Delegate information

Thank you for booking for IMPACT7 at Monash University. Its going to be a busy and engaging four days, and you probably have some queries about how its going to work. This is a long email - but stay with me.

A few important points...
If you have booked for someone else do make sure we have their name/s and where possible an email contact for them. This is important as the conference passes are all named and not transferrable.
We will not be posting out conference passes, receipts or tickets so don't wait by the mailbox. They will be given to you at registration on the first day you attend.
If you have booked for a single day/s you must let me know what days to expect you.

START
Every day starts in Building K3.09 where the keynote presentations are held. For those unfamiliar with Monash, that's Building K, Level 3, Room 9 - remember that system, we use it for all venues - you'll get used to it. There is a map on the website (click here), but watch for signs and friendly volunteers in snappy red T shirts to direct you.

REGISTRATION
For most of you Tuesday 27 September is Day One, and registration is between 8.30 and 10.00am in the K3.09 Foyer where you will receive your pass and delegate packs including the program of events, abstracts and exhibition guide. There are a lot of you (340 and climbing), so please don't all roll up at 9.55am - you know what will happen - instead come a little earlier, enjoy a cup of tea and meet your fellow delegates. After the morning welcome and keynote presentation you will be directed to Building G.

For those of you not arriving on Tuesday morning registration open from 8.30am G Ground Floor concourse, a five minute walk, if that..

For those of you arriving after the keynotes or later in the day, go to the Information Desk in Building G Level 1.

WHERE IS EVERYTHING
Other than the Keynotes and the many exhibitions/open folio/poster/demonstrations all over campus, Building G is the conference hub, and your home away from home for the four days. The sessions will all be held there, there is a Product Fair to enjoy, a computer hub, and importantly the Information Desk where our invaluable volunteers will help make your visit as easy as possible - they can direct, advise and assist. The Information Desk is just inside the front door of Building G, opposite the Faculty Gallery (you'll find it). Morning and afternoon tea will be served in G1 Concourse (except Friday when afternoon tea is at Monash University Museum of Art). We will also provide a light lunch there, but there are many fine food establishments nearby if you want something more substantial (click here). MamaDukes is perfect - just outside Building G if you don't want to stray too far.

Buts it's not just about talking. If you are planning to go to as many speakers as possible, do use the breaks to nip in to the Product Fair (G2.28), the exhibitions (Buildings B, D, E, F and G!), the print demonstrations (third floor of Building E in our beautiful printmedia and photomedia studios), the open folio and poster presentations (E2.11). We've clustered everything as close together so its not too difficult to get around. And that jewel, Ancora Press, our lovely typesetting and letterpress studio, will be open each lunchtime, too (ground floor of E Building). Again, watch for those red T shirted volunteers - they know what's where.

SESSION BOOKINGS
Your pass gives you access to all sessions and there is no booking system, just turn up on time and grab a seat.

EVENING ACTIVITIES & BBQ
In the evenings - yes, you'll be exhausted. Too much talking, too much listening. But don't stop.

On Tuesday there will be an opening for all the exhibitions on campus from 5.30 - 7.30pm - enjoy a glass of something in the G concourse then spread out to the four corners of the campus to see an extraordinary range of work from all over the world.

On Wednesday the very busy Sarah Bodman will open an exhibition 'Artists' Books' at Rare Books - Matheson Library, Monash Clayton Campus at 6pm. Buses run between the two campuses regularly and for those who wish to go directions will be provided on the night. It will be a wonderful exhibition, but if you would like to go do RSVP (03 9905 2689 or stephen.herrin@monash.edu) as space is limited. There are buses that run between the two campuses - click here for more information.

On Thursday we host the IMPACT7 BBQ (more like a cocktail party than sausage sizzle). Have you booked for the BBQ? The booking is separate from the conference booking, so make sure you have added it on. You'll be hungry and thirsty after all that talking, looking and listening, and keen for an opportunity to talk and listen some more, but perhaps in a more relaxed atmosphere, and an opportunity to see the exhibitions at MUMA if you haven’t had a chance. Book now - don't wait. I won't be wandering around the conference like a bag-man will a credit card machine and a wad of cash - and I'm not permanently wired to eCart. So if you want to join us on Thursday 29th at the MUMA forecourt can I beg you to book sooner rather than later. I hate disappointment. You will get your BBQ tickets when you first attend IMPACT and register.

On Friday, I know, you're thinking, home, a cup of tea and a lie down. No. In the afternoon if you are making a quick exit from Monash got to the National Gallery of Victoria and hear Alisa Bunbury and Petra Kayser give a floor talk, focussing on the early colonial prints in the NGV Collection at 4pm. It’s a terrific exhibition and how could anyone visit Melbourne without a visit - click here for more information.

Friday night sees an opening (5.00 - 7.00pm) at our fellow art school, the VCA where Monash and VCA students will exhibit works realised through an exchange between the two schools. And the Artery Studios open their doors for a studio party 6pm – midnight (invitation attached). It’s over the other side of town, but this studio complex is a hive of activity and this is a great opportunity to get inside the engine.


GETTING TO MONASH AT CAULFIELD
Public transport is a breeze at Caulfield - see our visitor infoormation for more details.  If you are driving parking is limited so give yourself a little time to find a spot and click here for further information.

 

So that’s it.  Come along, tell your friends, enjoy!
Ruth

 

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