ACEMS 2020 Virtual Retreat


2-6 November 2020



The ACEMS Annual Retreat is an opportunity for the ACEMS community to come together, celebrate and share the Centre's achievements and research from the past year, as well as discuss the vision and goals for the coming year.

Due to the COVID 19 situation with lockdown and travel restrictions in Australia, the 2020 retreat will primarily be held online across five half days from 12:30 pm Monday 2nd November to 1 pm Friday 6th November (alternating between afternoon and morning). The first two days will be for the Student and ECR Retreat and the remainder is for the Main Retreat.

If the different restrictions in individual States permit, nodes within the same State could get together at the same venue with catering provided for lunch/morning or afternoon breaks. Details will be confirmed at a later date.

RETREAT PLAN OF ACTIVITIES (subject to change):

Mon, 2 Nov: ECR and Students Retreat (12:30 pm-4:00 pm) – Industry Career panel, students/ECRs presentations

Happy Hour (4.10 pm-5:00 pm) – Social activities and collaboration time

Tue, 3 Nov: ECR and Students Retreat (9.30 am-1.00 pm) – ECR panel on Grant application process, students/ECRs presentations, Technical seminars

Wed, 4 Nov: Main Retreat (1:00 pm-4:00 pm) – Industry Keynote talk, Partner organization and industry affiliate talks

Happy Hour (4.10 pm-5:00 pm) – Planning session among industry partners and ACEMS members on research collaboration beyond ACEMS

Thu, 5 Nov: Main Retreat (9.30 am-1.00 pm) – Research Keynote talk, Panel discussion, RSS/ICSS/IMP presentations

Fri, 6 Nov: Main Retreat (9.30 am-1.00 pm) – ACEMS Researcher presentations, RSS/ICSS/IMP presentations, Award session

Each day includes two 10-minute breaks.


Please go to this link to register:

For any related queries, please get in contact with Minh Nguyen, Lead Organizer, at