A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative, exciting city centre, to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs. It's the gateway to Victoria's world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages, making it the ideal destination for easy access to pre and post Conference touring.
Visitors will find Melbourne an exciting city to explore. Modern architecture and design are juxtaposed with heritage buildings reflecting Australia’s cultural history. But beneath the city’s impressive façade, lies the true heart and soul of the city; laneways which snake the city grid to reveal cafes and bars, fashion houses, boutiques, innovative cuisine, galleries, theatres and museums.
Melbourne has a lively passion for social eating and drinking, which is reflected in the thousands of restaurants serving up gastronomic experiences from around the world. Everywhere you will uncover a vast array of fashionable cafes, where you can enjoy Melbourne's existential coffee and cafe culture to the fullest.
Tick some items off your Melbourne bucket list
Queen Victoria Market
The ‘Vic Market’ has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. It’s a vibrant and bustling inner-city market where you can shop at over 600 small businesses for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, local and imported gourmet foods, clothing and souvenirs.
Whether you have a day or a week, the Mornington Peninsula is total temptation. You will find market gardens, farm gates, farmers markets, artisan food producers, winery restaurants and casual cafes.
Walk down the famous bluestone laneway and admire the street art that has made the Melbourne urban art scene known across the globe. Take in the dizzying array of colours, characters and shapes created by local and international artists alike.
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrouded in secrets, wander the same cells and halls as some of history’s most notorious criminals, from Ned Kelly to Squizzy Taylor, and discover the stories that never left.
NGV International houses a whole world of international art, displaying the National Gallery of Victoria's collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art.
Eureka Skydeck 88
Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe-inspiring views from the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere at Melbourne's Eureka Skydeck 88.
Whether visiting from overseas or interstate, delegates and guests are invited to discover the City of Melbourne and its surrounds.
The Conference secretariat has negotiated a special Conference discount on all Melbourne tours available through the link below. These tours are operated by Gray Line, providing the flexibility to select your preferred tour options and travel dates, including prior to and after the conference.
For more information, or to make a booking and take advantage of the Conference discount, please click the link below and select ‘Melbourne’.
When booking the tour please enter the promotional code ICCAIS20 in order to receive the Conference rate.View Tours Here
Please be advised tours are offered by independent operators who do not have any connection with the Conference or the Conference organisers. This information is provided to delegates on a general basis and it is the delegate’s responsibility to research, make a booking and pay for the service provided directly with the supplier. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions on the tour operator’s website before proceeding with payment. Any issues relating to tour bookings are at the expense of the delegate and not the responsibility of the Conference or the Conference organisers.
02 August 2020
Paper submission deadline
02 August 2020
Special session proposals
23 August 2020
16 September 2020
Notification of paper acceptance
27 September 2020
Early Bird closes
30 September 2020
Final camera-ready papers
16 November 2020
17- 19 November