General FAQs

What are the poster details?

Where: Foyer at the Wrest Point Convention Centre
Set up: Sunday, September 27, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tear down: Wednesday, September 30, following close of sessions

Details: Posters are assigned numbers and arranged by the 10 Conference themes. You will select the theme you would like your poster to be part of when submitting an abstract. Your poster will be on display in one of two sessions (Sunday-Monday or Tuesday-Wednesday) at the Conference, with a dedicated exhibit and poster session beginning at 4:30 pm on Monday, September 28, and Tuesday, September 29.

Authors are responsible for printing posters and bringing them to the Conference. Each poster will be allocated a panel and the poster must not exceed A0 portrait - vertical orientation: 84.1 cm wide x 118.9 cm high (33.1” wide x 46.8” high). Materials for attaching posters to boards will be provided.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the presentation, please contact Conference Design at mail@conferencedesign.com.au.

A co-author may present the poster in your absence but they must be registered to attend the Conference.

How do I apply for an Australian Visa?

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival). For more information, see the fact sheet.

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, among other things, on your purpose for visiting Australia.

Please refer to the business fact sheet for guidance on visa options most suitable for you and the visa application requirements fact sheet for information on visa application requirements.

Note: These are the visa options available presently but the Department reserves the right to change regulations. Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa.

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What is the nearest major airport to Hobart?

Hobart International Airport is located about 21.6 km (13.4 miles) to the east of the venue.

What airport transportation is recommended?

Please visit the shuttles section of the Hotel and Shuttle page.

Will Internet access be available at the conference venue?

Yes. All registered attendees will receive access in the venue for the duration of the Conference. Please check with your hotel regarding internet in your room.

What is the deadline for registration?

Early Registration: April 1, 2015 – July 31, 2015
Late Registration: From August 1, 2015
Visit the registration page

Are some Conference activities expected to sell out?

Yes, we anticipate most field trips and short courses will sell out. For availability, refer to the Field Trips or Short Courses pages. Preference will be given to SEG 2015 Conference registrants.

May I wait and buy my dinner tickets at the Conference?

We strongly suggest that you purchase conference dinner tickets when you register for the conference. Final catering numbers are submitted a few weeks before the conference opens. Onsite dinner purchase requests may only be possible if there are cancellations.

What is the appropriate attire for the conference?

Business casual.

What is the weather like in Hobart?

During the Conference the daily mean maximum temperature is 15.1°C (60°F) and the mean minimum temperature is 6.4°C (43°F). Visit the Bureau of Meteorology for more information. Weather in Hobart can be variable, so please bring warm jackets for the evenings and layers for the days.

Student FAQs

Is their funding available to attend this Conference?

Visit the Submit an Abstract page, scroll to "Student Support".

What should students do about hotel accommodations?

If an SEG Student Member receives travel support to attend the SEG 2015 Conference, they may also be eligible for shared accommodations support. Full details will be e-mailed to eligible students by May 31, 2015. Students who are not presenting an oral or poster presentation are not eligible for this support.

Will there be prizes for student presentations?

Cash prizes will be awarded to the best oral presentation and top three poster presentations by students. Winners will be announced at the SEG Awards Ceremony.