Annual Workshop 2019

EQUS Annual Workshop

The EQUS Annual Workshop will be in Wollongong NSW from December 4 to December 6. The workshop venue is in Novotel Wollongong Northbeach NSW. 

The Summer School will run in the same location on December 2 to 3 with a welcome dinner on Sunday, December 1. 

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Prof Ajit Srivastava, Emory College of Arts and Science, Atlanta
  • Prof Elisabetta Barberio, University of Melbourne
  • Prof Janet Anders, University of Exeter
  • Prof Liang Jiang, University of Chicago
  • Dr Laura Greene, Chief Scientist at the National MagLab

Click on these links to download the program and abstract booklet. The poster abstracts booklet can be found here.

Our Centre code of conduct is available here.

Essential information: 

Poster submission

All EQUS students  in their second year or higher of their PhD will  present a poster at the Workshop.

Please include your poster title and abstract in your workshop registration via Eventbrite. 

Poster size is normally A0 (841 x 1189 mm). ** PLEASE NOTE IN 2019 POSTERS MUST BE PORTRAIT ONLY

Researchers are also welcome to present. 

To help you get started, we've included notes from our poster judges below.

First up, don't forget the first rule of good communication - think about your audience! Their feedback also addressed these three points: 

  • Content: Cut down yon your content. Your poster should have four key messages which follow the outline of 1) problem, 2) methods, 3) results, and 4) what's next.
  • Clarity: Run through your poster talk with someone who isn't in your research group. Make sure you haven't assumed your audience knows essential information!
  • Comprehension: Your poster should make sense without you explaining it!

Accommodation and parking

A group reservation will be made for all EQUS staff and students. EQUS will cover the cost of your room and daily buffet breakfast from 3rd to 6th December (you are responsible for all other incidental costs). Rooms will be allocated once registration closes. Postdocs and students will share.

Partners and families are welcome; you will be responsible for any additional accommodation costs. Please contact EQUS ( for further information and booking procedures.

Parking is complimentary for delegates attending the conference. On departure, guests need to see reception to have their ticket validated. Parking at the hotel is subject to availability. 


Childcare will be available for all EQUS members.  Please contact Angela Bird at to discuss further.

Getting to the conference

We recommend taking the train to Wollongong from Sydney NSW. An indication of the trip by train is included below. 

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.