Frequently Asked Questions

How is ARSC 2021 different from previous conferences?

ARSC 2021 will be a hybrid event to accommodate delegates face-to-face in Melbourne, Australia and virtually, from anywhere in the world. Going hybrid will allow people who, for a variety of reasons, will not be able to join the face-to-face conference in Melbourne to participate. As such, this initiative will bring together road safety stakeholders and decision-makers from Australasia and international jurisdictions to facilitate collaboration and information sharing in a way that has not previously been possible.

Why is ARSC 2021 going hybrid?

The ARSC 2021 Organising Committee made the decision to develop a hybrid conference due to the current and potentially ongoing travel related restrictions due to the pandemic. Making ARSC 2021 more accessible helps the conference achieve its underlying mission to facilitate the transfer of knowledge across all sectors, upgrading skills and building road safety capacity and to increase diversity and inclusion across all sectors and communities.

Why not go fully virtual?

At this point, we are very confident that the face-to-face conference will take place in Melbourne, Australia as planned. A face-to-face conference offers many opportunities for rich exchanges in an energising environment that should not be discounted. However, if COVID restrictions mandate it we will be ready to transition ARSC 2021 to a fully virtual format. This will have very little impact on the program development.

What is the difference between a Face-to-Face Delegate and a Virtual Delegate?

You can find a clear description of each type of registration type and its benefits here.

Once registered as a Face-to-Face delegate, can I change my registration to a Virtual Delegate? Or vice versa?

Yes, changes either way will be possible, depending on event capacity. We strongly recommend registering as a face-to-face delegate which will give you access all sessions on-demand as well. You can read more about registration terms and conditions here.

What measures are in place to keep ARSC 2021 safe?

We are working closely with the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC) to ensure that measures are in place to keep ARSC 2021 face-to-face delegates safe. See more on how the MCEC is keeping visitors safe here.

As a virtual delegate would I be able to ask questions or participate in discussions?

Yes, during the scheduled times most authors will be available to answer questions and address comments.

Will all sessions be available on-demand?

Yes, all sessions, those recorded remotely and those recorded in Melbourne, Australia will be available on-demand to face-to-face and virtual delegates for 6 months from the conclusion of ARSC 2021.

What time zones will be used?

The schedules for ARSC 2021 will refer to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) (UTC +10:00). Virtual delegates are urged to join the sessions when they are broadcast live. However, delegates who are unable to join the virtual session when they are scheduled will be able to access the session on-demand.

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28-30 SEPTEMBER 2021

Join Australasia's leading road safety and injury prevention researchers, practitioners and policy makers, in Melbourne, Australia and online.
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