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VAFHO Conference - Under the Southern Cross: A Goldfields Experience

Event Information

  • 4 May 2013 9:00am - 5 May 2013 4:00pm
  • ACU, 1200 Mair St
  • Ballarat
  • Victoria
Other Information
  • Cost: $190 earlybird registration (closes 10 March) ; $220 after 10 March

On the first weekend in May 2013, the seventh Victorian State Family History Conference, Under the Southern Cross: A Goldfields Experience, will be held at Australian Catholic University (Aquinas Campus), 1200 Mair Street, Ballarat, Victoria.

A wide range of trade exhibitors will also be in attendance.  We are still accepting enquiries and bookings from traders – please contact VIPs by email [ballaratstar@gmail.com ASAP if you are interesting in booking a trade stand at this event.

To view the current list of confirmed speakers visit: http://vipsinc.wordpress.com/speakers/

To view the list of session topics visit: http://vipsinc.wordpress.com/program-2/

To register download a registration form at http://vipsinc.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/registration-form-low-res1.pdf

The conference dinner will be held on Saturday, 4 May 2013.  The evening will include a themed dinner showcasing excellent regional produce and local entertainers, and the VAFHO Awards. This will be a conference highlight, and your family and friends are welcome to attend too. Numbers are limited and the cost is $50.00 per person.

The conference venue is located within 10 minutes easy walk of the Ballarat CBD where you will find many of the city’s best shops, cafes and restaurants. It is also within easy walking distance of Ballarat’s railway station (and the intercity bus exchange).

An excellent choice of accommodation (including motels, hotels and B&B’s) is available nearby.

Conference attendees are encouraged to stay on in Ballarat for the city’s annual Heritage Weekend on 11-12 May 2013.