Archive: 2023 Event Information

Note: The following information pertains to an event that has passed.
It was great! If you attended, we hope you had a fantastic, stimulating time.
If you missed it, don’t worry, you can hear the sessions online here.

UTS Building 8, a curvy brick building designed by Frank Gehry

When and Where?

All Hands on Deck will be held on 19-21 July 2023, at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Ultimo, Sydney / Gadigal land.

Most events will be held in UTS Building 8 (also know as the UTS Business School, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Bldg, the Crumpled Paper Bag), on Level 3.
UTS Building 8 is at: 14/28 Ultimo Rd, Ultimo.

See the Symposium Schedule for full details.

Is it free? Do I need to register?

This is a free event, and all are welcome to attend.
Registration is essential, due to UTS protocols.
Please use the Humanitix registration link below:


This event will be catered. Registration is also an important part of how we plan our catering – so if you do register, please come! We don’t want to waste food.

Food and refreshments will be served in the foyer area to the left of the Level 3 (Goods Line) entry to UTS Building 8. Please advise of any dietary requirements when you register on Humanitix.

Symposium format

The current plan is that symposium will be held predominantly in person, at the University of Technology Sydney. Given these uncertain times, we will be flexible with the format as required. We also plan to run a small program of events alongside the symposium for speakers to attend, including a workshop by Relative Creative.

Will there be online sessions?

Yes, there will be some online sessions, to incorporate further international and interstate participation (particularly for those who are understandably avoiding air travel for reasons of climate / health / family). We will endeavour to schedule these online sessions at times that are friendlier to as many relevant time-zones as possible (although it will be a juggle!) At this stage these sessions are planned to be online-only, not hybrid.

Will the events be recorded?

Most sessions will be recorded in one of two ways. UTS technicians will record all sessions in the larger theatre, and podcaster extraordinaire Jennifer Macey will record as many as possible of the parallel sessions in the Oval Room (and other things too!)

We are very lucky to have the incredible artist Sam Wallman graphically recording many of the symposium sessions, providing a fantastic visual and textual record of some of All Hands on Deck. More of Sam’s work can be seen here.

Can I attend if I am not a speaker?

Everyone is welcome, although prior registration is essential, even for audience members.

Entry to UTS Building 8, showing curvy brick and glass entry on Level 3, text reads "UTS Business School"

Access information

UTS Building 8 (14/28 Ultimo Rd, Ultimo) is a curvy brick building designed by Frank Gehry.

All UTS buildings are wheelchair accessible. At any time, please free to let us know of any accessibility requirements you may need.

Transport connections
UTS Building 8 is accessible from Central Railway Station. Follow the Devonshire Tunnel north, and continue on underneath Railway Square. The tunnel extends through to the Goods Line, heading in the direction of the Powerhouse Museum. Building 8 is before you reach the Powerhouse Museum.

The Goods Line is also close to the Light Rail stop “Paddy’s Markets”. The 501 bus travels along Harris St, Ultimo, which runs perpendicular to Ultimo Road. There are a large number of buses that depart from Railway Square, not far from the Goods Line.

Hot tip if you are taking a taxi: Don’t just say the “Chau Chak Wing Building” to taxi drivers, as there are 2 in Sydney. One is a museum at Sydney University … you don’t want that one (although it’s very nice!) Ask for the “UTS Business School” on Ultimo Road…

Google map screenshot showing Ultimo with UTS Building 8, also known as UTS Business School

Entry Instructions
The best entry point to UTS Building 8 is off the Goods Line pedestrian walkway, which takes you directly into Level 3. You can also access Building 8 from Level 2 at 14/28 Ultimo Road, and take a lift or stairs up to Level 3.

view of the Goods Line with the entry to UTS Building 8 on the right hand side. There are trees, tall buildings and a mixture of brick and glass

Rooms in use
Most sessions will be held in Lecture Theatre CB08:03:005. Some parallel sessions will be held in the Oval Room on Level 3 (Oval Room CB08.03.002).

While public transport is probably the easiest option, there are a number of parking stations around Haymarket and Ultimo, including Wilson Parking, 61 Quay St, Haymarket, and UTS Building 10 carpark at Thomas St, Ultimo.

If you are a Session Chair

If you are a Session Chair – firstly THANK YOU for helping us. As a Chair, it is your role to introduce the title of the session, introduce the names/roles of the speakers, and the title of each paper. Please ensure that the speakers keep to the time limit. After all papers have been delivered, it is the Chair’s role to facilitate discussion. Please read the abstracts and speaker biographies pertaining to your session, including taking note of delegates’ full titles/positions. If you are unsure of name pronunciation or pronouns, please feel free to check with speakers beforehand. If there are any specific accessibility/access notes, we will let you know, if we have not already done so.

Tech information for all in-person presenters

Powerpoint/PDF or other digital presentations are welcome, but not essential. Please bring your presentation on a USB storage device, or you can bring your own device and plug it in at the lectern. Both rooms are well set up for a number of different connectors, including but not limited to standard USB, HDMI, USB-C, etc. There will be technical assistance available throughout the event, but it is best to show up early to ensure your presentation can be loaded easily. There will be a WIFI guest password provided at the Symposium, and all lectern computers are connected to the internet.

Recording / microphone use
As noted above, the majority of events at All Hands on Deck will be audio recorded. Even if the acoustics seem OK without, please always speak into the microphones provided, as this will ensure the event can be recorded properly. There will be a variety of microphone options including handheld, lapel and lectern mics.

Image 1: UTS Chau Chak Wing Building 8, Ultimo, Sydney. Photograph by All Hands on Deck team. Images 2 and 3: UTS Chau Chak Wing Building 8, view from the Goods Line entry.