Centre of Cognition and Emotion Research

Jan 03 - Jan 06, 2018

Opening Evening Reception – Wednesday 3 January, 5pm–8pm

The conference will begin with an Evening Opening Reception on Wednesday 3 January 2018. The reception will commence on the Rooftop (weather permitting), Level 6 of the Daniel Mannix Building at ACU, Fitzroy.

There will be no additional charge for the reception (cost included in the registration fee).

The Opening Reception will include a Welcome to Country and a Presentation Session.

Early Career Luncheon Session – Thursday 4 January, TBC

Though this is not a social event per se, depending on interest, there will be an early career session during the lunch break on Thursday 4 January. The session will give students and early career researchers the opportunity to discuss research questions and early career options, with researchers working in the field.

Student-only Informal Social Event – TBA

Depending on interest indicated on the registration form, a social night ‘out on the town’ in Melbourne will be organised by the ICPM5 student body committee. This will be an optional, pay as you go event.

Day Trip and Dinner – Friday 5 January, 12pm ‘til late

The half-day trip includes return coach travel from ACU to the picturesque Yarra Valley Region, where you will get the opportunity to meet some native animals and taste local wine and produce.

The cost of the day trip and dinner is AU$160 per person. Guests welcome.

Please register and pay for the day trip at the same time you register for the main conference.

Day trip inclusions:

  • Healesville Sanctuary… a visit to Victoria’s bushland haven for Australian wildlife, including the chance to discover Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in the spectacular show – Spirits of the Sky
    A koala in a tree at Healesville Sanctuary
    A wallaby at Healesville Sanctuary
    images courtesy Healesville Sanctuary, Zoos Victoria
  • Oakridge Winery… Enjoy a 3-course dinner at an award-wining Winery in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Oakridge Restaurant showcases the best in local produce, with seasonal menus based on ingredients thriving in the Oakridge Kitchen garden and from the surrounding region.
  • unlimited beverages, including tea and coffee service.
  • Optional wine tasting will be available: cellar door fee to be advised.
    Road cutting through grapevines at the Oakridge winery in the Yarra Valley
    Al fresco dining at Oakridge winery in the Yarra Valley
    images courtesy Oakridge Winery