Metrology Society of Australasia Conference

NATA MSA Conference 2020

The 2020 Conference of the Metrology Society of Australasia will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 3 – 5 March 2020.

Call for Abstracts

The conference will consist only of oral presentations (duration typically 20 minutes) and workshops (varying duration). Abstracts are sought for presentations and workshops in the various fields of metrology including but not limited to:
• Traceability and the SI
• Environment and climate change
• Laboratory practice, accreditation and proficiency testing
• Evaluation of measurement uncertainties
• Chemical and biological measurement
• Temperature metrology
• Mass metrology
• Flow metrology
• Electrical metrology
• Pressure metrology
• Dimensional metrology
• Photometry and radiometry
• Acoustics and vibration metrology

Abstracts should be limited to 300 words or fewer and should clearly summarise the content of the proposed oral presentation or workshop. They may include up to two figures/graphs and one table. Whilst there will be no proceedings, an abstract booklet will be provided to all conference attendees – each abstract will be formatted to fit a single A4 page.

In your submission, please indicate:
• Oral presentation or workshop;
• Title;
• Author(s) and affiliations, presenter in bold;
• Field of metrology from list above or “Other”;
• Email address for correspondence.

Please use the following abstract templates:
For oral presentation
For workshop

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 25 October 2019 with acceptance notification by Friday 8 November 2019. Abstracts can be submitted by email to

Templates for 

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to advise that we have three outstanding Invited Speakers confirmed:

Dr Barry Inglis, retired President of the CIPM, “The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and its Role in the 21st Century”.
Dr Murray Early, Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand, “The 2019 SI Redefinition: Now what?”.
Dr Jonathan Mittaz, University of Reading, UK, “Applying principles of metrology to Earth Observation satellite data”.

Conference Schedule

The preliminary conference schedule is as follows:

Monday 2nd March 2020 Welcome reception (evening)   
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Conference Day 1
Wednesday 4th March 2020 Conference Day 2
Thursday 5th March 2020 Conference Day 3

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at:

The Angliss Conference Centre
555 La Trobe St
Melbourne, Vic, 3000

The Angliss Conference Centre is located in the William Angliss Institute in the north-western corner of the Melbourne CBD, just opposite the beautiful Flagstaff Gardens. It is within the Melbourne Free Tram Zone, located just a block from Flagstaff Station or ten minutes’ walk from the airport bus (Skybus) terminal at Southern Cross Station. More information on access to the venue is available here.



Registration is now open!  Register early for the discounted rates.

  Member Non-Member
Full Registration (3-days)    
Early-bird registration (until 03/12/2019) $500 $550
Full registration (until 03/02/2020) $600 $650
Late registration $750 $800
Other Options    
1-day conference pass $225 $250
Conference dinner (included with any full registration) $130 $130
Welcome drinks (included with any full registration) $25 $25

Note that Members of the MSA receive a $50 discounted rate.
  Membership is only $45 per year, so click here to Join the MSA now and receive your discount! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

A sponsorship booklet is available for download here.  There are a variety of sponsorship options available ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000  (note that the Platinum sponsorship is already taken).  For more information or to express an interest in sponsoring the conference, please contact Keith Fordham.

Platinum sponsor: $15,000
• Gold sponsor: $10,000  (only 1 left)
• Dinner sponsor: $10,000
• Silver sponsor: $5,000  (only 3 left)
• Welcome reception: $5,000
• Coffee sponsor: $3,500
• Bronze sponsor: $2,500
• Lanyard sponsor: $2,500
• Lunch, Tuesday: $1,000
• Lunch, Wednesday: $1,000
• Lunch, Thursday: $1,000

Exhibitors will be able to set up their exhibition space on the afternoon before the conference, so that they will be visible during the Welcome Reception on the evening before the conference.

We would like to thank the sponsors that have already committed to MSA2020, shown below.


The conference venue has a special arrangement with several nearby hotels at a range of price points.  More information can be found here.

More Information

For more information, please contact the chair of the local organising committee Tony Bergen.

Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Dinner and Lanyard Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor



Other Sponsors:
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