What

2020 VSS Annual Conference & Workshops

When

10 - 15 March 2020

How

conferences@vss.net.au | 1800 442 648

Where

Hilton Hotel | Brisbane | QLD Australia

Wifi

User: VSS2020

Pw: VSS2020

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VENUE

Venue

The Hilton Hotel, Brisbane | 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Centrally located in the heart of the city, on vibrant Queen Street Mall, Hilton Brisbane features modern accommodations, award-winning dining, newly refurbished leisure facilities and 2500sqm of purpose built space designed specifically for meetings and events.

The 2020 VSS Conference will be held on the entirety of level 5 of The Hilton. 

 

Parking

Located on Queen Street Mall, the Hilton Brisbane is the most centrally located hotel in Brisbane CBD, with easy access to public transport facilities ‐ bus, train & ferry.

Parking is available in Wintergarden which is located within the hotel complex and has over 500 spaces and competitive pricing.

Secure Parking has direct access into our hotel via level five or level six. To view available rates, use the map pictured below.

 Internet

 Complimentary WIFI available for all conference guests

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 Pwd: VSS2020

 Accommodation

 VSS have negotiated great accommodation pricing at the Hilton for VSS Conference Delegates. Follow the links to these deals below:

DELEGATE REGISTRATION

All delegates are required to register for the conference on arrival at the Conference Registration Desk.  The registration desk is located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer on Level 5.

 

Please ask Hotel staff for directions and mention you are registering for the VSS Annual Conference.

Conference Registration times are as follows:

Friday 13th March: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Saturday 14th March: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Sunday 15th March: 8:30am - 10:00am

Delegates will receive a conference name-tag and conference satchel containing relevant program information and sponsor's marketing materials.

Delegates are required to wear their conference name-tag at all times during the conference as this will provide access to lecture streams, trade display and all refreshments.

POSTER SESSIONS

Our Poster Sessions will provide an opportunity for conference sponsors to deliver a 30-45minute, informal presentation to conference delegates. These sessions will be held in the morning, afternoon tea and lunch breaks on each day of the conference.

 

Poster sessions will be introduced and delivered at the Exhibition Stage where limited seating (and free popcorn) will be provided for delegates. Poster session speakers have been encouraged to deliver entertaining and innovative presentations so we encourage you to support these informative sessions.

OTHER

Refreshments

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided for all registered delegates and exhibitors. These will all be served in the Trade Hall. Please wear your conference name-tag for access. Coffee and Tea will also be provided in each of the Podium Rooms at the commencement of each day.

Dress Code

Dress Code

The dress code for conference and workshop delegates is Smart Casual. This applies to the lectures, workshops, trade display and all social events.

Feedback Survey

We want to hear from you and how your 2020 Conference has been. Follow the link below to complete our 2020 Feedback Survey and enter your details to go into the draw to win a brand new ipad!

The winner will be announced during Afternoon Tea on the last day of the VSS Conference.

Draw close: 1:30PM | Sunday, 15 March 2020
Winner Announced: 4:00PM | Sunday, 15 March 2020

CORONA VIRUS/COVID-19 MESSAGE

Dear VSS Conference Delegates, Speakers and Trade vendors,

There is a large amount of media coverage around the novel Corona Virus/COVID-19 disease transmission and response.  We continue to watch the developments in this area, but as it stands, the VSS conference for 2020 will continue as planned.  We look forward to it being a great event as it has been over the past few years.

Please consider the following advice from local health authorities and your colleagues in relation to the below.

  • The virus seems to be transmitted from exposed individuals, with the highest risk being those who have recently traveled from China, South Korea, Iran and Italy.  The Australian government has enacted movement restrictions on people travelling from these areas.  In Australia, transmission is predominantly associated with medical workers and nursing homes.

  • The general risk to individuals who contract the virus seems low unless you are elderly or have a concurrent health condition that increases your risk.

  • The best preventative measures are those related to general hygiene.  These include washing hands with soap and water or alcohol rubs, avoiding touching your face and reducing physical contact with others.

  • The conference venue will contain an increased number of stations for hand washing.  Please respect others if they wish to avoid physical contact like handshaking.

  • If you are unwell, please consider your colleagues, and contact your doctor prior to attending the conference.

  • If you have traveled through a high-risk area (as above) in the last two weeks or come in to contact with a person who may have been infected, please consider your colleagues and don't attend the conference.

  • For specific and updated advice, please check the Queensland Health department website, the federal health department website and the smart traveler website.

 

We hope you have an enjoyable and informative experience at the VSS Conference & Workshops and we look forward to seeing you all this week.

The VSS Conference Organising Committee