The programme will consist of 12 invited talks of 50 minutes each (followed by around 5 minutes of questions), and around 30 shorter contributed talks of 25 minutes (including question time). So we said before the conference and, incredibly, we were right on target. There were precisely 12 invited talks and 30 contributed talks presented. There also was a problem workshop at lunchtime on the second day (the list of contributed problems will appear here shortly).
Here is what happened at GAIA2013:
Sunday. 5PM to 7PM: casual registration and drinks at the John Curtin Hotel (29 Lygon Street Carlton).
Monday. Registration from 9AM to 9:45AM. Opening at 9:45AM, the conference talks from 10AM to around 5PM.
Tuesday. 9AM to 5PM: conference talks. Lunchtime: problem workshop.
Wednesday. 9AM to noon: conference talks. Conference dinner and wildlife tour in the evening.
Bus to conference dinner leaves conference venue (Franklin Street) at 4PM.
5PM: wildlife tour, La Trobe Bundoora.
6:30PM: Conference dinner at the Eagle Bar, La Trobe Bundoora.
10:30PM bus returns to city area (to Arrow on Swanston).
Thursday. 9AM to 5PM: conference talks.
Friday. 9AM to 1PM: conference talks.
And here is the full timetable of talks.