The meeting will start at 9am on Monday 2nd June, and finish at 5pm on Tuesday 3rd June. There will be a conference dinner on the evening on Monday 2nd.

There will be a welcome reception on the night of Sunday 1st June. For those keen people among you who arrive early (during the afternoon), we will arrange a suitable networking activity, in the form of a Tree-top challenge. Please let us know if you’re interested in taking part.

Arrival day Sunday 1st June
14:00 Social event – tree-top challenge
18:00 Dinner
Day 1 Monday 2nd June
Morning session – Chair: David Parkinson
09:00-10:30 Session 1 – Navigating your career path
lead by Tara Murphy, Peter Quinn and Brian Schmidt
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-12:30 Session 2 – Outreach, social media and government
lead by Peter Quinn and Brian Schmidt
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Afternoon session – Chair: Sarah Martell
14:00-15:30 Session 3 – Academic jobs, working in collaboration
lead by Matthew Colless and Alicia Oshlack
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Session 4 – Jobs outside astrophysics
lead by Stephen Hardy and Carole Jackson
19:00 Conference Dinner
Day 2 Tuesday 3rd June
Morning session – Chair: Daniel Bayliss
09:00-10:30 Session 5 – Money: getting grants, budgeting and using money effectively
lead by Rachel Webster and Stephen Hardy
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-12:30 Session 6 – Managing people
lead by Warrick Couch and Tara Murphy
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Afternoon session – Chair: James Allison
13:30-15:00 Session 7 – Managing yourself: work/life balance
Panel discussion
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Session 8 – Leadership
lead by Matthew Colless and Rachel Webster