EQUS Annual Workshop 2023

When: 20–23 November 2023

Where: The Esplanade Hotel, Freemantle, WA and online

Owing to the limited number of in-person places, it is expected that those registered to attend in person attend the full 3 days of the workshop.  Similarly, virtual attendees will not be able to attend any part of the workshop in person.

Description: The annual workshop is the primary forum for scientific updates and collaboration between EQUS researchers from each of our five partner universities. The event is primarily attended by students, early-career researchers, Chief Investigators and members of our Advisory Boards. The program largely consists of brief research presentations, but we also hear from our portfolio committees and many of our early-to-mid-career researchers participate in our 3MT and poster competitions.

Registrations: Please keep an eye out for an email containing the registration link.

Getting there: Two coaches will be booked to transfer EQUS members to and from Perth Airport and The Esplanade Hotel (40 minute vehicle travel time). Please see your formal email invitation for details on preferred flights. 

Download the basic program

Download the full program (booklet-style)

Download the full program (with links)

EQUS Translation & Industry Showcase

This year EQUS has partnered with The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Government to jointly host a Translation & Industry Showcase.  This event will be held on Tuesday the 21st of November between 1.30pm and 6.30pm at The University of Western Australia Crawley Campus. 

The showcase, which will include presentations by Dr Cathy Foley – Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Klinken – The Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Hon. Stephen Dawson – Western Australia’s Minister for Science and Professor Amit Chakma – Vice-Chancellor of University of Western Australia, will provide EQUS members with a chance to showcase their research and translation projects and network with stakeholders from both industry and government. 

Invitations have also been extended to representatives of numerous industry sectors including, energy, defence, mining and METS, space industries, and health and medical science.  It will also attract professionals who work in advanced manufacturing, consultancy, transport, biotechnology, venture capital, and startups. 

EQUS Members who have received support from the EQUS Translational Research Program are encouraged to participate in this event, along with any other members who are interested in showcasing their EQUS research.  If you are interested in attending this event, then please indicate this via the Industry Showcase question within the workshop registration form.  Michael Harvey will then be in contact with further information about your participation in this event. 

DRAFT EQUS Industry Event Program

13.30 - 14:00 - Arrivals and refreshments 
14:00 - 15:00 - Part 1: Intro to quantum tech, quantum tech for Australia and for industry applications (researcher-led) 
15:00 - 15:30 - Break & discussion 
15:30 - 16:30 - Part 2: Real world case studies, advice on how to engage, strategic considerations (industry-led) 
​16:30 - 18:30 - Part 3: Networking and refreshments, EQUS Translation & quantum technology showcase and interactive science activities (Quantum Girls education team)

EQUS Node Reps Leadership Program: EQUS node reps who have been contacted about attending a leadership program on Monday 20 November at The Esplanade Hotel will be contacted shortly.

Health, safety and wellbeing: If attendees are unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a cough or fever, in the days leading up to the workshop, please advise us via email to equs@uq.edu.au and do not attend the event.  Similarly, if attendees become unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms during the event, please advise a member of the operations team and leave the venue as soon as possible.

Our Centre code of conduct is available here.  Carer’s support is available for EQUS members.  Please contact Angela Bird (a.bird1@uq.edu.au) to discuss further.

Live updates:

There are currently no updates to this event. 

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.