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Discounts are available for academics (including teachers) and the welfare sector or non-profit sector. Check with us if you are not sure whether you fall into this category.


Members are Associate or Gold Members of the Melbourne Institute. For more information about Membership of the Melbourne Institute, please see our Membership Page. If you are unsure of your organisation’s membership arrangement, please contact us.

Group Bookings

A special price is available for group bookings with three or more people. To obtain a group discount, all registrations in the group must be received at the same time, with a group leader or administrator as a point of contact and only one invoice will be issued per group registration. Once the members of the group have been identified, no one else may be added to the group at a later date, but substitutions are possible. Group discounts only apply to Full Conference registrations (not single days). Further details can be obtained from the Melbourne Institute, telephone +61 3 8344 2100.

Please note:
Conference registrations cannot be shared and individual sessions cannot be purchased separately.

  • Cancellation and Substitution Policy

    Delegates who find themselves unable to attend the conference after submitting a registration form are most welcome to nominate a substitute.

    All cancellations requests must be made in writing to the Functions Manager at the Melbourne Institute. Cancellations received on or prior to Friday 7 July 2017 will receive a full refund.

    Cancellations received from Saturday 8 until Thursday 13 July 2017 will incur a $100 administration fee.

    Cancellations received on or after Friday 14 July 2017 will not receive a refund. However, your registration may be transferred to another name at no cost prior to 4.00pm, Tuesday 18 July 2017. Non-payment does not constitute cancellation.

    Due to the security arrangements required for this conference, substitutions must be received by 4.00pm, Tuesday 18 July 2017. Substitutions after this date or on the days of the conference will not be allowed except at the discretion of the Functions Manager.

  • Payment Terms and Conditions

    All conference and dinner payments must be received prior to the conference, unless alternative arrangements have been made with the Functions Manager at the Melbourne Institute.

    Payment may be made by cheque or credit card. MasterCard and Visa are accepted, either on receipt of invoice or through the online registration system, Eventbrite.

    Cheques should be made payable to “The University of Melbourne”. Your name and full address should be typed or printed clearly on the back of the cheque. Cheque payments from overseas must be a bank cheque in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank. No other currency will be accepted.

    We are happy to provide a separate invoice if required. Please contact us directly at or +61 3 8344 2100.

  • Acknowledgement of Registration

    Your registration and payment will be acknowledged via email or post with confirmation of your requirements according to your registration form. Your letter of acknowledgment will include any further advice necessary prior to your arrival at the conference and this website will be updated regularly in the lead up to the conference.

    Further information may be sent out by email prior to the conference, especially if there have been major changes to the program or venue. At the conference you will receive the final program and a list of delegates.

  • Special Requirements

    Every effort will be made to ensure people with special requirements are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, catering or arrangements to be made on your behalf, please include a notation on your registration form under the section "Special Requirements".

  • Photography and Filming

    Please note that there will be representatives from the media present at the conference, including photographers and television cameras recording and filming conference sessions.

    We would prefer if delegates did not use recording devices in the conference sessions, as all recordings will be made available to delegates after the conference.

  • Conference Catering and Dietary Requirements

    Morning tea and afternoon tea will be served each day of the conference. Lunch will be seated and will include a two course meal.

    We are happy to provide special catering, so if you have indicated special dietary requirements on your registration form and depending on your type of requirement, catering will be provided for you in a specially marked section. Please make yourself known to either catering or conference staff.

  • Conference Dinner

    The Conference Dinner will be held in the ZINC at Federation and is included in the Full Registration. Delegates may attend the Conference Dinner only and guests are welcome. The cost for the dinner only is $150.00.

    Corporate Tables may also be purchased at a cost of $1125.00. Tables fit a maximum of 10 people.

    The dress for the conference dinner is 'business attire' and will include a three-course meal, drinks and speaker.

  • Registration Desk

    Registration for the conference will commence on Thursday 20 July at 8.15am and will be open for both days of the conference.

    Due to security arrangements for the conference, please ensure that you bring your conference registration confirmation and/or personal ID. If you have misplaced your conference confirmation or have not received one, please contact us at and we will send you another prior to the day of the conference.

  • Name Tags

    Delegates will be issued with name tags upon registration. Name tags must be clearly visible at all times during the conference for security reasons. If you misplace your name tag, please go to the conference registration desk and the staff will provide you with another. Please be aware that if you are not wearing a name tag, you may be denied entry to conference sessions.

  • Privacy

    The information collected in the registration form or on the online registration is being collected by the Melbourne Institute. You can contact us on +61 3 8344 2100 or

    The information collected is for your registration for this event.

    On registering for this conference, relevant details will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates (name and organisation only), and may be used by us to send out further information about the conference and the Melbourne Institute. Your details will not be sent to any other party.

    If you do not provide all the information that is requested in registering for this event, we may not be able to register you. However, should you not wish for your details to be included in the delegate list, please tick the relevant box in the registration form or contact the conference registration desk as soon as possible.

    The University has a detailed Privacy Policy and you can access any personal information the University holds about you.  You can contact the Privacy Officer about this and with any questions about how the University deals with personal information. See and