Travel and accommodation


The Main Conference, Paper Development Workshops (PDWs) and Education/Industry Forum will be held at UTS in the Aerial Function Centre located in Building 10 (entrance via 235 Jones Street). The Aerial Function Centre is on level 7 (the building is fully accessible).

The Doctoral Consortium will be held on Level 8 of the UTS Business School (Platform 14/28 Ultimo Rd).

The closest station is Central Station (it takes about 15 minutes to walk to Building 10 from the Central Station platforms). There are also bus stops located close to Building 10 on both sides of Broadway. You can travel on Sydney trains, buses and light rail using contactless payment.

Travel from the airport

Sydney Airport is located 8km from the Sydney CBD (approx. 20 mins by road or 10 mins by train). Travel on the Airport Link train to Central Station from the Domestic or International terminals (one way) will cost $18.70.

A taxi to the CBD will cost between $50-$60 AUD.


There is limited, metered on-street parking on Thomas Street (adjacent to Building 10). A number of parking stations operate in the area, including Interpark which is located in the basement of Building 10 (entrance via Thomas St). Parking station rates vary but average at about $30 for a whole day. Overall we recommend taking public transport when possible.


There are discounts available at multiple hotels close to the venue. Here are those venues and details on how to book.

The Mercure – (6-minute walk to venue)

Preferential code is 2402UTSACE

The delegate will need to either email the hotel on or telephone on 0292176670.

Delegates can book a static room only rate of $245 for a standard queen room or twin room (2 x double beds), or $255 for a standard king room for the dates of Sunday 4thFebruary – Thursday 8th February.  Breakfast can be pre-booked at $25 per person.  The rate will cut off 21 days prior to the stay date.

Vulcan Hotel – (4-minute walk to venue)

Promotion code – AERIAL-ACERE

This rate also comes with breakfast hence delegates are encouraged to update the number of adults accordingly.


The Old Clare Hotel – (Across the road from UTS)

Delegates are entitled to a 15% discount off our Best Flexible Rate.

Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request.

Discount is available only on the best flexible rate, and cannot be combined with any other offers, such as advance purchase.

To book, delegates simply need to email Reservations and note the ACERE conference, and provide the dates required, and they can quote from there.

The Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney – (6-minute walk to venue)

Use the promo code “metro123’’ for access to exclusive discounts.

Novotel Sydney Darling Square – (14-minute walk to venue)

To book, please use this link  to receive a 10% discount on our Best Flexible Rate. This discount is valid for travel between from 05/02/24  To 08/02/24and is valid until 14 days to arrival date. Rooms are subject to availability and rates will be quoted at the time of booking.

Other options


There are plenty of other hotels close to the venue and a variety of options in terms of price.


Novotel Sydney Central (about a 7-minute walk to the venue).

Wake Up! Sydney (hostel, about a 10-minute walk to the venue).

YHA Sydney Central (hostel, about a 12-minute walk to the venue).

Many other options are available in Sydney depending on whether you wish to stay close to the venue. There are hotels in the city centre (near Town Hall Station), at Circular Quay or The Rocks (close to the Harbour) or in Newtown or Glebe (areas with a lot of character, restaurants and bers).

Most are easily accessible via public transport.



The conference is catered: morning and afternoon tea/coffee, and lunch, plus the sundowner on Tuesday evening; but if you feel like wandering further afield:

  • UTS is located in a vibrant creative precinct, with many options for great food to cater for all tastes.
  • Very close to UTS is Spice Alley – a laneway with a variety of hawker-style restaurants.
  • The UTS campus has a number of places to eat during the day, including the Food Court (basement of Building 2), Café 10 (in Building 10), The Cornerstone Café (directly opposite B10) and Penny Lane (B11, next to B10) which is also a bar.
  • China Town is a short walk from UTS and has many options for delicious food at a range of prices.

Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline: 20 November

Educational Forum/Industry Forum Submission Deadline: 10 December

Application for Doctoral Consortium: 10 December

PDWs Submission Deadline: 10 December

Registration Early-Bird Price: 21 December


ACERE 2024 Program Schedule

Doctoral Consortium (Monday 5th February all day)

Paper Development Workshops (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Educators/Industry Forum (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Main Conference (Tuesday 6th (from 3:30 pm), Wednesday 7th (all day), Thursday 8th (all day) – Conference begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday 6th)

Social events

Welcome Drinks at The Old Clare Hotel, Tuesday 6th February, 5:30-7:00 PM

Gala Event and Awards at MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)- Wednesday, 7th February, 6:30-10:30 PM

 Closing drinks at Aerial Conference Centre Thursday 8th February 5-6 PM


As a first-time participant and a new doctoral student just 6 months in, the conference has been extremely useful for me in terms of my own personal learning and in meeting new, liked-minded individuals. I would definitely encourage more of my friends to apply the conference in the future.

Participant in 2023 Edition of ACERE