PESA Conference 2015

Re-engaging with politics: Re-imagining the university

Sat 5 - Tues 8 December, 2015, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

PESA 2015 Welcome Reception and Book Launch




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Saturday 5 December 2015

17:30 - 18:30

Conference Attire

Australian Catholic University

Included in delegate registration

$40.00 per person

Join Colleagues and friends over light refreshments at the Welcome Reception and Book Launch at Australian Catholic University.


PESA 2015 Conference Dinner



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Sunday 6 December 2015

19:00 - 23:00

Smart Casual

The Windsor Hotel

Included in delegate registration

$125.00 per person

windsor grand ballroom

The Hotel Windsor 5 star hotel in Melbourne was the dream of shipping magnate George Nipper. He commissioned eminent architect Charles Webb to design the hotel and the original hotel opened its doors in December 1883.

The Hotel Windsor therefore predates many of the grand hotels of the Victorian era, including The Savoy, London (1889), The Plaza, New York, (1894), The Waldorf Astoria, New York (1894), the Hotel Ritz, Paris (1898) and The Raffles, Singapore (1887).

The Hotel Windsor provides a beautiful setting to catch up with colleagues and friends during the PESA 2015 Conference Dinner.


Post Conference Touring Options

Yarra Valley Winery Tour







Tuesday 8 December 2015

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

AUD 195.00 per person

Return transfers, lunch at Tokar Estate

This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants

Departing Melbourne we will travel to the Yarra Valley just 50km from Melbourne. This region with it tall ancient forests, ferny gullies, wildlife and grazing pastures is recognised as one of the world's great wine growing regions with over 70 wineries.

Visit the third generation, family owned, De Bortoli Winery where you will enjoy an informative hosted cheese and wine pairing discovering which international and local cheeses best match the specially chosen De Bortoli wines.

Following the tasting enjoy a two course Mediterranean influenced luncheon with wine at Tokar Estate located at Coldstream the heart of the Yarra Valley.

After Lunch visit Coldstream Hills the home of the noted Australian wine critic, James Halliday. Since their first vintage in 1985 Coldstream Hills has crafted wines that embody the unique character of the Yarra Valley, taking advantage of the region's cool climate.

Before returning to Melbourne there will be one last stop at the Napolene Brewery & Ciderhouse to taste their unique ciders made on site in regular small batches using 100% premium estate grown apples and pears

Laneway and Arcade Tour








Tuesday 8 December 2015

12:50 pm - North West Corner of Lonsdale and Spring Streets

3.00 pm at Federation Square

AUD 55.00 per person


This tour requires a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 15 participants

Explore Melbourne's vibrant and fascinating maze of lanes and arcades from its heritage architecture, street art, cafes, historic signs, galleries, bookshops, basements, and rooftops. Your guide knows Melbourne intimately after 20 years exploration and will offer you a personalised choice of routes and themes through the different precincts of the city which contain over 190 lanes. Maps are provided as part of the tour, archaeological artifacts, the history of the lanes evolution and urban revival and stories of the personalities behind the city.

The tour will begin with an overview of the history of Melbourne's lanes including looking at early maps and images. Every lane chosen will tell you an important story about Melbourne today and past. The 190 or so lanes are rated by the city according to their heritage values. It is not an exaggeration to say it can be a life-long journey to explore all of Melbourne's lanes which are changing rapidly. The tour would walk from through lanes in historic precincts of Melbourne from Chinatown to Bourke Street to Flinders Street and include over 20 lanes that feature examples of street art, period architecture, archaeology, milestone buildings that tell the Melbourne story.


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Australian Catholic University
115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy

Victoria 3065 Australia


Ph: 1300 792 466

Ph (International):
+61 3 9810 0200



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