There are many accommodation options within walking distance of the venue, the Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Delegates can book directly; we have listed some of nearby hotels below.

Somerset on the Pier
Conference Venue

Somerset on the Pier Hobart is the hotel above the conference venue and is ideally located on the Hobart waterfront. Somerset on the Pier Hobart offers views of the River Derwent and historic Sullivan’s Cove. Guests can choose from a range of apartment types and services, from 1-bedroom lofts to spacious family apartments .

Accommodation rates from $238.50 per night

ibis Styles Hobart Hotel
11 min walk to conference venue

The ibis Styles Hobart hotel is an excellent value focused option, bursting with colour & style. With a central location, the hotel is a short walk from Hobart’s famous waterfront. Enjoy waking up to a harbour view, mountain view or city view every morning from your Hobart hotel room. This Hobart hotel is perfectly placed, close to the city’s top attractions, restaurants, public transport & airport shuttle within easy reach.

Accommodation rates from $173.00 per night

6 minute walk to conference venue

A storytelling hotel that is one of the most unique luxury hotels in Hobart. It perfectly combines the past with modern facilities and waterfront views. From Rooms to Hosted Luxury Suites, each is inspires by a Tasmanian character whose story is not just told, but radiated through an individual room design.

Accommodation rates from $350.00 per night

The Henry Jones Art Hotel
6 minute walk to conference venue

At the Henry Jones Art Hotel history and art collide. Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses have been thoughtfully reimagined as Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. Located in the Hunter Street precinct, the hotel blends modernity with an industrial past.

Henry Jones represents a fusion of old and new, art and design, indulgence and discovery.

Accommodation rates from $340 per night

Airport Transfers, Uber, Taxis

Getting from the Airport

Hobart International Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from the Hobart city centre. There is an airport shuttle bus that meets all flights coming into Hobart.  To make a booking on the shuttle bus contact the shuttle service directly on 1300 759 287 or book online at

Taxis are located at Hobart Airport. A fare to Hobart should cost approximately $45 to $50 AUD.

Getting around Hobart


The conference venue is within walking distance to many hotels on Hobart’s waterfront.

Uber is widely used in Hobart and taxis are readily available.

Isolated Power System Connect

Isolated Power System Connect provides a unique opportunity for industry, academia and international experts working in the field of remote area power supply and isolated power systems to connect, discuss and share their ideas, present results, reflect on past experiences and discuss future projects.

The 2017 Professional Development Course and Workshop will be held on Rottnest Island in Western Australia. Previous meetings have been held on King Island and Flinders Island in Tasmania.

For enquires regarding presentations:

Please contact Professor Michael Negnevitsky, IPS CONNECT 2017 Chair.

For enquires regarding registration:

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding registration and planning your attendance.
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