How do I get from the airport to the Conference Venue?
Travel time between the Hobart Airport and the city is approximately 20 minutes.
The Hobart shuttle bus service departs outside the terminal after the arrival of every flight, transferring passengers to the city and the major city hotels.
The Hobart Airport is serviced by a number of taxi firms. The taxi rank is located right outside the terminal building. Please click on the link for more information – Hobart Shuttle Bus Service and Taxis
Where is the Conference Venue?
The Conference is being held at the:
Wrest Point Convention Centre
410 Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay TAS 7005
Is there parking at the Wrest Point Convention Centre?
There is a large amount of free car parking spots available with an option for valet parking.
What is the weather like in Hobart?
Spring in Hobart has a reputation for its changeable weather. A tip for any visitor is to be prepared for anything – take an umbrella and wear layers that can be worn or removed as needed! In October, the average temperature will be 17°C. Please click HERE to view up-to-date weather reports for Hobart.
Is there a map of Hobart?
Is there security at the conference?
The members of the conference organising committee and Leishman Associates accept no liability for personal accident of loss or damage suffered by any participant, accompanying person, invited observer or any other person by whatever means. Nor do we accept liability for any equipment or software brought to the conference by delegates, speakers, sponsors or any other party. Please protect your personal property. Do not leave laptops, cameras, and other valuable items unsecured. Be conscious of individuals who appear out of place and do not wear a conference name badge. Advise Leishman Associates staff if this does not occur.
Wrest Point Convention Centre is a non-smoking venue. Allocated smoking areas are located outside the conference venue.
I would like to stay a little longer, what is there to do in Hobart and surrounds?
Hobart has a lot to offer you if you are looking to stay a little while longer. If you’re able to travel just a little further out of Hobart there is even more to explore! We have put together a list of things that we think you might enjoy. Please see here for more information.
ATM Machine are located in the corridors of the venue. For exact location please see the staff at the registration desk.
What is the dress code for the conference?
Casual business attire is suitable for the conference
Will there be internet at the conference?
Complimentary Wifi is available onsite for the duration of the
Network: ANCOLD 2017
If you have trouble connecting please see the staff at the registration desk.
How do I download the Conference App?
For most attendees you will be able to download and install the
mobile app from your Android or Apple App Store.
1. Search for eventsair in your Android or Apple App Store.
2. Install the app.
3. The first time you open the app please enter this event code: ANCOLD2017
4. Your app opens and you will need to enter your email address and your four digit App Pin which can be found on your name badge.
If you have any trouble please seethe staff at the registration desk.
Where do I go when I arrive? What time does registration desk open?
Registration desk location will be confirmed closer to the conference commencing.
Use of Mobile Phones
As a courtesy to other delegates, please ensure that all mobile phones are turned on silent mode during all sessions and social functions
Photography, Videos and recording of sessions
Delegates are not permitted to use any type of camera or recording device at any of the sessions unless written permission has been obtained from the relevant speaker.
ANCOLD 2017 reserves the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.
How do I book my accommodation?
You can book your accommodation through the online registration form or by emailing Angela Cooper. You will be asked to provide your check-in and check-out date as well as your credit card details to secure the booking. Payment for your accommodation will not be taken until you check in or out of the Hotel. Delegates are encouraged to book in advance as availability closer to the Conference date is not guaranteed.
I have booked accommodation; how do I pay for this?
Your credit card details have been transferred to the hotel you have selected – please confirm this on check in with your hotel. The hotel may take a holding deposit upon your arrival, with the full payment of accommodation being charged upon check out.
If you wish to pay with a different card from your booking please complete a credit card authority form
If you have arrived 24 hours later than your indicated arrival day you may find that you have forfeited your deposit. If you have any queries relating to your accommodation booking, please contact Angela Cooper.
I would like to change or cancel my accommodation booking?
Please email Angela Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) to cancel or change your accommodation prior to the Conference. If you need to cancel your accommodation booking within 30 days of your arrival date any cancellation fees will be subject to the hotel cancellation policy. Therefore, no accommodation refund can be guaranteed within 30 business days of the Conference. If you alter your accommodation booking after you have checked in, please deal directly with the hotel. If you arrive 24 hours later than your indicated arrival day, charges will apply.
Registration / Functions
What is included in my registration?
Full Registration includes attendance at all sessions during days of Thursday 26 – Friday 27 October 2017. Full registration also includes; one set of Conference proceedings, satchel, name badge, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and entry to the Welcome Reception. You can also purchase additional tickets for the social functions.
Day Registration includes attendance at sessions on the nominated day of attendance, one set of Conference proceedings, satchel, name badge, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments on the day of attendance. Day registration does not include any of the social program functions. Tickets to attend any of the social functions need to be purchased separately
Conference Handbook & Name Badge – do I receive one?
