SOAC Conference Registration

The SOAC 2019 Conference will commence from Tuesday 3 December until Thursday 5 December.

Full SOAC Registration

– Access to conference Sessions
– Morning & Afternoon Tea Breaks
– Lunch over three conference days

SOAC PhD Student Registration

– Access to conference Sessions
– Morning & Afternoon Tea Breaks
– Lunch over three conference days
– Access to PhD Symposium
– Ticket to Symposium Dinner
– Early Careers Workshop

Day Registration

– Access to conference session on nominated day
– Morning & afternoon tea breaks on nominated day
– Lunch on nominated day

Registration Fees

Early Bird Close Date: October 7 2019
Standard Registration from October 8 2019

SOAC Full Delegate
Full Delegate Early Bird Registration $680.00
Full Delegate Standard Registration $795.00
SOAC Unwaged Full Registration Early Bird $425.00
PhD Symposium and SOAC
PhD SOAC Early Bird Registration $425.00
PhD SOAC Standard Registration $450.00
PhD/ECR Symposium
PhD/ECR Symposium Registration Free for PhD Students
Day Registrations
Early Bird Day Registration $350.00
Standard Day Registration $385.00

PhD Student Symposium Registration – Free

– Access to PhD Symposium
– Ticket to Symposium Dinner
– Early Careers Workshop

The PhD Symposium will commence from Saturday 30 November until Monday 2 December and is free to register.

The PhD Symposium invites doctoral candidates working on any aspect of urban research to share and develop their ideas and research skills. The Symposium will be structured around intensive study modules in small groups, together with plenary sessions and presentations from both senior and early career academic mentors.

PhD candidates will be divided into small groups based on research interests and assigned both a senior and early career mentor. Each student will be given the opportunity to present on their PhD research, with a chance for discussion and feedback from the mentors and other students in the group. Over two days, participants will have mentor guidance where they will workshop their own research and the research of other PhDs, and attend plenary and panel sessions that will focus on current challenges in urban research fields, and issues related to research methodology (including data gathering and analysis techniques), publication, and dissemination. On the final afternoon of the PhD Symposium attendees will be joined by Early Career Researcher (ECR) colleagues.

The PhD Symposium will be held at Curtin Business School, conveniently located in the heart of Perth City. Attendance for the symposium is free of charge, however capacity is limited.  Participants will need to finance their travel and accommodation costs.

Social Functions

PhD/ECR Symposium Dinner

Tickets are inclusive for all PhD Symposium attendees.

Conference Dinner

Thursday 5 December
Tickets $100.00 per person

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration terms and conditions

All registration fees are in Australian dollars and include GST. Early bird registration must be booked and paid for before or on October 7th 2019 for rates to apply. Payment via credit card on the online registration site is the preferred method of payment.

Online payments can be made with either Visa, MasterCard or AMEX Registrations will be acknowledged in writing to the email address nominated with confirmation of requirements according to the registration form submitted. A tax invoice will be attached to this email. If you have not received a written confirmation within seven days, please contact Encanta

All registration cancellations must be received in writing to . Substitutes are welcome.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to and including 5.00pm AWST Saturday 31 August 2019 will receive a full refund, less a $150.00 administration fee.

Cancellations received between Saturday 31 August 2019 and Saturday 30 November 2019 will receive a 50% refund.

No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Saturday 30 November 2019. As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person without penalty.

Failure to attend without prior notice – no refund

Diversity and inclusion statement

The ACRN encourages free expression and exchange of ideas between ACRN members and during SOAC events, through collegial and respectful debate and communication. Discrimination or harassment based on gender; race; ethnicity; sexual orientation; disability; age or any other form is not acceptable within the ACRN.


In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Host, Organizing Committee and Encanta Event Management accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.

Social Events

When you register you will be asked to nominate if you will be attending the inclusive social events included as part of your registration fee. If you are not sure please select “attending”. If you select “not attending” for a social function included as part of your registration fee, you will forfeit your ticket to that function. It may be possible to reinstate your place provided Encanta receives a minimum of ten working days’ notice in writing prior to the commencement of the conference, but this cannot be guaranteed and is subject to availability.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens:
Now open

Abstract Submission Fully Peer-Reviewed Abstract Closes:
8 March 2019

Abstract Submission Extended Abstract and Presentation Closes:
31 March 2019

PhD/ECR Symposium:
30 Nov – 2 Dec

SOAC Conference:
3 – 5 December

Hosted by

Track Sponsors



Structure (Design/Architecture)

Housing and Social


Movement and Infrastructure

Silver Sponsor

Lanyard & Name Badge Sponsor

ECR Scholarship Sponsor

Conference Supporters