Key dates

Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Notification emails to abstract authors: Monday 27 June 2022 

Presenter registration deadline: Monday 8 August 2022 


TropAg and HarlanIV secretariat: Leanne Mulheran from Expert Events
Tel: +61 7 3848 2100


The HarlanIV organising committee is calling for abstracts to be submitted by Tuesday 31 May 2022 to be considered during the TropAg conference and HarlanIV symposium in Brisbane Australia between 31 October to 2 November 2022.

The TropAg conference will incorporate HarlanIV, AgFutures and four other themes as follows, as part of the conference program.


1: Agribusiness, value chains, and the bioeconomy
2: Predictive agriculture
3: Sustainable agrifood systems
4: Healthy agriculture and food for healthy communities
5: AgFutures
6: Harlan

View descriptions about each Theme (including HarlanIV) from the TropAg website.

Abstracts must be submitted by Tuesday 31 May 2022. 

Oral presentations

A small number of abstract authors will be selected to deliver a short 10-minute oral presentation during one of the conference symposium sessions. Abstract presentations will be selected based on the high scientific quality and potential impact of research. We also encourage higher degree by research (HDR) students and early and mid-career researchers to submit an abstract for consideration for an oral presentation.


Accepted posters will be on display for the duration of the conference. Authors will be asked to attend their relevant poster viewing session linked to a specified conference theme. The date and time of poster viewing sessions will be confirmed in mid-2022.

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.
  • Abstracts should be original work.
  • Abstract text must not exceed 250 words.
  • An abstract must be submitted by the presenting author.
  • Abstract text only must be typed into an MS word document
  • Do not include the presentation title, author names or affiliations in the word document as these details will be captured during the submission process via the abstract submission portal.
  • All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.
  • Scientific names must be italicised.
  • Abstracts are to be text only. Graphs, figures, diagrams, images etc. must not be included.
  • Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.
  • To ensure your abstract is included in the program and abstract book, successful authors will be required to register for the conference by Monday 8 August 2022.
  • Full conference and single-day registrations for HarlanIV will be available via the TropAg conference registration portal in mid-2022.