Conference Venue

The conference will be held at The Langham, Melbourne, on the banks of the magnificent Yarra river.

Delegates and speakers who wish to book the hotel directly may secure a 10% discount. This will apply to the dates that the conference is in progress and the night of Saturday 5th December. Click here to book The Langham, Melbourne.

Hosted by the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne

Generating knowledge and bold policy solutions. Leading informed, independent debate. Inspiring those working in and with government.

The Melbourne School of Government is a whole of University interdisciplinary School, harnessing the resources of the University to create and deliver new Masters Programs, Research@MSoG, executive education and international partnerships.

The Melbourne School of Government provides a platform for informed, independent debate on contemporary issues of great significance to the future of Australia and our region.

By bringing together expertise from across the University and various disciplines including, but not limited to, economics, political science, international relations, sociology, development studies, philosophy and law, the School seeks to unite policy makers, industry leaders and citizens through ideas that are both actionable and that provide lasting solutions.

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, at the head of Port Phillip Bay, is Australia's second largest city and the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria.

Melbourne is Australia's cultural capital, with Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Its 4-million residents are both multicultural and sports-mad.

Reasons to visit Melbourne include major sporting events, using it as a base for exploring surrounding regions such as the Grampians National Park, The Great Ocean Road, and visiting Phillip Island to view the penguin parade. Many UK visitors come to Melbourne for tours of filming locations of the TV soap opera Neighbours.