APSS 2018 Venues

Sheraton on the Park, Sydney - Starship Sydney, Harbour Cruise

Sheraton Logo Starship Sydney


After receiving excellent feedback following the move last year, APSS 2018 will again be held at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, right in the heart of the Sydney CBD. This area gives delegates a much wider variety of accommodation options, including the opportunity to stay right where the conference is taking place. The new venue gives us bigger, better quality facilities, which will enable us to continue to grow the symposium in years to come.

Paper Presentations & Tea Breaks will be delivered in the Grand Ballroom and surrounds on Level 2 each day. The included lunch will be a full buffet in Sheraton's award winning Feast Restaurant on Level 1, with food that will cater to everyone's desires.

This year we will be re-introducing the "Grate Debate", which will follow pre-registration on Sunday Evening in the Hyde Park Room, Level 2. This event will include canapes and 2 hour of drinks.

The Post-Graduate Introductions and Poster Session, with Drinks + Canapes will be held on Monday Afternoon this year, freeing up the evening for meetings and networking. This will the hosted in the Ballroom 1 on Level 2, right next door to the Grand Ballroom.

The Symposium Dinner (Tuesday Night) will be held on the Starship Sydney Cruise Boat, taking in the beautiful views of Sydney Harbour.

We have again created a map on Google specifically for APSS 2018, where you can view all of the locations that the conference will take place, numerous options for accommodation, as well as suggested walking routes. Click Here to view.

Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

Sheraton on the Park

Located in the heart of the city, by the iconic Hyde Park, Sheraton on the Park serves magnificent views of lush greenery from many of its 575 rooms, suites and function spaces. As one of Sydney's largest and most trusted conference hotels, Sheraton on the Park offers an array of versatile function rooms for hire, capable of hosting small, intimate gatherings or large conference events of up to 900 delegates. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and accompanied by outstanding cuisine, their meeting rooms and ballroom will bring a sophisticated elegance to our event.
APSS 2018 will be hosted predominantly on Level 2 with paper presentations taking place in Ballroom 2, registrations and Sunday Night Grate Debate in the Hyde Park Room and Tea Breaks served in the large Foyer Area in between the 2 rooms. Lunch, however, will be served 1 floor down in the Feast Restaurant where we will be treated an irresistible culinary spread, including the renowned International Seafood Buffet.
On Monday evening, our Post-Graduate Welcome/Poster Session will be held in the Ballroom 1 on Level 2, with a hot afternoon tea & drinks served up over 2 hours from 4:00pm, immediately following the days paper presentations.

Sheraton on the Park

Sheraton on the Park, Marble Staircase

Sheraton on the Park

Starship Sydney, Harbour Cruise

Starship Sydney Harbour Cruise

The Symposium Dinner is always a fabulous event and we promise that this year will be no different. We will take a short train ride down to Circular Quay, where we will board the beautiful Starship Sydney, Sydney Harbour’s largest cruising glass vessel offering modern facilities, over three spacious, expertly planned entertaining levels.
The evening will begin with 1 hour of canapes and pre-dinner drinks, accompanied by some soft Jazz music, the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind after a long day at the conference. Following canapes, we will be seated in the downstairs dining room, with uninterrupted views of the amazing Sydney Harbour via floor to ceiling windows. You will be served a 3 course menu, during which some special announcements and presentations will take place.
After dinner feel free to enjoy the remaining time enjoying the sea breeze on the top deck, or chatting over coffee on the middle lounge deck.

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