ACERE 2023 Accommodation Options

We recommend staying in the City, South Bank or Toowong areas of Brisbane. They are convenient to the University of Queensland St Lucia campus and offer local dining and transport options.


City accommodation recommendations:

Transport from City:

  • Public transport: CityCat Ferry from North Quay to UQ Lakes, Bus 66, 411 or 412 from King George Square to University of Queensland
    • Travel time approx. 25-40mins
    • Cost: $3.45
  • Taxi or Uber
    • Travel time approx. 14mins
    • Cost: $25-$35


South Bank is the cultural heart of Brisbane with a wide range of accommodation, dining, entertainment, and transport options. 

Southbank accommodation recommendations:

  • Emporium Southbank
  • Rydges Southbank
  • Mantra Southbank

Transport from Southbank:

  • Public transport: CityCat Ferry from Southbank to UQ Lakes, Bus 66 from Southbank to University of Queensland.
    • Travel time approx. 12mins
    • Cost: $3.45
  • Taxi or Uber:
    • Travel time approx. 10mins
    • Cost: $25-$35

Note: The University of Queensland ferry terminal is not currently operational and is not expected to be working by the time of the conference.


Toowong is an inner-city suburb of Brisbane that is close to the University of Queensland.

Toowong accommodation recommendations:

  • Jephson Hotel
  • Toowong Inn & Suites
  • Benson Court Motel (budget option)

Transport from Toowong:

  • Public transport: CityCat Ferry from Regatta to UQ Lakes and multiple bus options from Toowong to University of Queensland.
    • Travel time approx. 8mins
    • Cost: $3.45
  • Taxi or Uber:
    • Travel time approx. 4mins
    • Cost: $10-$20

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