3 - 4 August 2020
Brisbane, Queensland


Call For Papers

Paper submissions for the 2019 Conference have officially closed.  We have had an overwhelming response, and will be in touch with those who shared their ideas as soon as possible.  So many great ideas - we're very excited about how the program is shaping up!

For further information on the program contact Tiffany Bower tiffany@nectarcc.com.au 

Abstracts are currently being reviewed by the NCTCE Planning Committee.  The selection process will be focussed on providing a program that offers a varied and detailed information across all areas of the industry.  Authors will be notified by email of the outcome of their submission.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submissions open: September 2018
  • Abstract submissions close: Friday 30 November 2018
  • Notification to authors: Tuesday 18 December 2018
  • Author acceptances due: Friday 21 December 2018
  • Draft Program available: Friday 18 January 2019
  • Speaker registration deadline: 1 February 2019

Program Topics and Themes

Conference Program

With a world class program of  international drawcard speakers, industry leaders and change makers, the conference program will encompass all clean technology growth areas including

  • energy
  • waste
  • water
  • built environment
  • transport

Conference Sub-Themes

For each of the sector growth areas we will be exploring some general themes as outlined below:

Emerging Solutions

  • Showcasing new or developing clean technologies across the areas of energy, water, waste, built environment and transport.
  • New technologies from projects to practice
  • Low emissions technologies 

Economic Development

  • The growth of the industry is being driven by solutions that can demonstrate cost benefits across all areas of  commercial and residential development
  • Procurement and purchasing processes for cleantech solutions - how suppliers can engage
  • Circular economies - waste as a resource
  • Leveraging the power of collaboration through the encouragement of business clusters 

Community building

  • Building healthier, sustainable and resilient communities
  • Exploring ‘sense of place’
  • Sustainability best practice


  • The demand for innovation - what’s next?
  • Blockchains emerging role in sustainability
  • The relevant energy and industrial applications of enabling technologies such as AI and gene editing  and how it will impact the sector
  • Who and what should we be paying attention to now?
  • Policy and education to support innovation


  • Design and management examples
  • The role of design in addressing the wellness agenda
  • Understanding the link between design and technology
  • Designing successful communities
  • Diversifying design choices
  • Designing buildings for the future

Growth & Investment

  • Next cycle - are we ready for the next generation of entrepreneurs
  • Finding a niche
  • Financing and venturing
  • Regional networks to drive Clean Technology in Australia

Behavioural Change

  • Driving behavioural change through big data
  • Digital disruption