11th IAFSS Symposium Registration Open Now


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Symposium Registration Fees

Early Registration  (postmarked ON OR BEFORE December 15, 2013)*

IAFSS Members**

NZ$950 + GST



NZ$1150  + GST



NZ$500  + GST


Sunday Workshops***

NZ$60 for 1st workshop;

NZ$30 for 2nd workshop

NZ$60 1st workshop

NZ$30 2nd workshop

Optional Social Events

Sunday night Feb 9:

Welcome Reception+


Monday night Feb 10:

Wine tasting & Barbeque at Staff club+


Wednesday night Feb 12:

International Antarctic Centre***


Thursday night Feb 13:



*Registration fees will increase after 15 December 2013

**Registration fees apply to the program from Monday 10 February to Friday 14 February and include: admission to all technical sessions, a delegate conference kit, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunches (including the Closing Lunch on Friday 14 February), the Sunday night 9 February Welcome reception, and the Thursday night 13 February Symposium Banquet. All attendees, including presenters, must register for the Symposium.

***Workshop registration fees apply the Sunday 9 Feburary and include: admission to workshops and lunch

Companion Program Registration Fees

Night-Time Social Events

Sunday night 9 Feb:

Welcome Reception+


Monday night 10 Feb:

Dinner in Annapolis+


Wednesday night 12 Feb:

International Antarctic Centre*


Thursday night 13 Feb:

Banquet at the Cardboard Cathedral


+On-campus events

***The Host Committee is proposing an exceptional social program. The program includes a wine tasting and barbeque at staff club on the original homestead on campus Monday night 10 February; this promises to be a most enjoyable evening with time to socialize with colleagues and stroll through the extensive gardens while sampling some of New Zealand finest wines. Wednesday night 12 February we will visit the International Antarctic Centre.  The event will include light stand-up meal and exclusive entry into the exhibits. Registration fees for both Monday and Wednesday night events include: admission to the event, lite meal and bus transportation. Everyone is encouraged to attend!


Official letter of invitation

Some of our international attendees will need a Visa to enter the NZ and join us at the University of Canterbury.  Most countries are eligible for the visa-waiver and do not need to apply for a visa before arrival.  Please see the New Zealand Immigration website for more information on obtaining a visa.  If you need a Visa, then you may need a letter of invitation as supporting documentation to be included in your Visa application package.

To obtain a letter of invitation, please send an email to the local Host Committee Chair (Charles Fleischmann, [email protected]) with the following information:

• Name (Last name, First Name)
• Title
• Organization
• Address
• Nationality
• Date of Birth
• Place of Birth
• Passport Number
• Issuing Authority
• Date of issue
• Date of expiry

For additional information, please contact:

Symposium Chairman
W K Chow
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Email: [email protected]


Host Chairman
Charles Fleischmann

University of Canterbury

Email: [email protected] or phone:  (+64) 3 364-2399