The 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference

The 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference

ism231rThe Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS) and the local organising committee for the event are happy in announcing the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC) which will take place in Launceston in Dec. 2012. The 18th AFMC is to be the 1st of a series which will be held every 2 years by The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. This event will also mark the anniversary of Tasmania, Australia hosting the first Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference which took place Hobart, Tasmania, in late 1992.

The local committee who are responsible for organising the this conference are happy to announce that a preliminary program is available from the main conference website.

The conference will feature nine plenary lectures on a range of topics by both Australian and renowned experts from overseas.

Including over 250 contributed papers the event will occur during a 5 day period with an initial reception to welcome everybody on Sunday evening (2nd of Dec.) before the formal program will commence on the Monday. The event will go all week and will conclude on the Friday afternoon. The program for the conference will include the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society Annual General Meeting, the formal conference dinner, technical tours of UTAS/AMC wonderful new experimental facilities, an an afternoon visit to a local winery and the departing party which will be catered for by Art of Catering, our corporate catering specialists. This will be our third corporate event catered for by Art of Catering and we really appreciate the wonderful food and service they have been bringing to our conferences recently. Should you require corporate catering or any other catering for your events or conferences, be sure to get in touch with the Art of Catering team. Find out more about their services here.

The event is to be hosted on the Newnham campus of the University of Tasmania in and around the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre. There will be buses to shuttle conference attendees from the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston CBD between the event venue every morning and evening. The city of Launceston is small but has a very interesting cultural and historical heritage. There are many wonderous local attractions amongst them is the renowned and internationally recognized geological feature ‘the cataract gorge’ as well as restaurants, museums and galleries all within walking distance of the recommended accommodation. The state of Tasmania has a mostly temperate climate with Launceston’s average early summer temperatures in the mid 20′s.

There are presently more than 250 delegates who have registered with strong interest in the social events and technical tour. Positions are filling quickly, if you would like to book, please contact the local organising committee to register your interest and intent to stay at one of the lovely conference residenced in central Launceston.

We can’t wait to see you in December!

The 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Sponsors

We are happy to announce the sponsorship of from several clients who are in no way connected with The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS). Please support these businesses as they play an integral role in their communities and deserve recognition for their work.

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