Australasian Society of Phycology & Aquatic Botany Meeting (ASPAB 2018) 


The 33rd annual Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany (ASPAB) meeting will be held on the 11-13th of November 2019 at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) at Greta Point, Wellington, New Zealand.

Our annual meetings are friendly affairs, drawing scientists who work in phycology and aquatic botany of all kinds. We run the conference as a single session, giving speakers an opportunity to present their work to people from a wide range of disciplines. ASPAB conferences are an ideal opportunity for students to present their work to an interested audience. 

The conference will open with an icebreaker at 5pm on Monday 11th, with registration available from 3pm. Over Tuesday 12th-Wednesday 13th we will enjoy oral presentations, the ASPAB AGM and on Tuesday night the conference dinner. The conference will finish on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th.

Registration for the conference opens 1st July 2019.

Registration fees                        Early Bird (by 1st October)    Late (after 15th October)

Waged ASPAB Member                            $250                                     $290
Waged Non-Member                                 $300                                     $340
Student Member (or retired member)        $150                                     $180
Student Non-Member                                $180                                     $210


(All amounts are in NZD)

New Zealand attendees will be able to pay by direct bank transfer to the ASPAB New Zealand bank account (Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany, BNZ account no. 12-3066-0228909-00). Or, if paying by credit card, via the ASPAB PayPal account ( ).

Attendees from Australia will have the option of either:

Paying the NZD amount into the ASPAB PayPal account ( This system should be used for payment by credit card.

Paying the equivalent dollar amount in Australian dollars* to the Australian ASPAB account (Bendigo Bank:BSB: 633-000; Name: Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany; Account: 154989180)
(i.e., $250AUD for a waged Australian-based ASPAB member etc)

Paying by international bank transfer to the New Zealand ASPAB account (fees to be paid by the payee).

If you are paying by bank transfer please include your surname and “Conf Reg” as a reference.
An invoice will be available on request.

*This allows us to keep accounting clear and simple, and the extra cost to Australian attendees is still less than the cost of an international bank transfer. 

ASPAB registration details
ASPAB registration details