2015 ACRS Conference

The 2015 ACRS conference will be held at Daydream Island, Queensland from 28th – 31st July. 

This fabulous venue will host us for workshops and a welcome function on 28th, two full days of discussions and paper presentations on 29th and 30th and workshops and other activities on 31st. 

Call for Papers: Now closed. Please submit your Abstract on any coral reef topic by 15th May.

Registration: Now open. Early bird registration is available until 28th May. Please register as soon as possible to help us secure the accommodation. This year registration covers almost everything you will need once you leave the mainland:

 Transfers to and from Daydream Island from either Hamilton Island or Airlie Beach
 3 night’s accommodation from 28th to 31st July – you select whether you would like twinshare or single occupancy. If you wish, we will happily arrange someone for you to share with and will check with you for approval first.
 Welcome function on 28th July with canap├ęs and drinks
 2 days of conference sessions
 Buffet breakfast each day
 Lunch on 29th and 30th July
 Conference Awards dinner on 30th July

Student Mentoring Day: Students are invited to take part in the Student Mentoring Day on 28th July. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies will generously subsidise your twinshare accommodation for the 27th July if you are attending this day. In the registration process $80 will be deducted from your registration charge. All you need to do is indicate your accommodation dates on the form and the extra night (27th July) will be booked for you.

Student Travel Awards: ACRS will provide travel grants to subsidise student attendance at the conference.

Photo competition: Delegates are invited to participate in this year’s photo competition.


Bringing your Children to the ACRS Conference?

If you are going to bring your children with you, the following information may be helpful. 

You can fit two children in a Garden Room (the rooms we have in the registration deal) as long as they are happy to share a queen sized bed (we would book a room with two queen sized beds). The children will attract no extra rooming cost if they are under 14 years. 

Transfers for children are at the same cost as adults. An invoice will be sent for these once requested. 

Children may attend the conference dinner (please let us know so that we have the space organised) and the costs are below. 

Conference Dinners – during cocktail or set menu functions children’s meals are $16.50 and it would be a pre-selection of one of the following for all children…


Charlie Clam's Breast of Chicken - Char Grilled Breast of Chicken served with your choice of salad and fries or steamed rice and vegetables

Sailor Sally Sirloin Steak - Char Grilled Sirloin Steak served with your choice of salad and fries or steamed rice and vegetables

Floating Fiona's Coral Trout - Grilled Coral Trout served with your choice of salad and fries or steamed rice and vegetables

Captain Cameron's Chicken Nuggets - Chicken nuggets served with your choice of salad and fries or steamed rice and vegetables

Beach Babe Betty's Beef Burger - Grilled beef pattie with melted cheese and tomato sauce, served with fries

All main meals served with your choice of Tomato Sauce, Tartare Sauce or Gravy


Boatman Bob's Ice-cream with Topping

Diver Dan's Ice-cream with Jelly

PLEASE NOTE: Kid's meals are available for children up to 14 years only.

The Skippers Kids Club is available and this arranges group or individual babysitting services. Please click here for details and charges. Babysitting can take place in the guest room or at the function. 

Babysitting is available at the resort – a babysitter will come to your room. Please click here for details and charges.