What to do on conference day

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Get there on time

Whether you are flying or driving to Melbourne, please visit the website to see information on getting there and around. If you need further information, please contact the Conference Office.

Allow enough time to get to the venue, register and visit the Speakers’ Preparation Room before your session.

Register and receive your name badge

On arrival at the conference, collect your badge and other materials at the Registration Desk.

Friendly staff will be on hand during the opening hours indicated below to answer your questions and provide information about the conference, venue and surrounds.

Registration Desk: TBC

Opening Hours (tentative):

Tuesday 18 October         8am to 8.15pm
Wednesday 19 October    8am to 5.30pm
Thursday 20 October        8am to 5.30pm
Friday 21 October              8.30am to 2.30pm

Check the latest conference schedule, which may affect Registration Desk and Exhibition Hall opening and closing times.

Visit the Speakers’ Preparation Room

All speakers (including poster presenters) are required to check in at the Speakers’ Preparation Room at least two hours before their session or, if possible, upon arrival or the day before their session.

This will ensure your presentation can be opened and loaded onto the conference computer system and networked appropriately. Any final adjustments can be made at this time. Check in at the Registration Desk to receive additional information about the Speakers' Preparation Room.

Location: TBA

Opening hours

Tuesday 18 October         8am to 5pm
Wednesday 19 October    7.30am to 5pm
Thursday 20 October        7.30am to 5pm
Friday 21 October              7.30am to 1pm

Meet up with the chair and other speakers in your session

On the actual day of your presentation, please be at the appointed room at least 15 minutes before your session to meet with the chair. This allows you to discuss with the chair and fellow presenters how the session will run. You may want to:

  • let the chair know if your bio has changed
  • familiarise yourself with the audiovisual equipment
  • ensure your presentation has been properly uploaded
  • discuss how Q&A and discussion time will be managed.