88th Annual ACRS Conference

Brisbane, Australia

27-29 August 2014 

Welcome Function

The 2014 ACRS Conference will be held at the Mercure Hotel in Brisbane on 27-29 August, 2014. There will be a welcome function on the evening of 27th August at 6 pm.

Mike Tyler, an amazing magician, mentalist and comedy hypnotist will be entertaining delegates at the welcome function. Don't be late!

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held in the beautiful level 12 Rooftop Room at Rydges Hotel at Southbank on the 29th August from 7 pm.


Conference registration is NOW OPEN. Please register by 31st July to receive the early bird rate.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Michael Kingsford, “Connectivity among populations – the never ending story?”

Dr Adriana Verg├ęs, “ Climate-driven shifts in herbivory and the tropicalization of temperate marine ecosystems – a global perspective”

Dr Janice Lough, “Changing environments for coral reefs”

Presentation Program

The program is available to download here.

The conference program app can be downloaded from Eventbase (Apple/Android/BlackBerry). Once you have downloaded the app search for "88th Annual ACRS Conference". The app will allow you to "Favorite" talks to create your own personal schedule from the multiple concurrent sessions and allow you to make notes under "Speakers" that can later be exported. There is also a map of the conference venues.


If you wish to stay at the conference venue, please click here for delegate rates.

Student Day

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies will host the annual National Student Mentoring Day on the 27th August at the conference venue. 

Field Trip

An optional field trip to Moreton Bay for conference delegates will be held following the conference on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August.

Photo Competition

Delegates are also encouraged to participate in the 2014 ACRS Photo Competition - there are great prizes to be won!

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