Based on media reports you may have concerns about flooding disrupting the conference and/or your stay in Brisbane. Please rest assured that this was a very minor flooding event. The rains stopped early Monday; there never was any flooding in the CBD; the sun is shining; air traffic was never affected, and the river and tributaries have already been receding for a couple of days now. Even at the most vulnerable hotel right by the river (and with a car park below ground level) it is business as usual. So you should not expect any disruptions to your ACERE 2013 experience due to the recent weather.