The Symposium was held at the beautiful Abbotsford Convent - a unique and beautiful place with a rare fusion of old and new. Its 19th century landscape is filled with artists’ studios, cafes, galleries, markets and more. From intimate to grand, industrial to opulent, the Convent’s spaces are historically fascinating and bursting with character. With views of the countryside, heritage gardens and Yarra River, it’s hard to believe you are just 4km from Melbourne’s CBD.
The Symposium was held across several rooms in this unique not-for-profit community site.
Attendees met at Dights Fall on the morning of the 11th October, for a guided walk along the river to the convent.
The Before-After-Party on the 10th October was held at the eclectic Moon Dog Brewery in Abbotsford.


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Symposium was held, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Joining the Dights Falls walk?

Meet our guides at Victoria Park Train Station by 8am.
You can take the walk in your own time, just be at the Convent at 8.30am for registration.

Heading straight to the Convent?

Use the Public Transport Trip Planner


TRAIN: Catch a Mernda or Hurstbridge line train to Victoria Park Station & walk 10-15 minutes to the Convent.
BUS: Catch the 200 or 207 bus to Clarke Street, Abbotsford. The bus stop is a 3-5 minute walk to the Convent.
BIKE/WALK: Follow the scenic Capital City cycling & walking path and take the St Heliers Street turn-off near Collingwood Children's Farm.