Location Information and Registration

Registration

To register, access the registration system. The registration fees are outlined below; prices are in Australian dollar and include 1 banquet dinner. You will require a credit card to pay for the registration fees at the moment of registering online.


Regular Delegate
Regular Early Bird $600.00 AUD
Regular Standard $710.00 AUD
Regular Late $850.00 AUD
Student Delegate
Student Early Bird $355.00 AUD
Student Standard $470.00 AUD
Student Late $580.00 AUD

Early bird registration closes on 26 September 2015; standard registration closes 31 October 2015. Late registrations are open until 4 December 2015 (end of the conference). Student travel scholarships are also available; if you are a student, you still are required to registered as a student registration and pay the relative fees.


Visa Information

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).

See here for visa information.

You can request an invitation letter by emailing the organisers; if you are not an author, you have to have registered before requesting an invitation letter.

In your email requesting the invitation letter, please include the following information in bullet point form:

  • your name and surname
  • your affiliation
  • role within your organisation (e.g., student, academic, researcher, etc.)
  • if an author of a paper at AIRS 2015, the paper ID, title and co-authors of your contribution
  • postal address to which the original invitation letter will be posted (and electronic copy will also be emailed)

Location Information and Getting Here

AIRS 2015 is being held at the Queensland University of Technolgy in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane's CBD and QUT are easy to reach from the Brisbane Airport. There are many hotels and accommodations within walking distance from the conference venue to suit all budgets.

Conference Venue: P-block, Gardens Point Campus, Queensland University of Technology


Travel from Brisbane Airport

For international and interstate visitors arriving at Brisbane Airport, the options for travelling to the Brisbane CBD are via coach, taxi or airtrain. The journey takes approximately 75 minutes.

Taxi

Taxi ranks are located at both the International and Domestic Terminals. At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal. At the International Terminal, the taxi rank is located at the northern end of Arrivals on Level 2. A taxi journey from Brisbane International Airport to the conference venue at QUT is approximately AUD$50.00.

Train

Airtrain offers services between the Airport, Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Airtrain departs every 15 minutes during peak hours (every half-hour off-peak) and runs between the following times: Weekdays: 5.04am - 10:04pm; Weekends: 6:04am - 10:04pm. Tickets can be purchased in the station located just outside the airport; both international and domestic terminals have an Airtrain station. The journey takes approximately 24 minutes to Central Station and 30 minutes to Southbank. The price of a one-way ticket is AUD$17.00. Early bird discounts are available if you pre-book your journey, see www.airtrain.com.au/.


Other transportation information are available at www.bne.com.au/to-from-brisbane-airport/transport-options

Hotel and Accommodation

Brisbane offers a wide range of high quality accommodation with 230 hotels and more than 12,750 rooms, with 27 hotels within a 2km radius of the city’s Centre. There is an extensive choice of accommodation from five star hotels to serviced apartments and hostels with a price range to suit all budgets. Below you can find some suggestions. Last minutes deals can be found through sites like Wotif, Bookings.com and AirBnb.


Star Rating Venue Type ~Rate
5 Star Stamford Plaza Hotel $280
4 – 4.5 Star Royal on the Park Hotel $210
4 – 4.5 Star iStay River City Serviced 1 & 2
bedroom apartments
$180
$230
4 – 4.5 Star Oaks 212 on Margaret Serviced 1 & 2
bedroom apartments
$210
$270
3.5 Star Ibis Brisbane Hotel – Queen & Twin 200
Budget Base Brisbane Central Budget From $55