Fairbridge Village, Western Australia
About the conference
Meetings of the Australian Society of Herpetologists occur approximately every 12-18 months, usually in picturesque locations far removed from cities, wifi and cafes selling smashed avocado toast. Our 45th 'ASH conference' will be held at Fairbridge Village in Western Australia from June 20-23 2017, Fairbridge was established in 1912 as a farm school for war orphans, but is now better known for the Fairbridge World Music Festival and as the setting of a romantic comedy directed by Ben Elton (in cinemas soon!). Delegates will be housed on-site in heritage cottages with cosy living quarters (if you light the fire), and plenary talks will be given in a chapel - a first for an ASH meeting.
Plenary speakers are Dr Paul Doughty, Dr Sabrina Fossette, Dr Renee Catullo, and Professor Rick Shine. In addition to the packed scientific program, which features a symposium in honour of Professor Mike Bull, there will be the extraordinarily difficult herpetological quiz night hosted by Dr Glenn Shea, a postgradiate workshop, an AGM, minigolf, a high ropes course, frog tours, and a hippie-themed conference dinner featuring the African/roots band Shangara Jive. The provisional program can be accessed here.
Fairbridge is just over an hour’s drive from Perth Airport, so if you are coming from the eastern states hop on an early flight to Perth on June 20, and you will be in time for the bus. Buses will leave from the city and the domestic and international airport terminals between 12-3pm, to coincide with arriving flights.
Queries? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, expect information to be emailed to you confirming transport arrangements, dietary needs, talk formats, what to bring etc. over the coming weeks.
Registration closes: April 20 2017 (although bookings are still being accepted - but best to check in with the organisers first)
Conference begins: June 20 2017, registration from 2pm
PRICING: Click HERE to purchase registration, airport transfers, drinks, t-shirts etc.
The three registration categories below include three nights accommodation, all meals, all entertainment, and the conference pack.
Full registration: $580
Student registration: $530
Accompanying person: $500
Day registration is also available, and includes tea breaks, lunch and dinner
Day registration: $100
Airport transfers to and from Fairbridge can be booked separately. Pick up and drop off points are Perth City, Perth International Airport and Perth Domestic Airport
Airport transfer: $28