FAQs

Registration

When is the latest date I can register by? Registration has now closed as we have reached our capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Conference Logistics at mga@conlog.com.au.

Can I register and pay my fees at a later date? Yes, during the registration process you choose to pay immediately by credit card or to be sent a tax invoice with your registration confirmation email to pay at a later date. Please note that all payments must be received prior to the conference.

Can I transfer by registration to another person in my organisation, if I cannot attend? Yes, this transfer must be made in writing to Conference Logistics at mga@conlog.com.au.

Can a full registration be shared by several people in the one organisation, with separate staff attending on separate days? No.

If I have to cancel my registration what refund will I get on the registration fee? What is the minimum notice I must give for cancellation? As per the terms and conditions, you can receive a full refund of the registration fees (less an administration fee of $99) prior to Friday 4 May 2018. If you cancel after Friday 4 May 2018 then the registration fees are not refundable. Exceptions to these conditions are at the discretion of the Organising Committee. Cancellations must be made in writing to Conference Logistics at mga@conlog.com.au.

Is there a daily registration desk at the conference? Yes, the registration desk will be located in the main foyer of
the Melbourne Meat Market.

Monday 4 June 9:00am – 4:30pm
Monday 4 June 5:30pm – 7:00pm (at Welcome Reception venue: State Library of Victoria) Note: only name badges will be given out at the Welcome Reception and you will be able to collect your satchel the following day at the conference venue.
Tuesday 5 June 8:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 6 June 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 7 June 8:00am – 6:00pm

 

Venue

What is the location of the conference venue?
Meat Market
5 Blackwood St
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Does the conference venue have wi-fi? Yes, details will be provided when you collect your name badge at the registration desk upon arrival.

Does the conference venue have accessible parking, wheelchair access and amenities? Accessible parking is available immediately outside the Meat Market.
The Meat Market’s Flat Floor Pavilion, Cobblestone Pavilion, Meeting Room, Stables, Garden and bathrooms are accessible and DDA compliant, however areas with cobblestone floors can be slightly bumpy due to their uneven surface. Please contact the Meat Market on 9329 9966 if you have any questions about accessibility.

For broader details about accessibility in Melbourne, click here.

State Library of Victoria: There are three two-hour disability-permit parking spaces in La Trobe Street, outside Mr Tulk. There are two two-hour disability-permit parking spaces in Little Lonsdale Street, between Swanston and Russell streets (outside the Wheeler Centre). Click here for more information.

Melbourne Museum: Located under Melbourne Museum, our car park is open 7 days a week from 6.00am to midnight daily. Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street. Click here for more information.

Is there parking at/near the conference venue and how much does it cost? Yes, parking is available at the Blackwood Street car park. It is open from 7:00am to 7:30pm every day and the flat rate is $9.00. For more information, please click here. Parking spaces fill up quite quickly on weekdays – we advise you arrive prior to 8:30/9:00am to avoid missing out.

What are the transportation options and costs between the airport and conference venue?
Taxi: estimated travel time is 24 minutes (20.92km) – estimated cost between $38.13 and $53.38.

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Uber: UberBLACK – $73-94
uberX – $37-48
uberASSIST – $37-48
uberXL – $54-69

For local travel around Melbourne, see the Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner: www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey

The nearest tram stop to the Meat Market is on the 58 and 59 tram routes, stop 14 – Royal Melbourne Hospital / Flemington Rd (North Melbourne). See: https://goo.gl/maps/8TZftM3tS2u

The nearest tram stop to the Ibis, Jasper, and Mercure (Therry Street) Hotels is on the 19, 57 and 59 tram routes, stop 7 – Queen Victoria Market / Melbourne City (Elizabeth Street). See: https://goo.gl/maps/d2rmQy3qDRt

Is there a conference shuttle bus between the conference venue, social function venues and hotels? No, delegates are encouraged to walk between venues or take advantage of public transport.

How long will it take to travel between each hotel and the conference venue (walking, taxi, tram)?

Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street
609 Swanston Street, Carlton
Car: 8 minutes
Walking: 14 minutes
Tram/public transport: 14-16 minutes

Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Car: 5 minutes
Walking: 13 minutes
Tram/public transport: 7-10 minutes

Mercure Melbourne Therry Street
43 Therry Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Car: 6 minutes
Walking: 13 minutes
Tram/public transport: 8-10 minutes

Oaks on William
350 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Car: 5 minutes
Walking: 16 minutes
Tram/public transport: 10-16 minutes

Rydges on Swanston Melbourne
701 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Car: 8 minutes
Walking: 14 minutes
Tram/public transport: 13-14 minutes

Mercure North Melbourne
Flemington Road & Harker Street, North Melbourne
Car: 3 minutes
Walking: 10 minutes
Tram/public transport: 8-10 minutes

Are there childcare or parents’ facilities at the conference venue? Yes, change tables are fitted in some of the toilets, please see a Conference Logistics staff member at the registration for more information.

