Announcement - PSI Network Conference postponed to 2021.
After close consultation with the University of Melbourne, our speakers, and attendees, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the PSI Network Conference until 2021.
Although Australia is not experiencing any heightened vulnerability due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19, we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and well-being of our guests, as well as acknowledging that many universities are now restricting or advising against non-essential travel. We’re saddened to have to make this decision, not least because it will mean we need to wait longer to welcome you to Melbourne.
If you have already purchased a ticket to the conference, you will be refunded shortly.
We want to thank everyone from around the world who has supported the conference, accommodated us during these difficult times, and we are sorry to all who were looking forward to this conference. The PSI Network Conference will return, even better in 2021 and we look forward to hosting you in Melbourne next year.
If you have any questions regarding the event postponement, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Nerisa Dozo (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is managing academic registrations.
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PSI 2020 will take place at Melbourne Business School - University of Melbourne from the 21st to the 23rd of March 2020. The conference will include a full day of traditional hour long talks and a second day of panels oriented around applied topics, plus a half-day pre-conference on teaching PSI topics.
Things to see and do (mostly eat) in Melbourne
See and Do
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival conveniently takes place from the 19th to the 29th of March 2020. Book yourself a dinner by award winning chefs, try all the best local cuisine, and pair the very best food and wine that Melbourne has to offer. Most events are ticketed so be sure to book in quick!
The Visit Melbourne website lists all current events taking place in Melbourne as well as curated lists of things to depending on how long you have in the city.
National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.
Along with the National Gallery, Melbourne has a plethora of museums and exhibits you can explore.
Queen Victoria Market
A historic landmark spread over two city blocks, the Queen Vic Markets are a vibrant and bustling inner-city market where you can shop at over 600 small businesses for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, local and imported gourmet foods, clothing and souvenirs. Night festivals and weekend events are also worth taking a look at.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently playing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne. If you have a spare day and can grab some tickets, we highly recommend seeing this magical, wonderful show.
If a Harry Potter play isn't quite to your taste but you would like to see some theatre or a show, please take a look at the many theatres and concert halls that Melbourne has to offer. Including the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Comedy Theatre, and Her Majesty's Theatre
Melbourne's laneways have plenty to offer in terms of hidden bars, famed restaurants, and constantly changing creative artwork. Take a look at the many tour groups offering guides around the city laneways and secret bars.
Victoria more broadly
If you are staying in Melbourne for more than a few days, we strongly recommend you explore the beauties of regional Victoria. From world-class wineries to beautiful bush trails and wide open coastal villages, Victoria has something for everyone. Take a look at Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges, Daylseford, St Kilda, Mornington Peninsula, and Philip Island for some penguins!
Coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided on all three days of the conference. However, should you need an early coffee fix or dinner options, please see the hotly debated list below. People of Melbourne will debate the best places to eat for hours on end so approach with caution but do take the time to ask someone about their favourite Italian restaurant, explore Melbourne's laneways, and must-eat lists.
This list is by no means exhaustive!
|Standing Room||Parkville||Great coffee|
|Carte Crepes||Parkville||Great coffee and crepes|
|House of Cards||Parkville||
Great coffee and light meals with a |
|Vertue Coffee Roasters|
IMA Project Café
|Delicious brunch options|
|Heart Attack and Vine||Carlton||
Try the Porchetta sandwich for lunch |
and tapas for dinner
|Shakahari||Carlton||All around tasty|
|Carlton||Delicious pizza and pasta|
|Gerald’s Bar||Carlton North||Beloved local bar|
Underground restaurant that|
smacks you in the face with smoked meat
|Tipo 00||CBD||Well known Italian establishment|
Popular Melbourne visit but |
can be hard to get a table. Get in early
|Cumulus Inc||CBD||Pricey but delicious. Instagram dream venue.|
|Belles Hot Chicken||Fitzroy & CBD||Hot delicious chicken|
|Smith and Daughters||Fitzroy||Best known vegan place in Melbourne|
|Fitzroy||Wide-ranging and tasty vegetarian options|
|Bad Frankies||Fitzroy||Great bar and delicious toasties!|
|Above Board||Collingwood||Amazing cocktails|
|Stomping Ground||Collingwood||Locally brewed beer and good pub food|
|Bowl Bowl Dumpling||Collingwood||Cheap and amazing dumplings|