RSWA Events
  Symposium 2018
Early bird registration closes 20/04/18  

Landscapes, Seascapes and Biota: Unique Western Australia - Past, Present and Future  

The symposium is organised by The Royal Society of Western Australia, the oldest multidisciplinary society in Western Australia. It will present up-to-date reviews on many aspects of the natural sciences in Western Australia and will be highly relevant to those interested in disciplines ranging across the Biological, Earth and Space, Marine and Environmental, and Archaeological Sciences, as well as areas of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Engineering applied to the natural sciences. The two-day conference has 25 invited review talks and will also include posters on specific research topics. Manuscripts from the keynote talks will be published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia as a symposium volume.  

Final Program
2018 07 27 & 28 - RSWA Symposium Program and Abstracts.pdf

Call for Posters
We welcome posters on specific research topics.  Submission details are at:
RSWA Symposium 2018 Poster Submission.pdf
Abstract Template.docx  

Poster Competition for Postgraduate Students and Early Career Science Researchers
In order to encourage and support the work of postgraduate students and early-career scientists, we will be awarding 10 best-poster prizes each for $1,000. For Eligibility and submission details see:
RSWA Symposium 2018 Poster Competition.pdf  

Symposium: Friday 27 to Saturday 28 July 2018
Free Public Lecture: 6.30-7.30pm Friday 27 July 2018
President’s Dinner at conclusion of Symposium: 6.30-10.30pm Saturday 28 July 2018  

The University Club,
The University of Western Australia,
Hackett Drive,
Crawley. WA. 6009.
Free Public Talk held in The University Club Auditorium.
President's Dinner held in The University Club Banquet Hall.    

RSWA Symposium 2018 Registration Form and Invoice.docx  

All Presenters who register for the Symposium, including the student authors of the posters and the authors and co-authors of the papers, will automatically get membership for 1 year with The Royal Society of Western Australia being for the year ended 30 June 2019.

The Registration Form has separate costings for attendance at either or both of:-  

1. Symposium:  Registration includes attendance at all symposium sessions on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July with arrival refreshments, morning tea, working lunch, and afternoon tea, and access to the cafe bar/restaurant at The University Club during the Symposium.  

2. President's Dinner: For those who would like to attend, at the conclusion of the Symposium on Saturday 28 July from 6.30pm there will be a three course meal and beverages provided. The Dinner will include presentation/announcement of the RSWA Awards for 2018 and the Symposium Poster Awards, as well as the 2018 RSWA President’s Address.  

Methods of Payment

FIRST download and complete the above Registration Form and Invoice, and then email it direct to RSWA Treasurer Greg Benjamin at ; else if payment by Cheque, mail the Form and Cheque to The Royal Society of Western Australia, PO Box 7026, Karawara, WA, 6152.

As detailed on the Form there are four methods of payment for the Total $, either:-
1)    Cheque: Make cheques payable to The Royal Society of Western Australia
2)    Credit card: Complete card details on the Form or use the PayPal system
3)    EFT to RSWA Bank Account: BSB 306-110, Acct No 0199535 Insert “Symposium” and “Name”
4)    PayPal: Select from the applicable drop down menu then click “Pay Now” and follow the prompts

Free Public Lecture
As listed on the Program, there will be a free lecture open to the public on Friday 27 July from 6.30 to 7.30pm. To be held in The University Club Auditorium, the talk will be presented by Professor John Long who holds a Strategic Professorship in the School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University. His talk is entitled: Assembling the Human Body Plan – A Tale Told By Fossils.

To register for the Free Public Lecture please click here

Symposium Sponsors


Here are details of a Media Release regarding an impactful 10-year research partnership between Alcoa and Murdoch University to eradicate the Phytophthora dieback pathogen without toxic chemicals and on a large scale, being in the running for the 2018 Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence:-  

Alcoa Media Release 18 July 2018 Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence.pdf