AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
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The 45th Condensed Matter and Materials meeting was run from 7-10th February 2023 at the Charles Sturt University campus in Wagga Wagga. This meeting was dubbed the Wagga of Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability.
Building on the success of Wagga 2023, the 46th Condensed Matter and Materials meeting will also be held at the CSU campus in sunny Wagga Wagga from 6-9th February 2024. We look forward to welcoming you all there!
The 2023 Wagga-Trivia night winners!
The 46th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting will be held from Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th, February 2024 at its familiar Wagga Wagga, Charles Sturt University site (“Wagga 2024"). This follows on from the successful 2020 Wagga conference held in Rotorua in New Zealand and the previous Wagga 2023 conference held in Wagga Wagga.
The Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Conference, colloquially known as “Wagga”, has been held almost annually as a residential conference at the Charles Sturt University Conference Centre, Wagga Wagga, NSW, during early February, since 1977. The Organising Committee is excited to announce that the 46th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting will be held from Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th, February 2024. We look forward to welcoming you back to Wagga for the traditional, Condensed Matter and Materials Conference. We are committed to providing a safe, in-person conference where we can catch up and hear about recent advances in condensed matter research from around Australia and New Zealand.
Note: The second week of February has been chosen for 2024 based on the research of the 2023 organisers that a number of parents indicated that the first week of school each year is a difficult time to attend a conference. The organisers hope that this shift in date will allow more parents to consider attending.
The organising committee may be collectively contacted via CMM-Wagga@aip.org.au.
The organising committee for the 46th Annual CMM meeting includes:
Committee: (based at UNSW, Canberra)
Chair: Wayne Hutchison
Abstract Submission and Registration Opens
30th August 2023
30th September 2023
Abstract Submission Closes (nominal)
Abstract submission extension
30th November 2023
15th December 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance
Later abstract acceptance asap following
15th December 2023
Registration* (early bird) until
15th December 2023
Registrations will continue to be accepted up until 25 January 2024 but an administrative surcharge of $50 will apply. Unfortunately, no refund can be given for cancellations made within 7 days of the conference starting date as venue numbers must be committed and finalised with CSU by this date.
Our aim is to facilitate an inclusive Meeting that encourages the free exchange of ideas and welcomes all voices in a respectful atmosphere. We invite participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and abilities.
As organisers, we are working to try to provide a balanced and diverse program. You can help us build a better, more inclusive summer meeting by forwarding our Call for Abstracts throughout your network, and by sending along your suggestions for presenters and participants that might help to diversify the Meeting.
For the 46th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting 2024, we will set clearly articulated goals for diversity, which will be shared on this page.
Official Diversity and Equity Statement
The Wagga Meeting Organisers are committed to providing a meeting that aims to uphold the principles of equity and diversity. We acknowledge that inequality exists in the scientific community, in the application of science, and throughout the world. We are committed to providing equal opportunities, and a safe and respectful event free from discrimination. We expect our attendees to treat everyone in a respectful and inclusive manner, and to remove barriers of disadvantage.
Equity and diversity issues are wide ranging and include but are not limited to ethnicity, race, religion, colour, age, relationship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, carer responsibilities, socio-economic status, mental and physical health or disability, and nationality.
In order to address these principles, the organisers aim to:
To achieve these aims the organisers will: