Transformations in Food,
Energy and the Environment




Welcome to the 61st AARES Annual Conference Website


The 2017 AARES Annual Conference will be held at The Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre (BCEC).  

The venue is located in the city's Southbank precinct an easy 19km from the airport and 1km from the city centre.  BCEC does not have any accommodation, however there are a number of hotels within walking distance and around 1500 car parking spaces on site.  

Conference Program

The Organising Committee, in conjunction with the incoming AARES President, is working on an exciting program to make this conference an outstanding success and one not to be missed.                        

  • Conference Program
  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Mini-symposia
  • Social Events
  • Contributed and Selected Paper Program

  • Accommodation Options

    Visit our Hotel Accommodation page for more information.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Potential sponsors are encouraged to suggest topics and potential speakers of interest, and there are opportunities to sponsor specific workshops or mini symposia that will form part of the conference.  Download more information on sponsorship opportunities, or contact AARES Manager Promotions and Development.

    Local Organising Committee

    For more information, please contact the Local Organising Committee Chair, John Rolfe (email: or Annie Hurst from the AARES Central Office (email:


    Important Dates

    6 February 2017
    AARES Outgoing Council Meeting
    7 February 2017
    2017AC Pre-conference Workshops
    8 - 10 February 2017
    AARES 2017 Annual Conference