Venue & Location
The HERDSA 2015 conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The MCEC is located on the banks of the Yarra River, only a short walk from Melbourne's central business district, and a 20-minute drive to Melbourne Airport.
Things to see and do in Melbourne
Federation Square - Since opening in 2002, Fed Square has become one of the most visited attractions in Melbourne with close to 10 million visits in 2012. Click here for more information.
Queen Victoria Market - Opened in 1878, the Queen Victoria Market is more than just Melbourne's shopping mecca. This 19th century market is a historic landmark, tourist attraction and an institution for all Melburnians. Click here for more information.
Eureka Skydeck 88 - Two dedicated lifts propel visitors to Level 88 in under 40 seconds. Only Skydeck 88 can take you to "The Edge", a switchable glass cube which slides out from the building, with you inside! Click here for more information.
Melbourne Aquarium - The Melbourne Aquarium is a short stroll from the MCEC and features a 360 degree Oceanarium which houses giant sharks and stingrays, majestic King and Gentoo Penguins in their Antarctica exhibit and many more exhibits. Click here for more information.
Crown Entertainment Complex - Featuring one of the largest casinos in the Southern Hemisphere and boasts over 40 restaurants, cafes and bars, cinemas, an indoor amusement park plus a live entertainment theater and two nightclubs. Click here for more information.