As one of Australia's leading universities, enrolling 40,000 students, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has four campuses in Brisbane, located at Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove, Carseldine and Caboolture. IRSPM 2008 will take place in B Block at QUT's Gardens Point campus in the CBD, adjacent to the Brisbane River and bordered by the Botanic Gardens and Parliament House. Gardens Point is within easy walking distance from the city centre, shops, restaurants, theatres, galleries, and public transport including buses, trains and ferries. Campus map.
AV Facilities at QUT
QUT's multimedia lecture theatres allow delegates to include graphics, online information resources and video and audio clips in their presentations. Technology support will be available in lecture theatres and computer equipped classrooms where the concurrent sessions take place.
Brisbane is the State capital and the largest city in Queensland. Known locally as Bris Vegas, the city is renowned for its sun and more 'laid-back' lifestyle, but it's also a thriving arts capital, with dozens of theatres, cinemas, concert halls, galleries, museums and cultural festivals. Brisbane is a unique blend of the old and new. At its heart, the city's glass towers provide a delightful backdrop for beautifully restored sandstone buildings.
The inner city clusters around the loops of the Brisbane River, connected to leafy, open-skied suburban communities by riverside bikeways. Because of its pleasant, subtropical climate, Brisbane enjoys an outdoor lifestyle throughout the year and its extensive walking paths through parks and gardens, including Roma Street Parklands, the City Botanic Gardens and South Bank Parklands, provide an ideal way to relax and to get to know the city. Brisbane provides a cosmopolitan city experience, ideal for exploring all your favourite interests whether it be the arts, shopping or fine dining.
The bustling inner-city main shopping precinct, Queen Street Mall, offers five major shopping centres, two department stores and four shopping arcades to explore and buy to your hearts' content. Some of the best places worth a visit include the Queen Adelaide Building, the Myer Centre and Queens Plaza, Brisbane's centre of stylish elegance featuring speciality fashion and accessory retailer stores such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Weekend craft markets provide shoppers with a wonderful alternative to the more conventional commercial centres - these include the art and craft markets at South Bank, operating all weekend, including Friday night, and at Eagle Street Pier on Sundays.
The greater Brisbane area includes the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and is one of Australia's most beautiful regions. Within an hour's easy reach are some of Australia's most beautiful natural features with heritage-listed mountains, unspoiled rainforests, waterfalls, world-famous beaches, and breathtaking rural and bush landscapes. You may like to start thinking about what else you would like to see and do in Queensland before or after the Conference.