Can I leave personal luggage or equipment at the registration desk? Yes, there will be limited storage available, please ask at the registration desk onsite.

Where is the closest taxi rank, tram or bus stop to the conference venue? All taxi ranks are at least a 15-minute walk away from the Meat Market.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital tram stop is a 2-minute walk from the Meat Market.

The Courtney St Bus Interchange is a 2-minute walk and the Dowling Place Bus Interchange is a 3-minute walk from the Meat Market.

For local travel around Melbourne, see the Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner: www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey

The nearest tram stop to the Meat Market is on the 58 and 59 tram routes, stop 14 – Royal Melbourne Hospital / Flemington Rd (North Melbourne). See: https://goo.gl/maps/8TZftM3tS2u

The nearest tram stop to the Ibis, Jasper, and Mercure (Therry Street) Hotels is on the 19, 57 and 59 tram routes, stop 7 – Queen Victoria Market / Melbourne City (Elizabeth Street). See: https://goo.gl/maps/d2rmQy3qDRt

Communication

What is the best way to contact the conference organisers? Email: mga@conlog.com.au. Phone: 02 6281 6624 Onsite Mobile: 0498 435 169

How long will it take to respond to online enquiries? You should allow for 5 working days.

Who can I talk to at the conference venue about any conference enquiries or issues? The conference organisers: Conference Logistics (Conlog).

 

Conference program

Are there vegetarian food options at the conference? The conference menu is vegetarian with the exception of the free-range meat pies from the Pure Pie Company. If you have specific dietary requirements, please contact Conference Logistics immediately at mga@conlog.com.au to ensure that we can accommodate your needs to the best of our ability.

When will the final conference program be available online? There is a detailed draft program available online now. The final program will be available 1-2 weeks before the conference.

Will there be printed version of the program available at the conference? There will be a printed version of the program for those that selected the “I would like to order a print version” option during their online registration. The program will also be available for all attending delegates via the conference app – further information on the app will be made available closer to the conference.

Will there be a delegate list available at the conference? The delegate list will be available via the conference app – further information on the app will be made available closer to the conference.

Are there limited attendance numbers or bookings required for any of the parallel sessions? Pre-booking into the conference concurrent sessions is not required. However, the rooms do have a maximum capacity – if a room fills up on the day you may need to either choose another session or stand at the back of the room.

Can I move between parallel sessions? Yes.

When are the National Network events?
Monday 4 June
MEET, National Sports Museum – 2018.meetday.net
Regional, Remote & Community Day, the Stables
Art Craft Design, RMIT University – mga2018.org.au/program/acd-national-network-workshop
Emerging Professionals – Multicultural Hub – mga2018.org.au/program/network-workshops
Historians – walking tour – mga2018.org.au/program/activities-tours/#MondayDarkHistory

Tuesday 5 June
12.30 Education National Network AGM, Meeting Room, Meat Market
12.30 ICOM AGM, Loading Dock Room, Meat Market
4.15 Exhibitions National Network, Loading Dock Room, Meat Market

When is the Museum Galleries Australia AGM? Wednesday 6 June 2018, 1:45pm – 3:15pm (during lunch).

Can I attend National Network events or the AGM if I am not a member? Please check listings for details about member pricing and non-member options (where applicable).

 

Accessibility

Does the conference venue have accessible parking, wheelchair access and amenities? See above.

Are there childcare or parents facilities at the conference venue? See above.

What Auslan and vision impairment aids are available at the conference venue? Please include any access requirements in your registration; we will accommodate requests to the best of our ability. Demand for particular access services currently exceeds supply, so please get your requests in as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

Wi-Fi and conference hashtags

Does the conference venue have Wi-Fi? Yes, details will be provided when you collect your name badge at the registration desk upon arrival.

How can I contribute to the conference via social media? Join the conversation via Twitter on Facebook, the official conference hashtag is #MGAconf2018.

 

Tours and add-on events

When is the latest date for booking tours and add-on events? Wednesday 30 May 2018.

Can partners attend tours and add-on events? Yes, you may purchase additional tickets for partners to attend the Welcome Reception ($44), MAGNA & MAPDA Awards ($65) and Conference Dinner ($115).

Is there a conference shuttle bus between hotels and tour/add-on event venues? See above.

Are there vegetarian food options at the conference? The conference menu is vegetarian with the exception of the free-range meat pies from the Pure Pie Company. If you have specific dietary requirements, please contact Conference Logistics immediately at mga@conlog.com.au to ensure that we can accommodate your needs to the best of our ability.