Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is situated on the banks of the Swan River and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in Australia. Residents and visitors enjoy an easygoing lifestyle with a fantastic climate, beautiful beaches, numerous parks and reserves and a focus on outdoor recreation and entertainment.
In the city centre you’ll find pedestrian shopping malls, free public transport, hotels to suit all budgets and cafes and restaurants with a wide variety of cuisine reflecting the cultural diversity in the state.Northbridge, just north of the city centre, is renowned for its art, entertainment and numerous restaurants, bars and clubs. The Perth Cultural Centre is located in Northbridge, and consists of the Western Australian Musuem, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. On the banks of the Swan River there are numerous grassed areas for recreation and paths for walking and cycling. [more…]
The conference venue will be the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC). The three level design is Western Australia’s only purpose-built convention, exhibition and meeting venue. With its location in the heart of Perth city, the PCEC is conveniently located for conference delegates.
The PCEC’s convenient location on Mounts Bay Road, in the heart of Perth city and along the Swan River foreshore, provides delegates and visitors with easy access to the city’s facilities, services and attractions. Several hotels and apartments, as well as restaurants, bars, cafes, retail outlets and entertainment areas are all located within walking distance of the PCEC. Another option for delegates is the central area free public transport system that services the PCEC, specifically the CAT bus system with the Blue CAT bus running in a north-south direction via the PCEC, and connecting to the Red and Yellow CAT buses. [more…]
The SER International Conference Organising Committee is dedicated to reducing the environmental impacts of the conference through an innovative and real-value alternative for offsetting significant components of a delegate’s carbon footprint.
What the Conference Organising Committee is doing to reduce delegate’s carbon footprint?
Banksia menziesiiAll too often, conference delegates are asked to provide funds to a carbon offset business enterprise, with little connection to where and how the offset plantings will occur. The Conference Organising Committee are committed to ensuring that real-value carbon offsets are in-built into the conference carbon budget.
For each and every delegate, the host organisation – Kings Park and Botanic Garden (Botanic Garden and Parks Authority), who is responsible for managing over 700 hectares of urban woodland in inner metropolitan Perth, will plant seedlings of the key woodland trees, Banksia attenuata, B. menziesii, Eucalyptus gompohocephala and Corymbia calophylla. Kings Park and Botanic Garden has specially arranged for plantings of over 5500 seedlings as a sponsorship of the SER International Conference. [more…]
Social events are an important part of a conference, providing opportunities to strengthen networks within a social context, while providing conference delegates with a chance to simply unwind. A number of social events are currently being planned.
Should you have any social program queries, please email us.
A welcome reception cocktail party will officially open the conference on the evening. The cocktail party will be hosted from 6pm-8pm in the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre’s BelleVue Ballroom where delegates can enjoy the panoramic views of Perth city and the Swan River on the open air balcony. Drinks and nibbles will be served.
The night will also provide delegates an opportunity to visit the registration desk for conference satchel collection. The registration desk will be open from 4pm-8pm. [more…]