AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
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IMPORTANT NEWS: Wagga 2022 cancelled due to COVID
It is with considerable regret that in view of the current situation with the corona virus pandemic, particularly in New South Wales and Victoria, we have no choice but to cancel Wagga 2022. However, in the spirit of the Wagga Conference, the current Organising Committee is offering its services for Wagga 2023. Indeed, as soon as we are able to communicate with the Event Convenor at Charles Sturt University, we shall ensure that the annual booking for the facilities at CSU is made for the same time next year, namely, Tuesday, 31st January to Friday, 3rd February, 2023.
An email to all registrants shall be sent in the coming days to arrange refunds of the registration costs.
The 45th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting will now be held from Tuesday 1st – Friday 4th, February 2022 at its familiar Wagga Wagga, Charles Sturt University site (“Wagga” 2022). This follows on from the successful 2020 Wagga conference held in Rotorua in New Zealand.
The Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Conference, colloquially known as “Wagga”, has been held almost annually as a residential conference at the Charles Sturt University Conference Centre, Wagga Wagga, NSW, during the first week of February, since 1977. The 45th Conference was scheduled for 2nd to 5th February, 2021 but it had to be cancelled on account of COVID travel restrictions. The Organising Committee has a confirmed booking for 1st to 4th February, 2022 when we look forward to welcoming you back to Wagga for the traditional Condensed Matter and Materials Conference.
We are pleased to announce that due to the generous sponsorship from FLEET, child care bursaries are now available to assist attendees with carer responsibilities to pay for additional child care. This may be in the form of bringing an additional family member to Wagga to help care for the child/children, or additional before and after school care during the conference at their home organisation. Up to four bursaries will be awarded up to $300 based on a detailed application indicating personal requirements and receipts submitted to CMM-Wagga@aip.org.au.
Wagga2022 attendees must be fully vaccinated or have a legal medical certificate exempting vaccination.
Due to the ever changing nature of the COVID pandemic, any attendee who must withdraw from Wagga due to border closures may be refunded their registration fee if requested in writing before Friday 21st January 2022. After this date there can be no refund.
The organising committee may be collectively contacted via CMM-Wagga@aip.org.au.
The organising committee for the 45th Annual CMM meeting includes Co-Chairs:
Danica Solina, UTS
Michael Cortie, UTS
** Abstracts and registrations are still being accepted for poster presentations only until 15th January.
|Abstracts open||3rd November 2021|
|Registration open||15th November 2021|
|Abstracts and Registration closes **
||10th December 2021|
|Notification of abstract acceptance||
The conference organisers acknowledges the Wiradjuri people who are the traditional custodians of the land of Wagga Wagga. We pay our respect to the Elders past and present of the Wiradjuri Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people visiting the site.
Our aim is to facilitate an inclusive Meeting that encourages the free exchange of ideas and welcomes all voices in a respectful atmosphere. We invite participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and abilities.
As organisers, we are working to try to provide a balanced and diverse program. You can help us build a better, more inclusive summer meeting by forwarding our Call for Abstracts throughout your network, and by sending along your suggestions for presenters and participants that might help to diversify the Meeting.
For the 45th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting 2022, we will set clearly articulated goals for diversity, which will be shared on this page.
Official Diversity and Equity Statement
The Wagga Meeting Organisers are committed to providing a meeting that aims to uphold the principles of equity and diversity. We acknowledge that inequality exists in the scientific community, in the application of science, and throughout the world. We are committed to providing equal opportunities, and a safe and respectful event free from discrimination. We expect our attendees to treat everyone in a respectful and inclusive manner, and to remove barriers of disadvantage.
Equity and diversity issues are wide ranging and include but are not limited to ethnicity, race, religion, colour, age, relationship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, carer responsibilities, socio-economic status, mental and physical health or disability, and nationality.
In order to address these principles, the organisers aim to:
To achieve these aims the organisers will: