Topic: Events

Cairns and Port Douglas identified as best place to 2012 view solar eclipse

On 14 November 2012 a total solar eclipse will be visible in Northern Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Cairns and Port Douglas in Far North Queensland has been identified as one of the best places to see this spectacular astronomical phenomenon take place.

This amazing total solar eclipse will last from 5.45am to 7.40am on Wednesday 14 November 2012.

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Floriade celebrates 25th anniversary

The southern hemisphere’s largest flower festival, Floriade, celebrates 25 years with events and activities around a Style and Design theme this spring.

Canberra’s Commonwealth Park will be transformed from 15 September – 14 October with celebrity cooking demonstrations, runway shows by Jayson Brunsdon and Wayne Cooper and appearances by horticulture experts.

From 26- 30 September the park comes alive after dark with Floriade NightFest featuring live comedy, music and light displays.

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Australia’s first Madame Tussauds

Australia’s first Madame Tussauds has opened in Sydney, based at Darling Harbour.

The attraction has been given an ‘Australian makeover’ featuring wax figures of home-grown stars amongst the international names, such as Miranda Kerr, Delta Goodrem, Hugh Jackman and Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Each wax figure is crafted with unprecedented skill, artistry and accuracy. It takes over 800 hours of work and 20 artists to make just one wax figure.

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Tickets now on sale for the Australian Open 2012

Preparations have begun and tickets are now on sale for the Australian Open 2012 at Melbourne Park.

The tennis event, which is the biggest sporting event in the southern hemisphere and attracts 240 million television viewers worldwide, is expected to be bigger and better in 2012 and early developments are underway to accommodate this.

The Grand Slam Oval will benefit from an increase in size and improved access and revamped corporate and dining areas will be situated on the newly developed River Terrace, featuring stunning Melbourne views of the city and the river.

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4th annual Australian Meditation Conference – peaceful event

One could say that at many conferences delegates have trouble not falling asleep. At this conference, no doubt, people will only look like they are asleep 😉

The 4th annual Australian Meditation Conference  2011 is bringing together interesting and inspiring meditation teachers, leaders and thinkers from Australia and beyond.

The Conference will be held at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s Storey Hall is the venue for the conference on Saturday October 8, 2011, with pre and post-conference workshops to be held on Friday October 7 in Northcote and Sunday October 9 in Prahran.

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Queensland Major Projects Conference – October 2011

The Major Projects Conference is the premier event showcasing Queensland’s major private and public projects. The 2011 conference will be held on Tuesday 25 October at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

conference accommodation The Major Projects Conference 2011 will feature a diverse range of projects under study, committed and under construction from around the state. The comprehensive one-day program will include speakers from a broad range of industry sectors sharing their insights on best practices in planning, procurement and delivery of major projects and infrastructure. The conference will also provide networking opportunities through the day’s social program.

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Tiger Woods to play golf in Sydney in November

The golfing industry in Australia is abuzz with news that Tiger Woods will be playing at the Australian Open in Sydney from November 10-13.

Wood’s appearance will cap off a big hitting lineup of top golfers appearing at the event being held at The Lakes course where he will be playing against fellow Americans Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson, defending champion Geoff Ogilvy, two-time major runner-up Jason Day and Presidents Cup captains Greg Norman and Fred Couples.

If is destined to be a spectators delight with the high class of players.

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The National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference Sydney accommodation

The National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference is being held at the Sydney Convention Centre on the 17 and 18th September 2011. There is also a three-day workshop for new practitioners prior to the conference. Find accommodation here.

Delegates are medical professional from around Australian and overseas who are seeking to update their skills or expand their expertise into this discipline. This practical forum enables physicians to learn, experience and keep up-to-date on the latest technologies developed around the world.

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Sister Cities Conference – Toowoomba – 2011

CULTURAL diversity will be on the agenda when about 60 delegates from across the world unite in Toowoomba, Queensland, for the Sister Cities Australia conference.

The conference will be held at Toowoomba’s City Golf Club from Sunday, August 14 to Wednesday, August 17.

While conference speakers will address both the economic and cultural exchange aspects of sister city relations, delegates will also be encouraged to trade information during interactive workshops.

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5th WCCA and 3rd FSD in Brisbane

The 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture and 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference is being held in Australia in September 2011.

The combination of 5th WCCA and 3rd FSD will discuss the application of conservation agriculture principles from a farming systems perspective.

The Congress expects to attract over 700 scientists, students, farm managers, policy makers, conservationists and others interested in sustainability, conservation and farming systems.

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