Citing and referencing: Conferences

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers



  • For published conference proceedings: use book chapter format for one off publications. Cite regular publications as per scholarly journal articles.
  • For papers retrieved online include the URL or DOI, if available


Paper presentation or poster session 

 This example is for un-published proceedings

Format Presenter, A. A. (Year, Month). Title of paper or poster. Paper or poster session presented at the meeting of Organisation Name, Location.

Jodel, F., Russell, F, Tepper, K., Todd, P. & Zahora, T. (2009, September). Joined at the hip: Partnerships between librarians and learning skills advisers. Poster session presented at the International Congress of Medical Librarianship, Brisbane.


Paper from published conference proceedings available online


Contributor, A. B. & Contributor, C. (Year, Month). Title of paper. Paper presented at title of conference, location of conference. doi or location URL


MacIntyre, S. (2008, August). Participation in the classroom, productivity in the workforce: Unfulfilled expectations. Paper presented at the 13th Australian Council for Educational Research Conference, Brisbane Qld. Retrieved from


Paper from published conference proceedings available in print


Contributor, A. B. & Contributor, C. (Year). Title of paper. In Editor, D & Editor, E (Eds.), Title of conference (pages). Location: Publisher.


Arem, G. L. (2006). The effects of teaching and playing experience on ability to diagnose a motor skill. In P. Brewer & Firmin, M. (Eds.), Ethnographic and qualitative research in education: Proceedings of the seventeenth annual conference (pp.1-20). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.