ICONN 2016 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 7 - 11 February 2016 | National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia

General information


Canberra, the nation's capital is a vibrant melting pot of urban centres, architectural style, arts, culture and business. The city is uniquely bordered by Australian bush landscape, and home to many familiar symbols of Australian national significance.

Canberra is home to a number of iconic venues: the Australian War Memorial, old and new Parliament Houses, Australian Institute of Sport, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, High Court of Australia, to name a few. Canberra has something for everyone - culture, politics, history, music, theatre, festivals, sport, science, shopping and all the inspiring monuments you would expect of a capital city.

Wineries, historic townships, beautiful coastlines and the spectacular Snowy Mountains are all within close distance to the nation's capital and make for great touring opportunities pre or post-Conference. Canberra is easily accessible by plane, train, bus or car.


The National Convention Centre
31 Constitution Avenue
Canberra City ACT 2601
02 6276 5200

The National Convention Centre is Canberra's largest, purpose-built functions, meetings and events venue. The National Convention Centre is conveniently located just 7km from airport and just minute walk from a range of accommodation options and the city centre, with simple access to the very best Canberra attractions.

You can find out more about the NCCC on the NCCC website.

How to get to Canberra


Fly into Canberra International Airport, which is located approximately 15-20 minutes away from the National Convention Centre.


Canberra has a direct rail service from Sydney and a combined rail and bus service from Melbourne. Visit NSW Trainlink for more information.


The Australian Capital Territory has a good network of public roads and highways to navigate if you are driving to Canberra. National highways leading to Canberra include the Barton Highway, Federal Highway, and Monaro Highway.


See Murrays or Greyhound for more information.

Car Parking

The National Convention Centre car park can be entered off Constitution Avenue and parking for more than 260 cars is available beneath the National Convention Centre. A number of flexible parking options are available.

Airport Transfers

The Airport Express shuttle bus offers airport-city-airport services daily during peak periods. Other stops include National Convention Centre, Russell and YHA. The cost is $12 one way or $20 return. Tickets can be purchased from the car park customer service office located opposite the bus stop or can be pre-booked online or by calling 1300 368 897. The bus stop is located kerbside upon exiting the arrivals hall. Please see the terminal map and timetable for Airport Express Bus information.


A taxi from the airport to the city is approximately AUD$23.00.
Canberra Elite Cabs - 13 22 27
Cabxpress - 1300 222 977

Dress Standards

Conference Sessions - Smart Casual
Welcome Reception - Smart Casual
Gala Dinner - Formal Wear


For the month of February, Canberra's mean maximum temperature is 28°C; the mean minimum is 13.8°C.

Delegate List

An attendee list will be supplied to all attendees including exhibitors and sponsors. If you do not wish to have your details on the delegate list please ensure you indicate this on your registration form.

Registration and Information Desk

All delegates and accompanying persons must register themselves to be able to attend sessions, lunches, morning and afternoon teas and any social functions.

The registration and information desk will be located in the foyer of the National Convention Centre, and will be open as follows:

Sunday 7 February3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 8 February8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9 February8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10 February8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11 February8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Name Badges

All delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers will be issued with a name badge at registration. Admittance to all sessions and social functions included in the registration fee will require presentation of your badge.


While attending ICONN 2016 you may be photographed. By registering for ICONN 2016 you agree to these photographs being used for promotional purposes.

Special Requirements

Please note any special requirements for example dietary or mobility, when registering for the congress. All special requirements will be forwarded to the venue. For pre-arranged special dietary requirements please make yourself known to the waiting staff at all functions to ensure that your needs are catered for.


In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN), the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. The ANN, the Organising Committee and the All Occasions Group take no responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the conference. All insurance, including medical cover, or expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the conference is the individual delegate's responsibility. Attendees are encouraged to choose a travel insurance policy that includes loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through the cancellation of the conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. ANN, the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.

Privacy Policy

The All Occasions Group (encompassing All Occasions Management and All Occasions Travel) complies with all legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this conference will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event or communication regarding future events. These details may be made available to parties directly related to the conference including but not limited to the All Occasions Group, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/travel bookings and conference options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary. It is also usual practice to produce a 'Delegate List' of attendees at the conference and to include the individual's details in such a list.

By completing the registration form, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used for the above purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided to the All Occasions Group is accurate and kept up to date. To access or update your information, please email or fax the All Occasions Group on conference@aomevents.com or +61 8125 2200.


All Occasions Management
T. +61 8 8125 2200
F. +61 8 8125 2233
E. conference@aomevents.com