Important Information

This year's IPTA meeting will be held in Parkes (Student Week) and the Blue Mountains (Science Week).


  • Full registration for the science meeting (inclusive of the black hole workshop) is 400 USD and includes lunch and the conference dinner.
  • In order to encourage student participation, student registration for the science week (inclusive of the black hole workshop) has been subsidized by NSF/PIRE and the ATNF and is 200 USD. The student workshop registration fee has been waived.
  • Registration for those attending only the one-day workshop on supermassive black hole / environment evolution is 64 USD and includes lunch.
  • Payment of registration fees can be made here: Registration Payments

Student Week: July 19 — July 24

  • Accomodations can be handled by the "Station" Motel in Parkes for up to 50 students at a rate of $120AUD per room. Nine of these rooms are doubles and can be shared
  • Please not that the meeting organizers are managing the block of rooms for the student week. Do not book with the Station Hotel Directly.
  • On site catering (lunch, tea) and transport to the meeting site are included

Science Week: July 26 — July 31

  • Meeting venue is the Fairmont Resort, Leura
  • Block rate rooms are $243 AUD ($190 USD) per night and most rooms can be shared. Please see the Venue and Accommodation page for booking details.
  • Attendees are not required (although they are encouraged) to stay on site, and somewhat cheaper accomodations are available nearby at the Waldorf Leura for $150 AUD / night.


Local Organizing Committee:
  • Matthew Kerr (Chair, ATNF)
  • George Hobbs (ATNF)
  • Maura McLaughlin (WVU)
  • Daniel Reardon (Monash)
  • Nate Garver-Daniels (WVU)
Science Organizing Committee:
  • Kejia Lee (PKU)
  • Lindley Lentati (Cambridge)
  • Chiara Mingarelli (JPL/Caltech)
  • Scott Ransom (NRAO)
  • Alberto Sesana (AEI)
  • Ryan Shannon (Chair, ATNF)
  • Linqing Wen (UWA)

Key Dates

  • First Announcement: 14 February, 2015
  • Speakers Invited: 30 March, 2015
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 01 June, 2015
  • Final Registration Deadline: 01 June, 2015
  • IPTA 2015 Student Week:19-24 July, 2015
  • IPTA 2015 Science Week:26-31 July, 2015