Allan Wang ran the most successful ASM ever last year, yet I am sure he will trump that effort this year. I am excited with our theme and guest speakers but of course the real value will be found in the general program and in the discussions. The meeting has been compressed to three days to allow for exciting pre and post conference tours.
Most of you will have a curiosity to see Darwin and relive its history from cyclone Tracy and the second world war. The pearling and crocodile industries are exotic, the barramundi legendary and the evening sunsets complete with natural pyrotechnics from thunder storms breathtaking.
The new Darwin Conference Center has proven a great success especially with its location next to a beautiful water park featuring a wave pool virtually in the middle of town. Alison Fallon, our in house event organiser, has been working tirelessly to make the whole event a great experience both socially and scientifically. The options to explore the fascinating and fast developing area around Darwin will be facilitated by Alison and the famed NT hospitality and informality promise a unique experience.
I hope to see you all in October.