The CAMS 2018 Conference at the University of Wollongong is an invaluable opportunity to get involved in one of Australia’s largest interdisciplinary technical meetings and hear about the latest advances in materials science, engineering and technology.

As a caveat, the 2018 conference is also being held in one of Australia's most vibrant cities, and in an area that has shaped the materials industry in Australia. Attendees will be spoilt for choice when it comes to experiencing all that Wollongong, and the South Coast and Illawarra regions have to offer.

Wollongong is perfect for people that love the outdoors. It is situated on the pristine South Coast and is in front of the Illawarra Escarpment meaning there are ample opportunities for water and outdoor activities.

The city itself is full of culinary delights and youthful energy, thanks to its multicultural and student population. You could spend your whole time eating, drinking and relaxing in one of the many cafes, restaurants and bars and still not even scratch the surface of what Wollongong has to offer.

December is a beautiful time to enjoy Wollongong, and those long days, balmy nights and calm sea breezes will put you in a state of utter relaxation while you enjoy your downtime from the conference.