Before you attend!

A digital version of the event programme will be available on the website prior to the conference and will include all the information you need to attend. Delegates will receive a printed version, if requested, during registration on arrival at the conference. Please bring your own bag and water bottle, although crockery is provided.

Conference & workshops venue @ University of Canterbury, Christchurch
The main conference will be held in the North Arts lecture theatres (A1/A2/A3) with the icebreaker Monday evening at The Atrium, located on the ground floor of the Biology Building. University maps can be found here or you can download the UC Finder App on Google Play. There will be a detailed conference map included in the programme. 

University of Canterbury maps


Campus parking is limited so if arriving by car we advise you to come early. The streets surrounding the University have limited car parking with some city council time limits. Campus parking charges apply 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. Visitors may park in designated COUPON parking areas by displaying an all-day parking coupon attached to the driver's window. An all-day parking coupon (useable only once) costs $7.50 and can be purchased at Cafe 101 nearby. Some short-term parking serviced by pay-and-display units may be available at a cost of $2.50 per hour, up to four hours.

July 6th - Conference gala dinner @ The Tannery (3 Garlands Road, Woolston) 
Welcome to the east! Come and dine in an old industrial precinct from the 19th century now home to a hub of creativity and hospitality. Enjoy The Tannery's stunning architecture and ambience as we celebrate the last evening of the conference complete with awards!

There will be plenty of parking as well as bus transportation to/from the University of Canterbury with returns every half hour from ~9pm-midnight.