The 2016 Mini Conference will be held from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February, on the waterfront at the Novotel Geelong in Victoria. Accommodation is available at the hotel or adjoining Waterfront apartments.
There are a limited number of rooms available at the Novotel Geelong for $150 per night. Members are advised to book early to secure this special AJMF rate.
1. REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration includes Kosher Friday night, Saturday and Sunday lunch meals.
AJMF Member $595, Partner or Medical student $200.
Children (13-18 years, $100), ( 6-12 years, $75), Children under 6 free
2. HOW TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION (Hotel or Apartments)
NOVOTEL GEELONG HOTEL Deluxe hotel rooms start from $150 per night for single/double/twin occupancy. There is a 2 night minimum stay. Check-in time 15:00 and check-out is 11:00am. A $30 surcharge applies for a third child/adult or rolloway bed.
Book rooms directly with the Novotel Geelong via: 2016 Novotel booking form with opt 3rd night.
Complete and return the Novotel accommodation form to:
e: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 03 5223 3417
Novotel Geelong Reservations
10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong VIC 3220.
Telephone 03 5223 1377
WATERFRONT APARTMENTS Two bedroom apartment prices start from $300 per night and three bedroom apartments start from $350 per night. There is a 2 night minimum stay. The apartments have direct access to the hotel and its facilities.
Apartments can be booked directly via 0439 435 957 or www.geelongbayescapes.com.au
3. PROGRAM (draft, times are approximate)
6:45 pm Friday night Kabalat Shabbat & dinner.
Guest speaker: Professor Michael Berk “Can we prevent Depression?”
9:30 am Saturday morning Shabbat service (optional)
11:00 am Dr Howard Freeman OAM from the Australian Jewish Historical Society will speak about the “History of the Jews of Geelong”
12:30 pm Shabbat lunch, followed by walking tour along the foreshore led by local guide or guided tour of the new Geelong Library Saturday night – Trivia competition and supper after Shabbat finishes
Sunday morning education program
Formal conference program finishes around 12:30pm and packed take-away picnic lunchbags will be provided.
Remainder of Sunday – free.
4. THINGS TO DO IN GEELONG AND SURROUNDING AREA
www.adventurepark.com.au - family fun park, water rides, archery, minigolf (see website for full information and special offers) about 10-15 minutes drive from Novotel Hotel at 1249 Bellarine Hwy, Wallington, Geelong
www.geelongaustralia.com.au/gbg - Geelong botanic gardens and teahouse. Established over 150 years ago, the gardens include 36 trees on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees.
www.underwaterexplorergeelong.com - semi-submersible underwater viewing vessel providing views of Geelong’s Corio Bay and the waterfront from above and below the water