On ths page you will find all practical information relevant to your arrival and stay
in Melbourne for the World Congress on Elite Sport Policy 2015, on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November.
The final program is online! Please check the program online now! We will welcome you on Monday 23 November at 08.00 a.m. at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). You will find our registration desk on the fifth floor of the MCEC’s Clarendon area. In the conference bag you will find the program, an overview of all abstract presentations, a list of participants and a pen with inbuilt USB with the abstract book. Please make sure not to put any personal belongings in the conference bags, since they are all identical and not personalized.
The dress code for the conference is smart casual.
The registration fee will include coffee & tea, as well as lunch on both conference days.
All breaks will take place in the Clarendon ‘Glass Room’ on the 5th floor, where the conference partners will also be representing their organisations.
If you join both conference days, you will automatically receive the special SPLiSS 2.0 publication (worth $45 AUD).
Don’t forget to tweet about SPLISS using: #SPLISS2015. Let everybody know that you are coming to the World Congress on Elite Sport Policy in Melbourne and share your thoughts and experiences through other social media such as Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn!
M Connect is the network of the free Wi-Fi available at MCEC. Click here for more information.
Conference organisers might be contacted on both days by dialling MCEC reception on Ph. +61 (0)3 9235 8000 and indicating that your call is in regards to WCESP.
Networking drinks and conference dinner
The networking drinks and conference dinner on Monday night will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), home to the Melbourne Cricket Club and the largest stadium in Australia.
Multiple taxi ranks are located just outside the MCEC entrance, across Clarendon Street. You can also take a stroll to nearby Flinders St and then catch a free city circle tram to Spring Street, which is just a few minutes walking distance from the MCG.
The networking drinks will start at 6.30 p.m., followed by the conference dinner at around 8:00 p.m.
The dress code for the conference dinner is smart casual.
Melbourne: Please click here for more information about the city of Melbourne. You will find all sorts of interesting places, things to do etc. A city map will be available at the conference.
Airport Express: SkyBus Shuttle Service (https://www.skybus.com.au/) operates between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and the City Centre (Southern Cross Station), 24/7 with daily departures scheduled every 10 minutes. A one way ticket will cost you $18 AUD and there is free Wi-Fi available on the buses. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is only 1km away from the Southern Cross Station.
Taxi: A taxi between Melbourne Airport and the Melbourne City Centre (i.e. Hotels & Conference Venue) costs around $50 AUD. Melbourne’s major taxi companies include Silver Top Taxis (Ph. +61 (0)3 8413 8111) and CABiT (Ph. +61 (0)3 9111 0008).
Public transport: If you want to use Melbourne’s public transport you’ll need to purchase a Myki ticket. For more information, please visit the Public Transport Victoria Website. You can also use the journey planner to help plan your travel.
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon Street
South Wharf, VIC 3006 Australia
Phone: +61 3 9235 8000
Cloakroom is located on the ground floor behind the customer service desk.
Thank you for registering and we look forward to welcoming you in Melbourne!