Welcome CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellows nation-wide! It is time again for us all to take the stage and showcase our contributions to CSIRO and the wider scientific community. In the tradition of the past Postdoc conferences, the organising committee invite you to join us in March 2019 for “Convergence 2019”. This event provides a platform for postdocs to present their science, build networks and engage in informal discussions. This is a great opportunity to: Improve your research skills, network, collaborate, problem solve, become a better communicator, learn how to market your research ideas and much, much more! There is also plenty of time to relax, bond, have fun and enjoy beautiful Brisbane weather with the many planned activities!! Please be aware that this event is for CSIRO-Postdocs only.

We look forward to seeing you all in March 2019!

The Convergence Organisation Committee

We have asked all BU to fund travel and accommodation expenses. Whether and on what level BUs support travel expenses can be found here: Convergence Conference 2019 - Delegate Funding Information.


  • Free

Event date: 19Mar 2019

Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 Mar 2019


  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD

More information

Important Dates:

Time Activity
Abstract Submission 20th January 2019
Deadline for Registration 1st February 2019
Notification of Acceptance (for Science Snap-Shots) 25th February 2019
Submission Deadline for final version of Slides (for Science Snap-Shots) 17th March 2019
Convergence 2019 Conference 19th - 21st March 2019


Can be found here: Convergence Conference 2019 - Program

Travel & Accommodation Info:

We have a deal with Song Properties https://www.songproperties.com.au/

These are all self-contained apartments within 0.6 km from the BCEC. These include the following apartments:

  • Arena Apartments - $130/night
  • Soda - $144/night
  • Atlas Brisbane - $144/night
  • Ivy & Eve - $144/night

Discount code for accommodation is CSIRO2019

PDFs have no formal obligations to book at these apartments, but given the location and the cheap price, if they do decide to book somewhere else they have to comply with CSIRO policies (cheaper, more convenient).

Abstract Guidelines (for Science Snap-Shots):

We are going to hold a Science Snap-Shot talk competition with 8 selected talks (7 min presentations!). Please submit an abstract if you would like to be considered:

  • The maximum word limit for the abstract is 200 words (excluding Authors and Affiliations).
  • You can include a picture or graph but the entire abstract is limited to one page.
  • Submit your abstract as a docx file to lisa.strover@csiro.au by the 20th of January.

Poster Guidelines:

By registering to this event you agree to participate in our little science communication challenge! As our theme is "communication for collaboration and change" so we ask every registered participant to create a "tweetable" style poster, communicating their science to other scientists. Guidelines can be found here: Convergence Conference 2019 - Posters Guidelines


There will be several workshops at the conference with two workshops running in parallel. Details about the workshops can be found here: Workshops/Interactive Sessions Information

Science areas: General Science

Event type: Conference or seminar