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.

Conference venue

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).

EventLocation
Ice breaker receptionWebb Centre: S02_7.07
Oral presentationsLecture Theatre Room S05_2.04
Poster presentationsWebb Centre: S02_7.07
Morning and Afternoon teasSouth Bank Campus Garden (courtyard next to the Lecture Theatre)
LunchesWebb Centre: S02_7.07
Raymond Dart LectureLecture Theatre Room S05_2.04
Raymond Dart ReceptionCourtyard, Lecture Theatre Room S05_2.04
Conference DinnerBrisbane Town Hall (Brisbane CBD)

Accessibility

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
Full participant AU$300 AU$350
Student AU$150 AU$200
Day registration AU$150 AU$150
Conference dinner AU$100 AU$100

- 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.

Register now

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

Detailed Programme

List of posters

Oral presentations

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.

Poster presentations

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 (rainer.grun@griffith.edu.au)

Dr Julien Louys - Griffith University (j.louys@griffith.edu.au)

Dr Mathieu Duval - Griffith University (m.duval@griffith.edu.au)

Dr Sally Wasef - Griffith University (s.wasef@griffith.edu.au)

Ms Holly Smith - Griffith University (holly.smith11@griffithuni.edu.au)

Mr Shaun Adams - Griffith University (s.adams@griffith.edu.au)

Prof. Zenobia Jacobs - University of Wollongong (zenobia@uow.edu.au)

Reporting issues related to Griffith visitors

Complaints against or from external visitors should be directed to the Vice President (Corporate Services) office via complaints@griffith.edu.au

Policy and procedures related to Griffith staff

Policies and procedures related to Griffith staff include, but are not limited to:

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.

Go card

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).

Walking options

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).

Accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation options within close proximity to the conference venue at South Bank Parklands. Whilst we have not secured any rooms, below is a list of hotels within walking distance to the conference venue.

  • Novotel Brisbane South Bank
  • Rydges South Bank
  • Menso at South Bank
  • Riverside Hotel South Bank
  • Hillcrest Apartment Hotel
  • Swiss-Belhotel South Bank Brisbane

For other accommodation options please visit these sites: booking.com, wotif.com, airbnb.com.au, trivago.com.au

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

Contact us

If you have any questions relating to the conference, abstract submission or travel grant applications, please contact us