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PME39 is nearly here. We hope that you are all looking forward to an exciting week.

The conference schedule is now available in ConfTool.

Please come prepared for cool weather.  The 7 day Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Hobart  and be found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/places/tas/hobart/forecast/

Following is some information for your arrival in Hobart and the conference:

Travel from the airport to the city

Hobart airport is approximately 15 minute by car from the city centre (CBD).   There are shuttle buses and taxis that will also take you into the city.  The cost of the Airport Shuttle is approximately $18 each way and the taxis would cost approximately $50 each way. Information desks for car rental companies are located outside the main airport terminal building, in front of the Hobart Airport terminal. There are Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) at the Hobart airport.

Registration and the opening session

Registration and the conference opening will be held at the Sandy Bay campus of the University of Tasmania.  Registration will open at 11 am on Monday 13 July in the foyer of the Sir Stanley Burbury lecture theatre. The opening ceremony will be held in the Stanley Burbury lecture theatre from 1.45 pm.

The Sandy Bay Campus is approximately 5 minutes’ drive from the city centre or about a 30 minute walk.

Metro buses (bus number 55) leave from Franklin Square Stop “O” in the city (on the corner of Macquarie & Elizabeth Streets) for the Campus (Stop 12). The one-way cost is $3.10 (correct change is preferred).  If you decide to catch the bus ask the bus driver when you get on to advise you when you get to the University.

A map of the University Campus can be found at http://www.utas.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/84287/Sandy_Bay_Building_Map_CAD.pdf.  The bus stop is identified as a “B” on the map and the Stanley Burbury Theatre is in a building labelled University Centre.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

The conference venue for these days is Hobart College at Mt Nelson.  We have arranged buses that will transport you to and from the venue each day.

The buses will leave from Campbell Street, (behind the Grand Chancellor Hotel) at staggered starts.

The first 2 buses will leave at 8.00 am each day
The next 2 buses will leave at 8.15 each day and
The last 2 buses will leave at 8.30 each day

This will get everyone to Hobart College for a 9 am start.

The buses will return you to the same bus stop in Campbell Street at the end of the day.

Excursion Day

On Thursday (excursion day) the buses will also leave from Campbell Street.

8.15 am -The excursion to Mt Field and Russell Falls will leave
8.30 am – The excursion to Port Arthur will leave
9.00 am – The excursion to Bonorong Sanctuary will leave

Details of meeting points and times for other excursions (that do not involve buses) will be provided at the conference.


We are pleased to invite you to attend the 39th Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME39) to be held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia from July 13 to July 18, 2015. Information about aspects of the conference can be obtained from the items in the menu bar below the banner logo at the top of the page. These pages will be updated as preparations for the conference progress. For a printed copy of the latest information you can download the second announcement.

The full schedule is now available from ConfTool.

See details at left for arrival, venue, and transport information.