The Antarctic Expedition
South West Antarctic Expedition Conference
Thursday 4 - Monday 15 February 2021
Embark on an incredible voyage across the Southern Ocean to the driest desert in the world, Antarctica! The mystery of Antarctica has captured the imagination of many, yet very few have experienced the wonder of the world’s fifth largest continent. Those who are lucky enough to venture here across the turbulent seas of the Drake Passage will be amazed when they witness the all-encompassing whiteness of the iconic landmass - and equally amazed to learn that only 10% of icebergs are visible above water.
Life onboard the Silver Wind - one of Silverseas newly upgraded fleet members - will transport you to this unforgettable and largely uninhabited polar desert. Whilst onboard your journey, take advantage of the outdoor decks and indoor Observation Lounge to admire the staggering abundance of sea life, including the many species of whales, elephant seals, and at least one of the six different species of penguins that inhabit some of the surrounding islands. Whilst Antarctic weather is the windiest and coldest continent in the world, it is also the driest - the area of McMurdo Dry Valleys hasn’t seen a drop of rain in more than two million years!
Antarctica is a fantastic [email protected] for our legal, medical and dental conferences. It is the only continent in the world where there is no citizenship nor government due to there being no native human population. The continent does however support the AMP (Antarctic Medical Practitioner) program, where practitioners can go to provide complete generalist medical, surgical and emergency dental care for an isolated community on remote Antarctic stations.
Your [email protected]
Begin your journey in the worlds most southernmost city, Ushuaia (You can even get your cliched “Southernmost city in the World” passport stamp from the tourism office). Located on the island of Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia is the perfect place to begin our [email protected] due to it being disconnected from mainland Argentina. Experience the destination where the Andes meets the Southern Ocean in the city originally created as a home for Argentina’s most dangerous prisoners. It was these prisoners who built not just the prison, but the city itself. Before you embark on your journey, make sure you treat yourself to a Ushuaian speciality - King Crab with a glass (or two) of Argentinian wine.
Over the next 10 days, you will follow in the footsteps of some of the worlds most famous explorers; James Cook, Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott all set sail across the world’s most turbulent seas - the Drake Passage - which leads you into the Antarctic Sound. It is here that you can gain fantastic views of penguin colonies and the spectacular tabular icebergs that come from the Larsen Ice Shelf. The next few days will see you sailing around the Antarctic Peninsula for more encounters with polar wildlife including penguins, orcas, whales and seals, before heading to the South Shetland Islands - the warmest part of the continent - which allows many types of seals to live and breed in the waters. On days 9 and 10, take your last glimpses of seabirds and whales as you sail back across the Drake Passage, ready to disembark back in Ushuaia and transfer to your next destination.
Our conference will be held onboard Silverseas intimate —the Silver Wind - with an onboard guest capacity of only 298.
Enjoy Silverseas first class accommodations, with spacious communal areas, 4 restaurants (including The Grill, where you can cook your food at your own table!), nearly one crew member for every guest and butler service for every room! Be additionally amazed by other onboard facilities including The Show (entertainment) Lounge, the Zangara Beauty Spa and the Observation Lounge, an area on the ship’s highest level that will provide you with unobstructed views as you sail towards the white terrain of Antarctica.
A brochure with the full itinerary and rates is available through your CPE Travel professional - book early to avoid disappointment.
Conference Registration Fees
Per conference, per delegate (AUD)
$1,495 Single conference registration
$1,295 Multiple conferences/delegates registration
$1,095 Emeritus registration (delegates retired from all forms of practice)
$1,095 Speaker registration (approved speakers only)
Conference registration is non-refundable but transferable to another conference within 12 months of the original conference dates. Accompanying persons not requiring CPD points or certificate of attendance are welcome to attend all academic and networking events free of the registration charge.
It is a condition of registration of this conference that all delegates must book and pay for the Silversea cruise component through CPE Travel. The reason for this is that we need to command the common areas of the ship in order to conduct our conferences and we can only do so if every delegate and accompanying person is part of our group booking. unfortunately any person booking directly with Silversea or other travel agent will not be able to register or attend the conference.
Apply to speak
If you are interested in presenting at this conference please apply to speak here .