The IARLD Conference – Some Programme Information – Including the Tour
The 41st IARLD Conference will be held on Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th, and Friday 7th of July 2017.
Wednesday 5th July
TOUR – Koala and River Cruise by Mirimar Cruises A full day (morning and afternoon) – but Executive Board members can participate
You must self-book the tour. See link below to make a booking.
The Koala and River cruise takes you down the Brisbane River directly to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and back. The boat’s captain will provide a commentary as you travel. You then have two and a half hours exploring Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary before cruising back to the city. Lone Pine is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. But it is not just a koala sanctuary — there is also a large variety of Australian wildlife in natural settings. Animals you will see include echidnas, wombats, and dingoes. Study the poisonous snakes and spiders behind glass. Admire the colourful birds (many types of parrots) and the cassowary. You will see the unique platypus playing in the water – rare to see – a must see. You will be able to feed kangaroos as well as cuddle a koala (you pay for the latter as you pose for photos).
Get to tour location by 9.30/9.45 at the latest – see link below. The tour starts at 10.00am.
Most of you will take the “Tour Two” Option = Return River Cruise Plus Entry [to the Sanctuary]. Members of the Executive Board should take the “One Way Cruise with Entry” option. [This also starts at 10.00 am]. After the the visit to the Sanctuary Executive Board Members (only) should share taxis directly to the School of Education, the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus – a 10-15 min ride away. Ask to go to Building 24, Social Sciences Building, Campbell Rd.
Executive Board Meeting
3.30pm – 6.00pm. Executive Board Meeting in the School of Education (Building 24, Campbell Road, Opposite the Social Sciences Library), at the University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia Campus.
Executive Board Dinner 6.30 to 9.00pm
St Lucy’s Cafe, The Tennis Centre,
The University of Queensland, Blair Drive,
St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland
Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July
In keeping with the IARLD tradition and out of respect for all presenters, attendance at the IARLD Conference is expected on both days.
Thursday 6th July 2017 8:15 to 5:00pm
Friday 7th July 2017 8:30 to 4:30pm
Conference Banquet Dinner
Thursday 6th July 2017 7:15-9:30pm
Rydges Hotel – South Bank Brisbane
Level 12 Rooftop
9 Glenelg Street