Welcome to the annual flagship convention, our International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering. The conference will be held during September 28-October 01, 2020 and is hosted in one of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane. Whilst choosing our venue we kept in mind availability of the best possible facilities as well as ease of access. We hope our attendees will appreciate not only our selection of venue but the dates.
The official Language of the conference is English. Unfortunately, translation and interpreting services will not be available.
With Australia experiencing its seasons in an opposite pattern from the rest of the northern hemisphere, with spring lasting from September to November. The temperatures during this period are pleasant with less rainfall with this being a lovely time to visit the beautiful city of Brisbane. However, we suggest carrying an extra layer or two of clothing for the evening and an umbrella or light rain jacket for any late spring showers.
We encourage participants to dress comfortably in casual business attire. Meeting room temperatures may vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure personal comfort.
Please arrive at the conference room at least 30 minutes before your session begins. As there may be changes to the conference program this allows participants to be notified in a timely manner. Although there is free Wi-Fi in the conference room, electrical outlets will not be available for use due to safety reasons. As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, mobile phones must be turned to silent before entering the sessions. As the event will be professionally photographed, if you are taking photos, please turn off your flash. The distribution of advertising messages in any form is strictly prohibited, except for our exhibitors/sponsors.
Conference participants may need Australian visa to enter Australia. Specifically, those who are not Australian citizens, except passport holders from New Zealand, need Australian visa. Visitors traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The Australian ETA is an electronically stored authorization for travel to Australia, meaning you don't need paper documentation or a stamp in your passport. The ETA Business Visa allows business people to visit Australia for work reasons for up to 3 months to conduct business. The ETA is an electronic label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee.
The following passport holders are able to access Australia's Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) issuing system online.
|Andorra||Iceland||Republic of San Marino|
|Greece||Norway||United States of America|
|Hong Kong (SAR)||Portugal||Vatican City|
All other country participants can apply for a visa at the Australian Embassy or consulate in the region in which they live. To avoid uncertainty, participants will be advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. It is recommended that they apply for Australian visa at least 1 month in advance.
* For more information, please contact the local Australian Embassy in your country or visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
Please note Materials Oceania and the organizing committee of the conference are not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the notification of invitation letter issued by Materials Oceania and conference committee board. Should your application be denied, Materials Oceania and the organizing committee of the conference cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will Materials Oceania and the organizing committee of the conference engage in discussion or correspondence with the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.
If you require a letter of invitation for your visa application, please submit a request for a letter of invitation.
At least one of the following criteria must be met in order to honour the request for a letter of invitation. The requesting party must either:
Please provide the following information in your request:
Name: Rakshith Kumar