Te Aonui - The Mighty Triangle

The abstract submission portal can be found at the bottom of this page.  


2022 NZARE Conference 14-16 November

 Delivery mode: Virtual Conference  

We are seeking abstracts that relate to a wide range of topics including:

  • Conference theme: The mighty triangle: the strength of the research-policy-practice triangle for addressing local, national, and global challenges.
  • Any of the focus areas of a NZARE Special Interest Group (SIG) (see list below)
  • Any other educational research topic.

Scroll below for the abstract submission portal.  

Authors may submit an abstract for presentation in one of the following formats:


Individual paper presentation

All individual presentations will be allocated a 30-minute timeslot and grouped with two similar presentations where possible. When preparing your presentation allow for a 20-minute presentation and up to 10 minutes of questions and discussion.


Symposium presentation

A symposium presentation consists of three presentations and a discussant/chairperson, who may be one of the presenters. Each symposia is allocated 90 minutes. The title of the symposium plus the names and affiliations of all participants in the session, including the chair, and an overview of 200 words should be submitted by the organiser. In addition, each presenter in the symposium must submit an abstract of 200 words. Organisers of symposium proposals must nominate a discussant/chairperson and organise the session to allow time for questions and discussion.


Round table discussion

A table discussion consists of three or four papers that focus on a theme or issue for discussion. Papers of approximately 2000 words from each author are available in advance and the expectation is that those attending the discussion will have read the papers and considered a question posed by the author. Each author will present a five-minute overview of their research and question before the facilitated discussion begins.


Submission guidelines

Abstracts will be reviewed on the following four elements:

  1. Objectives or purpose
  2. Contemporary significance scholarly relevance, and/or relevance to the conference theme
  3. Perspective(s), theoretical framework and/or methodology
  4. Results, conclusions, implications and /or scope for future contributions. 

All abstract submissions must comply with the following:

  • All abstracts are to be submitted online via the Abstract Submission Portal on the NZARE website no later than 5pm 1 August 2021

When submitting your abstract for individual paper, symposium or a table, you will be asked to include or indicate the following:

  • Title of presentation
  • Up to three keywords
  • Author(s) and affiliation(s), including name(s) of presenter(s)
  • Email address and phone number of corresponding presenter.
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) of NZARE most closely related to the subject of the presentation if relevant.
  • Abstract content (200 words or less)
  • Preferred presentation formats (individual presentation or table discussion) please list in order of preference


When submitting for symposium presentation, you will be asked to include or indicate the following:

  • Title of symposium
  • Symposium overview (200 words)
  • Authors and affiliations, including names of presenters and discussant/chairperson
  • Email addresses and phone numbers of presenters and discussant/chairperson.
  • Abstract for each presentation within the symposium (200 words each).
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) most closely related to the subject of the presentation if relevant

It is an expectation that presenters whose abstract has been accepted and who wish to present their research will register to attend the conference.

  • Authors may offer no more than two abstract submissions in which they appear as the lead author.
  • Conference attendees may not undertake the role of discussant for more than two symposia.
  • The Conference Programme Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any submissions.
  • The acceptance of an abstract does not imply provision of travel, accommodation or registration for the conference, nor any other costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract, or attendance at the conference.
  • Submission implies that you give NZARE and the Conference Organisers permission to publish your abstract on the NZARE website and/or in hardcopy if it is accepted for presentation.


Important Dates

20 June

Online abstract submission opens

11 July

Conference registration opens

1 August

Online submission closes

23 September

Final day for notification of peer review results.

14 - 16 November

NZARE Conference



NZARE SIGS include:


  • Adult and Tertiary Education 
  • Assessment 
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Education Policy 
  • Educational Ideas
  • Educational Leadership
  • Inclusive Education & Community
  • Mathematics and Statistics / Pāngarau Education
  • Learning Environments
  • New Zealand Centre for Action Research Network (NZCARN) 
  • Researching Education for Sustainability 
  • Science Education Research 


Further information:

Please direct all enquiries to the conference organiser:

Kelly Te Paa



Abstract Process

Once submitted, all abstracts will be reviewed by the Special Interest Group Panel that the paper best falls under. The panel will review the abstract using the NZARE 2022 Abstract Review Form

Once the Special Interest Group Panel has reviewed the abstract you will be notified whether your abstract has been accepted, accepted with changes, or not accepted.

Please note that to speed up the approval process, we will be sending your abstract for review shortly after receiving it. This is to ensure that you can apply for funding from your institute in a timely manner.

Submitting the abstract