Registration

Participation is open to all persons interested in Geothermal.

Professionals from a range of fields will be attending the Congress including:

  • Geophysicists
  • Geologists
  • Geochemists
  • Hydrologists and hydraulic engineers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Mechanical, electrical, civil and power plant engineers
  • R & D Specialists
  • Chemists and material scientists
  • Industry suppliers and manufactures
  • Researchers and academics

Those who wish to attend the Congress are encouraged to complete the online Registration Form.

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Please note that all persons intending to attend the Congress must register, including invited oral presenters, poster presenters, and chairpersons.  Please read the registration information before you complete the online form.

Early Bird Registration Fee* Before 1 February 2015 Standard Registration Fee After 1 February 2015 Onsite Registration Fee From 19 April 2015
IGA Member Registration** A$1,050.00 A$1,190.00 A$1,450.00
IGA Non Member Registration A$1,200.00 A$1,400.00 A$1,600.00
Category A Registration (middle income countries)*** A$950.00 A$1,090.00 A$1,150.00
Category B Registration (low income countries)*** A$790.00 A$850.00 A$900.00
Student Registration**** A$500.00 A$550.00 A$600.00
Accompanying Persons Registration A$460.00 A$530.00
Accompanying Persons Registration Category A (middle income countries) A$460.00 A$510.00
Accompany Persons Registration Category B (low income countries) A$435.00 A$510.00

* To be entitled to the early bird registration fee you must have registered and paid by 1 February 2015.

** To register for an IGA Member registration applicants must either be an individual member of the IGA, or a member of an affiliated organisation. Please click on the link to view the list of affiliated organisations that qualify for an IGA Member registration: http://www.geothermal-energy.org/about_the_iga/affiliated_organizations.html
For information on IGA membership, visit http://www.geothermal-energy.org/about_the_iga/membership/how_to_become_member.html

*** Click here to view the countries eligible for a Category A registration. Click here to view countries eligible for Category B registration.

**** Students are required to submit valid student identification.

Field Trips

The below field trips are not included in any registration category.

Please note, delegates will need to arrange their own transport to and from New Zealand.

Field Trip Date Venue Single Room Twin Share
Victorian geothermal excursion 15 – 18 April 2015 Melbourne, Australia A$1,450.00 A$1,250.00
Glorious geothermal energy 27 – 29 April 2015 Rotorua, New Zealand A$1,640.00 A$1,480.00
Lord of the rings and hobbits middle earth adventure 27 – 30 April 2015 Auckland, New Zealand A$1,660.00 A$1,460.00
Powerful landscape 27 – 29 April 2015 Rotorua, New Zealand A$1,640.00 A$1,480.00

Short Courses

The below short courses are not included in any registration category.

Please note, delegates will need to arrange their own transport to and from New Zealand.

Short Course Date Venue Fee
Reducing drilling risking 16 – 18 April 2015 Melbourne, Australia A$540.00
Geothermal well drilling, completion and testing 18 – 19 April 2015 Melbourne, Australia A$360.00
Scaling and corrosion in geothermal development 18 – 19 April 2015 Melbourne, Australia A$360.00
Reservoir engineering 18 – 19 April 2015 Melbourne, Australia A$360.00
Electricity generation from low-temperature geothermal resources 18 – 19 April 2015 Melbourne, Australia A$360.00
Geothermal policy and implementation – The New Zealand example 26 – 28 April 2015 (including field trip on 28 April) Taupo, New Zealand A$540.00

Registration Entitlements

Delegates

IGA members/non members, and Category A and B delegates are entitled to the following:

  • All sessions
  • All official documentation including program booklet, proceedings and list of participants
  • Welcome Carnivale
  • Congress Dinner
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Satchel

Accompanying Persons

Accompanying Persons are spouses/ partners of full registrants who have registered as an Accompanying Person and paid the applicable fee.

Accompanying persons are entitled to the following:

  • Welcome Carnivale
  • Congress Dinner
  • Majestic Melbourne Tour – Monday 20 April 2015

Student Registration

A student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from a recognised tertiary or secondary educational institution or international student card.  Students must be studying full time to qualify for the discounted rate.  Student registrants are entitled to the following:

  • All sessions
  • All official documentation including program booklet, proceedings and list of participants
  • Welcome Carnivale
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Satchel

Please note:  A copy of your student identification card must be sent to the Congress Managers via email to wgc2015@arinex.com.au or fax to + 61 2 9267 5443.  Without this copy, the full registration fee will be charged.

Registration Information

Credit Card Payments Online

Online Registration is preferred. Please visit our secure website www.wgc2015.com.au to register and book your accommodation in ‘real time’. Please note all online registrations require immediate payment by credit card.

Accepted credit cards: MasterCard, Visa and American Express. All transactions by credit card will appear on your statement as payment to ‘WGC 2015 by Arinex’.

Cheque

All payments by cheque incur an A$10 processing fee.

Cheque payments will only be accepted up until 3 March 2015. After this date, all registrations and accommodation bookings must be submitted online with credit card details at www.wgc2015.com.au

Cheques are to be made payable to Congress. Your name and full address should be typed or printed clearly on the back of the cheque. Cheque payments from overseas must be a bank cheque in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank. No other currency will be accepted.

Acknowledgements

Your registration and payment will be acknowledged via email with confirmation of your requirements according to your registration form. Your registration will not be processed or confirmed if payment does not accompany your form.

You will not receive any further publications before the Congress. Your letter of acknowledgment will include any further advice necessary prior to your arrival at the Congress. At the Congress you will receive the final program, Congress documentation and a list of delegates.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Congress Managers via wgc2015@arinex.com.au.

Registration Fees:

  • Cancellation before 1 February 2015 will incur an A$100.00 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation before 9 March 2015 will result in forfeiture of 50% of fees paid.
  • There will be no refund on cancellations on and after 9 March 2015.

Accommodation Fees:

A minimum one night’s deposit must be paid or credit card details given at time of booking to guarantee reservation

  • Deposit is non-refundable at 16 March 2015

Social Function Fees:

  • Payments are non-refundable at 16 March 2015

Short Course Fees:

  • Cancellation before 1 February 2015 will incur a A$50.00 cancellation fee.
  • There will be no refund on cancellations on and after 1 February 2015.

Field Trips Fees:

  • Cancellation before 1 February 2015 will incur a A$50.00 cancellation fee.
  • There will be no refund on cancellations on and after 1 February 2015.

Entrance to the Congress

Each delegate will receive a name badge on registration. The badge will be your official pass and must be clearly visible at all times to obtain entry to all sessions and to all included social functions. The Congress Managers expect appropriate behaviour from attendees and reserve the right to revoke the badge and privileges of anyone behaving in an inappropriate manner.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Congress and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through cancellation of the Congress, loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason, loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia, failure to utilise tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay, Force Majeure or any other reason, medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover), loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Congress Managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

 

Disclaimer

The program is correct at the time of publishing.  The organisers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items from the program or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the Congress timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice.  Neither the host organisation nor the meeting organisers will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.

The meeting organisers reserve the right to use any recordings whether audio or video and/or any photographs taken at any stage during the Congress for promotional, advertising or reporting of the Congress and/or its content at their sole discretion.