The University of Tasmania is proud to host the 2019 ACNS conference from Thursday November 21st – Sunday November 24th. Sessions will be held at the Tramsheds Function Centre, only a short walk from Launceston’s Central Business District, and surrounded by a range of accommodation and dining options.
We look forward to welcoming the Australasian cognitive neuroscience community to Launceston in 2019. Direct flights to Launceston are available from Melbourne (1 hour), Sydney (1.5 hours), and Brisbane (2.5 hours), or you can travel daily from Melbourne to Devonport on the Spirit of Tasmania ferries with your car (Launceston – 1hr 15min drive).
A walkable, intimate city, Launceston boasts elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture and century-old parks. Its vibrant food and coffee culture thrives with fabulous cafés, bars, and restaurants that produce innovative cuisine from locally sourced produce. Art and design take a front row seat in this charismatic city, as does the beauty of the stunning Cataract Gorge – a natural oasis in the middle of the city.
The naturally beautiful city of Launceston is easy to navigate, with accommodation, the conference centre, and offsite venues all within close proximity. The conference menu will be enhanced with the fresh northern Tasmanian produce and internationally acclaimed cool-climate wines, ciders, and local ales. Everything you need to have an amazing Tasmanian experience is on Launceston’s doorstep with the Tamar Valley wine trail famed for its cool-climate wines, local farm fresh produce, history and wilderness.
If you love the outdoors, some of the best mountain biking in the world and two of the world’s top public golf courses, Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm, await you. Slightly further afield are Cradle Mountain or the splendor of the east coast, Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park.
21st – 24th November 2019
The program will feature keynote addresses from three internationally renowned cognitive neuroscientists, an award presentation from the recipient of the ACNS Young Investigator Award, symposia, talks and fast talks, and a poster gala. The conference will be preceded by technical and ECR workshops on Wednesday and Thursday (20th-21st November). Social events include a welcome reception, ECR mixer, and dinner at Penny Royal.