Welcome Reception

Date: Monday 16 April
Time: 1800 – 2000
Venue: Mezzanine Level, Hotel Grand Chancellor

The Welcome Reception will be held in the exhibition area at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on the opening night of the conference.  The reception will be a relaxed evening providing you with an opportunity to reconnect with old friends or make new connections.


Date: Tuesday 17 & Friday 20 April
Time: 0700 – 0745
Venue: Harbour View 1, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Start your day well by joining the complimentary Yoga class.  The Yoga will be held on both the Tuesday and Friday morning of the conference.  If possible please bring your own mat.

Poster Session

Date: Tuesday 17 April
Time: 1700 – 1800
Venue: Mezzanine Level, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Authors of submitted posters will be available for discussion of their posters during the poster session.  Light refreshments will also be served.

Women & the Coast Networking Event

Date: Tuesday 17 April
Time: 1800 – 2000
Venue: Harbour View 1, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Globally, women are under-represented in leadership positions. Women are emerging from college degrees as significant percentages of graduates and they take up a significant percentage of our workforce. However, they are in the profound minority globally when it comes to executive decision-making roles, particularly in relation to science, technology, engineering and maths.

This networking cocktail event explores the theme of women leadership, delving into issues of diversity and equity in the practice of coastal management. We will hear stories from inspirational women working in this arena: Denise Hardesty, Principal Research Scientists, CSIRO Ocean & Atmosphere; Peta Leahy, President of the Australian Coastal Society & and Cassie O’Connor, leader of the Green Party in Tasmania.

This is not a women-only event. All are welcome.

Conference Dinner

Date: Wednesday 18 April
Time: 1900 – late
Venue: Federation Ballroom, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Join your fellow industry peers for a night of celebration.  The Conference Dinner will feature Tasmanian food and wine and the entertainment will be provided by a fabulous local band, Detour.

Dress: Lounge suit / after five wear


Date: Thursday 19 April
Time: 1730 – 2030
Venue: MONA

A private viewing of the MONA galleries is available as an optional tour.  Attendees will travel to MONA via the MR1 MONA Ferry.  The ferry will depart at 5.30pm sharp from Brooke St Pier (a short walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor).  Guests will have time to view the galleries and enjoy light refreshments in the Void Bar.  The ferry will return from MONA at 8.15pm.

Booking are essential.

About the Association

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) was initiated at the Coast to Coast Conference in Tasmania in 2004. The idea was floated as a means for those interested in coastal matters to communicate between conferences and where possible take resolutions of the conference to appropriate levels of government.

The idea was discussed further at the Coast to Coast Conference in Melbourne in 2006 and it was agreed that Bruce Thom develop a constitution of a company limited by guarantee that would operate on a national basis.

This plan was accomplished and in 2008 at the Coast to Coast Conference in Darwin the constitution was ratified and an Executive appointed. The company received charitable status in 2011.

Conference Managers

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