Venue & Location

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Ian Potter Southbank Centre

The AMTA conference this year will be hosted by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in the newly built state-of-the-art Ian Potter Southbank Centre at the University of Melbourne. In the heart of Melbourne’s Arts precinct, the space encompasses world class auditoriums as well as spaces for masterclasses and spaces for workshops designed with specific acoustic, spatial and technological functionality. Encouraging curiosity and interaction between musicians and their community, the centre has many large windows creating visual connections between main spaces while maintaining acoustic isolation. Designed with support from the Victorian government, the Ian Potter Foundation and the Myer Foundation, the centre is designed to leave a legacy of excellence in Melbourne’s musical landscape. AMTA’s National Conference will take advantage of many spaces within the centre, from large lecture theatres and smaller workshop spaces for presentations, to open areas for gathering together for meals and connecting with colleagues from around Australia and across the world.

AMTA thanks the University of Melbourne for their generosity in sponsoring the venue for this year’s conference. Sue Thornton, from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music team has been welcomed on to the organising committee who are very grateful for her input and support.

The Ian Potter Southbank Centre

43 Sturt St, Southbank
VIC 3006

Melbourne, Australia

A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative, exciting city centre, to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs. It's the gateway to Victoria's world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages, making it the ideal destination for easy access to pre and post Conference touring.

Visitors will find Melbourne an exciting city to explore. Modern architecture and design is juxtaposed with heritage buildings reflecting Australia’s cultural history. Beneath the city’s impressive façade, lies the true heart and soul of the city; laneways which snake the city grid to reveal cafes and bars, fashion houses, boutiques, innovative cuisine, galleries, theatres and museums.

Melbourne has a lively passion for social eating and drinking, which is reflected in the thousands of restaurants serving up gastronomic experiences from around the world. Everywhere you will uncover a vast array of fashionable cafes, where you can enjoy Melbourne's existential coffee and cafe culture to the fullest.

Melbourne in November

Melbourne has a reputation for its changeable weather. A tip for any visitor is to be prepared for anything – wear layers that can be worn or removed as needed. The average temperature for Melbourne in November ranges from 12°C (minimum) to 22°C (maximum). A full range of weather may be experienced within a few days, from calm and sunny to cold, windy and showery.

  • Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Close Friday 19 July 2019, 11:59pm AEST
  • Super Early-bird Registration closes Friday 19 July 2019, 11:59pm AEST
  • Notification of Acceptance Friday 30 August 2019
  • Early Bird Registration 20 July 2019 – Friday 13 September 2019
  • Drum Power Workshops Wednesday 27 November & Thursday 28 November 2019
  • AMTA2019 Conference Friday 29 November 2019 & Saturday 30 November 2019
  • Professional Development Seminar Sunday 1 December 2019