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Conference photographs are here
The 12th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)
Organized from the University of Adelaide, South Australia (ABN 61249878937).
To be held at the Holiday Inn on Hindley (Street), Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia 18th - 22nd, July, 2005
Correspondence for the Conference Organizer John Brebner can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (email), or by fax to John Brebner at +61 8 8303 3770, or by post to John Brebner, Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005.
Final Conference Program
The poster session is available here.
The list of conference registrants is available here.
The conference registration form is here. The registration form also contains details on how to submit a proposal for a symposium and how to submit abstracts for papers and posters.
In 2005 the first meeting of ISSID to be held in the Southern Hemisphere will take place in the Holiday Inn on Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia. John Brebner is the conference organiser for the 2005 meeting of the society. The meeting will start with registration at the hotel from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. on Monday, 18th July, followed by a reception from 6.00 to 8.00 p.m., and end at lunchtime on Friday 22nd July. The conference banquet will be on the evening of Thursday 21st July. The cost of registration will include morning and afternoon coffee, light lunches and the banquet.
The Holiday Inn has a very central location close to many inexpensive restaurants, cafes, pubs, and some nightclubs, and within walking distance of the Adelaide Festival Centre which houses several theatres. The Holiday Inn has 181 rooms, all of them with four star facilities including phone, TV, coffee making equipment, small refrigerator and minibar. Parking is available for hotel guests. Bookings can be made by internet at www.holiday-inn.com.au , and your attendance at the conference should be mentioned. Adelaide airport is 8 km from the Holiday Inn and a taxi to the hotel currently costs less than A$20.00.
The City of Adelaide
The city of Adelaide is bounded by four terraces North, East, South and West each of them one mile long, with parklands surrounding the four terraces and separating the city from the suburbs. North Terrace has many important buildings including, within about half a mile as you move West to East, the Casino (formerly the railway station), the suburban railway station, State Parliament House, the Governor's Residence, State Library, Museum (don't miss the opalized dinosaur), Art Gallery, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Botanical Gardens, and the National Wine Centre. The city has one central square - Victoria Square, where Adelaide's only remaining tram service can take you to Glenelg at the seaside, and four peripheral squares. Running parallel to North Terrace the Torrens river separates Adelaide from North Adelaide which has many good restaurants and pubs. A stroll along the Torrens can be relaxing but it is recommended that you do not do that alone at night. On safety, it is probably unnecessary to say please don't try to see Australia by driving huge distances on country roads, but since one of my German "intern" students and her boy friend did just that, I will mention it.
July is in Adelaide's winter but the lowest temperatures are usually around 7- 10C minimum and 14-17C maximum though, if the wind is coming straight from Antartica, it can be icy cold. Even so, probably most Adelaide and suburban residents do not own a heavy overcoat.
Other Australian Destinations
For those intending to visit other parts of Australia, July will be warm and usually dry in the tropical top third of Australia. That includes Port Douglas or Cairns (for the Great Barrier Reef, note that the reachable reef is a long way north of Brisbane), and Darwin (if anyone is thinking of making the long drive from Darwin to Kakadu National Park). Qantas airline has a Boomerang Pass that must be purchased outside Australia, but may be useful for those visiting parts of Australia other than Adelaide. Virgin Blue airline offers discount no frills fares, but Qantas has plans to start a similar no frills, e.g. no meals and drinks, airline. Darwin can also be reached by rail from Adelaide via Alice Springs, or you can fly if you want to visit Ayer's Rock/Uluru-Kata-Tjuta.
South Australian Destinations
In South Australia itself the main tourist attractions are the Flinders Ranges in good weather, and the wine growing regions of the Barossa Valley and the Clare Valley, both about a two and a half hour drive from Adelaide, and McLaren Vale which is about an hour's drive from the city and has many wineries. But fairy penguins can be seen on Granite Island at Victor Harbour, and there are many other tourist possibilities. The National Wine Centre is owned by the University of Adelaide that runs many winegrowing and making and wine industry related programs at its Waite Agricultural Institute and Roseworthy campuses. For those interested in wine, South Australia has many multi-national winery owners in the Barossa, but there are also locally owned small wineries there, and more local owners in the Clare Valley (including Sevenhills, a Jesuit monastery that makes its own commercial wine), and McLaren Vale where there are many small wineries only a few kilometres apart. Boutique wineries have sprung up in the Adelaide Hills in the last 10-20 years. In the Barossa, the first winery was Seppelt's which now attracts large numbers of tourists for its wine and original architecture. Almost every winery allows free tasting. The wines produced vary from the highly marketable, inexpensive Jacob's Creek range, to Penfold's Grange Hermitage that will cost you hundreds of dollars a bottle depending on age. Penfold's winery is in the Adelaide foothills and its Magill Estate restaurant is excellent but not cheap.
The South Australian Tourism Commission welcomes delegates participating in ISSID 2005 and for any booking for tours or accommodation before or after the Conference through the South Australian Visitor & Travel Centre, a complimentary bottle of Jacob's Creek Reserve wine will be provided.
For more information and reservations contact:
South Australian Visitor & Travel Centre,
Call 1300 655 276 (Australia only)
More information about the conference will be posted on the University of Adelaide's Psychology Departmental website as it becomes available.