The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) conference 2021 is set to go ahead, despite restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 6th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference (SubSTEC6) will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 8-10 November 2021. The SIA is putting in place several contingency options if in-person attendance is restricted.
According to David Nicholls, SIA executive director, the institute is determined to proceed with SubSTEC6, in order to maintain its status as the leading Indo-Pacific forum on submarines.
“Although there are currently pandemic lockdowns in place across south-eastern Australia, the SIA is prioritising in-person attendance by speakers and delegates at the conference," Nicholls said.
“However, if there are still travel/attendance restrictions in place at the time of the conference, the event will be able to proceed in a hybrid format – with both in-person attendance and online participation."
“If you register to attend the conference in person now, but you are unable to do so because of restrictions, the SIA will transfer your registration to online participation, should you wish to take up this option."
The 2021 theme for the SIA conference is “Home grown undersea technology: how can Australian academia and industry provide a capability edge?”.
“The SIA thanks sponsors of SubSTEC6, including gold sponsor Defence West, speakers who have accepted our invitation to present and delegates who have already registered,” Nicholls added.
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