Call for Speakers

Join the NCTCE 2021 Speaker Program

The 2021 Call for Speakers has now closed.

For program enquiries please contact or call 1300 878 815.  


Attracting 250+ delegates and 40+ exhibitors from across Australia, this conference will bring together corporate, government, innovation and investment sectors across all of the Cleantech sub-sectors and related industries.

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Delegate profile:

  • Corporate executives
  • Start-up, growth and advanced Cleantech companies (Owner/Business Developer)
  • Investors
  • Government and non-government agencies
  • Large infrastructure project management
  • Developers, architects, consultants, engineers
  • Energy managers, procurement managers, sustainability professionals, project managers and policy and planning managers
  • Local and state government economic development and infrastructure managers

Cleantech Sub Sectors


  • Abstracts are sought from a diverse range of perspectives and industry sectors (see below) and should relate to the conference theme Cleantech: From disruption to transition which will focus on the Cleantech industry as an instigator of innovation, economic development, creative collaborations and inclusive prosperity.  We are seeking submissions which address the application of clean technology and demonstrate business outcomes.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the NCTCE Advisory Panel.  The selection process will be focussed on providing a program that offers varied and detailed information across all areas of the industry.  Authors will be notified by email of the outcome of their submission.  
  • Please note that presentations should primarily be educational, informative and engaging, rather than to promote a company, product or service.  If you wish to do this please contact our Partnerships Manager, Nick Moore on to discuss opportunities to showcase your business.
  • All accepted speakers are required to purchase their own registration to confirm their appearance on the program.  Accepted speakers (both in person or virtual) will be eligible for and required to pay either the In Person First Release registration price for full conference ($750 inc GST)  or one day tickets ($450 inc GST).  Please click here for pricing details and inclusions. 

Session Types

Keynote presentation: 20 - 30 minute presentation including Q&A  

These sessions typically address the big issues facing the cleantech industry or tell the story of a new innovation, breakthrough research, creative partnership or cleantech implementation success story. If you have a case study which demonstrates outcomes, this is the place to showcase your journey.

Panel discussion: 30 - 45 minute session including Q&A

These are facilitated sessions that bring together a number of different perspectives around a particular topic.  We are looking for lively discussion, diversity of opinion and robust conversation that engages the audience. These sessions should have no more than four panelists and do not require slides or presentations.

Knowledge Hub presentation: 10 minute session including Q&A

These ‘quick-fire’ sessions are similar to a poster presentation and will take place on the exhibition floor during the catering breaks. They will focus on the latest cleantech related innovations and research. These sessions are informal and designed to be a conversation starter.  Slides should be image heavy and limited to a maximum of five slides.

NCTCE Master Class: 60 - 90 minute interactive workshop 

Deep dive, ‘how to’ sessions which offer practical tools and takeaways for the audience.  We will only be offering one or two of these sessions in the program so they should demonstrate a hands-on approach to learning a skill or skills that delegates can implement in their business or organisation. 

Program Streams

The conference program will consist of the main plenary and two concurrent breakout streams - Business Growth and Sustainable Solutions.  

  • Business Growth Stream - Providing practical tools and takeaways for cleantech innovators, suppliers and producers.
  • Sustainable Solutions Stream - Case studies for cleantech end-users including corporates, investors and government demonstrating how the adoption of cleantech can drive efficiency, productivity and help meet sustainability goals and targets.
  • Knowledge Hub Exhibition Floor Stage - Informal, bite-sized presentations on the latest cleantech related innovations and research.

Important Dates

Call for speakers open: 

Call for speakers close: 

Notification to speakers: 

Speaker's acceptances / registration deadline: 

Program launch: 

Event dates:

15 March 2021

26 April 2021

7 May 2021

14 May 2021

20 May 2021

1-2 November 2021