Conference Registration

LAK18 Registration Information

Registrations for LAK18 are now open!
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The University of Sydney is excited to host yet another edition of LAK and we look forward to welcoming you all in March 2018.

Become a SoLAR Member to receive a LAK18 registration rate and other year-round benefits!

LAK 18 will take place from 5-9 March 2018. The PRE CONFERENCE days (Monday and Tuesday) will include workshops about specific topics and incur separate registration fees. You must register for each workshop individually.

The MAIN Conference will take place from Wednesday to Friday. There will be three keynote speakers, various expert panels, and multiple tracks with presentations of current research and practitioner contributions. The event will finish approximately at 5pm on Friday.

The conference registration includes attendance to all sessions, coffee breaks, lunch, afternoon tea and a networking reception on Wednesday evening that includes poster presentations and technical showcases. The conference dinner will take place on Thursday and you will need to purchase a ticket separately to attend such event which you can do as part of the conference registration processes.

Please note that all 2017 memberships will expire on Dec 1 and you will need to renew your SoLAR membership for 2018 to receive the LAK18 registration discount.

Note: If you have not received a membership confirmation email within 60 minutes of joining please check your spam folder as it may have been filtered by your email system.

Institutional members enable staff and students to access individual SoLAR memberships at no charge. Please note that this membership is not automatic you will need to use the discount code provided to your institution to sign up for your free individual membership. See the list of 2017 SoLAR Institutional members

Membership is not automatic. You will need to use the discount code provided to your institution to sign up for your free individual membership.

Non-members who mistakenly register at the reduced member rate will be required to pay the difference plus a $50 administrative fee prior to attending LAK.

After you’ve registered, check out the high-level conference schedule, and information about travel and hotel accommodations to start planning your trip!

Registration Rates (please note that all registration fees are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST)

Pre-Conference Events Workshops and Tutorials

  • Half Day Workshop –$100 (GST inclusive)
  • Full Day Workshop –$160 (GST inclusive)
  • 2 Full Day Workshop – $270 (GST inclusive)

Consult the full pre-conference workshops and tutorial schedule before registering. Please be aware that workshop sessions on Monday and Tuesday run concurrently, and you are responsible for ensuring that you have not selected a full and half day workshop on the same day. The Hackathon runs over both Monday and Tuesday so if you wish to participate in that event you will not be able to attend any other workshops.

Early Bird Conference Registration (closes on Jan 9, 2018)

  • Early Bird SoLAR or ACM Member: $700.00 AUD (GST inclusive)
  • Early Bird SoLAR Student Member: $350 AUD (GST inclusive)
  • Early Bird Non-member: $875 AUD (GST inclusive)
  • Early Bird Student Non-member: $435 AUD (GST inclusive)
  • Conference Dinner Cruise (Thursday 8th March): $80 AUD (GST inclusive)

Regular Conference Registration (Jan 10, 2018 onwards)

  • Regular SoLAR or ACM Member: $835 AUD (GST inclusive)
  • SoLAR Student Member: $435 (GST inclusive)
  • Regular Non-member: $995 (GST inclusive)
  • Regular Student Non-member: $535 (GST inclusive)
  • Conference Dinner Cruise (Thursday 8th March): $80 AUD (GST inclusive)

Confirmation of Registration and Receipts

  • An email confirmation confirming registration will be emailed upon payment.
  • A non-refundable 10% goods and services tax (GST) will be included in your registration at the time of payment.
  • Payment by Major Credit Cards Only (including Visa, MasterCard and AMEX)
  • If you registered as a SoLAR or ACM member and cannot provide proof of current membership you will be required to pay the difference between the registrations plus an administrative fee of $50 prior to attending any events.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • Cancellation requests received by January 9, 2018, will receive a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee (GST inclusive)
  • Cancellation requests received after January 9, 2018 through to February 2, 2018, will receive a 50% refund, less a $50 administrative fee, (GST inclusive).
  • Cancellation requests received on or after February 2, 2018 will receive no refund.

No exception will be made to the cancellation/refund policy for registrants due to travel related issues, natural disasters, or other acts of God. LAK18 shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impossible.


Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia for the event. For the most up-to-date information about how to apply for a visa before arriving in Australia, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website

Please contact Brooke Fuz if you are required to supply supporting documentation for this process and we will be happy to send a letter of registration. 

Conference Administration

Brooke Fuz
The University of Sydney
Phone: +61 2 8627 0311