additional information

Additional Information

AV instructions

Format of your presentation

Your presentation should be in MS-PowerPoint (*.ppt and *.pptx) in 16:9 landscape format. Please do not forget to embed your fonts and your video files (if any).

Presentation upload

Kindly bring your presentation on a memory stick to the Registration desk, Keith Turnbull or Victoria rooms, at the latest during the break preceding the session for your lecture. A technician will be available to assist you.

  • Please note that to minimize disruption we do not allow the use of personal laptops for presentations, but if you must use your MacBook remember to bring your own adaptor
  • If you prefer that your results are not shared by attendees on social media, please clearly indicate so on your slides
  • At the end of the ASPS meeting, all presentations will be deleted

Poster teaser sessions

Approximately 10 speakers will give short, one-slide presentations of 90 seconds each to provide a snapshot of their work and/or poster. These will occur in succession with no questions.

We recommend the slide provides background information to the project and highlights a key finding of your work. This should not be an exact replica of your poster, rather it should entice people to come to your poster to learn more!

Poster teaser session presenters are asked to send their slide to NO LATER than the 25th November.

Gender Policy

ASPS 2019 strives to achieve gender balance in all aspects of the conference. The committee endeavours to achieve this through balanced female and male representation on the organizing committees and as session chairs, as well as through invitations to high quality speakers of both genders.

Airport Transfers

A taxi trip from the Melbourne Airport to La Trobe University costs approximately $60, depending on the time of day.


A map detailing the location of the AgriBio building, La Trobe University can be downloaded here:downloaded HERE.

Car Parking

Visitors can park at the La Trobe University campus using CellOPark Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) You can pay for parking by app, phone or online.

To use CellOPark, you need to register. Once you’re registered, you can start parking straight away.

Car Park 4 off the Ring Road is the closest car park to AgriBio building, parking is restricted to the white bays. Costs are $1.60 hourly, charged by the minute and capped at $5.80 daily.


The month of November in Melbourne has average daily highs of 22°C (72°F). For more information, see

Information for International Visitors

All non-Australian citizens must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. For information on the appropriate visa for travel to Australia, or entry into Australia, visit the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) website or contact the Australian Overseas Mission in your country, See for your closest Australian visa office.

You should allow 4-6 weeks for your visa to be processed.

It is strongly recommended that international visitors seek advice and take out appropriate travel insurance and medical cover. Overseas visitors are required to pay in full all medical expenses incurred while in Australia. The conference organizers accept no responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance.