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Abstract submissions for the upcoming Locate24 conference are now closed and under review.

The overarching themes and disciplines for this year include but are not limited to the below.

  • Land surveying
  • Engineering surveying
  • Hydrography
  • GIS and data
  • Remote sensing and photogrammetry
  • Positioning/geodesy
  • Business
  • Collective

If you have the idea, we have the stage for you.



Submissions open: Thursday 2nd of November 2023

Deadline for submissions: EXTENDED to Monday 12th of February

Abstract review: February 2024

Presenters notified of outcome: March 2024

Successful presenters must register by: End of March 2024

Locate24 program release: End of March 2024

Locate24 will be a face-to-face event and presenters will be required to attend the conference and present live. All accepted presenters must register to attend the conference and pay the conference registration fee.

Please ensure BEFORE you submit your abstract you have sought the approvals to present this work at the conference. Any abstract submitted that does not have approval will not be confirmed into the program.


Oral presentation – concurrent session
Each oral presentation will be allocated 20 minutes in length which will include questions (i.e. 15mins presentation and 5 minutes questions). Presentations may have more than one speaker.
In addition to the 20-minute presentation time, there will also be 10 minutes at the end of each session for a panel discussion with all speakers in the session.


Oral presentation – YEP Symposium
Young and emerging professionals (YEP) are the future of our industry. We invite those with an interesting case study, research project or innovative new idea for the industry to submit an abstract and indicate their interest in being part of this session. Symposium presentations are 7 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions (10 minutes total). Presentations can include case studies, research projects or innovative ideas.


Tech talks and case studies
These sessions will offer our sponsors and exhibitors the chance to showcase their products and new developments in spatial and survey technologies. We invite submissions from all sectors to present case studies of how new technology is being applied by the industry to solve problems and drive innovation. Case study presentation spots will be a maximum of 10 minutes plus questions. In your abstract submission, please include:
• Technology or product used in the project
• Sector (e.g., environment, transport, agriculture, hydrographic)

Tech Talk submissions will be available to sponsoring companies only. These will be run in the Exhibition Theatrette and provide you with a great opportunity to showcase your products, new technology and recent developments. Please note, you will still be required to submit a tech talk proposal within a specified timeframe and is subject to approval by the program committee.


Abstracts are sought on the below disciplines. When submitting your abstract for an oral (concurrent session) you will be asked to choose from the below list. If none of the disciplines suit your presentation, please select ‘Collective’ – the organising committee may adapt or change the final themes in the program.

  • Land surveying
  • Engineering surveying
  • Hydrography
  • GIS and data
  • Remote sensing and photogrammetry
  • Positioning/geodesy
  • Business
  • Collective


You will be asked to include the following when submitting your abstract via the online portal:

  • Presenting author full contact details (name, organisation, phone number, email address)
  • Presenting author profile photo, less than 1MB in size
  • The title of your presentation
  • Type of presentation you are submitting (e.g. Oral – concurrent session only)
  • The theme your abstract is intended for
  • The body of your abstract (maximum 400 words) should be in simple text paragraphs without images or tables.
  • A brief bio of the presenter/s (max 50 words)
  • Experience in presenting (drop down box of first time, 1-5, 6-10, 11+)
  • If the abstract has been presented (or published as a paper) anywhere within the last 12 months or accepted for future presentation/publication, if so where?
  • If you have more than 1 presenting author, the bio for each presenting author is to be submitted
  • Abstracts and presentation titles should be carefully checked for spelling and grammar as they will be published exactly as received.
  • It is the submitter’s responsibility to ensure the correct version of the abstract is uploaded.
  • All accepted presenters must register to attend the conference and pay the conference registration fee.


All submissions will be reviewed by industry members and assessed by the Locate24 Program Committee using the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the selected theme
  • Originality
  • Clarity of purpose
  • Engaging and informative