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Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
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 CONFERENCE INFORMATION



CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Abstracts and Full Papers are accessible in the ‘Order of Proceedings’ which can be accessed from your conference USB stick and online: http://www.aaee2015.com.au/program

GUIDELINES FOR PARALLEL SESSIONS
All rooms will have an allocated Session Chair responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the session. It is important that all presenters keep to time.

Presentations have been allocated eight minutes presentation time and five minutes question time. Session Chairs will assist presenters in keeping to time by providing timing notice.

WORKSHOPS
Workshops are 60-90 minutes in duration and often include the option of interactive components. Delegates may benefit from bringing their laptops or smart devices to workshop sessions.

EXHIBITION BOOTH DISPLAY
The Great Ocean Ballroom Foyer area will hold our exhibitors and sponsors for the duration of the conference. Refreshments will be served in this area to facilitate networking between delegates and exhibitors. Please take advantage of this opportunity and make our sponsors feel welcome.

CONFERENCE DRESS CODE
Attire for the conference is ‘smart/casual’. Dress code for the Welcome Reception is ‘informal’ and the Conference Dinner on Tuesday 8th December is ‘smart’.

MOBILE PHONES AND SMART DEVICES
As a courtesy to other participants, please ensure that all mobile phones are turned off or on silent mode during all presentations.


CONFERENCE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

Conference shuttle buses will operate at specific times (to coordinate with Gull Bus arrivals) to facilitate delegate transport to and from the conference venue. Please refer to the table below: 

DEPARTURE TIMES - SUNDAY 6th Dec:
  • Geelong Train Station: 12 noon, 12.15pm, 3pm, 4.20pm, 5.50pm
  • Waurn Ponds train station: 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3.30pm, 4.40pm
  • The Sands: 12.50pm, 2pm, 3.45pm, 5pm, 6.10pm
  • RACV: 1pm, 2.15pm, 4pm, 5.10pm, 6.20pm

DEPARTURE TIMES - TUESDAY 8th Dec:
  • RACV: 5.45pm 
  • The Sands: 5.55pm 
  • The Pier: 8.30pm
  • The Pier return: Rolling from 10.00pm 11.00pm

DEPARTURE TIMES - WEDNESDAY 9th Dec:
CADET Excursion
  • RACV: 8.45am
  • The Sands: 8.55am 
  • CADET Waurn Ponds: 9.25am
CADET Return: 3 – 4 buses 
  • CADET Waurn Ponds: 2.30pm, 2.30pm 
  • Geelong Train Station: 3pm 
  • RACV/The Sands: 3pm

There will also be an ad-hoc shuttle bus service operating Monday and Tuesday for the start and finish of the conference between The Sands resort and RACV. Please let the Registration Desk know if you wish to use this service.




TRAVEL INFORMATION

GETTING THERE

  • BY AIR AVALON AIRPORT is a 20 minute drive from the RACV Torquay. Servicing domestic routes from across Australia, the airport also offers a convenient shuttle bus service, Murrell. For information and bookings please visit http://www.murrell.com.au/ or (ph) 03 5278 8788.

  • MELBOURNE AIRPORT: (MEL-Tullamarine) is 88km from the RACV Torquay and journey time is just over an hour. From Tullamarine Airport you can use the Gull Airport Service to travel direct to Geelong. Information and bookings can be found on their website: www.gull.com.au. The drop-off point for this service (closest to the RACV Torquay Resort) is Geelong Railway Station. On Sunday 6th December, a Conference bus will operate to transfer delegates directly to Torquay – please see timetable below. A taxi rank is also available. BY RAIL V/Line offers a regular train service to Geelong daily, however it is not convenient for visitors arriving by plane (for plane arrivals, please see Shuttle bus information). The nearest train station to the conference venue is Waurn Ponds, with Geelong the next suitable station. From these stations, you can take the Conference Shuttle Bus (see below), or a Taxi. Train timetable information can be found at: www.vline.com.au or (ph) +61 3 9662 2505.

  • TRAIN TRAVEL: MYKI In Victoria, Myki cards are used on all public transport (except Air Transfers). You cannot purchase these cards on buses, trains or trams. They must be purchased at a premium train station, 7-Eleven store or selected retailer. Purchasing a card alone will cost $6, and additional money must be loaded onto the card in order to travel. For more information, please visit the website: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/. 

  • BY ROAD The RACV: Torquay is a 75 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD. Delegates wishing to drive to the RACV Torquay should use the address: 1 Great Ocean Rd, Torquay, Victoria, 3228 for their GPS, or can use the interactive map to plan the journey. The conference venue has ample free parking for delegates. 

  • TAXI: To arrange a taxi, please contact Geelong Taxi Network directly on 131 008, download the free iPhone booking app “Geelong Taxi” or visit their website at: http://geelongtaxis.com.au/home/.