FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Program

When will the program be released?
Will the program change?
How does the call for abstracts process work?
What kinds of abstracts is the Program Development Committee interested in?
When will people be notified if their abstract has been successful ?
What is the EN2021 Poster Series?
Do I need to register as a delegate if my abstract is selected for a concurrent session or the EN2021 Poster Series?
Who reviews abstracts?
Who is on the Program Development Committee (PDC)?

Registration

How do I register?
How much does registration cost and what is included?
What are the various registration categories?
Who can access member rates?
What are the terms and conditions of registration?
What if I need to cancel my registration?
Can my registration be shared / can someone else use my registration if I can’t attend?
Can I register onsite?
Can I get a delegate list?
Does registration include dinner?
Can I purchase additional function tickets?
How can I get a copy of my registration invoice?
My invoice is wrong – who should I contact?

Sponsorship & Exhibition

How do I become a sponsor?
What are the terms and conditions of sponsorship?
What are the dates/hours of the exhibition?
Who can access the exhibition?
How do I book an exhibition booth?
I am an exhibitor – how do I register?
How can I book a guest pass to the exhibition?

At the event

When should I arrive and where do I collect my registration pack?
What is the dress code?
What are the public transport options?
Do I need a visa for Australia? 
What about booking hotels and flights as part of the registration process?

Other

Are there any additional activities or tours associated with the conference?
Who is Energy Networks Australia?

PROGRAM

When will the program be released?

The program has been released and is available here.

Will the program change?

The draft of the program is available. It will change as speakers are confirmed but you will be able to view the latest version on the conference website.

How does the call for abstracts process work?

The EN2021 Program Development Committee (PDC) invited abstracts for consideration for speaking and poster presentations. The call for abstracts is now CLOSED.

What kinds of abstracts is the Program Development Committee interested in?

The PDC aims to create a program that deals with current challenges in the energy sector but also looks into the future to see how the sector may continue to evolve and change.

The PDC has identified themes of interest, key issues that the network sector faces as Australia transitions to a sustainable energy future.

  • Abstracts should be exclusive to EN2021 conference and not one that has been presented or will be presented at another conference in Australia before EN2021.
  • Previous presentations can serve as the basis of your abstract but must incorporate new and original material.
  • Your presentation should contain new knowledge or experience in a field of relevance.
  • Case studies are highly regarded.
  • Data in your presentation must be technically correct.

When will people be notified if their abstract has been successful ?

If you have submitted an abstract, you will have been contacted via the online portal about the success of your application.

Due to the high number of abstracts received, only some abstracts will be selected for presentation at a concurrent session. Some abstracts not chosen for a concurrent session may be invited to present a poster in the EN2021 Poster Series.

What is the EN2021 Poster Series?

Posters will be selected from applications made through the EN2021 call for abstracts process and form part of the EN2021 Poster Series.  These posters will be prominently displayed in a dedicated, area within the Exhibition Hall. Opportunities to meet the authors will be included in the exhibition program.

Do I need to register as a delegate if my abstract is selected for a concurrent session or the EN2021 Poster Series?

Yes, if you are successful in securing a position on the program as a concurrent session speaker or as part of the EN2021 Poster Series, you will be required to pay to register at the discounted speaker rate.

All speakers need to be registered and paid for by 15 December 2020 or risk forfeiting their place on the program.

Who reviews abstracts?

The Program Development Committee will blind-review all abstracts.

Who is on the Program Development Committee (PDC)?

The PDC comprises senior representatives from Energy Networks Australia member organisations across Australia covering transmission and distribution businesses and electricity and gas. A representative from our Research Partner, CSIRO, is also a member of the PDC.

REGISTRATION

How do I register?

Registration is now open – click here to be directed to the registration portal.

How much does registration cost and what is included?

Conference pricing information is available here.

What is included with my registration?

Full Delegate 

  • Attendance at all conference sessions
  • Full access to the Energy Networks 2021 Exhibition
  • Access to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday
  • Access to the Gala Dinner on Thursday
  • Provision of networking lunches & refreshments breaks Thursday-Friday (inclusive)
  • Access to Happy Hour on Thursday
  • Access to Farewell drinks on Friday
  • Inclusion of a delegate satchel and contents

Day Delegate 

The below inclusions are valid for the day(s) of registration only.

  • Attendance at all conference sessions
  • Full access to the Energy Networks 2021 Exhibition
  • Provision of networking lunches & refreshments breaks
  • Access to Happy Hour on the selected day/s of registration
  • Inclusion of a delegate satchel & contents

Exhibition Booth Staff

  • Access to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday
  • Access to Happy Hour on Thursday
  • Access to Farewell drinks on Friday
  • Provision of networking lunches & refreshment breaks
  • Exhibition Booth Staff registrations do not allow attendance to conference sessions. If booth staff wish to attend conference sessions, they will need to register as a Day Delegate.

