The welcome reception on Sunday July 1st at 6pm was held at the John Niland Scientia Building (see map indicating the Scientia Building).

The venue is the Old Main Building on Kensington campus about 5km south of Sydney's central business district (CBD). All of the conference sessions were held in the main physics lecture theatre on the ground floor, just inside the main entrance of the Old Main Building. The poster sessions and morning/afternoon tea and lunch will be on the second floor. The Kensington campus is marked on the embedded map below (and in the Getting Here section).

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Kensington Campus map with marked Old Main Building (includes entrance and venue)

For those delegates attending the ASM the venue for the meeting was also held in the Old Main Building, upstairs on the first floor.

Morning and afternoon tea and lunches were provided on Monday - Thursday plus morning tea on Friday. More details about the lunch menu can be found on the organisation page. The conference dinner was included in the registration cost and was held on ship "Starship" with Sydney harbor escapes The cruise started at Pier "Man-O-War steps" (Located on the eastern Botanic Gardens side of the Opera House) at 6:30pm on Thursday 5th July. Participants made their own way to the pier for the conference dinner. More details are available in the Organisation section. Excepting the conference dinner, dinner was not provided so the participants could try some of the local restaurants or travel in to the CBD for their evening meals.

On-campus there is a wide variety of cuisines available around 10am-3pm. Also, there are many restaurants down Anzac parade to the south including Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian and Italian cuisine.

Travelling in Sydney
As mentioned in the getting here section, the easiest way to get to central Sydney from UNSW is to take one of the many buses leaving UNSW on Anzac Parade, either directly to central Sydney or to Central station which links with many locations around Sydney. See the getting here section for more details on travelling in Sydney.

Sydney has a huge range of activities to entertain all ages.

The Central Sydney area offers:

Many restaurants
Boat cruises
Darling quarter playground
Sydney wildlife Park
Sydney Aquarium
The Harbour Bridge
The Opera House
Sydney Observatory
Taronga Zoo (a boat ride from Circular Quay can get you there)

Also, nearby UNSW is Coogee beach (a long walk or a short bus trip away).


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