We are very much looking forward to your participation in SOAC 2021. Below you should find all the information necessary for attending the State of Australasian Cities Conference 2021.

You will also be receiving regular updates via email, please check your 'junk' or 'other' folder if you are not receiving these emails and please ensure you add the email address to your 'safe sender' list.


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Key Dates

Abstract Submissions

Now Closed

PhD Symposium

28-29 November 2021

SOAC Conference
1-3 December 2021

Conference access

SOAC 2021 will be held entirely online using Microsoft Teams.

The latest version of the program is now online, however please note that programs will be sent every afternoon next week containing Teamn links for the all the sessions the following day.

Please note that it is best to use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome as your browser to access links in the program. You may not be able to acces the links using Firefox and Safari. 

If you haven't received the program by 6pm the night before a day you are registered for, please contact us via   

Microsoft Teams

The conference will be run entirely on Microsoft Teams. You can access Microsoft Teams from your web browser by clicking the session links, but it is better to download the app, available here. Please check that you can access Teams from your computer before the conference. For those new to using Teams, here’s a short video on joining a meeting. 

Social media

If you are on Twitter, we encourage you to tweet your thoughts and updates on the conference using the hashtag #SOAC2021 and tagging @RMIT_CUR 

In-person social events

In-person social events are scheduled for Tuesday, 30 November and Wednesday, 1 December (see program for more details). We encourage Melbourne-based attendees to join us at these events and to keep an eye out on this page and the daily emails for details of casual events on after the Thursday and Friday online sessions.