CONFERENCE ACCESSIBILITY

Marine mammal science is only strengthened by the participation of people representing all ages, career stages, races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical abilities, as well as national, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.

The SMM is dedicated to enhancing accessibility and diversity in its members and conference attendees.

ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES

CONVENTION CENTER

Some of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre’s accessibility features include:

  • Elevator and escalator access to City of Perth Carpark beneath and every entertainment, exhibition and conference facility
  • Accessibility ramps
  • Designated drop off points
  • Wheelchair seating in Riverside Theatre
  • Lowered counters at key retail and service points
  • Accessible pedestrian linkages to taxis andTransPerth services
  • Accessible car parking spaces
  • Spacious passenger lifts for patrons
  • Wheelchair-accessible baby change facilities
  • Wheelchair and ambulant accessible restroom facilities for patrons
  • Guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome in all areas

For more information on the convention centre, click HERE.

For a first-hand look at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, click HERE to experience their 3D virtual tour!

ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS

All of the hotels participating in the official SMM2024 hotel block provide a number of options for guests with accessibility needs. If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the hotel directly using the information on the reservation site.

For more information on accommodation options in the official SMM2024 hotel block, click HERE.

FAMILIES AT SMM2024

Families are welcome to the 25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. Whether you are attending the conference with dependent children or travelling with family and extending your stay in Western Australia beyond the conference program, we are committed to helping you plan and have a successful trip. For more information on families at SMM2024, click HERE.

FRAGRANCE SENSITIVITIES

As attendees to our conference may experience multiple chemical sensitivities, we ask all attendees to please refrain from wearing all perfumes and use fragrance-free, unscented personal care products for the duration of our conference.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

SMM will offer an assortment of food & beverage options during the conference to try and accommodate individuals with dietary restrictions. Unfortunately with over 100 food allergies and countless diet trends SMM is not able to cater to each individual attendee’s requests.  We appreciate your understanding!

CONVENTION CENTER

Some of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre’s accessibility features include:

  • Elevator and escalator access to City of Perth Carpark beneath and every entertainment, exhibition and conference facility
  • Accessibility ramps
  • Designated drop off points
  • Wheelchair seating in Riverside Theatre
  • Lowered counters at key retail and service points
  • Accessible pedestrian linkages to taxis andTransPerth services
  • Accessible car parking spaces
  • Spacious passenger lifts for patrons
  • Wheelchair-accessible baby change facilities
  • Wheelchair and ambulant accessible restroom facilities for patrons
  • Guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome in all areas

For more information on the convention centre, click HERE.

ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS

All of the hotels participating in the official SMM2024 hotel block provide a number of options for guests with accessibility needs. If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the hotel directly using the information on the reservation site. For more information on accommodation options in the official SMM2024 hotel block, click HERE.

FAMILIES AT SMM2024

Families are welcome to the 25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. Whether you are attending the conference with dependent children or travelling with family and extending your stay in Western Australia beyond the conference program, we are committed to helping you plan and have a successful trip. For more information on families at SMM2024, click HERE.

FRAGRANCE SENSITIVITIES

As attendees to our conference may experience multiple chemical sensitivities, we ask all attendees to please refrain from wearing all perfumes and use fragrance-free, unscented personal care products for the duration of our conference.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

SMM will offer an assortment of food & beverage options during the conference to try and accommodate individuals with dietary restrictions.  Unfortunately with over 100 food allergies and countless diet trends SMM is not able to cater to each individual attendee’s requests.  We appreciate your understanding!