Call for speakers

The Indoor Air Quality Conference will be held from July 17-18 in Brisbane. The technical organising committee is calling for abstracts on an array of subjects that address the improvement of indoor air quality and ventilation in our buildings. 

The committee is interested in seeing a range of submissions from a broad cross section of the built environment including developers, architects, urban planners, hygienists, engineers, and other industries where indoor air quality is now a major consideration. 

This year’s conference will cover a range of topics including: 

  • Indoor air quality, health, and wellbeing
  • Mega-trends and indoor air quality
    • Urbanisation and the consequences for indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
    • Climate change and indoor climate
      • Bushfires, floods, and other severe weather events
  • Sustainable and healthy buildings
    • Energy efficiency
    • Intelligent design and solutions
  • Regulation, standards, policy, guidelines, education
    • World’s best practice
    • IAQ and impacts on insurance
  • Building simulation and modelling
    • Air distribution
    • Interaction of structures and IEQ
  • Chemistry, sources, transformations
    • Indoor air chemistry
    • Material emissions
  • Monitoring of indoor air quality
    • VOCs, and other gaseous contaminants
    • Particles, fibres
    • Analytics and sensors
  • Ventilation and air cleaning
    • Novel solutions (air distribution)
    • Filtration
    • Portable air cleaners
  • Drivers of indoor microbiological exposure
    • Moisture, dampness, new solutions
  • Cleaning, hygiene, and prevention of disease transmission
    • Surface contamination, air quality
    • Self-cleaning and antimicrobial surfaces
    • Disinfection

Abstracts and presentations must not contain overtly commercial material or include trade names in titles.*

Presentations will be 25 minutes in length, including time for questions and answers.

All submissions must include:
  • A 300-word presentation overview submitted as a Word document
  • A 100-word condensed presentation overview submitted as a Word document
  • A 100-word biography submitted as a Word document
  • A high-resolution presenter photo

If a speaker's application is successful, they will also be required to submit a PowerPoint deck before the Indoor Air Quality Conference 2023. More information and a template will be provided to the confirmed presenters.


Submissions should be emailed to AIRAH's Conference and Events Coordinator at [email protected] by Friday, March 10, 2023. 

     By submitting an abstract for this event, you are volunteering to deliver your presentation at the conference in person. Exceptions may be made if you do not reside in Australia.**

For this conference, speakers are not required to provide a technical paper. However, if you are interested in preparing a technical paper along with your presentation, this will be distributed to conference attendees as well as forwarded for publication consideration by AIRAH’s official journal, Ecolibrium. Submission of a paper does not guarantee publication, and all papers are subject to peer review. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please AIRAH’s Conference and Events Coordinator at [email protected] for more information about the technical paper requirements. 

*AIRAH’s Speaker Commercialism Policy

Commercialism is the inclusion of visual, written, or verbal references to any organisation for the promotion or commercial advantage of that organisation or the commercial disadvantage of a competing organisation. 

AIRAH will strictly enforce this policy for AIRAH papers, presentations, and/or research documentation at AIRAH conferences and professional development events. 

**AIRAH is committed to the health and safety of our members, guests, and staff. Our aim is to use only COVID-safe venues and ensure that a range of protocols and enhanced hygiene measures are in place to safeguard your health and wellbeing. This includes compliance with any commonwealth, state, or territory health orders about density limits, vaccination requirements, or mask wearing.

Please view our face-to-face events guide for information on attending AIRAH events.

We request you stay home if you are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, loss of smell or taste, vomiting, diarrhoea, or shortness of breath.

Please do not attend the event if you have been in contact with a confirmed case.

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