The 2016 CAMS conference is an unmissable opportunity to attend an interdisciplinary conference full of some of the greatest minds, ideas, technological advancements and technical improvements in the advanced materials industry.
On top of the exciting industry opportunities the conference provides it will also allow attendees to explore a remarkable city. The conference will be held at the Swinburne University of Technology, which is situated at the prime location of Flinders Street.
Just a short walk from the conference you will find many of the streets and laneways for which Melbourne is famous. Degraves and Flinders Lane run off Flinders Street and are two of the best places to sample Melbourne’s laneway culture and food.
You are also close to Swanston Street, which is the spine of the CBD - home to Cookie, and it’s famous Rooftop Bar, both of which are Melbourne institutions. There’s nothing like feasting on the incredible food at Cookie before moving upstairs and catching a movie or a glimpse of Melbourne’s incredible skyline.
You can take a tram to Brunswick, a suburb that reflects the seamless blend of old and new that is Melbourne. A former working class area it is now home to Melbourne’s counter-culture revolution, you’ll find inventive restaurants right next to walls emblazoned with street art and at night you’ll hear live music coming from most pubs. There’s also the pinxtos and tapas mecca, Naked for Satan, in nearby Fitzroy, which also comes complete with a rooftop bar.
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional you can take a walk along Southbank Promenade. This beautiful part of Melbourne is nestled on the banks of the Yarra River and is full of fine-dining establishments and elegant places to have a glass of wine.
If the seaside is your thing take a short tram to St. Kilda and amble along the promenade made famous by Paul Kelly. Vineyard is the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon drink and you can grab a photo in front of the famous Luna Park sign.
If you feel like a jaunt through the countryside why not take a tour of the nearby Yarra Valley winery region. There are the big names like Chandon or you can stumble upon your own hidden little gem at one of the many boutique wineries that are scattered around the picturesque valley.
If you’re a hiking enthusiast Mount Macedon and the Dandenongs are only a short drive away, while no trip to Melbourne would be complete without a trip to Bells Beach, one of the most famous surf breaks in the world and home to the iconic Rip Curl Pro.
So, come for the conference but enjoy everything that Melbourne has to offer. There’s something for everyone and you can rest assured that the 6-8 December 2016 will be a weekend to remember.