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2017 National conference - Home Economics without Borders

About the conference

The concept of ‘Home economics without borders’ shares a focus with organisations around the world of moving from the rhetoric of policymaking to taking coordinated action across borders in the pursuit of wellbeing, social justice and human rights. This action cuts across, for example, national borders, state and territory borders, socioeconomic borders, gender borders and borders between disciplines. Through such action being taken, the significance of these physical and psychological borders is diminished and the powerful meanings of the expression ‘without borders’ with respect to best-practice home economics become evident—inclusion, maintaining a global perspective and expanding our connectedness using all the organisational and technological tools at our disposal. The HEIA 2017 conference will explore effective home economics practice through, for example:

Venue: Rydges Melbourne, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Rydges Melbourne

Rydges Melbourne’s central location provides guests with the full Melbourne experience. It is located along Chinatown, featuring an array of eateries and captivating museums. The hotel is positioned opposite Her Majesty’s theatre, ideal for catching a Broadway spectacular. The Paris end of Collins Street is only a few blocks away and offers an exceptional selection of designer and boutique fashion stores.  There are a number of public transport options within close proximity to the hotel, providing the perfect base for exploring the city and its surrounds.

Rydges Melbourne features 363 rooms and suites with a selection of these suites offering apartment-style accommodation with fully equipped kitchenettes. Those wanting to lounge out in the comfort of the hotel can enjoy a dip in the heated rooftop pool, a workout in the cardio fitness centre or a cocktail or two in Bellabar. Complimentary WiFi is available to all guests throughout the hotel.

Rydges Melbourne has dedicated its entire first level to functions and events, making our meeting and conference rooms exclusively isolated from other public areas.

Rydges Priority Guest Reward members enjoy exclusive benefits including 10% off the best available rates online, 20% off meals and drinks in Locanda Restaurant and Bellabar, a welcome drink on check in, late 1.00 pm check out and points toward free stays. Membership is free, to join visit

Priority Guest Rewards

Rydges Melbourne

Who will attend?

The conference will attract approximately 200 delegates, including:

Contact us

Conference management and sponsorship enquiries
Please contact:
Expert Events
PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007 Australia
Tel: +61 7 3848 2100
Fax: +61 7 3848 2133
Email: Expert Events - heiamelbourne2017@expertevents.com.au

Program enquiries
Please contact:
Dr Janet Reynolds
Tel: 0400628880
Email: janetrey@ozemail.com.au

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