OUTLOOK 2019 Call for Presentations

  • 13 Mar 2019
  • 09:00
  • 01 Apr 2019
  • 17:00
  • Online


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Parking Australia invites experienced speakers to present sessions at OUTLOOK 2019.  This year's conference will be held from the 27th to 29th November 2019 at Crown Melbourne.

We are seeking speakers who will bring innovative thinking, share real world experiences and case studies that promote stimulating, even provocative conversation about the issues that impact the parking industry.  

The theme for OUTLOOK 2019 is “Connected Mobility”. As we see technology innovators continue to push the boundaries of ingenuity in terms of how tomorrow’s cars will run and what they’ll be capable of - we plan to take a broad overview of how intelligently interconnected urban transportation infrastructure will integrate. From cars and buses to bikes and trains and everything in between, people and businesses need to be able to move. The integration of mobile devices in vehicles and their connection to the Internet is now well advanced. However, the connection of vehicles to each other and their connection to traffic lights, congestion warning systems and infrastructure – is still in its infancy. Data is key to this scenario, and this brings challenges in the form of privacy and security.

Suggested topics are listed below, however these are not exhaustive and abstracts will be assessed on criteria that provides relevancy across all sectors of the industry.


  • The changing world of parking
  • Connected/automated vehicles
  • Data analytics and sharing data
  • Bringing an Autonomous Vehicle into your organisation
  • Management of increased sustainable transport options/ infrastructure with the requirement for vehicles in the city
  • The implementation of electric vehicles and charging stations
  • Future-proofing car parking constructions
  • Repurposing parking
  • The Shared Economy
  • MaaS
  • Smart Cities and new technologies
  • Predicting human behaviour and parking
  • The future of enforcement
  • The parking professional of the future

Presentations may also focus around the following areas, in terms of providing an industry update using original research, or new or innovative programs:

  • Start-ups and parking
  • Transport management associations
  • Business intelligence for parking
  • Is enforcement providing the right customer experience?
  • Customer Segmentation
  • The use of on street technology and learnings – several years on
  • Urban planning and parking


Presentations should report on original research, innovative programs, professional practices, and theoretical and conceptual advances relating to the topic and developing knowledge, skills and practice across various parking sectors. These sessions must be engaging and interactive.

Word Limit: A 250 word abstract and 60-word bio of the proposed speaker is required, both must be submitted online.

Please note: Abstract submissions will only be accepted via the online submission process.


Submitters should ensure that their abstracts provide sufficient detail so that reviewers will be able to fully evaluate the author’s work, research, design, data analysis, and results.

The selection criteria that the reviewers will be assessing via our online portal is included below. Please ensure your abstract addresses each one of the selection criteria.


Current and relevant (10 points)

The presentation/workshop has an emphasis on relevance and latest developments in your field that can provide take out for delegates to assist with personal development and their parking roles/businesses. Your aim is to lead and engage delegates with up to date, future thinking and relevant topics.

Analytical (10 points)

The presentation/workshop provides more than a description of a program or service; it draws out insights and lead delegates to reflect on and apply to their own contexts.

New knowledge (10 points)

The presentation/workshop provides new ideas, case studies, innovations or knowledge relating directly or indirectly to parking or personal development.

Conference themes and topics (10 points)

The presentation/workshop offers something significant or unique relating to the theme of “Connected Mobility”.

Quality (10 points)

The presentation/workshop is of high quality – well researched with data & evidence to prove significance of study and/or practical ideas that can be implemented back at the workplace.

Please register your interest and upload your abstract and bio here Submissions close COB 1st of April (AEDT) 2019.  All submitters will be contacted by COB 15th of April (AEST) 2019 to advise of final decisions.

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