Information for delegates


Enquiries: All enquiries should be directed to the registration desk located in the ballroom foyer.

Social Media: Delegates are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about the conference presentations on social media using the hashtag #hid2015

Name Badges/Lanyards: For security purposes, we ask that all attendees wear their name badge at all times while in the Conference Venue. If you misplace your name badge/lanyard, please advise staff at the registration desk.

Catering: Meals will be provided in the Ballroom Foyer. If you have specified dietary requirements these will be labelled. Please speak to a volunteer if you any needs in this area.

Conference Dinner: The conference dinner will be held in the Ballroom at the National Convention Centre at 7pm Friday 14th August. Tickets are not available on the day.

Toilet Facilities: The toilet facilities at this conference have been adapted to ensure equal access for all conference delegates. Staff at the Convention Centre have been notified of these changes.

Smoking: This is a non-smoking venue.

Mobile Phones: As a courtesy to delegates and speakers, please set your phones to silent during all sessions.

Emergency and Evacuation Procedures: In the event of an emergency, please follow instructions given by Convention Centre Staff and Conference Volunteers.

First Aid: First Aid is available in the speaker registration room – located in the Ballroom.

Privacy: If you would like to ensure that you photo is not taken by our conference photographers, please mention this to the staff at the registration desk.

Transport: Car Parking paid parking for 350 cars, with internal lift access from entry level is available underneath the National Convention Centre. Pre-paid parking is available at Reception, in the Main Foyer. If you have a large vehicle please contact the Centre prior to the event to discuss alternate arrangements. Under no circumstances are exhibitors permitted to park in or around the Centre, other than in the designated spaces provided.

Evaluation: Evaluation of the conference will be via an online survey. All participants will be sent an email with a link shortly after the conference. We encourage all your feedback and value it as an essential part of developing future conferences and events.

Disclaimer: The information in this handbook is correct at the time of printing. The Conference Secretariat reserves the right to change any aspect of the program without notice. Presentation information is listed as provided by each presenter.

Liability/Insurance: In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters the Conference Secretariat cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by delegates. Nor can the Secretariat take responsibility for injury or damage to property or persons occurring during the Conference or associated activities. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual delegate.