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3rd Australian Sea Turtle Symposium

This is a page where where you will find information on the Symposium

at the Territory Wildlife Park , Berry Springs,  Northern Territory 22 to 24 August 2016

Registration Information


Abstract Information

Registration and Abstract Submission

Travel and Accommodation



Registration Information
All who are planning to attend the 3rd Australian Sea turtle Symposium must register. Only online registration will be accepted.  The deadline for early bird registration is 1 August 2016.
Registration fees will cover the cost of (a) registration package, (b) program, (c) welcoming drink, (d) meals and coffee and tea, and (e) conference proceedings. Registration fees will be paid online in Australian dollars through either PayPal or EFT.  Please notify the Program Committee in the event of a cancellation.

A draft program can be downloaded (Follow this Link).

Abstract Information
All abstracts for oral or poster presentations must be submitted online. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 August 2016. Late abstracts will not appear in the program.  The descriptions of abstract requirements and guidelines for composing and submitting abstracts for orals and posters are given below. Abstracts for orals and posters will be available online and in printed form at the symposium. There will be 12 minutes (including questions) allocated for each oral presentation. Please Note we have not designated themes for the presentations. Suggested themes are:
In-water Biology,
Nesting Biology,
Genetics and Population Biology,
Conservation Management  and Policy,
Indigenous Cultural Studies,
Education and Advocacy,
Anatomy Physiology and Health or

Not all themes may attract presentations and some themes may be combined and renamed to fit the program. The Planning Committee will allocate the abstracts and presentations into the most appropriate session dealing with similar topics. The title of your presentation and the abstract should  indicate clearly the content of your presentation or poster.


Registration and Abstract Submission
The same form will be used of registration and abstract submission. Those wishing to attend without presenting should indicate "No Presentation" in the registration form. For those wishing to present, the abstract submission will form part of the registration.

REGISTRATION (Follow This Link)

Information required for abstract submission.
1 Name of the Presenting Author
2 Contact details of the  presenting author (e-mail, phone or fax)
3 Title of the presentation ( ALL IN UPPERCASE)
4 All authors of the presentation in the order you want them to appear in the program. Each author's name should be separated by a comma.
5 Author(s) affiliation(s) should be presented in the same order as above. Please indicate any multiple affiliations.
6 The abstract describing your presentation (300 words maximum). The abstract must be submitted in English.
7 Specify the type of presentation you wish to make. Your choices are: No Presentation (for attending without presenting), Preferred Oral, Preferred Poster, No Preference, or video/film.
NOTE: Authors who present oral presentations in a language other than English, need to provide a simultaneous translation in English.
8 Indicate the equipment needed. Your choices are: computer (Windows) projector with MS PowerPoint, Video/DVD player or other ( Please give details)
9 Authors will be acknowledged for the receipt of the abstract.
10 Submission of the abstract assumes the authors have Intellectual Property Rights of the content of the presentation and with the consent of all authors.

PAYMENT (Follow this link)


Travel and Accommodation
On the Sunday (21 August) a shuttle bus will operate from Darwin City and the Darwin International airport for those wishing to attend the symposium. The bus will operate on Wednesday afternoon (24 August) returning from the Territory Wildlife Park to Darwin City and the International airport. Should you wish to use this transport it is important to indicate on your registration form. The bus will run also in the morning and evening to and from the Territory Wildlife Park and The Lakes Tourist Park and the Tumbling Waters Tourist Park.
The symposium will be held in the Territory Wildlife Park where there is camping facilities for in excess of 100 people. A limited number (50) of 3-person dome tents will be available for sole occupancy at a nominal fee. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own tent. August is the coldest month of the year at Berry Springs so a sleeping bag or swag is advised. Night time temperatures regularly drop below 20șC. Indicate on your registration form your option to camp within the Territory Wildlife Park with your own tent or if you wish to hire a tent from AusTurtle Inc. During the symposium you are welcome to attend, at no extra charge, all of the shows, activities and demonstrations conducted daily at the Territory Wildlife Park. Spotlighting tours will be available on the Sunday night as part of the ice-breaker activities.

Authors will be asked to produce an extended abstract of up to 2000 words to be published in the proceedings. All extended abstracts will be refereed by members of the Steering Committee. The deadline for the extended abstract submission will be 8 weeks after the symposium. Authors not wishing to submit an extended abstract will be asked to submit the original abstract for publication. A printed copy of the proceedings will be sent to all the authors and the electronic copy will be available on the AusTurtle Inc. web site.

If for some serious reason you need to cancel your presentation please contact the Program Committee (see list of contacts) to withdraw your abstract. You need to follow up with the Program Committee that they have received your cancellation.
Program Committee:
Rachel Groom
Mick Guinea
Andrew Raith




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