Conferences – Past

Please note that while links were valid at the time of posting the links may have changed over time. Accordingly links are provided for information but are only kept active for the current year.


AANSS 2014, 24-25 November, AINSE

ASAP 2014 – ACAS School for Accelerator Physics, 13-24 January 2014, Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne, Australia

20th International Workshop on Inelastic Ion-Surface Collisions (IISC-20), 16-21 February 2014, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

ATF 2014  7th Accelerator Technology Forum, 20-23 May 2014, Rydges Hotel, Cronulla

Neutron Strain Scanning and Imaging for Engineering Application, 1-2 April 2014, Lucas Heights

Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposium, 30 June – 3 July 2014, Australian National University, Canberra

Australian Quaternary Association, Biennial Meeting, 29 June – 4 July 2014, Mildura

Australian Earth Science Convention 2014, 7-10 July 2014, Newcastle

Radiation 2014, 16-18 July 2014

9th IsoEcol International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies, 3-8 August 2014, Perth

ANSTO-AINSE Neutron School, August 2014

13th SPERA Conference – South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association, 1-4 September 2014, Darwin, Australia

12th International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy 2014, 26 – 31 October 2014, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Nuclear Sciences and Technologies for Health, 12-14 November 2014, University of Sydney

Synchrotron & Neutron New Users Symposium 2014 – 19 November 2014, Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne

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The Second International Conference on Radiation and Dosimetry in Various Fields of Research (RAD 2014), 27 – 30 May 2014, University of Nis, Serbia Website

Forward planning –

Joint sponsored presentation by Professor Barry Brook, 11 March, Chatswood. More information …


Biomarkers and isotopes in sedimentary organic matter to understand past climate and ecosystems;

an Australian perspective, 4 February 2013

PAGES 4th Open Science Meeting and 2nd Young Scientists Meeting, 11 – 16 February 2013

Groundwater Dating and Paleohydrology Workshop, 27-28 June 2013

Synchrotron Accelerator and Neutron New User Symposium, 26 July 2013

9th Australia and New Zealand Aerosol Workshop, 12 – 13 September 2013

Australian Nuclear Association Conference on Nuclear Science and Engineering in Australia (ANA2013), 11 October 2013

Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, 1 – 4 December 2013

11th AINSE-ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium (AANSS), 2 – 3 December 2013, AINSE

INQUA 2013 Early-Career Researcher Meeting, 2 – 6 December 2013, University of Wollongong

IEEE International Conference, University of Wollongong, 2013

8th Australian and New Zealand Aerosol Workshop, 25 – 27 November 2012

XV International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering (SAS2012), 18 – 23 November 2012, Sydney

AINSE-ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium, AINSE Lucas Heights, 7 – 9 November

Bilateral Workshop on Nanostructured Materials for Magnetic and Spintronic Devices, 31 October – 1 November 2012, Canberra

5th AONSA School, 23 – 28 October 2012, Beijing

12th South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association Bi-annual Conference (SPERA2012), Sydney, 16 – 19 October 2012

7th International Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities Workshop, 17 – 20 September, Sydney

The 20th International Workshop on Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Sources (ECRIS 2012), 25 – 28 September 2012, Sydney

Synchrotron and Neutron New Users Symposium, 9 July 2012

Quaternary Techniques Workshop, June 2012

Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Science, 18-20 April 2012, the Australian National University

10th ISE Spring Meeting, 15-18 April 2012, Perth

Radiation 2012, 15 – 17 February, AINSE, Lucas Heights, 2012

The Joint International Stellarator Heliotron Workshop and Asia Pacific Plasma Theory Conference 2012, 29 January – 3 February 2012, ANU Murramarang

17th AINSE Conference on Nuclear and Complementary Techniques of Analysis & 10th Vacuum Society of Australia Congress 5-7 December 2011, ANU Canberra

OZ-INTIMATE 2011, 6 – 7 December 2011, AINSE, Lucas HeightsCurrent State and Future of Neutron Stress Diffractometers, 10 – 12 January 2012, Lucas Heights

4th AONSA Neutron School, 12 – 17 November 2011, Lucas Heights, Australia

1st Asia-Oceana Conference on Neutron Scattering, 20-24 November 2011, Japan. More information…

Australian Dendrochronology beyond 2011, Strategic meeting for researchers using tree rings, 28 November 2011, AINSE Lucas Heights

Powder Diffraction at Large Scale Facilities Workshop, 6 – 9 September 2011, Australian Synchrotron, Sydney

14th International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR 2011), 28 August – 1 September 2011 Warsaw.. More information … Travel subsidy

Australian Nuclear Association 2011 Conference, 17 October 2011, Sydney, Australia Conference Brochure

Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine and the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference, 14-18 August 2011, Darwin Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darwin

ANSTO AINSE Neutron School, 14 – 19 August 2011, Lucas Heights

11th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference and 4th Australasian Hydrogeology Research Conference, 12-14 July 2011

Synchrotron and Neutron New Users Symposium, 8 July 2011, University of New South Wales More information…

AINSE 2011 Winter School, 2 – 6 July 2011, AINSE, Lucas Heights

Quaternary Techniques Shortcourse, 12-20 May 2011, GNS Science Wellington, New Zealand

Italian-Australian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Workshop, 14-17 March 2011 at Rydges Hotel, Cronulla, Sydney.

