AuPS Meeting AuPS

25th - 28th November 2018
Sydney, NSW

Functions & Events

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There are a number of social functions and events for you to attend during the conference.

Welcome Reception

6pm-8pm, Sunday, 25th November 2018

The conference begins on Sunday evening with the AuPS invited lecture in the New Law building lecture theatre 101. This will be followed by a cocktail reception with finger food, refreshments and a feature wine tasting from David Allen's vineyard in the courtyard of the historic Anderson Stuart Building. This heritage-listed building, the "Old Medical School", is a superb example of neo-gothic architecture and is located across from the New Law lecture theatre and adjacent to the main quadrangle. After the reception closes at 8pm you may wish to take a stroll south on City Road to one of the many fine establishments that line King Street Newtown

The cost of the reception is covered in your registration fee (additional tickets may be purchased by following the registration process)

Conference Dinner

7pm, Tuesday 27st November 2018

The annual conference dinner on the Tuesday night will be held at The Dockside Restaurant at Cockle Bay Wharf. Cockle Bay is an iconic Sydney location, overlooking Darling Harbour and only a few minutes walk from the Sydney CBD and China Town. Cockle bay is on the Eastern Promenade of Darling Harbour and The Dockside restaurant is on the Balcony (or 1st floor) Level. Wheelchair access is available via the lifts and ramps from the Promenade, the Pyrmont Bridge and the Darling Park Car Park.

The three course sit-down dinner (included in your registration) should not be missed (additional tickets may be purchased by following the registration process). Canapes and drinks will begin from 7pm, with dinner served from 7:30pm.

We recommend you take one of the following transport options to get to Darling Harbour, or if you prefer, it's a 30-40 minute walk from The University of Sydney.

  • Bus: You can take a bus from the City Road bus stop to the QVB (Queen Victoria Building), then a short walk down Market Street (following the signs to Darling Harbour).
  • Train:If coming by train, alight at Town Hall Station then walk down Druitt Street. Cockle bay is on the Eastern Promenade of Darling Harbour.
  • Taxi/Uber: If taking a taxi or Uber, ask to be dropped off at Cockle Bay Wharf (look for the black canvas awning) in Wheat Road. Taxis: 133 100.
  • Parking: If driving, you may wish to park at the Darling Park Car Park 201 Sussex St. The Evening flat rate (after 5pm) is $15.

For more information on travel to the venue, visit google maps or the Dockside website

Student and ECR Mixer

7pm, Monday 26th November 2018

The student and early career researcher mixer is on Monday evening following the ECR workshop. Organizers Richard Mills, Giselle Allsopp and Melissa Cameron have chosen a great venue for the event - The Rose Hotel, which has long been a favorite for Friday night lab drinks. The mixer is a great opportunity for students and ECRs to have fun and participate in some valuable networking!

The Rose Hotel is ~7 minute walk east of the conference venue at 52-54 Cleveland St, Chippendale - Please meet the organisers at the ECR workshop at the William Burke Seminar Room (Rm N248 in the Anderson Stuart Bldg.) should you wish to walk with a group.

Please indicate your attendance at the event via the conference registration process. If you have any questions regarding the workshop or mixer please contact the AuPS student representatives Giselle Allsopp ( or Richard Mills (