National Conference5 - 6 May 2016,
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Important Dates

10 December 2015
Abstract submission closes
midnight (AEDT)

10 February 2016
Author notification

31 March 2016
Early Bird Registration Deadline

4 May 2016

5 – 6 May 2016
Conference dates

Expression of Interest

Conference app: Scan the QR code or look for Autism16 in the app/play store!

General Information

The following information is provided to make your attendance at the Aspect Autism in Education Conference in Melbourne as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. If you require assistance throughout the conference, please visit the Registration Desk and we will do everything we can to help you.

Dates of the conference

Masterclasses: Wednesday 4 May 2016 Conference: Thursday 5 May – Friday 6 May 2016

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on level 1 (near the Hilton South Wharf end).

Registration and Information Desk
The registration and information desk will be located on level 1 of the Melbourne Convention Centre. You can collect your name badge and conference materials from here during the below times:

Thursday 5 May 2016 / 0800 – 1800
Friday 6 May 2016 / 0800 – 1600



Each delegate registered for the conference will receive a name badge at the Registration and Information Desk. This badge will be your official pass and must be worn to obtain entry to all sessions, conference catering and social functions. This name badge must be worn during the conference.


Smart casual attire is appropriate for conference sessions and welcome drinks.


Messages sent to the conference office will be placed on a notice board near the Registration Desk. Delegates are advised to check the message board at regular intervals.

Mobile Phones & Pagers

Please respect the presenter and other delegates by ensuring that your mobile phone and pagers are on silent while you are in sessions.

Internet Access

Complimentary wi-fi will be available at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Further details will be advised at the conference.


The Melbourne Convention Centre currently has car parking for visitors. Charges apply. The closest car parks are directly beneath the MEC basement car park accessible via Normanby Rd and the South Wharf Retail car park. The car parks are operated by third parties. For further information on car parking and rates, please visit the MCEC website at:


Childcare has not been arranged for conference delegates. If you are staying at the Hilton South Wharf, they can assist with childcare arrangements through the Asharon Agency. Please contact the Hilton Reception Desk for further information and bookings.


Aspect Autism in Education Conference is a non-smoking event.


Conference Office

Think Business Events Level 1, 299 Elizabeth St Sydney, NSW Australia 2000 Ph: 02 8251 0045 Fax: 02 8251 0097 Email: