Science Meeting

Pullman Resort, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia | 19 - 23 june 2023

We acknowledge the Yirrganydji (Irrukandji) people as the traditional land owners of the Port Douglas region, where our Science Meeting will take place.

The 2023 Science Meeting will occur at the Pullman Resort located in Port Douglas, in tropical Northern Queensland. Port Douglas is in close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Both attractions are day trips away from Port Douglas. June is during the dry season in Port Douglas, with daytime highs averaging 27 °C. For more information about the weather conditions to expect, please visit the Port Douglas Weather Forecast regularly in the weeks before the meeting, as the weather can be rapidly variable.

More information about the conference room itself can be found on the Pullman's webpage about it.


Schedule for the science meeting. Click image for a readable PDF.

A computer-readable, downloadable pdf of the schedule can be found here.

The conference dinner will take place on Thursday evening (22 June) beginning at 18:30.

Talk Slides and Recordings

The slides from the science meeting talks will be available shortly.

Talk recordings can be found here.

The slides and recordings from the closed sessions can be found on the IPTA wiki.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place on Thursday evening (22 June) beginning at 18:30. It will be held at the Pullman Resort, at the Lagoon View Terrace.

An image of the Lagoon View Terrace at the Pullman Port Douglas

Registration for the science meeting includes conference dinner for all attendees.

If attendees wish to bring a guest they can do so at a cost of $158 AUD per additional guest. To purchase additional conference dinner tickets please visit Eventbrite .


Registrations have closed.

Please note that all registration fees below are exclusive of tax. An AccelNet contribution has allowed costs to be substantially reduced.

General registration fee: $110 AUD (~$75 USD, 70€)
Virtual registration fee: Virtual participation is free, but please note that registration is required for virtual attendance.
Please note: If you are registering for virtual attendance and reside outside of Australia, please use the tickets marked as Virtual International (this is so you are not charged tax). All domestic attendees registering for virtual attendance please use the tickets marked as Virtual Australia.

Refunds and cancellation

Please contact OzGrav by email about your Science Meeting Registration if you require a refund, either because you are cancelling your attendance or because you wish to transfer from in-person to virtual attendance. Eventbrite will retain a fee of $40.49 AUD from your total refund. Requests for refunds will need to be received by 15 May 2023 23:59 UTC. No refunds will be provided after that date, including partial refunds from ticket transfers (from in-person to virtual and vice versa).

To inquire about your registration, please email OzGrav.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission has closed.


An image of a villa at the Pullman Port Douglas

The Pullman has accommodation available at a conference rate for those attending the event. Please visit the webpage. more information or to make a booking.

The conference hotel has resort-style apartments, including spacious multi-bedroom apartments. We encourage attendees to organize to share accommodation to make best use of the available space. This can be facilitated among your colleagues traveling to the meeting. For those who may be seeking a colleague for accommodation-sharing, we have set up a nomination form here, or otherwise you can email Ariadna Hernandez privately.

The cost of accommodation is to be covered by attendees.

Additional Details

Conference rates can be extended to delegates wishing to stay for 3 nights before and 3 nights after the dates of the event. To book those extra nights please contact Rosie Attenborough or call the Reservations Department from 8am-2pm AEST Monday to Friday on +61 07 4084 3508.

Full breakfast is available for 1 guest per room. If you are staying in an apartment with 3 rooms, 3 breakfasts are included in the booking. For any additional guests, discounted breakfast rates are offered (A$35.00 per adult, A$15.00 per child).

An AUD $60.00 per room, per night surcharge will be incurred for a rollaway bed (adult or child), with a maximum of 1 rollaway per room. However, this does not apply to Studio Rooms (maximum capacity 2 guests). Contact the hotel for more information.

Accommodation Alternatives

Please note that the organising committee does not have a conference fee arrangement with different venues other than the Pullman.

Local Guide

Travel to the Science Meeting Venue

Transport, transfers and car hire to Port Douglas is available. The easiest way to get there is to arrive at Cairns airport (CNS) and take the Local Shuttle Bus to Port Douglas. Uber, Taxi, and rental cars are also available.

For more information visit the Cairns Airport Shuttle webpage.

Satellite view of the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort. White circle is the hotel.

Satellite view of the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort. White circle is the hotel. Click on image to be taken to Google Maps, and route your direction to the Pullman Resort from your current location. Please check our Travel page on shuttle transfer guides, prices and facilities, as you will be required to travel to the resort from Cairns airport (approx. 1 hour drive).