‘Supporting Scientific Research Partnerships’ – AINSE Member Research Managers’ Symposium. 20-21 January 2011, Lucas Heights


Fusion Materials Workshop, 4 November, Lucas Heights.
Neutrons and Food: adressing the challenges of food science in an evolving global environment using novel methods, Sydney, 1 – 3 November, 2010

Palaeoclimates of Australia workshop, 26-28 October, Lucas Heights

SPERA 2010 (South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association), Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise. Workshop 25 – 27 August, Conference 31 August – 3 September.
For more information

3rd AONSA School, Mumbai, 4 – 9 October 2010. AINSE provided a return airfare to Mumbai for 5 students who are enrolled at an AINSE member university.

Terrestrial Archives of Past Climate and Biodiversity Change (originally known as the National Paleoclimate Conference), ANU, 2 – 6 February, 2010

AusBioSAS 2010 2nd Australian Biomolecular Small-Angle Scattering Workshop, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne, 4 – 5 February, 2010.

Radiopharmaceuticals/imaging/cyclotron research meeting, Sydney, March 2010

Industrial and Fusion Plasmas Minischool, Australian National University, 7 – 9 July 2010.

Synchrotron and Neutron New Users Symposium, Monash University Clayton Campus, Friday 9 July, 2010.


AANSS 2009
The 8th AINSE/ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium , 7 – 9 December, was opened by AINSE Managing Director, Dr Dennis Mather. Over a three day period 39 papers and 42 posters were presented. 90 delegates from 21 universities and insitutions attended the symposium.

NCTA 2009
The 2009 Nuclear and Complementary Techniques of Analysis Conference, 25 – 27 November, 2009 at Lucas Heights was opened by ANSTO CEO, Dr Adi Paterson. Over the three day period 34 papers and 62 posters were presented. 85 delegates from 23 Universities and institutions attended the conference.

ANA 2009 Conference – Australian Nuclear Association. 2 October 2009, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney. NSW.

Scoping Workshop 2009 for new guides, instruments and sample-environment apparatus at OPAL. 27 – 28 August 2009 at ANSTO, Sydney, Australia.

For Australian and New Zealand university attendees AINSE will support travel and accommodation for up to two from each member university.

National XRD Workshop will be held in Perth at Curtin University of Technology, 22 – 25 August, 2009. The course is for new powder people who wish to progress towards becoming proficient in Reitveld analysis of data for materials characterisation purposes. As in past years the presenters are Professor Brian O’Connor and Dr Rob Hart. The course fee is $ 2090 including GST and there are 10 places available.

AONSA Conference, Lucas Heights, August 2009, incorporating the Neutron Winter School (Nanotechnology) and the 3rd Powder Diffraction School 2009 at AINSE, Lucas Heights 16-22 August. Participants of AINSE members institutions are eligible for reimbursement of travel costs.

International Association of Geomorphology Conference in Melbourne, 6 to 11 July, 2009.

ICNX-2009 is an International Conference on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, 29 June to 1 July 2009. The second circular is available from For further information and pre-registration please contact or

ICNS2009 International Conference on Neutron Scattering – ICNS 2009, May 3 – 7, 2009, Knoxville, Tennessee. Sponsored by the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA) and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the conference showcased recent scientific results in neutron science spanning a wide range of fields. To complement the conference, an exhibit featured international exhibitors from all sectors of the materials science and engineering communities. For the most up-to-date information on ICNS2009 visit

Symposium on Magnetism and Neutron Scattering, AINSE, 20 April 2009. Dr Trevor Hicks has been a central figure in Australian magnetism and neutron scattering for many years and a key figure in the development of neutron scattering in Australia. The symposium included national and international speakers. More info… Program

European Nuclear Forum – 24-25 March 2009, the Crown Plaza City Centre, Brussels. More information at Australian Colloid and Interface Symposium, Stamford Grand, Adelaide, 1 to 5 February 2009 8th Japan-Australia Plasma Diagnostics Workshop, Murramarang & Canberra, 2 to 5 February, 2009

Past Conferences

Archive information for years 2008 and before (PDF)