, or not accept it at all, depending on the mix and number of abstracts we receive. 


  • Your abstract is due by Friday 31 January 2020 at 5pm AEST
  • We will then read all the abstracts submitted and let you know whether your abstract is accepted (and in which format) by the end of February 2020.
  • To be confirmed in the conference program, you must accept the offer by 13 March and pay your registration fee by end April 2020. 

As a chosen NMH2020 presenter, you will receive:

  • Exposure to 100+ attendees
  • Blogging and content opportunities to share with our database and social media following
  • Exposure on the NMH2020 website, including headshot and speaker bio
  • Outstanding influencing and networking opportunities at NMH2020.

Complete your Abstract Submission

Please be prepared with the title and description of your abstract.

  • Call for Presenters - NMH 2020

    Opens: 6/01/2020 09:00 AM

    Closes: 31/01/2020 05:00 PM