Welcome to the website of the 24th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, co-locating with the Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP), the 2022 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD), and the 7th International Workshop on Speciality Optical Fibers (WSOF).
The combined Congress will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, over Sunday 11th - Friday 16th December 2022, with the Pre-Conference Workshop and Congress Reception taking place on Sunday, December 11th.
The Congress venue is the Adelaide Convention Centre, conveniently located on the picturesque banks of the Torrens Lake in the heart of the city.
Please see here for some local information on Adelaide.
The AIP Congress 2022 is using the Whova app to maximise your Congress experience. This is the same app that was used for the AIP Summer Meeting in 2021, so many of you may already be familiar with it.
You may have already received an invitation via the app for you to join the Congress. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Set-up instructions can be found at https:// whova.com/pages/whova-app-user-guide/
The app contains the full Congress agenda and will allow you to:
The following button will take you to the Whova app dowload page:
Get Whova Now
The 2022 Congress Handbook is now available for download.
Local tour company Adelaide Sightseeing has partnered with the Congress in order to provide delegates with discounted rates on a number of their tours.
Please see here for more details on conditions and applicable tours.
It seems that, unfortunately, Congress attendees have started to become recipients of scam emails related to this event.
In the first instance, this has been related to accomodations bookings, where a delegate received a spurious email purporting to require a response from the delegate in order to ensure that an accommodation booking would be confirmed and secured.
It is strongly suggested that if you receive any seemingly dubious communication regarding your attendance at the Congress (whether that be regarding accommodation, travel, etc), that you carefully check the source of that communication, its wording, and all details therein.
If you have any doubts on the veracity and authenticity of that message, do not respond to it, or use any links or contact details within that message. If needed, contact the relevant people (hotel, airline, the AIPC organisers, etc) independently.
The "information" used thus far has been nothing more than basic details which can be obtained easily and directly from this and other websites, and this was a clue as to the unsavoury origin of the message.
While masks are not mandatory inside the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Congress organisers strongly suggest that you wear a mask where practical during the event. This will help to keep you and others safe while enjoying everything the Congress has to offer.
As of Saturday, 14 May, 2022, visitors to the Adelaide Convention Centre are not required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to gain entry.
The Adelaide Convention Centre remains committed to providing a COVID-Safe environment for all guests and has a comprehensive COVID Management Plan in place, which has been approved by the South Australian Government.
If you are attending an upcoming event at the Adelaide Convention Centre, we ask that you please play your part and help us be COVID Safe by practising proper hand hygiene; adhering to physical distancing by maintaining 1.5m from others where possible; and staying home if you feel unwell.
Please note, as part of our practices to provide a safe and secure environment, access to the Adelaide Convention Centre at this time is for registered event attendees only; there is no public thoroughfare to access the Adelaide Riverbank Promenade.
Please be aware that all Congress and Workshop participants are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct.
Early-bird registrations open : Wednesday April 20th
Early-bird registrations close : Friday October 14th
Registrations close : Friday December 2nd
December 8: The Congress Handbook is now available for download.
December 5: the Congress' Whova mobile app may be downloaded via the following link: Get Whova Now
December 2: Second Congress bulletin published today; available on the Bulletins page.
November 16: Congress bulletin published today; available on the Bulletins page.
October 26: Discounts on local tours for Congress delegates; for more details, please see the home page.
October 17: The Congress program is available both online (via Indico) and as a PDF; links are on the Program page.
October 13: Please see the home page for comments on recent spam activity.
September 16: Early-bird registration extended to Friday October 14th.
July 29: Abstract submissions closed. Close to 800 submissions received. Authors to be notified of outcomes once the reviewing process is completed in early September.