New Connections in Representation Theory

Mantra Hotel Conference Centre

Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia

10-14 February 2020



Travel Information

    • Everyone entering Australia who is not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand will need a visa of some type. Depending on nationality, this is either an eVisitor (link), ETA (link) or a traditional visa. Please contact the organisers if you need assistance with a visa.
    • The Sunshine Coast is served by two airports, Brisbane (BNE) and Sunshine Coast (MCY).
    • Brisbane Airport (98km from venue) is an international airport. A direct flight from an overseas airport to BNE is recommended over a connection to a domestic flight to MCY. From Brisbane airport, a shuttle can be caught to Mooloolaba for $45 one way.
    • Sunshine Coast Airport (13km from venue) is a domestic only airport. It is served by Virgin Australia (VA, full service), Qantas (QF, full service) and Jetstar (JQ, budget airline). Beware flights that connect via SYD onto a JQ flight (which may have a QF flight number) as you will be abandoned at the wrong terminal upon arrival in SYD. From Sunshine Coast airport, a taxi can be caught to Mooloolaba. Both traditional and app-based taxis operate in Australia.
    • We don't recommend going to the Gold Coast Airport (OOL) for this conference as it is more than two hour drive away.
    • For travel to/from Brisbane, options include car, regular public transport (train to Landsborough station and change to 615 bus) or long distance bus (Premier Motor Services or Greyhound).


    • Registration is now open! It is required that all participants register for the conference. Registration includes a welcome reception, daily lunches, a conference dinner, and a Wednesday excursion. Registration fees (in Australian dollars) are as follows.
              • Participant: $400
              • Postdoc: $300
              • Student: $200
    • AustMS members receive a 50% discount on the registration prices above. International speakers may register for free. To access these discounts, you will need a voucher code. If you are an AustMS member or an international speaker, please email the organizers at to request a discount code before registering.
    • Registration can be accessed through this link.


    • We have arranged for a block of rooms at the Mooloolaba Mantra Hotel to be made available to conference participants at a discounted rate. To access these discounted rates, please book using this form before January 10, 2020. The rooms will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    • Other (possibly less expensive) options for accommodation in Mooloolaba can be found on or through airbnb.

Mailing List

    • If you are interested in joining our mailing list to receive updates about this conference, please email the organizers at

Poster Session

    • The conference will include a poster session for early career participants to present posters on their research. We encourage all early career participants who are not speaking to present a poster. More details on this poster session will be provided later.