Where is the conference Venue?
The main Conference venue for the 20th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, is Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Access to the convention centre is best made by Convention Centre Place.
How do I get to and from the airport to the conference venue/ accommodation?
SkyBus offers an express bus service from the airport to the city centre. This service operates 24/7, including all public holidays. Buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day.
Adult ticket – $18 one way or $36 return
Family ticket (2 adults and 1-4 children) – $41 one way or $82 return
Family ticket (1 adult and 1-4 children) – $25 one way or $50 return
Child ticket (4-14 years) – $9 one way or $18 for a round trip
Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the bus stop or purchased online at www.skybus.com.au.
On arrival at Southern Cross Station in the city, SkyBus provides a complimentary hotel transfer service. This is subject to availability, and available from 6.00am – 11.30pm Monday to Friday; 6.00am – 7.00pm Saturday and Sunday (excluding Christmas day). Buses depart every 10 minutes during the day – with additional buses departing more frequently during peak periods.
Melbourne’s taxis are a safe and convenient way to get from the airport to your destination. Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and 3. You can catch a taxi from designated taxi ranks, unless you have pre-booked one.
Taxi fares are calculated according to the distance and duration of the journey and will vary based on the number of people and time of travel. Additional charges apply if you travel on some public holidays, late at night, with five or more people or pay with credit/debit card.
Additional charges may include:
Citilink and Eastlink tollway fees
20% late night surcharge if travelling between midnight and 5.00am
A service fee (usually 10%) for EFTPOS/credit/debit transactions, on top of the metered fare
$2.00 airport fee for taxis leaving from Melbourne Airport taxi ranks
You can calculate the estimate cost for a trip using the link below:
Taxi Fare Estimator
Ridesharing site UBER now offers uberX, uberASSIST, uberXL and UberBLACK to and from Melbourne Airport. Simply download the Uber app for iOS, Android or Windows and request a ride. Uber is a cashless service and payment is made directly through the app. It is a good idea to download the app in advance, but to log-in and request your ride you can connect to the Melbourne Airport free Wi-Fi available in all public areas, gates and lounges.
• From Terminals 1, 2 and 3, follow the Uber signs towards the Pickup Zone. From Terminal 4 the Pickup Zone is located in the T4 carpark on level 2.
• When you are ready to go, request the ride option through the app that best suits you – make sure you select the right terminal (T1, T2 & T3 OR T4).
For sign-up, further information, discount codes and fare estimate, please visit www.uber.com
What is the weather like in Melbourne?
With its variable climate, Melbourne is warm to hot during Summer, with temperatures averaging around 28C during the day, and 16C at night, it is recommended that visitors bring clothes suitable for warm days and cool nights.
Is there security at the conference?
The members of the conference organising committee and Leishman Associates accept no liability for personal accident of loss or damage suffered by any participant, accompanying person, invited observer or any other person by whatever means. Nor do we accept liability for any equipment or software brought to the conference by delegates, speakers, sponsors or any other party. Please protect your personal property. Do not leave laptops, cameras, and other valuable items unsecured. Be conscious of individuals who appear out of place and do not wear a conference name badge. Advise Leishman Associates staff if this does not occur.
Will there be Wi-Fi available at the conference venue?
Basic Wi-Fi will be provided to all delegates whilst onsite at the conference.
What is the dress code for the conference?
The conference dress code is Smart Casual
Where do I register?
The Conference Registration Desk will be located on Level 1 of the Convention Centre, in Foyer 1.4
What time does the registration desk open?
Wednesday 13th February 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 14th February 7:45am – 5:30pm
Friday 15th February 8:00am – 4:30pm
Delegate Satchels and Conference Materials are available at the registration desk at the times indicated above.
What is included in my registration?
Full Registration – This registration includes attendance at all sessions over 3 days 13 – 15 February 2019. Full registration also includes; one set of Conference proceedings, satchel, name badge, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments and entry to the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner.
