The Asia Pacific Conference on Human Evolution (APCHE) aims to bring together experts working on all aspects of biological evolution of humans in the broader Asian and Pacific regions
Participants will include active researchers in palaeoanthropology, biological anthropology, genomics and palaeogenomics, primatology, as well as all disciplines engaged in understanding the environmental and site-specific context of human evolution across Asia and Australasia, including taphonomy, geochronology, palaeoecology, and geoarchaeology.
This conference will foster international collaborations between researchers actively engaged in scientific analyses and exploration in Asia and the Pacific, and will highlight the exciting developments and discoveries that are rewriting our understanding of how and when humans left Africa and expanded into new lands to the east.
Location: Griffith University South Bank campus
Address: 226 Grey St, South Bank, Qld 4101
Griffith University South Bank campus (map) is within walking distance from Brisbane CBD (10-15 min). It is located next to the Maritime Museum, between Grey Street and the Brisbane River. Further information may be found here. Except the Conference dinner organised at the Brisbane Town Hall), all the APCHE events will take place on South Bank campus (see below).
|Ice breaker reception||Webb Centre: S02_7.07|
|Oral presentations||Lecture Theatre Room S05_2.04|
|Poster presentations||Webb Centre: S02_7.07|
|Morning and Afternoon teas||South Bank Campus Garden (courtyard next to the Lecture Theatre)|
|Lunches||Webb Centre: S02_7.07|
|Raymond Dart Lecture||Lecture Theatre Room S05_2.04|
|Raymond Dart Reception||Courtyard, Lecture Theatre Room S05_2.04|
|Conference Dinner||Brisbane Town Hall (Brisbane CBD)|
Both S05_2.04 and S02_7.07 have wheelchair access from the South Bank foreshore and Grey St. Ramps connect disabled toilets to the Lecture Theatre directly past Security and the Webb Centre. There are also disabled toilets directly next to the lifts on all levels of the Webb Centre.
If any assistance is required throughout the Conference please speak to the conference organisers.
|Before 31 March 2019||After 31 March 2019|
- Registration fee includes the welcome function (evening of 24 June), tea & coffee and lunches during the conference.
- No refund can be given after 9 June 2019, as catering numbers are finalised.
Monday 24 June
- Registration & Ice Breaker Cocktail Function
Tuesday 25 June
- Day 1 of conference
- Raymond Dart Lecture
Wednesday 26 June
- Day 2 of conference
- Conference Dinner
Thursday 27 June
- Day 3 of conference and conference close
Each oral presentation (Powerpoint or PDF) will be 15 mins in total (12 mins + 3 mins for Q&A). Please ensure your presentation does not exceed these time limits. Projection format is 16:9.
Each poster must be in A1 PORTRAIT format (594 mm width x 841 mm height).
The Asia Pacific Conference on Human Evolution (APCHE) is committed to providing an equitable, inclusive and accessible conference free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault or vilification.
All conference attendees are expected to behave respectfully and not engage in discrimination, harassment, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault or vilification.
Who to contact if you have a concern
The APCHE organising committee can be contacted at any time if there are any issues related to equity, inclusion, access and/or inappropriate behaviour at the conference:
Prof. Rainer Grün - Griffith University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Julien Louys - Griffith University (email@example.com)
Dr Mathieu Duval - Griffith University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Sally Wasef - Griffith University (email@example.com)
Ms Holly Smith - Griffith University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr Shaun Adams - Griffith University (email@example.com)
Prof. Zenobia Jacobs - University of Wollongong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reporting issues related to Griffith visitors
Complaints against or from external visitors should be directed to the Vice President (Corporate Services) office via email@example.com
Policy and procedures related to Griffith staff
Policies and procedures related to Griffith staff include, but are not limited to:
- Code of Conduct
- Staff Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policy
- Staff Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Policy
- Reporting and Resolution of Staff Sexual Assault, Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Procedures
Policy and procedures related to Griffith students
Policies and procedures related to Griffith students include, but are not limited to:
Griffith University Security
Security services are available 24-hours on all Griffith University campuses and are handled by the Campus Support Team. If the campus Security Office is unattended, a telephone is available at the front of each office to contact the team or alternatively call 1800 800 707 (free call) anywhere on campus.
A Griffith security office is located on South Bank Campus in S03 building, in the Courtyard next to the APCHE Lecture Theatre S05_2.04 (map).
For more information about Griffith Security, go to: https://www.griffith.edu.au/security
Police may be contacted where there is suspected criminal activity.
In an emergency
In an emergency call Fire, Ambulance, and Police on 000 or 112 from a mobile.
Train or Bus
The South Bank area in Brisbane can be conveniently reached by Train or Bus. A TransLink journey planner is available here.
The easiest and cheapest way to use Brisbane public transport is with a Go card. These can be purchased at convenience stores throughout Brisbane and can be used on trains, buses, and ferries. You can pay the driver with cash on ferries and buses. Train travel requires purchasing a ticket from a ticket machine or service desk at the train station prior to embarking.
From the Airport to Brisbane City
You can take a shuttle bus or taxi from the airport. The cheapest option is the Gold Coast train line from Brisbane Domestic and International airports to the CBD. It generally costs ~$15 and takes approx. 20 mins (Network map may be found here). The conference venue is located near the South Bank train station. A journey planner may be found here.
A taxi will cost approx. $50 from the airport to South Bank, and will take about 25 minutes. They can be caught immediately outside the terminal.
Brisbane River Ferries
A great way to get a feel for Brisbane is to catch a Brisbane River Ferries. You can either catch the CityCat or the City Hopper (the City Hopper is free). Timetable and the ferry routes can be accessed here and here.
Depending on where you are staying you can catch a CityCat from Eagle Farm, past Newstead and around to the CBD and South Bank. If staying in the CBD you can catch the CityCat or the City Hopper from North Quay. The CityCat will stop at South Bank 2 Ferry Terminal. While the City Hopper will stop at South Bank Terminal 3 (see image below). Both stops are within walking distance to the conference venue. As you exit the South Bank 2 Ferry Terminal ramp, take a left and walk along the waterfront until you reach the South Bank Ferry Terminal 3. Here, take a right turn away from the waterfront, up through the hanging gardens until you see the Ship Inn Hotel. The South Bank Campus will be directly behind the Ship Inn Hotel (see the map below).
If you are staying in the city there are two walking options. The first is to go across the Victoria Bridge and then south along the waterfront (red line on map). Or you can walk through the Botanical Gardens and take the pedestrian bridge over the Brisbane River. There is a cafe situated on the bridge where you can enjoy a coffee on the way (pink line on map).
Local Organising Committee
- Prof. Rainer Grün (co-chair) - Griffith University
- Dr Julien Louys (co-chair) - Griffith University
- Dr Mathieu Duval (co-chair) - Griffith University
- Dr Sally Wasef - Griffith University
- Ms Holly Smith - Griffith University
- Mr Shaun Adams - Griffith University
- Prof. Zenobia Jacobs - University of Wollongong