The 2014 Annual Conference is to be held at The Glasshouse Arts Conference and Entertainment Centre in the heart of Port Macquarie's business district and offers a world of cultural experience, modern technical facilities and flexible venues for performance, leisure and hire. Comprising a 600-seat theatre, rehearsal/performance studio, an international-standard regional gallery, conference facilities, interactive heritage displays and a Tourism Information Centre, the Glasshouse is the pre-eminent performance and exhibition arts facility in the region.
The Glasshouse does not offer accommodation, however there are a number of hotels nearby (go to the Accommodation page).
Port Macquarie is a vibrant coastal town located 383km north of Sydney. The location offers delegates a beautiful beachside destination with world-class venues, state-of-the-art facilities and quality accommodation. It has a distinctive mix of heritage buildings, modern hotels and apartments, diverse dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
There are many travel options, including daily flights from Sydney (QantasLink and Virgin Australia) and Brisbane (Virgin Australia).
Further information on the region may be found at: http://www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) and incoming National AARES President are working on an exciting program. The conference will offer delegates the opportunity to share the latest knowledge and research in a spectacular location.
A broad outline of the draft Conference program is available here, and more details will be available later this year.
Potential sponsors for the conference are cordially invited to contact either:
A range of sponsorship options are available including three sponsorship levels, trade displays and satchel inserts.