AuPS Meeting AuPS

25th - 28th November 2018
Sydney, NSW

Functions & Events

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

Welcome Reception

TBA, Sunday, 25th November 2018

The conference begins on Sunday evening with the AuPS invited lecture in the New Law building lecture theatre. This will be followed by a cocktail reception with finger food and refreshments 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.

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

Conference Dinner

5:30pm 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 (celebrated for its striking architecture).

The three course sit-down dinner (included in your registration) should not be missed (additional tickets may be purchased by following the registration process).

Buses will depart from the University of Sydney to the venue directly following the Tuesday afternoon scientific sessions. Please indicate whether you need transport during the registration process. Alternatively:

  • Bus: You can take a bus from the City Road bus stop to the QVB (Queen Victoria Building), from where the Dockside is 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, and our venue, The Dockside, is on the Balcony Level.
  • 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.

For more information on travel to the venue, including a google map link, visit Dockside

Student and ECR Mixer

TBA, Monday 26th November 2018

The student and early career researcher mixer is on Monday evening, details will be updated as organisations are finalized. Typically the Student and ECR event begins at ~7 pm, following a special ECR workshop (details tba). This is a great opportunity for students and ECRs to have fun and participate in some valuable networking! Please indicate your attendance at the event via the conference registration process.

If you wish to be involved or give suggestions for the ECR workshop, contact the AuPS student representative Giselle Allsop (