The logistics page

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This page is an update of logistics detail you may find useful for attending the conference.

Skip down for detail on how to get to the gala dinner, the conference venue, the Welcome Reception, the post-conference mixer or the EMCR day.

Gala dinner

The dinner is held at the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra. Doors will open at 5:30 PM, via the main gallery entrance. Click here for a link to a Google Maps pin for where this entrance is. The picture below shows the sliding doors (near the large pole on the right, surrounded by a black hood). We will vacate the venue after 10:30 PM.

There is underground parking that is free after hours. The entrance to the carpark is off Parkes Place (not Parkes Way which is on the other side of the lake). More information on how to get there can be found at the NGA website.

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Conference venue

The Shine Dome is the main venue for the conference. Located at 15 Gordon St, Acton, across the road from the National Film and Sound Archive.

There is paid car parking available on street near the site, or a short walking distance across the road at the Nishi building. Note that the Academy staff carpark is not available for conference guests. We encourage the use of walking, electric or public transport.

The front entrance has a paved area out front where taxis, ubers or friends can drop you off or pick you up.

We highlight that one of the scheduled conference rooms is up a short flight of stairs. Please reach out to if stairs pose any issue for you, so that we can find an adequate solution.

Entry to the building is via the main entrance doors located off the forecourt area on Gordon St (top of the image below). Please check-in at the registration desk in the main foyer. You’ll receive your lanyard and name tag. Please keep this on you during your time at the conference.

Further on-site details will be available after you arrive, and printed on the reverse of your conference lanyard tag, including wifi details. There is no physical program, but a QR code is available for all attendees to load the program page via a smart device.

Start times for conference sessions are below and listed in the program.

Wednesdaylight breakfast from 7:30 AM, session starts 08:30
Thursdaycoffee and fruit from 8:15 AM, session starts 08:45
Fridaycoffee and fruit from 8:15 AM, session starts 08:45

We remind attendees that COVID-19 is still dangerous. All attendees are directed to familiarise themselves with the COVID-19 policy and the venue’s code of conduct, published on the main conference page.

Tuesday Welcome

The Welcome reception and Demo Extravaganza is being held at the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) on ANU campus.

There is parking on and around campus, but attendees are reminded to check parking areas as parking fines on campus can be significant.

The Kambri car parking station (paid parking) is a popular option for visitors to campus and is a 5-10 minute walk away from CPAS.

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Wednesday social night

Join us from 5:45 PM at Cahoots Events Lounge, QT Canberra – just a short walk across the road from the Dome. Enjoy some drinks and canapes while mingling, networking and socialising. There will be a bar tab and food for conference attendees and any guests who have purchased a social event ticket.

Friday post-conference mixer

The Friday mixer is hosted by the Canberra Branch of the ASC, and will located at the Jetty. There is nearby pay parking close to Questacon or the National Library.

Detail can be found here or directly from the Canberra Branch.

EMCR intensive training day

The Saturday training day will be held at the new physics building at ANU. Navigate here. Please be on site by no later than 8:45 to register.

The public event will be held at Badger & Co, from 6 PM.

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Need help?

If you are still lost, please reach out to at any time throughout the conference. This email address will be monitored constantly until the close of Saturday’s sessions.

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