We welcome ACRS members and all coral reef scientists, practitioners and enthusiasts to participate in our 2024 annual meeting.
Please keep these dates for us!
Location: University of Western Australia Camous, UWA Club, Perth
Dates: 6th-8th May 2024.
There will be a welcome reception on the evening of the 6th followed by two packed days of talks and discussions, and a society dinner on the evening of the 8th.
Child care facilities will be provided and we anticipate that delegates will either stay at the Wonil Hotel near the conference venue, in the Crawley neighbourhood near to campus, or in central Perth where they can take advantage of the free CAT bus that stops near campus.
Additional information about accommodation, submission deadlines, travel support, and meeting-associated events and workshops will be provided soon.
We are currently open to submissions of two kinds:
- Thematic symposia
Participants are invited to submit proposals for themed sessions (i.e., groups of talks with a particular focus, which may be theoretical, problem-oriented, or relating to the practice of science). Proposals should include a title, names and contact details of lead organisers, a short explanation of the goals of the symposium, and provisional speakers and talk titles. Each symposium is expected to last roughly two hours, providing space for up to eight 15-minute presentations or six 20-minute presentations. Novel formats, such as discussion groups or panels (or a mix of presentations and discussions), are welcome.
- Meeting-associated workshops and field trips
Participants are invited to submit proposals for any ancillary workshops or field trips that they would like to organise under the banner of the meeting. Past years have, for example, included training in coral identification; and sessions aimed at skill-building for student members. These proposals should include the names of the organisers, a brief summary of goals and planned activities, and an estimate of the number of individuals involved and the kind(s) of space that will be needed. We will seek where appropriate to facilitate access to meeting areas and rooms on the UWA campus to support these.
The closing date for these preliminary submissions is the 30th October 2023. We will notify proposers of the outcome by the end of November. All preliminary submissions should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as word documents, with ’Symposium proposal’ + lead proposer’s name in the title.
Provisionally, we expect abstract submission to open in early November and close at the end of January. We will let all potential speakers know if their abstract has been accepted by the 15th February. Early bird registration will occur until March 15th and late registration up to a week before the conference begins.