How do I get from the airport to the conference location?

From Tullamarine Airport, the cheapest way to get to the CBD is by the SkyBus. A single one-way ticket costs $18.75 and a return is $36.

The SkyBus runs approximately every 10 to 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, every day of the week, including public holidays, and will take you to Southern Cross Station. From there, you are able to catch trams, trains, a taxi or Uber to your accommodation. No bookings are required for the SkyBus. The StarBus is also an affordable way of getting to your destination from the airport. It is a shuttle bus that will deliver you directly to your door in certain suburbs (including Carlton, North Melbourne and Parkville). Tickets range from $20-$27 per person and bookings are required.

If you would prefer to go directly to your accommodation, there are many taxi ranks located around the airport.

Alternatively, Uber is also available from the airport. There are two Uber Pickup Zones – one for Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and another for Terminal 4 which is located on level 2 of the Terminal 4 carpark. Once you have made your way to the Pickup Zone you can request your Uber and be on your way.

How do I submit an abstract?
Please submit abstracts online by Thursday 30 July 2020. Include a brief abstract, less than 250 words, including three key words. The symposia theme(s) should be indicated. To submit online visit this page: https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/CAMS2020/cams2020-abstracts.html
Is the conference close to other Melbourne attractions?
Absolutely. CAMS 2020 will be held at the University of Melbourne, which is centrally located. From the University of Melbourne, delegates can easily access the CBD with all its restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, as well as other areas like Carlton, and the Victoria Market. For further information about Melbourne and all it has to offer, visit this page: https://www.cams2020.com.au/visiting-melbourne
What is Myki and how does it work?

Myki is Victoria’s smartcard, which you use to pay for public transport throughout Melbourne. You can order a Myki card online, or at selected retailers, Transport Customer Service Stations and Shops and selected service locations.

There is a ‘touch on’ point at each tram, train and bus.

What is the current exchange rate?

As of December 2019, the exchange rate was:

• $1AUD = 0.68USD
• $1AUD = 0.61EUR
• $1AUD = 0.52GBP
• $1AUD = 0.93 SGD
• $1AUD = 75.03 JPY

Source: www.travelex.com.au/rates
There are several places to exchange money at Melbourne Airport, as well as throughout the Melbourne CBD.

What sort of weather should I expect?

Known for its unpredictability, Melbourne’s weather can be fairly erratic and go from clear blue skies to a downpour in an instant. For that reason, we recommend you pack an umbrella and raincoat so that you can be prepared.

Early December is a great time for visiting Melbourne as the frosty winter is over but the blistering heat of summer has not quite arrived. The average temperature is around 17º with highs of 24º and lows of 14º. However, it is generally a good idea to bring layers when visiting Melbourne as it is possible to experience both very low and high temperatures in a single day.

What will be the themes of the 2020 conference?
The conference will cover a variety of themes across a range of areas of materials engineering, science and technology. The themes will be dedicated to exploring the latest advances in their respective disciplines, covering areas such as light metals, innovative building materials, nanostructure materials and interfaces and much more.
When will speakers be announced?
The speakers will be announced in early August 2020.
Who is CAMS?
CAMS is the Combined Advanced Materials Society, which has also incorporated Materials Australia and the Australian Ceramic Society who will serve as conference hosts for the 2018 conference. All of these societies are dedicated to the advancement of materials in the science, engineering and technology sectors.