The AARES 2014 Annual Conference



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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

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:


Conference Program

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.

Draft Program  


Potential sponsors for the conference are cordially invited to contact either:

Mr Rod McInnes
AARES Manager Promotion and Development

Tel:      0404 822 314
         Mr Terence Farrell
LOC Sponsorship Manager

Tel:      02 6771 1666 or 0400 180 267

A range of sponsorship options are available including three sponsorship levels, trade displays and satchel inserts.


Important Dates


Mon, 14 October 2013
Closing date for submission of Papers and Posters

Mon, 18 November 2013
Authors to be advised if their submission has been successful

Mon, 16 December 2013
All presenters to be registered or their submission will be removed from the program

Tues, 31 December 2013
End of Early Bird Rate

Mon, 3 February 2014
AARES Outgoing Council Meeting

Tues, 4 February 2014
Pre-conference Workshops
Welcome Drinks

Wed, 5 February 2014
AARES National Conference
Conference Dinner

Thur, 6 February 2014
AARES National Conference
Networking Event

Fri, 7 February 2014
AARES National Conference
Incoming Council Meeting

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