The 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition was held on Friday 4 October, bringing together 56 university 3MT finalists from across Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, North-East Asia and South-East Asia.

Congratulations 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Winners and Finalists!

Jessica Bohorquez from The University of Adelaide wins 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT!
2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Prize Winners
Winner Jessica Bohorquez The University of Adelaide
Runner-up Lithin Louis Australian National University
People's Choice Gillian Smith Macquarie University
2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Finalists
Presentation order for final First name Last name University
1 Neng Zhang RMIT University
2 Gillian  Smith Macquarie University
3 Cody  Frear The University of Queensland
4 Clare Ladyman Massey University
5 Peter Jean-Paul Auckland University of Technology
6 Jessica Bohorquez The University of Adelaide
7 Beatrice Chiew Monash University
8 Lithin Louis Australian National University
9 Michelle Demers The University of Sydney
10 Alexis Ceecee Zhang The University of Melbourne

The Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition is proudly sponsored by

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    2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT image gallery

    Missed the event? Find videos and images of the event below.

    Asia-Pacific 3MT Semi-finals

    Asia-Pacific 3MT Final

    2019 Asia-Pacific participating universities

    View the semi-finals program

    Thank you to the following Universities who competed in the 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition:

    • Australian Catholic University
    • Auckland University of Technology
    • Australian National University
    • Bond University
    • Charles Darwin University
    • Charles Sturt University
    • Chulalongkorn University
    • CQUniversity
    • Curtin University
    • Deakin University
    • Edith Cowan University
    • Federation University Australia
    • Flinders University
    • Gifu University
    • Griffith University
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • International Islamic University Malaysia
    • James Cook University
    • King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi
    • La Trobe University
    • Lincoln University
    • Macquarie University
    • Massey University
    • Monash University
    • Murdoch University
    • Nanyang Technological University
    • RMIT University
    • Singapore Management University
    • Southern Cross University
    • Swinburne University of Technology
    • The Queensland University of Technology
    • The University of Adelaide
    • The University of Auckland
    • The University of Hong Kong
    • The University of Melbourne
    • The University of Newcastle
    • The University of Notre Dame Australia
    • The University of Queensland
    • The University of Sydney
    • The University of Tokyo
    • The University of Western Australia
    • University of Canberra
    • University of Canterbury
    • University of New England
    • University of Otago
    • University of South Australia
    • University of Tasmania
    • University of Technology Sydney
    • University of the Sunshine Coast
    • University of Waikato
    • University of Wollongong
    • Universiti Putra Malaysia
    • UNSW Sydney
    • Victoria University
    • Victoria University Wellington
    • Western Sydney University

    2019 Asia-Pacific judging panel, MCs and Keynote presenter

    Semi Final - Parnell Building, Room 222

    Role Name Affiliation
    Judging panel chair Mike Lanzing UniBank
    Judging panel member Mabel Tang Springer Nature
    Judging panel member Megan Short Trades and Investment Queensland
    Master of ceremonies Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex The University of Queensland

    Semi Final - Parnell Building, Room 234

    Role Name Affiliation
    Judging panel chair Sara Phillips Springer Nature
    Judging panel member Glinda Major UniBank
    Judging panel member Derek Brown Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Master of ceremonies Dr Michael Thai The University of Queensland

    Keynote address and Final - Advanced Engineering Building Auditorium

    Role Name Affiliation
    Judging panel chair Professor Alastair McEwan The University of Queensland
    Judging panel member Professor Paul Bertsch Queensland Chief Scientist
    Judging panel member Ray Flemming Microsoft Australia
    Judging panel member Misha Ketchell The Conversation
    Judging panel member Dr Catherine Ball Entrepreneur
    Master of ceremonies Loretta Ryan ABC Brisbane Radio
    Keynote Address Sara Phillips Springer Nature

    2019 Asia-Pacific Competitor prizes

    The following prizes will be awarded at the 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT competition

    • Winner: $5000 research travel grant, proudly sponsored by Springer Nature
    • Runner Up: $2000 research travel grant
    • People’s Choice: $1000 research travel grant, proudly sponsored by UniBank

    2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Newsletters

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    Accommodation options

    Delegates and guests must contact the accommodation provider directly to proceed with a booking.

    Jephson Hotel
    Location      63 Jephson Street (Cnr Sherwood Road), 
    Toowong, QLD, 4066
    (approx. 4.5km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3736 4400


    Deluxe Room - single occupancy - $189*

    Twin Deluxe - $204*

    1 Bedroom Apartment - $229*

    *These rates include a continental or cooked hot breakfast (Bacon, Eggs and Toast) for 1 person in the rate. To add additional person, cost will be $15.

    Quote booking reference: 3MT                                                                                                                                 
    Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square
    Location     255 Ann Street, 
    Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 8.4km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3001 9888


    15% discount off Best Available Flexible Rate

    Promo Code: APAC3MT

    Link: Book Now

    Hotel Grand Chancellor
    Location     23 Leichhardt Street, 
    Spring Hill, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 8.8km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 38314055


    Deluxe Rooms: $140.00 room only - including FOC parking (Fri-Sun)

    Superior Rooms: $155.00 room only - including FOC parking (Fri-Sun)

    Rates quoted are per room per night, based on a maximum of 2 guests per room. 

    Delegates can access this rate via the following booking link: 

    For those wishing to contact the hotel and book directly, please quote the group name “3MT Asia-Pacific Competition”

    Discount rates available on the night of the competition and the night after

    Sofitel Brisbane Central
    Location     249 Turbot Street, 
    Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 9.2km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3835 4444


    Superior King Room: $195/night (includes wifi)

    Breakfast Rate: $30/per person/day for full buffet breakfast at Thyme2 Restaurant, charged on consumption

    Book via phone or email quoting the following details:
    Group Name: UQ Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition
    Group Code: UQA011019
    Group Number: 954505
    Cancellation: 3 days’ notice is required

    Mantra Group Hotels (Brisbane) – including Mantra Hotels, Art Series, Breakfree, Peppers

    Location     Various locations across Brisbane

    phone: General reservations 1300 987 603 (Australia), 0800 448 891 (New Zealand), +61 7 5665 4450 (International)



    Discounted rates (10% off) offered across Mantra Group Hotels in Brisbane. 

    Please use the promo code UQCONF and access via the following link

    Riverside Hotel South Bank

    Location     20 Montague Rd, 
    South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
    (approx. 7.9 km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3846 0577


    $10 off the online booking rates for One Bedroom Apartments and Standard Hotel Rooms.

    One Bedroom Apartments are fully self-contained and have a kitchenette and laundry facilities. The bedding configuration is one queen bed and one double pull out sofa bed.

    Standard Hotel Rooms have one queen bed and one single bed.

    * Rates are nett rates, Non-Commissionable.

    Additional Information: Disabled rooms – Riverside Hotel has 2 Standard Hotel Rooms with Disability access

    Link: Book Here

    promo code: 3MT

    Rydges South Bank

    Cnr Grey & Glenelg Streets,
    South Bank QLD, 4101
    (approx. 8.3 km from UQ venue)


    phone: +61 7 3364 0800


    10% off the Best Flexible Rate at the time of booking, subject to availability

    Book via:


    Past Asia-Pacific 3MT finalists

    Past Asia-Pacific finalists can be viewed here