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Australasian Youth Justice Conference 2021 - Author information

1. Aims

The Australasian Youth Justice Administrator (AYJA) funds and hosts a biennial Australasian Youth Justice Conference for academics, practitioners, and government and non-government agencies to drive and showcase youth justice initiatives and innovations nationally and internationally.   These conferences contribute to evidence-based responses for youth justice and provide new ideas for youth justice at a jurisdictional, national and international level.

Following successful Conferences in Australia, its New Zealand’s turn, with the Conference due to be hosted in Auckland.

Australasian Youth Justice Conference 2021, aims to:

  • promote best practice and innovative approaches in youth justice for all practitioners involved in the youth justice system across government and the community
  • highlight current and emerging research priorities and trends
  • draw on experience from other regions
  • share work in progress and project outcomes.
2. Theme: Delivering Youth Justice for the Community, by the Community

The theme of the Conference is Delivering Youth Justice for the Community, by the Community.

In addition, the two major streams for AYJC 2021 will be:

  • Weaving the Voices of Lived Experience with Best Practice
  • Connecting Culture – Law to Lore

The conference theme and major streams will guide the following additional six streams.

  1. Stream 1 – Diversity and Inclusion (includes the voice of the child/family/community, gender identity, minority groups, age of criminal responsibility etc.)
  2. Stream 2 – Health and Wellbeing (includes mental health, neurodiversity, disability, impairments, therapeutic intervention/innovation etc.)
  3. Stream 3 – Working Together to Improve the System (includes collaboration, partnerships, role of oversight bodies, working outside of core youth justice, earlier prevention and intervention etc.)
  4. Stream 4 – Building a Robust and Resilient Youth Justice Workforce (includes staff, management, training, challenges, recruitment, retention etc.)
  5. Stream 5 – Intergenerational Experiences of Family Violence (includes physical/mental/sexual violence, abuse, neglect, young people as both victim and perpetrator etc.)
  6. Stream 6 – Other
3. Presentation Types

There are many ways to contribute to the Australasian Youth Justice Conference 2021, with all contributions needing to align with the Australasian Youth Justice Conference 2021 themes and aims.  Further details of each type are outlined below.

All submissions should be in reference to work currently underway or completed within the last year.

Oral Presentation

Presentations should aim to engage the audience, to create interest, seek feedback and encourage further enquiry.  Presentations are approximately 15 minute long conversation starters, followed by 5 minutes for further question time, for a total of 20 minutes.  Presentations must reference work currently underway or completed within the last year.  A full paper is not required for submission.

Panel Discussion

Panel discussions aim to stimulate discussion about a youth justice issue/matter/innovation by a panel of experts, academics, practitioners and/or community representatives involved in the field.  Panel sessions can be between 40 minutes in total, including question time.  The Panel facilitation is the responsibility of the Panel.

Poster

Posters encourage direct engagement between those with interesting work to share and a wide audience, in a personal setting.  Posters are approximately 15 minute long presentations, followed by 5 minutes for question time, for a total of 20 minutes. Authors will have an opportunity for further engagement with delegates during breaks. Presentations must reference work currently underway or completed within the last year.  A full paper is not required for submission.

You can find examples of presentations given at the 2019 Conference on the AYJA website

4. Virtual Speaker Guide

Please review our Virtual Speaker Guide which will help you prepare for our virtual presentation.

5. Virtual Speaker Training

We are offering Virtual Speaker Training at the following times. Spaces for each session are stricly limited.

Session 1 | Monday October 25th @ 1pm

Session 2 | Tuesday October 26th @ 2pm

Session 3 | Wednesday October 27th @ 1pm

Session 4 | Thursday October 28th @ 2pm

Session 5 | Friday October 29th @ 1pm

Session 6 | Monday November 1st @ 2pm

Session 7 | Tuesday November 2nd @ 1pm

Session 8 | Wednesday November 3rd @ 2pm

Session 9 | Thursday November 4th @ 1pm

Session 10 | Friday November 5th @ 2pm

Please register for a session using the personal link you have been emailed direclty. If you are missing this link please email ayjc2021@auckland.ac.nz to request the link again.

Key Dates

  • Registration opens
    1 July 2021
  • Call for Abstracts Opens
    24 February 2021
  • Call for Abstracts Closes
    28 May 2021
  • Earlybird closes
    15 October 2021
  • Conference dates
    16-18 November 2021

Presenter FAQ's about the Virtual Platform

DO I NEED A ZOOM ACCOUNT TO PRESENT IN THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE?

No, you do not need a Zoom account to present in the virtual conference, however Zoom must not be blocked on your device or you will be unable to join any of the sessions presented through Zoom.  

WHAT BROWSER SHOULD I USE?

We recommend using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Opera to access the virtual conference platform. Firefox and Safari are also compatible with the Virtual Platform. We also recommend you clear your cookies and cache prior to logging in and disable any VPN's you may be using.

To optimise the broadcast of virtual conference sessions, please do not use 'incognito' or 'hidden search' browser settings.

WILL THERE BE LIVE Q&A DURING MY PRESENTATION?

If live Q&A has been enabled by the conference staff then yes. You can check this by logging in to the virtual conference platform and previewing your session when you receive your virtual conference log in. .

WHO WILL BE ABLE TO SEE AND HEAR ME?

Any attendee who has clicked into your session from the timeline once it is live. You can find out more about the different types of conference sessions in the Presenter Guide.

WILL MY PRESENTATION BE RECORDED?

Yes, all sessions will be recorded and available to view on demand for three weeks post conference. 

HOW DO I FIND MY PRESENTATION?

Once logged into the Virtual Conference Platform you will see a timeline of sessions. Your Presentation Session will have a highlighted icon to the left.  

HOW DO I PREPARE MY PRESENTATION?
  • Using a uniform background colour, text size, text colour, and font throughout your presentation makes it easier for the attendees to follow
  • Use dark text on a light background; it is easier to read
  • Use a maximum of one (1) slide per minute
  • Keep words to a minimum: You should have no more than five to eight lines of type with no more than five to seven words per line
WHAT IF I ENCOUNTER TECHNICAL ISSUES DURING MY PRESENTATION?

For support during your presentation please use the Control Room Chat to right-hand side of the portal to connect you with conference staff.
Alternatively you can click the Live Support button on the top right-hand side of the portal (red icon with a headset).

CAN I CONNECT WITH OTHER PRESENTERS DURING THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE?

Yes, the Meeting Hub is a terrific place to connect with other presenters or attendees one-on-one, allowing you to renew old friendships or make new acquaintances. In the Meeting Hub you can share contact details, send chat messages, video chat and set up meetings.

WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO PRESENT IN THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE?
  • Ideally 2 screens/monitors
  • Stable Internet connection (minimum 5Mbps for both upload and download. You can check your internet speed at speedtest.net
  • Your device requires either an integrated or external camera/webcam and a microphone in order to participate in any interactive sessions or networking functions.
DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD ANY SOFTWARE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE?

No, our virtual platform is browser based so as long as you have one of the supported internet browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera) available on your device you will be able to join the conference.

CAN I SHARE MY LOGIN WITH OTHER PEOPLE?

No, each registered attendee will receive a link to the virtual conference platform that is uniquely tied to their registration, and cannot be opened on multiple devices at the same time.