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Previous regional conferences

The 2019 Biometrics by the Botanic Gardens conference was held in Adelaide, SA from 3-6 December 2019. A list of the keynote speakers can be found at, and there were 47 contributed talks. Many photos are available to view (see the Flikr page for more). Presentations that are available online can be downloaded from the list of abstracts.

The 2017 Biometrics by the Border conference was held in Kingscliff, NSW, just south of the Gold Coast, during 26-30 November 2017, Sunday to Thursday. The keynote speakers were all female so as to celebrate achievements by women in the field of biometrics. They were Professors Elisabetta Carfagna (University of Bologna), Di Cook (Monash University), Rachel Fewster (University of Auckland), Sonja Greven (LM University Munich), Louise Ryan (University of Technology Sydney), and Jean Yang (University of Sydney). As well as their six keynote talks (and workshops) there were 66 contributed talks. Many photos are available to view. And go here or to the conference page to see all the talks that were put online.

The 2015 Biometrics by the Harbour conference was held in Hobart, from Sunday 29th November to Thursday 3rd December 2015. See the conference booklet. Many photos are available to view. And go here or to the conference page to see all the talks that were put online.

The 2013 Biometrics by the Canals Conference was held in Mandurah, Western Australia! A PDF version of the conference booklet is available here. And here are the conference photos for 2013 (and previous conferences).

The 2011 Biometrics by the Blowholes conference was held at the Sebel Harbourside Hotel in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, about 120 kilometres south of Sydney. Click on the conference booklet to see the abstracts and programme. There is also some video on youtube of Brian Cullis paying tribute to Arthur Gilmour who, along with Susan Wilson, received an inaugural ALF award from the region. Click here to view conference photos.

The 2009 Biometrics by the Lake conference was held at Lake Taupo, New Zealand, on 29 November - 3 December 2009. The 2009 conference presentations are now available. Note that there were some changes to the printed programme. And click here to view conference photos.

If you are interested in details of other past regional meetings such as where and when they have been held, numbers of participants, etc, then take a look here.

Other IBS regional conferences

For those able to travel further afield, other regional conferences are announced here as information comes to hand. Please contact the Webmaster with details if there are other conferences that could be listed here.

IBS International Conference

We highly recommend attending the biennial International Biometric Conference (IBC) meetings, which are held in the off-year to our regional meetings, although the planned meeting in Seoul in 2020 was not held. In 2022 it will be held in Riga, Latvia. Conference organisers can use these Conference Manual & Annexes.

See below for further details of previous international conferences.

IBC Barcelona 2018, was held at the Barcelona International Convention Centre in Barcelona, Spain, during 8-13 July 2018.

IBC Victoria 2016 with photos here.

IBC Florence 2014 with some photos here and more general and dinner photos here

IBC Kobe 2012 with photos here

IBC Florianopolis 2010

IBC Dublin 2008, Montreal 2006 and many previous conference photos

Other conferences of interest

If you have a conference of relevance to the biometrical community in Australia or New Zealand, then please contact the contact the Webmaster with details.

Last updated 14 April 2022