Harvard Referencing: Conference proceedings

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Basic format to reference conference proceedings

The basics of a Reference List entry for conference proceedings:

  • Author or authors of paper. The surname followed by first initials.
  • Year.
  • Title of paper (in single inverted commas).
  • Editors of conference proceedings.
  • Title of conference proceedings (in italics).
  • Location of conference.
  • Date of Conference (if available)

Example: 
Hay, B 2016, ‘Drone tourism: a study of the current and potential use of drones in hospitality and tourism’, CAUTHE 2016: the changing landscape of tourism and hospitality: the impact of emerging markets and emerging destinations, Blue Mountains, Sydney, 8-11 February.

 


                              

  • When referencing conference proceedings papers the techniques used are very similar to those employed when referencing journal articles.
    The name of the overall proceedings should appear in italics.
  • Reference should be made to the corporate body hosting the conference and the location of the conference.
  • There is no need to put the actual date of the conference, unless it is part of the title.

 

Referencing conference proceedings: Examples

Material Type In-text example Reference List example

Conference Paper: Online

 

(Winstone & Boud 2017)

Winstone, N & Boud, D 2017, ‘Supporting students’ engagement with feedback: the adoption of student-focused feedback practices in the UK and Australia’, Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), Newport, South Wales, 6-8 December 2017, viewed 22 May, 2018, <https://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2017/abstracts/0074.pdf>.

For papers available online, include viewed date and URL (web site address).

Conference Paper: Published (Print)

(Hay 2016)

Hay, B 2016, ‘Drone tourism: a study of the current and potential use of drones in hospitality and tourism’, CAUTHE 2016: the changing landscape of tourism and hospitality: the impact of emerging markets and emerging destinations, Blue Mountains, Sydney, 8-11 February, 2016, pp. 49-68. 

The techniques for referencing conference papers are very similar to those used when referencing a journal article. Put the conference name in italics.

Conference Paper: Unpublished

(Tomscha 2017)

Tomscha, S 2017, ‘Wetlands for people and place: developing a blueprint for ecosystem service restoration in wetlands’, paper presented at the EIANZ Annual Conference, Tu Kaha: Stand tall, Wellington, New Zealand, 29 October -1 November 2017.
 
For unpublished papers, include the phrase ‘paper presented at...’ before the name of the conference. You do not need to put the conference name in italics.

Complete Conference Proceedings

(IAENG 2017)

 

The first time you cite a corporate author, use the full name then use their acronym in brackets.

IAENG (International Association of Engineers) 2017, World Congress on Engineering 2017, Imperial College, London, UK, 5-7 July 2017.
 
This example shows how to deal with organisations as corporate authors.

The name, place and year of the conference are italicised if they they form part of the title of the work.