Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the conference be held?

The Conference centre is the AGSE Building corner John & Wakefield Streets at Swinburne University of Technology. (Hawthorn campus). This is the venue for all sessions. The campus is located adjacent to Glenferrie train station, a 10-minute ride from Melbourne's CBD. Train is the quickest way to and from the campus. Melbourne transport information is available from: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/

A campus map is available here:

What are the travel and accommodation arrangements for people coming from interstate and overseas?

Participants will organise their own travel and accommodation. Participants may choose to stay near the Swinburne Hawthorn campus (there are several hotels near the campus, including the Glenferrie Hotel), but many will also find it convenient to stay in the CBD and travel to/from the conference venue each day. There are many hotels and hostels in the city centre, at all price points. Check out www.Wotif.com, www.Agoda.com and www.HostelWorld.com for a range of accommodation options.

A taxi from the airport to the CBD will cost approx $45. There is also a shuttle bus (www.skybus.com.au/) which cost $17 one way.

Is there any funding available for travel costs?
Unfortunately there are no bursaries or scholarships available.

What is included in the registration fee?
We aim to keep costs as low as possible for all participants. Lunches for the first and third day and the opening night reception are included in the price. We encourage participants to stretch their legs and explore the local area on the second day and seek their own lunch venue. We will provide suggestions of local eateries in the conference program.

Is there a conference dinner?
Yes, the CODE Conference dinner will be held at Omah's Malaysian Restaurant (http://www.omahs.com/), 338-342 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn from 6:30pm on Thursday 22nd of November. Price of $55 includes entree and main, banquet style, tea & coffee and limited drink service. Vegetarians catered for, please let us know via e-mail if you have any dietary restrictions. TO BOOK: http://www.regonline.com/codeconference

How can I pay for the conference?
Payments are to be made through the online registration service Regonline via credit card. http://www.regonline.com/codeconference

How long should papers be?
All papers are 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, unless otherwise indicated. Full written papers are not required in advance.

Will my paper be published?
We will not be publishing conference proceedings however we are in the process of finalising the special issue of a leading media/games/art journal in which we will publish a selection of the conference papers. We will have more details on the CODE wiki soon about how you can submit your paper for consideration in this special issue.

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