Conference Venues

Aligned with the theme ‘Imagined pasts…imagined futures’, the venues for the conference and related social events will take you to diverse and quintessentially Canberra locations, giving you the opportunity to further explore the city as it celebrates its centenary.

Conference venue: Thursday 31 October – Sunday 3 November

  Exterior of MoADOPH
Image courtesy of Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

The conference sessions will be held in the Member’s Dining Room at Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Located in the nationally listed heritage building, Old Parliament House, the museum explores social and political history by interpreting the past, present and future of Australia’s democracy.

Opening Reception: Thursday 31 October

 MoAD King's Hall
Image courtesy of Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

The opening reception on Thursday 31 October will be held in King’s Hall.

Reception: Friday 1 November

Venue to be confirmed.

Breakfast venue: Saturday 2 November

Mt Stromlo DomeImage courtesy of ANU Heritage

Mt Stromlo Observatory is the headquarters of the Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Breakfast, with keynote speaker the distinguished astronomer and Nobel Laureate, Professor Brain Schmidt, will be held in the School’s beautiful training room, with an arc of floor to ceiling windows framing 180 degree views of the Brindabella Ranges, the Cotter Dam and north towards the Yass Valley.

Reception: Saturday 2 November

AIConf004-StevenHollandCMAGSteven Holland, Monaro, 2001.
Image courtesy of Canberra Museum and Gallery

Canberra Museum and Gallery celebrates the region’s social history and visual arts with dynamic exhibitions and unique programs and events. It is located in the heart of Canberra, in the historic Civic Square which also houses the ACT Legislative Assembly, Civic Library, the Canberra Theatre and Craft ACT.

Conference Dinner: Saturday 2 November

Village Centre InteriorPhoto by Scott Shirley, Architectural Photographer.
Image courtesy of National Arboretum Canberra.

The National Arboretum Canberra features 100 forests of rare and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. It is a significant recreational and educational resource and plays an important role in the protection of world-wide tree diversity and the generation of new knowledge on tree growth and survival, biodiversity and water management. Dinner will be held in the Village Centre, which boasts spectacular views over the rising green forests and Lake Burley Griffin.