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Our conference team is working hard to deliver the exciting conference program. The associated events will be held in venues that highlight Canberra’s unique modernist design legacy. In addition to a range of keynote speakers and panel presentations on the Heritage of the Air themes, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops, networking and social events (see below), unique tours and experience artworks by artists-in-residence Fred & Flo.

Heritage of the Air Conference Party – SaTurday 16 November, 6.30pm

Celebrate the Golden Age of Flying and join Canberra Modern for the Heritage of the Air Conference Party.

In true mid-century style, University House’s Great Hall will come alive with music, conversation, dancing, and a few surprises. Dress in your mid-century finest, or borrow a piece from our themed photo booth. Guests will enjoy substantial canapés and share platters and desserts as well as special cocktails of the era.  


Sponsored by GML Context


Welcome Reception –  Thursday 14 November, 6.00pm

At our opening reception, the dulcet tones of Company B will welcome you to Canberra and create a great atmosphere for delegates to meet one another!


Sponsored by Navin Officer Heritage Consultants


Early Career Networking Breakfast – FRIDAY 15 November, 7.30am

Join us for the Early Career Networking Breakfast, where emerging and established professionals are invited to meet up, network and enjoy some delicious food. We will hear from three speakers, who will briefly discuss their career trajectories and offer advice to emerging professionals in their fields. The event is open to everyone – come along and make some new connections!


Sponsored by City Plan Heritage


Burra Charter 40th Anniversary Event – Friday 15 November, 6.00pm

In the 40th anniversary year of the Burra Charter, Australia ICOMOS is pleased to host a celebratory event to mark this occasion., at a reception in Canberra’s iconic Shine Dome.

A highlight of this reception, with drinks and nibbles, will be a presentation on Australia’s latest World Heritage property – Budj Bim in western Victoria, which was inscribed in July 2019.  Australia ICOMOS is delighted that Denis Rose, Land Manager at the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Corporation, has agreed to speak about the World Heritage journey for this remarkable Indigenous heritage place.




Supported by the Getty Conservation Institute


Post-Conference Tours – Sunday  17 November, 9.00am
  • The Australian War Memorial’s Aviation Collection – A behind the scenes tour with staff of the AWM.

The Australian War Memorial’s purpose-built aircraft storage facility was completed early this year and houses the majority of the Memorial’s aircraft collection.  The collection in storage spans many decades of aviation, ranging from the Deperdussin single seat trainer to the RF-111, and includes an Orion, Caribou, C-47, Canberra Bomber, Chinook, Seahawk, Firefly, and much more.  The 5,500m2 facility is designed with energy efficiency in mind.  Please join us for a tour to learn more about the building and the National Collection stored there.  The tour duration is 1 hour and will commence at 9am on Sunday 17 November.

The tour will be led by Laura Kennedy.  Laura manages several of the Memorial’s conservation teams, including the large technology workshop, whose team has completed work on the Hudson bomber on display in the Canberra Airport in recent years.  The team is due to complete the restoration of an OV-10A Bronco, which will also be moved to the new facility,by the end of this year.

The building doesn’t have a name on it, but is colloquially refer to as Treloar E.  It is located at 12 Callan Street, Mitchell, ACT.  There is free street parking on Callan Street.  The images below identify the building and the meeting point.

  •  Canberra Modern – A tour of Canberra’s modernist heritage led by the Canberra Modern team.


The Street Theatre presents Flight Memory

Flight Memory tells the sometimes frustrating, sometimes elating, ultimately triumphant story of visionary Australian scientist David Warren and an indisputable Australian genius invention – the Black Box Flight Recorder. Commissioned by The Street Theatre, Flight Memory is a feast of live music, from pop to jazz to classical, theatre and visual design featuring multi award-winning jazz musicians Michelle Nicolle, Leisa Keen and Liam Budge together with an exciting line-up of some of Canberra’s extraordinary jazz musicians. Runs from 14-17 November 2019.

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