Due to the extraordinary interest in the 2017 Symposium, and the subsequent increase in delegate numbers, the 2019 registration places will be capped at 130. Reducing delegate numbers means less congestion and smaller workshop sizes.

However, smaller numbers also means that we are ONLY offering registration to the presenting author with an abstract accepted. So, if you are keen to attend the Symposium, you must submit an abstract by Friday 25 January. See the Abstract page for further information.

This year we are also pleased to advise that Expert Events will be assisting with Abstracts and Registration queries via

Registration fees

Registration includes entry to all Symposium sessions, including workshops (excluding Pre-Symposium workshop), entry to the Sunday night Opening Reception, lunch and morning and afternoon teas during the Symposium.

Education research workshop
(closes 18 June 2019)


Abstract registration - by invitation only
(closes 31 March 2019)


Abstract - Student rate - by invitation only
(closes 31 March 2019)

AU$950 (Copy of student card to be uploaded during the registration process)

Full Fee 
(closes 16 June 2017)


Symposium Dinner
(closes 16 June 2019)


Use the currency converter to check exchange rates at time of registration.

Symposium dinner, Tuesday 9 July

The Symposium dinner is an optional extra, with the cost not included in the registration fee. The price for the evening is all inclusive and includes a sumptuous meal, drinks and two-way transfers for the 40-minute bus trip.

Held at the magnificent Medici Villa ‘La Ferdinanda’, the venue combines elegance and historical interest in a setting overlooking the far reaching Tuscan valleys. Traditional local antipasto and other dishes will be served, with the opportunity to take souvenir pictures. Partners, families  and friends are all welcome.

Cancellations and refunds policy

From 1 April to 31 May 2019: 50% refund

After 1 June 2019: no refund


See the Monash Prato centre site for a listing of hotels, apartments, and other accommodations types.

New accommodation options become available regularly, so be sure to review the various options before making your booking. Also, for the first-time attendees, note that Prato is a small town so it would be worthwhile to secure your accommodation early.