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Frequently asked questions

Abstracts

I want to present at the conference but haven't completed any research
That's OK. We encourage you to pitch your idea anyway as there will be other opportunities for presentations during the two day conference. You can use the same 'Submit an Abstract' form above.

What if my work doesn't fall into the themes of 'Access' or 'Equity'? That's OK too. We have kept the Call for Abstracts intentionally open to encourage as many as people as possible, with diverse fields of expertise and ideas, to submit. While we have selected broad themes, we're open to suggestions if compelling.

When will I find out if I have secured a speaking slot?
Submissions close on 30 May. Your submissions will be reviewed over the coming weeks and we will be in touch with you if you are successful.

If I'm a speaker, do I still need to buy a ticket?
Yes, conference registration is a condition of accepting the offer to present at VADCON24. All presenters must register and pay by 30 September 2024 to obtain the discounted Presenter rate.

For more information, please see the Terms & Conditions here.

General

When will the full program be released?
The full program will be confirmed closer to the conference.

Will I be sent my conference pass in advance?
After purchasing your ticket(s) you will receive tickets in a confirmation email, sent to the email address you provided. The email will be from the ticketing platform, Humanitix. If you can’t find your ticket, first check your email spam folder. If there is still no sign of your ticket, click the ‘Contact host’ button on the VADCON24 event page, select ‘Can’t find my ticket/invoice’ and fill out the form. Your tickets will automatically be sent to you. 

How do virtual passes work?
Virtual passes allow you to watch the event online from another location. They work in exactly the same way as other tickets; with one-day or two-day virtual passes available. You get most of the same content, however you will not be able to participate in interactive sessions. These tickets are cheaper than attending in-person. If you purchase a virtual pass, you will receive a confirmation email from Humanitix. A link to join the event will be emailed to you on the day prior to the conference.

Can I buy tickets for more than one person?
You can purchase tickets for more than one person, but you will need to enter full details for each attendee of the conference at the checkout. Each individual will need their ticket on their personal device on the day so we can check you in separately.

Will there be any networking opportunities during the conference?
Yes, throughout each day there will be breaks and chances to speak to other attendees. There is also the opportunity to opt-in to a delegate list that will be shared before the conference so you know who else is attending. If you opt-out, you will not receive this list ahead of the event.

Do you recommend any hotels close to the venue?
More details will be provided closer to the date.

How can I get to the venue on the day?
More details will be provided closer to the date.

How does the waitlist work?
If no in-person tickets are available to purchase, you can join the waitlist. If people cancel or can no longer attend, tickets may become available. At this point, they will be released to the waitlist so you will need to keep an eye on your email. 

What if I can no longer attend the conference?
For information on our cancellations and refunds policy, please refer to our Terms & Conditions

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
Yes, but we need to be notified of your replacement. It’s important for safety reasons that we know who is present on the day. For further details, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Does this conference qualify for CPD?
Yes. Contact your professional body for more information.

What catering is provided?
Morning tea, a light lunch and afternoon tea are provided, as well as tea, coffee and drinks throughout the day. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available if you specify this when you sign up. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee other diets will be catered for. Numerous cafes are on-site where you can purchase other refreshments. No food is allowed in the main lecture theatre, but otherwise you are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks on-site.

 

For all other enquiries, please contact [email protected]