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The Australian Association of Animal Sciences (formerly known as The Australian Society of Animal Production), together with CSIRO Publishing, will prepare a special edition of Animal Production Science to be distributed following the 33rd Conference of the Australian Association of Animal Sciences which will be held at The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 1 – 4 February 2021.

The Animal Production 2020 Editorial Team will be assessing full papers under the umbrella conference theme ‘The new face of animal science in Australia’.  The conference theme corresponds with the re-branding and launch of our new association.


  • Aquaculture /  Marine Science
  • Cattle (Beef)
  • Cattle (Dairy)
  • Crops and Pasture
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Fibres (Sheep and other species)
  • Genetics
  • Goats
  • Meat Science (Sheep / Beef / Goats)
  • Pigs
  • Poultry
  • Nutrition
  • Veterinary / Animal Health (all species)
  • Wildlife
  • Zoology
  • Other


One Page Paper Submissions

26 May 2020

Call for One Page Papers Closes

July, August & September 2020

Paper reviewed, updated, resubmitted and re-reviewed

October 2020

Acceptance Notifications Sent

October 2020

Preliminary Program Released

How to Submit

Submissions are due by 26 May 2020 and can be submitted via the presentation portal on this website.

Abstracts should be prepared and should not exceed 300 words.

Authors will be notified of the status of their initial abstracts by June 2020.  Final acceptance notifications will be sent in early October 2020.

Review Process

The Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts.

Authors will then be given the opportunity to change their abstracts based on this feedback.

The Program Committee will then re-review the abstracts before a final decision is made.

As there are limited places for oral presentations some abstracts submitted for oral presentation may be offered posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present a poster.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Presentation Formats

While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate presentations to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

We anticipate that authors will be the principal presenter for at most one featured presentation, but may be the principal presenter for more than one impact presentation and display poster.

Featured Oral Presentation

It is anticipated featured oral presentations will be allocated 10 minutes for presentation, including 2 minutes for question time.

Display Posters

An A0 portrait size poster that will be displayed for the duration of the Conference.

The abstract and a PDF of each accepted poster will be included in the conference app for delegates to view on their smart devices.

Presenters will also be asked to attend their poster during a poster viewing session to discuss the poster with other delegates.

AO Poster Measurements

841 mm wide x 1189 mm high

33.1 inches wide x 46.8 inches high

Full guidelines for poster submissions can be found be clicking here.

At the time of the Conference


  • Session Chair Guidelines
  • Presenter Guidelines

Audiovisual Equipment

Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, computer with external speakers, lectern and microphone.

Presentation Files

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the meeting on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

About the Association

AAAS is the pre-eminent national professional association for animal industry scientists, consultants, industry professionals and students. AAAS contributes to building industry capability by providing a lifelong support network to students, industry professionals and researchers with access to “translated” scientific research, career and professional development opportunities and with links to highly credentialed mentors and consultants. AAAS builds on the strength of its predecessor organization, the Australian Society of Animal Production, which was founded over 60 years ago to promote animal science in Australia.

AAAS is renowned for facilitating and providing access to leading edge animal science and research through its internationally recognised biennial conference. As a member of the World Association of Animal Production, it is part of a global network of animal scientists.

We are embarking on a bold new mission to grow our membership base to connect animal science students, industry professionals and researchers. We hope you will join us on this exciting journey.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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