The most magnificent setting for a conference: The Abbortsford Convent.
To find a suitable venue to host 150 people from all over Australia, Italy, NZ, Britain, France, Canada, Germany and the US, in the middle of a city of 3 million people. Somewhere that is convenient to the airport, convenient for public transport, offers various accommodation options and of course, in close proximity to incredible coffee and beer! To find all that within this pocket of magic deep within the city, truly does make me grateful I have access to such wonderful facilities.
And they do catering!
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