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AICCM National Conference 2019
13 - 15 November

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At the AICCM National Conference 2019, we invite you to consider how we make our profession. Broadly divided into three themes – making conservation sustainable, innovative and connected – we want to know what excites you, what challenges you, and what you want to discuss further.

Join us at the Pavilion at the Arts Centre, Melbourne, 13-15th November 2019 and continue the conversation.

The AICCM National Conference 2019 ‘Making Conservation’ will feature three days of presentations, panel discussions, posters and a trade fair at the Arts Centre Melbourne.

Each day of the conference will centre around one of the three themes:

Making Conservation Connected

• How are we/should we make conservation inclusive, collaborative, visible, accessible and connected across communities?

Making Conservation Sustainable

• How can the profession grow and develop?
• What do we need from conservation education and what are the challenges or opportunities we are working with?
• How can conservation respond to climate change and how will this affect our work?

Making Conservation Innovative

• What treatments, projects, developments or ideas are exciting and inspiring you, or challenging you to do things differently?
• How can conservation shape the future?

Keynote Speakers

Making Conservation Connected
Brett Leavy — Virtual Songlines: New Technologies for an Ancient Culture

Brett Leavy is a descendant of the Kooma people of south west Queensland. He has dedicated his life to finding ways to express his culture, history and heritage using new media technologies to immerse people into the stories and knowledge of First Nations people across Australia. Over many decades, Brett has been researching better ways to 'make his virtual heritage of time machine' and depict the culture and heritage and connection of First Nations people with the land. He adapts knowledge from Traditional Owners, anthropologists, archaeologists, botanists and historians and gamifies this to create immersive and interactive 3D landscapes. Through his Masters in Aboriginal Knowledge Management using 3D, he explored cutting edge methods for presenting arts, objects, culture, heritage and sites of significance using geospatial virtual systems and succeeded, with the aid of computer technology, to merge traditional knowledge into interactive 3D virtual heritage environments that represent pre-colonisation landforms and embed Aboriginal language, artefacts, community, trade and much more.

Making Conservation Sustainable
MaryJo Lelyveld — Sustainability principles for conservation: Mitigation, adaptation and resilience
MaryJo Lelyveld is Coordinating Conservator at the National Gallery of Victoria, where she previously worked as Conservator of Frames and Furniture. She served as AICCM President (2013-2017) and is now chair of the AICCM Sustainable Collections Committee. In these roles MaryJo has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of conservation, to make connections between conservators and with colleagues in allied professions, to engage with current and emerging issues for the conservation profession, and to look forward and plan for the future to make the AICCM a more sustainable and relevant organisation. MaryJo holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences and a Master of Strategic Foresight.

Making Conservation Innovative
Matthew Butler — Inclusive Gallery Access and Practice for Blind and Low Vision Visitors
Matthew Butler is a researcher and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) within the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. His research focuses on emerging technologies such as 3D printing and low-cost electronics to produce accessible materials for the blind and low vision community. His current projects include the use of 3D printing for the provision of accessible graphical content for education and orientation & mobility, as well as investigating how 3D printing can be used to create more inclusive experiences in art galleries.

Read the full keynote abstracts here

Full Conference Registration Inclusions
•    Attendance at 3 days of conference sessions at the Arts Centre Melbourne
•    Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for 3 days 
•    Printed program including abstracts
•    Access to digital copies of abstracts
•    Contact with industry suppliers at the Trade Fair on Friday 15th November
•    Complimentary Wi-Fi
•    Discounted car parking rates at $17 per day 
•    Attendance to the Welcome Reception and AICCM Awards on Wednesday 13th November

Single Day Conference Registration Inclusions
•    Attendance at 1 day of conference sessions at the Arts Centre Melbourne (you will be contacted and asked to specify which day once the schedule is released). 
•    Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the day of attendance
•    Printed program including abstracts
•    Access to digital copies of abstracts
•    Complimentary Wi-Fi
•    Discounted car parking rates at $17 per day for the day of attendance
•    Contact with industry suppliers at the Trade Fair if attending on Friday 15th November
•    Attendance to the Welcome Reception and AICCM Awards if attending on Wednesday 13th November

Conference Dinner and Tours

The Conference Dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 14th November, at Charcoal Lane. Tickets to the Dinner are not included in Registration fees, and need to be purchased separately. Additional tickets to the Conference Dinner can be purchased for guests although we have a limit of 60 bookings for the Conference Dinner so you need to get in quick!
Conference Dinner Inclusions
·         3 course dinner including Entrée, Main and Dessert from the seasonal set menu (alternate drop).
·         Beverages are not included, but can be purchased from the restaurant bar.
Conference Dinner Fees
·         All attendees $80

Conference tours are planned for the morning of Saturday 16th November.

Tours are now open for registration! To book please go to our events page here

Please note that early bird registration fees are available until the 30th September. All registrations close on the 29th October 2019. It is essential for all participants including delegates and presenters to register, and we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations after the 1st November 2019.

Conference accomodation

Quest Southbank is offering conference delegates a discount of 15% on their rates. Contact Quest via phone 03 9694 5600 or email and let them know you are attending the AICCM Conference to receive the discount. Credit card details will be required to secure the bookings with payment taken at check-in. Quest Southbank is very helpfully located only few minutes walking distance from the Art Centre and have a range of 1, 2 and some 3 bedroom apartments. See the flyer here for more details. Please not that November is a busy month in Melbourne and Quest have advised us that they are nearly full on Nov 12th, but there are a few availabilities for 13th and 14th November.

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November 13th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   November 15th, 2019 5:30 PM
The Pavilion
Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004

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