Welcome to ICP13

Delegate Info


ICP13 will be held at the University of New South Wales, Sydney (UNSW Sydney), Kensington Campus. Registration, Exhibition and Oral Sessions will be held in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium, access from High St, Gate 9. Poster Sessions and catering will take place in the Mathews Pavilion. You may access the venue map and a detailed area map on the website.


Eduroam is available on site at UNSW.

If you don’t have access to eduroam, UNSW Wi-Fi is available but must be pre-registered 24-48 hours prior to attending the conference. Visit the WiFi link and enter the passphrase ICP13. Please note: IF YOU DO NOT PRE-REGISTER, THERE WILL BE NO UNSW Wi-Fi ACCESS ON THE DAY.


You must register your attendance at the conference, by visiting the registration desk in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium foyer. Registration will be open from 0730 on Monday 2 September 2019.


Visit the online program for most up-to-date information on your sessions and posters.

Social Events

Monday 2 September, 1745 until 1945
Icebreaker – Leighton Hall UNSW

Wednesday 4 September, 1630 until 2030
Conference Dinner Cruise – Sydney Harbour
Leaving from Man O’War Steps next to Sydney Opera House at 1630 sharp

Thursday 5 September, 1730 – 2030
Paleomusicology Concert – Sir John Clancy Auditorium

All social functions are included in your registration. However extra tickets for friends or partners may be purchased at the Registration desk.

If you are unable to attend the ICP13 Conference dinner, please contact the Secretariat.


Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in the Mathews Pavilion. Wednesday and Friday will be morning tea only.

Last but not least, we are proud to be a low waste conference! Please bring your own bag, pens, and notepads. If possible, please bring your own water bottle and refill at the provided water stations.

Accessible parking and toilets can be found on the following map.

Transport to and from the airport

The Conference does not provide any transfers from the airport to conference hotels. All delegates must make their own transport arrangements to and from the airport. For more information visit www.airportlink.com.au.

Taxis can be engaged at ranks at Sydney Airport. The taxi ride from the airport to the Sydney CBD can take around 30 minutes, depending on traffic and will cost between $50 and $70. A taxi ride to Coogee will take 20-30 minutes and cost between $40 and $60.

An Airport Link rail service runs from approximately 0500 until midnight, seven days a week, to and from the Domestic and International Terminals and all City Circle railway stations. There is no train link between the airport and the conference venue.

Public buses are available to travel from the airport to the city or the conference venue. To use public transport, you will first need to purchase an Opal card. These can be purchased at the airport and at many other retail outlets.

You can use your Opal card on trains, buses and many Sydney harbour ferries. Buses from the conference venue can take you to visit the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Eye Tower, the Rocks, Coogee or Bondi Beach. You can also catch a ferry to Manly Beach or other spots around the harbour. Extend your stay with longer trips to the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands. Visit https://www.sydney.com/

Getting around Sydney

Public transport is the easiest way to get around Sydney. Click here to read further about your transport options or visit www.transportnsw.info, or call 131500. Google Maps shows public transport options as well.

Due to the construction of a light rail service, there may be changes to bus routes. Access a transport app to set up alerts and keep updated on the changing traffic conditions.

Please note, you will need to purchase an Opal card to travel on buses, trains and ferries. (remember to ‘tap on’ at the start of your trip, and ‘tap off’ at the end of your trip). Opal cards can be purchased at the airport and at many other retail outlets.

The closest taxi rank is at the Randwick Hospital further up the road on High St.

For metered on-campus parking please visit the link http://www.estate.unsw.edu.au/parking. There will not be free parking available at the parking stations.

Other ways to get around Sydney include: Uber, hiring a bike, walking or hiring a car and using the inner toll roads for speedy cross-city travel. Use the Tripview app to plan your journey.

Get social

Don’t forget to show us how excited you are to come to the ICP13 and win a double voucher to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge! The competition closes at 25 August 2019.

Please capture your Conference highlights on the ICP13 Facebook page or share your experience on twitter #ICP13.

Expression of Interest

Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Open1st September 2018
  • Super Early Bird Registration1st – 7th September 2018
  • Early Bird Registration8th September 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Close17th March 2019
  • Standard Registration18th March 2019
  • Call for Abstracts Close1st May 2019
  • Final Notification of Abstracts17th May 2019
  • Final Presenters Registration Date24th May 2019
  • ICP13 2nd – 6th September 2019