Victorian Physics Teachers’ Conference – 24th Feb

The Vicphysics Teachers’ Network will be presenting PHYSCON 2023 with the support of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swinburne University of Technology. PHYSCON 2023 will be at the Hawthorn campus on Burwood Rd and online on Friday, 24th February.

The conference will feature:

  • live-streamed keynote addresses with Prof Alan Duffy, Swinburne University on ‘Astronomy at the Frontier’ and Dr Suzie Sheehy, University of Melbourne (see below for more details)
  • 3 sessions of workshops in person and online,
  • Access to exhibitors,
  • Round table activities on course planning of Units 3 & 4 for 2024,
  • Networking lunch,
  • VCAA update by Maria James, Science Manager,
  • Review of the Nov 2022 exam by the Chief Assessor, Andrew Hansen,
  • Laboratory tours of cutting-edge facilities and visits to the Virtual Reality theatre,
  • Saturday Excursion Tasters to the Australian Synchrotron and VSSEC and a Peter MacCallum Medical Physics In-Service.

Conference Landing Page
Click here for information about the workshops on offer and the various ways to interact with the exhibitors.
To download the program click here.
Conference Fees

TypeEarly BirdAfter 18th Dec
In Person$300$330
On line$240$270


  • Individual Vicphysics Subscribers: $50
  • Student and Retiree Subscribers: $100
  • School Vicphysics subscribers: $10

To subscribe click here.
Click here to register for the Conference.

Keynote addresses:
Jean BrodieProf Alan Duffy, Director, Space Technology and Industry Institute, Swinburne University of Technology

Bio: As Director of the Space Technology and Institute at Swinburne, I seek to solve challenges for communities and companies here on Earth by using space, from across the University’s domains of excellence in aerospace engineering, data science / AI, astrophysics, and material science. When not aiding businesses on Earth, I create simulated universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our Milky Way form within vast clouds of dark matter.

Abstract: In this talk, Alan will explore the frontiers of astronomy with the latest results from CAS’s areas of research

Suzie SheehyDr Suzie Sheehy. Senior Lecturer in Accelerator Physics at the University of Melbourne and visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford.

Bio: Her research focuses on developing new particle accelerators for future applications with a focus on medicine.

Abstract: to follow.
Sponsorship opportunities and Exhibitor information
If your organisation might be interested in sponsoring an aspect of the conference or you would like to display your company’s products at the conference, please download this document which has information of the various sponsorship options and exhibitor packages.

This conference is being presented by Vicphysics Teachers’ Network and hosted by Swinburne University of Technology.