IONS KOALA 2018

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

IONS KOALA 2018 – Sydney, Australia

IONS KOALA is an annual conference held in Australia and New Zealand sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA). IONS KOALA 2018 is being co-hosted by the OSA student chapters at Macquarie University and the University of Sydney. With the support of many organisations, KOALA brings together undergraduate, honours, masters and PhD students studying and research in physics from all around the world.

Student presentations are the main focus of KOALA with the majority of the conference dedicated to either student talks or poster presentations that cover a broad variety of topics within the field of optics, atoms, and laser applications in physics. Plenary talks will include presentations by experts in the fields of quantum optics, biophotonics, astrophotonics, and atomic physics, as well as dedicated sessions on professional development and outreach. There will be plenty of opportunities to network throughout KOALA with multiple social events and activities scheduled for the week.

Conference Information

Location

Conference proceedings at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Accommodation at Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University.

Important Dates

01/08/18 9amAEST: Abstract submission opens.
31/08/18 5pm AEST: Abstract deadline for first round international candidates who a request visa letter or a travel grant.
07/09/18 5pm AEST: Successful abstracts for first round international candidates awarded.
01/10/18 5pm AEST: Application deadline for second round international candidates who do not require a travel grant or visa letter and all domestic candidates (incl. NZ).
15/10/18 5pm AEST: Successful applications for second round international candidates and all domestic candidates (incl. NZ) awarded.
03/12/18 4pm AEST: Check-in for KOALA 2018.

Presentation Styles

Student Talks: 12-minute talk with 3 minutes question time.
Poster Presentation: Presentation of a poster plus a rapid-fire poster preview.
For more information, please go to the Presentation page.

Registration Fees

$200 AUD: Standard fee
$170 AUD: Discounted fees for OSA and AOS members.
For information about membership, please go to The Optical Society webpage or the Australian Optical Society webpage.

Invited Speakers

More information about our plenary speakers and workshop presenters will be coming soon. Keynote talks will be presented in the areas of Quantum Optics, BioPhotonics, Astrophotonics, and Atomic Physics.

Programme

For more information about each event, please click the hyperlinks in the programme table.

Time Event Location
4:00 PM Check-in at KOALA 2018 Robert Menzies College
6:00 PM Dinner Robert Menzies College
7:00 PM Welcome Event UBar
Time Description Location
8:00 AM Breakfast Robert Menzies College
9:00 AM Welcome Session Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
9:30 AM Plenary Talk 1 Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
10:30 AM Morning Tea Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
11:00 AM Student Talks 1st Session Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
12:30 PM Lunch Robert Menzies College
1:30 PM Professional Development Workshop Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
2:30 PM Afternoon Tea Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
3:30 PM Student Talks 2nd Session Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
6:00 PM Dinner Robert Menzies College
7:30 PM Evening Event TBA
Time Description Location
8:00 AM Breakfast Robert Menzies College
9:00 AM Plenary Talk 2 Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
10:00 AM Morning Tea Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
10:30 AM Student Talks 3rd Session Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
12:00 PM Lunch Robert Menzies College
1:00 PM Student Talks 4th Session Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
2:30 PM Afternoon Tea Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
3:00 PM Professional Development Workshop TBA
4:00 PM Student Talks 5th Session Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
5:30 PM Dinner Robert Menzies College
7:00 PM Evening Event TBA
Time Description Location
8:00 AM Breakfast Robert Menzies College
9:00 AM Transport to Social Event Meeting location TBA
10:30 AM Social Day TBA
3:30 PM Transport to University of Sydney Sydney Nanoscience Hub, University of Sydney
5:00 PM Industry and Innovation Evening Sydney Nanoscience Hub, University of Sydney
Time Description Location
8:00 AM Breakfast Robert Menzies College
9:00 AM Plenary Talk 3 Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
10:00 AM Morning Tea Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
10:30 AM Student Talks 6th Session Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
12:00 PM Lunch Robert Menzies College
1:00 PM Poster Previews Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
3:00 PM Afternoon Tea Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
3:30 PM Poster Session 1 TBA
4:30 PM Poster Session 2 TBA
5:30 PM Conference Dinner TBA
Time Description Location
8:00 AM Breakfast and Checkout Robert Menzies College
9:00 AM Plenary Talk 4 Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
10:00 AM Morning Tea Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
10:30 AM Student Talks 8th Session Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
12:00 PM KOALA Wrap Up Australian Hearing Hub Level 1
12:30 PM Lunch Robert Menzies College

KOALA 2018 is possible through the generous support of many industry partners. For more information, please go to the 2018 Sponsors page.