14th Annual Scientific Meeting

Island Time!
The 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Chronobiology Society will be held from the 23rd – 24th of October 2017 on Waiheke Island in New Zealand, an easy 30 minute ferry ride from the centre of Auckland city.

The meeting will take place at ‘Venue Waiheke’, situated right on the edge of the picturesque Onetangi Beach.

On the afternoon of the 23rd, we will hear from the first of two keynote speakers, Professor Russell Foster, Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi), Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences OMPI, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford. Professor Foster’s talk will be followed by welcome drinks at the venue.

The main conference day (24th October) will run from 9am ‘til 5pm, with our second keynote address being delivered by Professor Steve Kay, Provost Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences, Director of Convergent Bioscience, University of Southern California. To close out the day, attendees will be invited to join us for a conference dinner, with the cost of the dinner included in the registration fee.

Tickets (including ACS membership and the conference dinner) are on sale now for $75 for students and $125 for others. To encourage early registration, this year tickets will initially be available at a reduced cost, with tickets purchased in the month prior to the conference increasing to $100 for students and $150 for others.

Abstracts
Abstract submissions have now closed. Stay tuned for more information regarding late-breaking abstracts!

Getting there
You can get to Waiheke island by ferry from Auckland, ferry tickets can be purchased here. Return tickets can be purchased in advance, without the specification of dates.

Accommodation
There is a great deal of accommodation on Waiheke Island from budget to luxury, there are a number of accommodation options on Onetangi beach where the conference is being held.  Alternatively one can stay at a number of other locations on the Island and either travel by bus or taxi to the venue or hire a car or scooter for your stay on the island.

Onetangi beach options:
Onetangi Beach apartments (one minute walk from venue)
One bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom apartments
$NZ185-$375/night

The Sands apartments and villas (10 minute walk along beach to venue)
One bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom apartments
$230-345/night (minimum 3 nights)