All delegates will receive an electronic version of the handbook prior to the conference.
All delegates will receive a name badge. It is important that you wear this throughout the conference and social events so that the organisers and catering staff can identify you if required
Can I attend the Pre-conference workshop & Post-Conference Tour?
Yes, you can attend either the Pre-Conference Workshop and the Post-Conference Tour. This is at an additional cost and is not included in the registration cost. Please see the website for the costings and visit the registration desk to register to attend the workshop and tour.
Chairman's Lunch for Young Professionals
The Chairman’s Lunch will be held on Thursday 26th in the Wellington Room during the lunch break.
The lunch is open to all delegates 35 years or under and has been
organised to bring together the younger generation of Dam Engineers, to encourage their participation in ANCOLD and develop and strengthen
relationships for their future.
How do I gain entry to the technical sessions and social events?
All delegates and exhibitors will be provided with a name badge, which will give you access to the conference sessions. If you have booked to attend the Welcome Reception and the Conference Dinner you will receive entry tickets to these events at the time you collect your name badge from the registration desk. Please ensure you bring your ticket to gain entry to the social functions. Please ensure you wear your name badge at all times.
When and where are the Social Functions?
When: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Where: Wrest Point Waterfront Lawn
Dress Code:Smart Casual
Cost: Included in all Full Registrations
Additional Tickets: $80.00 per person
When: Thursday 26 October 2017
Where: MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) via MR1 Ferry
Dress Code: After Five
Can I bring my partner along to the social functions?
Yes, you can, for an additional cost. Guest tickets can be booked when you register online, or through the Leishman Associates office prior to the conference, or at the Registration Desk at the conference venue.
Conference Dinner Seating
If you have purchased a ticket for yourself and/or a guest to the Conference Dinner, you will receive a sticker with your name on it in your registration pack.
Please place this sticker on a table sheet located near the registration desk before noon on Thursday.
This sticker placement will be your confirmation of attendance to the dinner as well as your seating allocation.
If you have booked but do not have a sticker please see the registration desk staff. Please do not write your name on the sheets.
Transport to Conference Dinner
If you have nominated to catch the ferry to dinner at MONA you will be issued with a ticket as part of registration. You must present your ferry ticket to board which will commence at 5:45pm on Thursday 26th at the Wrest Point
I need to cancel my registration, what do I do?
Cancellations must be received in writing – mail or email– to Leishman Associates. Cancellations will not be deemed to be received until you have written confirmation from Leishman Associates. If you have not received acknowledgement within two business days, please contact Leishman Associates on (03) 6234 7844. Cancellations postmarked on or before, 1 month before the Conference, will incur a fee of 50% of the registration amount. No refunds will be made for cancellations for the Conference postmarked after 1 month before the Conference, however substitutions may be accepted.
I have special dietary requirements – Will I be served the correct food?
If you have advised the conference managers of any special dietary requirements, the caterers at each function have been informed. A special table buffet will be set during the day for special diets, if you are unsure please first approach the catering staff at each venue; alternatively, the team from Leishman’s. At social functions please remind the catering staff as they come to serve. you of your requirements. It would be appreciated that if your dietary request relates to a life-threatening allergy that you advise the organisers as soon as possible.
Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
A Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to you in the week following the Conference.
Speakers / Session Chairs
Speakers and Speakers Preparation Room?
All speakers should present themselves to the Speakers’ Preparation Room, located next to the registration desk at least 3 hour before their scheduled presentation time to upload their presentation. A technician will be present in the Speakers’ Preparation Room during registration hours. There will be the facility to test and modify your presentation if required.
How will I know if there have been any changes to the program?
Any changes to the Conference program will be announced during housekeeping notices each morning. You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the Registration Desk.
Session Question Time
This year in addition to taking questions from the floor with a microphone, delegates will also have the opportunity to submit questions via the conference app during the presentation. To access, click the Live Q&A icon on the app, this will only be active for the duration of each given session.
Question time for all presentations in a session will be held together in a 10 minute block at the end of the session. Please refer to your program for timing.
I am a Chairperson, what do I do
Each Chairperson will have the Chair Guidelines and an abstract and bio for each presenter in their registration packs. If you have any questions, please see Angela at the registration desk
Forgotten your password?
If you have forgotten your password to either log back you’re your account or your abstract submission account, please contact the conference coordinator Angela Cooper to have it reset.
Conference Full Papers
Conference papers are available from the ANCOLD Association website, please follow the link below and use the password provided in your final confirmation to access them. No hard copy proceedings will be printed.
Papers will also be available to be viewed individually via the Conference App