Some common questions are answered below.
If you have any other questions about the conference, abstract submission, hub model, registration, etc. please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID specific questions and policies:
- Can I still attend a hub meeting in person if I'm feeling unwell?
If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend a hub meeting in person. In particular, if you have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath you must not attend an in person meeting. You can still attend all conference sessions online from home.
- What if I can't present my in-person talk/poster due to illness?
Please note that nobody will be penalised for not being able to attend their in-person meeting due to illness. If you are unable to attend a hub due to illness, you can give your talk instead by Zoom if you are well enough to do so. Similarly, if you cannot present your poster in person due to illness, we can move you to the online-only Zoom poster session.
- What should I do if I begin to feel unwell while I'm at a hub meeting?
In this case, please contact event security or event organisers in order to notify them that you feel unwell. They will advise on how to obtain medical advice and treatment.
- Do I need to wear a mask at in-person events?
Please check what local policies are in place for your state/location. In Victoria, it is likely that masks will still be required indoors (i.e. during conference sessions).
- How will social distancing and mask wearing be policed?
It is your individual responsibility to maintain social distancing and to wear a mask appropriately if mandated. If you do not follow local procedures, then event organisers or security will ask you to comply if you do not have a valid exemption. Repeat offenders may be asked to leave in-person events.
General frequently asked questions:
- Will I be able to attend the conference in person from overseas?
Unfortunately this is very unlikely, and we do not recommend that you plan to do this. It is extremely unlikely that Australian and New Zealand international borders will be open by February 2021. However, please do plan to attend the IACIS meeting that will be held in mid-2022 in Brisbane!
- What happens if there is a COVID outbreak and in-person gatherings are not possible?
ACIS2021 will continue as a fully online meeting in the unlikely event that a further COVID outbreak halts the in-person component. All talks and posters will be available online to all participants in either case.
- Can I attend multiple hubs in person on different days?
Absolutely! If you are able (and permitted) to travel between hubs, you are free to attend as many sessions in-person as you wish. In this case, please email us to let us know so we can cater for you.
- Do I have to be able to attend a hub to give a talk/poster?
No! We will have options for online delivery of both oral and poster presentations. Poster presenters who cannot attend a hub will be given the option to provide a 3 minute/3 slide pre-recorded presentation to accompany their poster, which will be delivered to all conference participants online.