Early career workshop

The Early Career Workshop of the Australian Mathematical Society will take place in Melbourne on the weekend of 6-7 December 2014. This is immediately prior to the Australia-New Zealand Mathematics Convention (ANZMC).

The workshop will focus on useful career advice for early career researchers in the mathematical sciences. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about your career pathways, discuss issues facing early career researchers, and meet lots of amazing people!

When

Start at 2:00pm on Saturday 6 December 2014
Finish at 2:00pm on Sunday 7 December 2014
Afterwards, participants will have time to make their way to the opening reception of the ANZMC.

Where

Melbourne Parkview Hotel
562 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
The hotel is situated four kilometres south of the Melbourne CBD.

How to get there

Please make sure that you arrive at the venue well before 1:30pm. If you are flying to Melbourne Airport, we suggest that you choose a flight that arrives well before 12:00pm.

  • (From Melbourne Airport, the cheap way) Take the Skybus (one way for $18 or return for $30) to Southern Cross station. If you don’t already have one, buy a Myki card at the station for access to public transport. Take the train one stop to Flinders Street station. Exit to tram stop 13 (Federation Square/Swanston St) and take the route 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 tram south (away from the city and NOT to Melbourne University). Exit at stop 25 (Commercial Rd/St Kilda Rd) and walk south along St Kilda Rd for approximately 100 metres to reach your destination.
  • (From Melbourne Airport, the medium cost way) Take the Skybus (one way for $18 or return for $30) to Southern Cross station. A taxi ride from Southern Cross station should cost between $10 and $15.
  • (From Melbourne Airport, the expensive way) A taxi ride from Melbourne Airport should cost between $55 and $75.
  • (By car) There is street parking available for free on weekends near the hotel. Otherwise, parking on site is available for $12 per night.

Schedule

You can find the workshop schedule HERE.

Cost

Accommodation and meals are provided free of charge, thanks to the support of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS), and the New Zealand Mathematical Society (NZMS). Research students should speak to their supervisors about the possibility of obtaining grants to support their travel.

Eligibility

Any Early Career Researcher (ECR) who is a member of the AustMS or the NZMS and is registered for the ANZMC is eligible. An ECR is a graduate student or someone within five years equivalent of the award of their last degree.

Registration

To apply, simply click on the box that says “I would like to apply for the ECR workshop” when you register for the ANZMC here.

Format

There will be presentations from early career researchers and career advice speakers, as well as plenty of time for discussion. The theme of the workshop is The first five years post-PhD.

Schedule

The workshop booklet containing the schedule, presentation titles, and abstracts will be uploaded shortly before the workshop.

Questions

Please email Norman Do if you have any questions.

Invited speakers

Associate Professor Benjamin Burton (The University of Queensland)
Dr Adelle Howse (Leighton Holdings)
Professor Geoff Prince (La Trobe University and AMSI)
Professor Ole Warnaar (The University of Queensland)

Dr María Angélica Cueto (Columbia University)
Dr Mark Flegg (Monash University)
Dr David Harvey (University of New South Wales)

Organisers

Norman Do (Monash University)
Andrew Francis (University of Western Sydney)
Roslyn Hickson (University of Newcastle and IBM Research — Australia)

Sponsors

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
Australian Mathematical Society

Monash University
New Zealand Mathematical Society