Fairbridge Village, Western Australia
About the conference
Our 45th conference will be held at Fairbridge Village from June 20-23 2017. 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 the domestic and international airport terminals from 2-3pm.
Fairbridge was established in 1912 as a farm school for war orphans, but is now better known for the Fairbridge World Music Festival and the setting of a new feature film directed by Ben Elton. Delegates will be housed on-site in heritage cottages, and plenary talks will be given in a chapel (a first for an ASH conference, we think). Confirmed plenary speakers are Dr Paul Doughty, Dr Sabrina Fossette, Dr Renee Catullo, and Professor Rick Shine. In addition to a packed scientific programme there will be the extraordinarily difficult herpetological quiz night hosted by Dr Glenn Shea, a team race involving inscrutable obstacles to overcome (mental and physical), and a conference dinner featuring the African/roots band Shangara Jive.
Winter is the breeding season for many frogs in the south-west, and there are plenty of herps to be found at Fairbridge and surrounds. You can even sign up for a free frogging tour with none other than Emeritus Professor Dale Roberts. Attendees wanting a serious herping fix can consider registering for the official post conference tour to the Western Kimberley - full details are here, but note that spaces are limited, and you need to get yourself to Broome quicksmart after the conference.
A provisional programme is available now, but bear in mind that it may change slightly once conference presentations have been finalised.
Queries? Contact us at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you in June!
Registration closes: April 20 2017
Conference begins: June 20 2017, registration from 2pm
PRICING: Click HERE to register
Full registration: $580
Student registration: $530
Accompanying person: $500
Day registration (excludes accommodation): $100
Airport transfer: $28