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Conferences, exhibitions & special events

We host or are affiliated with many events during the year including conferences, exhibitions & lecture series with opportunities to hear about research, educational opportunities and engagement with industry and community.


Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2017

Website: Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2017.

Come and explore Smart Power Grids in the 21st Century.

Host: College of Engineering & Science
When: 19 November to 22 November 2017 2017, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Faith-Based Governance & Dispute Resolution Conference

Website: Faith-Based Governance & Dispute Resolution Conference.

The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre will host the first international conference on faith-based governance and dispute resolution in Melbourne on December 5 and 6.

Host: Sir Zelman Cowen Centre.
When: 5 to 6 December 2017, 9.00am - 5.30pm


Footscray stories exhibition

Website: Footscray stories exhibition.

Come and see this exhibition that explores what it means to be a resident of Footscray.

Host: Footscray University Town
When: 21 September to 12 October 2017, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

 People of the west photo exhibition

Website: People of the west photo exhibition.

People of the west is the outcome of a documentary photographic project – a glimpse of some of the faces and stories of Melbourne's western suburbs.

Host: Footscray University Town
When: 20 September to 6 October 2017, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

One Night in Footscray exhibition

Website: One Night in Footscray exhibition.

'One Night in Footscray' is a new and exciting platform to discover the art spaces, galleries and venues within central Footscray.

Host: Footscray University Town
When: 24 November 2017, 5.00pm.

Event series

 Dean's seminar series, College of Health & Biomedicine

Website: Dean's seminar series, College of Health & Biomedicine

Highly regarded topic-area experts present to the College, wider university community and external partners. The series covers:

  • research
  • teaching and learning
  • clinical teaching
  • external engagement.
Host: The College of Health and Biomedicine hosts this seminar series.
When: The seminars are run from time to time during the year.

 Game Changers conversation series (various dates)

Website: Game Changers conversation series.

Ideas that shape our world and the people behind them.

The Game Changers series comprises several events and presents pivotal concepts, personalities and moments in Australia’s evolving story for public discussion and debate. Each event is free and open to the whole community.

Host: These events are part of a range of Footscray Uni Town events & activities brought to you as part of the ongoing Footscray University Town partnership between VU and Maribyrnong City Council.
When: The conversation series will run throughout 2017.

Public lectures

Political Truth in Public Places

Website: Political Truth in Public Places.

Dr Mary-Rose McLaren will discuss how public space is used politically to convince or cajole.

Host: College of Arts and Education
When: 17 October 2017, 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

What would a truly citizen-centred justice system look like?

Website: What would a truly citizen-centred justice system look like?

Hear Professor Dame Hazel Genn’s perspective on the challenges of and implications for a truly citizen-centred justice system.

Host: Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
When: 1 November 2017, 5:30pm to 6:30pm.