Full Author Registration – This registration includes attendance at all sessions over 3 days 13 – 15 February 2019. Full registration also includes; one set of Conference proceedings, satchel, name badge, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments and entry to the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner. All presented papers will be submitted to be published in the IEEE explorer.
Companion Registration – Companion Registration entitles Guests to attend the social functions including the Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner and 3 lunches.
How do I gain entry to the conference sessions?
It is suggested that delegates arrive at preferred sessions promptly to ensure a seat. If sessions become full then delegates will not be allowed entry. Please wear your name tag for entry into all sessions.
How do I know if there have been any changes to the program?
Any changes to the conference program will be announced by the session chair. You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk.
How do I know If I am registered for the Conference Dinner?
Please check your latest Registration Confirmation email, this will list all bookings. If you have misplaced this, you can request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Where and Where are the Social Functions?
Date: Wednesday 13th February
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on level 1, Foyer 1.1 – 1.4.
Dress: Smart Casual
Date: Thursday 14th February
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Sovereign Room, MCEC Expansion
Dress: Smart Casual
Penguin Parade Tour – Where do I go?
Penguin Parade Tour
Date: Friday 15th February
Time: 4:00pm – 11:45pm
Location: Board the coach at the coach bay located at the front of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Please note that this tour is only for delegates who have pre-expressed interest. If you would like to be part of the tour
see Leishman Staff at the registration desk.
I have special dietary requirements – what do I do?
You must advise the conference managers of any special dietary requirements when you register for the conference. Caterers at each function will be informed of these. During the day, there will be a buffet table offering food suitable for dietary requirements. If you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to ask staff at the registration desk.
IMPORTANT – If your dietary request relates to a life-threatening allergy, please ensure that you advise the organisers as soon as possible.
How do I book my accommodation?
You must book your accommodation directly through any of the venues listed on the conference website. Please look at the accommodation tab for recommendations. Delegates are encouraged to book in advance as availability closer to the Conference date is not guaranteed.
Can I photograph or record the conference sessions?
Delegates are not permitted to use any type of camera or recording device at any of the sessions unless written permission has been obtained from the relevant speaker & Conference Managers. By registering for this conference, you consent to having your photo taken and used for promotional purposes. This may include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Conference Website & Email Marketing. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please advise the Registration Desk or let the photographer know
I am a speaker, what should I do?
In general, each oral presentation will be allocated a time slot of 20 minutes, including Q&A and handovers. Your presentation must not exceed 15 minutes, to allow for Q&A and handover to the next speaker. The session chairs will be advised to terminate overrunning presentations in order to ensure that every presenter has the same amount of time. In special sessions and/or plenary presentations, the length of the time slots may vary. Please bring your PowerPoint presentation with you when you register. All presentations need to be 16:9 in ratio.
All speakers should present themselves to the Registration Desk at least two hours prior to their scheduled presentation time. Presentations should be uploaded at the Speakers Prep Room located on Level 1.
Wednesday, 13 February 0800 – 1730
Thursday, 14 February 0800 – 1700
Friday, 15 February 0800 – 1530
Speakers are also requested to assemble in their session room 10 minutes before the commencement of the session if possible, to meet with their session chair and to familiarise themselves with the room and the audio-visual equipment. There will be facilities to test and modify your presentation if required at the Speakers prep room.
During the break prior to your session, it is highly recommended that speakers go to their room and introduce themselves to the chairperson of their session. Each chairperson will be in their room at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the session.
You can also check that your presentation is working correctly with the AV technician in the room.
Sessions will vary in time and number of presentations. Paper presentations have been allocated 20 minutes, which includes 5 minutes of Q&A.
I am a session chairperson, what should I do?
If you are a chairperson, you will receive chairpersons’ guidelines when you register at the registration desk. If you have additional questions, please contact Leishman Associates.
IEEE-ICIT reserve the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.