The Local Organising Committee (LOC) and incoming National AARES President put together an exciting program. The conference offered delegates the opportunity to share the latest knowledge and research in a spectacular location.
A copy of the following documents is available here:
The 2014 Annual Conference was held at The Glasshouse Arts Conference and Entertainment Centre
in the heart of Port Macquarie's business district and offered 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 AARES 2015 Annual Conference was held in Rotorua
on the North Island of New Zealand.
Rotorua is one of New Zealand's top tourism and holiday destinations and is situated in the central North Island of New Zealand. This thriving city of 68,000 people stands on the edge of Lake Rotorua, 300 metres above sea level.
With its mountains, lakes, forests, rivers, public amenities, education centres, health facilities, shopping and industrial developments, Rotorua is a very desirable place to live and work.
Its central location and excellent transport links makes it handy to major cities such as Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, and to attractions in the surrounding region.
Rotorua's temperate climate and richly varied landscape make the area a perfect playground for a wide variety of activities. Well-established sports and recreational facilities provide for a wide range of interests such as fishing, hunting, mountain biking, bush walks, swimming, water skiing, sailing and golf. Popular coastal resorts are within an hour's drive from the city.
Rotorua is also distinguished by a large concentration of thermal activity in and around the city, giving it a unique flavour both geographically and historically. As an area of tremendous significance to the Maori people, Rotorua has emerged as an important cultural centre with an interesting element of social diversity.
Further information on the region may be found at: http://www.rotoruanz.com/ and http://www.newzealand.com/int/rotorua/.