COVID-19 Statement from the Chair

It will not be a surprise to you to learn that we are postponing the 2020 Bowen Basin Symposium (BBS) due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This has come after much discussion and consideration by the Organising Committee with our various providers.

The new dates for the BBS will be Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 August 2021 and hereafter will be referred to as the 2021 Bowen Basin Symposium.

We have confirmed the availability of the Mackay Entertainment Centre (MECC) and other key suppliers and can easily transfer the extensive planning and preparations to the new dates. We also still expect to be able to offer the Dinosaur Safari at the end of the Symposium. This gives all of us more time to plan and prepare for an even better event which we are sure you will want to be part of next year.

What happens now?

We understand that the postponement of the Symposium raises questions in regards to current registrations, sponsorships, payments, accepted abstracts, program and accommodation booked.

Please click here to view a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) to assist you to navigate your way forward.