Who can access member rates?

Only employees of an Energy Networks Australia member or affiliate organisation can access member rates.

If your company would like to consider joining the affiliate program, please visit the Energy Networks Australia website or email EN2021@energynetworks.com.au for further information.

What are the terms and conditions of registration?

Participant terms and conditions are available here.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Click here for the full participant terms and conditions.

The conference administration team is available to discuss your options. Please contact EN2021@energynetworks.com.au.

Can my registration be shared / can someone else use my registration if I can’t attend?

Should you be unable to attend the event, then a substitute delegate or attendee is welcome at no extra charge on the condition that the conference administrators are notified in writing by 5.00pm AEST Wednesday 10 February 2021.

Can I register onsite?

Registrations can be made at any time using the online registration portal.

If required, registrations can be made onsite but please note that late registrations will incur an additional fee and satchels will only be distributed if delegate numbers permit.

Can I get a delegate list?

Delegate names will be available via the conference app.

Delegates have the option to opt-out during the registration process. 

Does registration include dinner?

The Gala Dinner on Thursday 4 March 2021 and is included in full delegate registration packages only. Additional tickets can be purchased during the registration process. The cost of additional tickets is $195.

Can I purchase additional function tickets?

Additional tickets to both the Welcome Reception ($95), Happy Hour Drinks ($95) and the Gala Dinner ($195) can be purchased during the registration process.

How can I get a copy of my registration invoice?

Please contact EN2021@energynetworks.com.au.

My invoice is wrong – who should I contact?

Please contact EN2021@energynetworks.com.au

SPONSORSHIP + EXHIBITION

How do I become a sponsor?

Sponsorship packages are available at a range of levels and include a wide range of benefits.

Sponsorship packages will be allocated according to the sponsorship terms and conditions.

Please view the sponsorship page of this website for information on packages available and the procedures on how to apply.

What are the terms and conditions of sponsorship?

Sponsorship terms and conditions are available here.

What are the dates/hours of the exhibition?

You can view the program here

Who can access the exhibition?

Registered full delegates, day delegates, presenters and registered exhibitors can gain entrance to the exhibition.

The exhibition is not open to the general public.

Exhibitors are provided with 10 guest passes.

How do I book an exhibition booth?

Information about the exhibition including the prospectus, costs and floor plan are available here. Please register your interest early to secure a spot in the exhibition hall.

I am an exhibitor – how do I register?

All exhibitors will be emailed an exhibitor kit which contains important information on the exhibition and registration process.

How can I book a guest pass to the exhibition?

Exhibitors are allocated 10 x one‑day single‑use visitor passes per company, which allow exhibition access during operational hours outside of meal breaks (not to be used for staffing purposes).

AT THE EVENT

When should I arrive and where do I collect my registration pack?

To avoid queues we encourage you to collect your registration packs early.

The registration desk will be open on the ground floor from 2pm on Wednesday 3 March 2021 and registration packs can be collected there.

Speakers and other VIPs will have a dedicated section at the registration desk.

The Welcome Reception will be held inside the exhibition hall on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 5:30pm. You will be required to wear your name badge to gain entry to this function.

The Exhibition Hall will open at 7:30am on  Thursday 4 March 2021 and the Conference Opening will commence at 8:30am inside Great Halls 1 & 2. You will be required to wear your name badge to gain entry.

What is the dress code?

Business attire is the standard dress code during the conference period with the exception of the Welcome Reception which will be smart casual.

Is there parking?

Click here for parking details.

What are the public transport options?

Click here for public transport options.

Do I need a visa for Australia?

All international visitors are required to have a valid passport and may need an entry visa (please check with your travel agent).

What about booking hotels and flights as part of the registration process?

Information on hotels and accommodation options will be provided during the booking process. 

Flight bookings are not part of the registration process and delegates are required to make their own arrangements. Brisbane is serviced by all major airlines. Access for international visitors is easy and domestic visitors have the option of choosing from several carriers.

OTHER 

Are there any additional activities or tours associated with the conference?

Delegate tours are available on Wednesday 3 March 2021. Capacity is limited so book early.

For more information, click here.

Bookings are made during the registration site.

Who is Energy Networks Australia?

Energy Networks Australia is the national industry body representing Australia’s electricity transmission and distribution and gas distribution networks. Our members provide more than 16 million electricity and gas connections to almost every home and business across Australia.  

For information on Energy Networks Australia visit our website

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