Venue (map)

The conference is being held at in Canberra at CSIRO Discovery (Clunies Ross St. Black Mountain), part of the new National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct (NAESP).

CSIRO Black Mountain is approximately 15-20 minutes drive from the Canberra Airport, a 5 minute drive from Canberra's CBD and is across the road from the ANU.


There is some visitor parking at CSIRO Discovery, however ANU may be a better option. The closest ANU car parks with Pay as you go (CellOPark) parking are those on Daley Road - you can just walk across Clunies Ross Street to CSIRO Discovery - see the campus map Parking -> Pay as you go.


Please bring your presentation on a USB drive and put it on the computer in the lecture theatre prior to the session you are speaking in. The lecture theatre computer is a PC (if you're a Mac user and concerned about your slides, maybe also bring them as a PDF).

Lightning talks may be accompanied by up to five slides. The poster presentations will be held on Wednesday evening (13 Sept) where further questions and comments may be addressed to the presenter. 

Poster display boards where posters will be hung are 1200mm wide x 1800mm tall.

Conference social function

If you are attending the social function on Tuesday 12 Sept, it will be held from 6pm at University House, 1 Balmain Cres, Acton (ANU), in the Drawing Room and adjacent veranda and garden. University House is about a 20 minute walk across campus from CSIRO Discovery and there is parking nearby.

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Braddon and New Acton are two excellent dining precincts if you are looking for somewhere nearby for drinks and a meal after the Poster session on Wednesday (or any other) evening.


Australian visa 

All travellers to Australia (other than Australian and New Zealand citizens) are legally required to hold a valid visa. You can apply online.


Accommodation suggestions


Canberra and surrounding regions

Canberra is Australia’s capital city with a population of 358,000. It is 150km from Australia's east coast with an elevation of approximately 580m. The city's design incorporates significant areas of natural vegetation that has earned Canberra the title 'the Bush Capital'. A diverse range of ecosystems - eucalypt forests and woodlands, temperate rainforest, native grassland, and alpine, riverine and coastal habitats  - all occur within a few hours of the city.

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