We are accepting registrations on the day at the regular registration and day rates.
Please go to Level 6 of the Richardson building to register for Friday between 8-9am and Burns Lecture Theatre 2, Arts Building to register for Saturday between 8-9am and for Sunday between 9-10am.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 1 March 2016
Full Registration $200.00
Unwaged/ Student registration $55.00
Regular Registration Deadline: 15 April 2016
All pricing is inclusive of GST where applicable, and is given in New Zealand Dollars.
The conference dinner is optional and payable on the day.
The conference committee recognises the exclusions placed on conference attendance through the requirement of a registration fee. We are however, faced with promoting critical and politically focused scholarship in an environment where humanities conferences and work is difficult to institutionally fund. As a small attempt to rectify these competing practices, we encourage those who are able to do so to donate to a Postgraduate and/ or Unwaged attendees pool. The funds collected through this pool will be allocated to attendees who are unable to afford travel and attendance at the conference. If delegates are keen to attend and cannot afford the registration fee, please get in touch with the conference organisers.
Conference Venue: The conference will take place at the University of Otago, Dunedin.
Accommodation: Conference participants can stay at the University of Otago's Executive Residence, which is located in the vicinity of the campus. As conference delegates, you are entitled to the internal rate - just mention your attendance at the conference when booking. Unfortunately, the Executive Residence is fully booked on May 5th (because of a rugby game or something), but is available after that date.
If you choose not to stay at the Residence, you will find that Dunedin offers accommodation options to suit a variety of budgets, all available within short walking distance of the conference venue. Numerous places to stay can be found here. It will be expected that most conference delegates will be able to stay within walking distance of the venue. Aside from the Executive Residence, we recommend the Alexis Motor Lodge, which is located 2 mins from the University and is offering a 10% discount to conference delegates (just mention the conference when booking). Bella Vista Motel is about a 10min walk from the University and is offering $20 off the cost of any double or twin room (again, mention the booking when booking). For folks who enjoy the finer things in life, the Scenic Hotel is offering a $169 rate including breakfast (which is usually $29) for conference delegates (the hotel is located right in the centre of town near the Octagon and it is a 25min walk to the university).
Transport: Dunedin has an international airport with direct flights from major eastern Australian cities, and from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Note that there are no direct flights to Dunedin (excepting limited flights from Brisbane, Australia), domestic and international flights are routed via the latter cities.
Getting from Dunedin Airport (DUD) into Dunedin City: Dunedin Airport is about a 25-30 minute drive from the City. There is no bus service or other public transport between the airport and Dunedin. Shuttles (shared taxi vans) and taxis are available from outside the airport for all flights. You can find out information on typical prices and some of the operators at the airport from the Dunedin Airport Transport webpage. If you would like to pre-book (and pre-pay) for a shuttle or taxi, check the link from the airport page here. Please note that we will not be organising transfers to and from the airport.
Local taxi companies include City Taxi/United Combined Taxis, Dunedin Taxis (also has a shuttle operation), and Southern Taxis.
Airport shuttle: SuperShuttle; Dunedin Taxis
We recommend booking your airport shuttle a DAY BEFORE your transfer is required. The cost of a one way trip from the centre of town to the airport is approximately:
SuperShuttle: $30.00, transfers can take up to 60-90 minutes
Taxi: in excess of $80.00, transfers will take 30 minutes
Dunedin has a relatively cheap bus system that runs throughout the city and the outer suburbs. Bus times are limited though and many routes cease after 6pm. Luckily, most places are within walking distance in the city and Dunedin has reliable and affordable taxi service.
Intersection of George and Stuart Street
The Octagon is a 20min walk from the University and is the Centre of the city. Surrounding the Octagon are many fine food and drinking establishments, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Reading Cinema and the Public Library. Nearly all of the main galleries, clothing stores and eateries are located on George Street. Most buses departing on Albany Street (outside the OUSA Clubs and Societies building) stop at the Octagon.
20 Malcolm St
Great little café, a short walk from the University, has a nice selection of vegetarian cuisine.
10 Clarendon St
Bar and restaurant located close to the University. Also has a nice range of vegetarian and local cuisine plus ciders and wine!
1st Floor, 12 The Octagon
Located near the Octagon, an expensive restaurant but totally worth it, food and service divine.
Scotia Bar & Bistro
199 Upper Stuart Street
Moderately expensive but delicious Scottish cuisine. Upstairs is the Doon Bar which has snacks and nice whiskeys.
Described as a ‘lounge bar’, this little place is down an alleyway off Moray Place (opposite the Rialto Cinema) and has a good selection of cocktails and drinks. Very chill vibe and friendly staff.
141 Lower Stuart St
Located near the Octagon, this is another great little bar in Dunedin. More crowded than Pequeno but the outside area is great and they do a superb Tom Collins.
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
31 Queens Gardens
Located on the Harbour near Queens Gardens, this is a lovely Museum with a nice café and gift shop. It is approximately 20mins walk from the University and is close to the Octagon.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
30 The Octagon
Located next to the Octagon, the Gallery has a range of contemporary exhibits, a fab gift shop and one of the few all-day and weekend cafes, Nova.
419 Great King Street
Located just opposite the University on Great King Street, the Museum features contemporary and historical exhibits and has a nice café.
1260 Harington Point Road
Located on Otago Peninsula at Taiaroa Head, the The Royal Albatross Centre runs tours of the Albatros colony. The site is also home to penguins and seals so if you can mission out there it's well worth your while. If you hire a care, it's a 45min drive from the centre of Dunedin. Alternatively, you can book a half-day tour through Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours for $89.
Also on the Peninsula, it’s New Zealand’s only castle and is apparently haunted (I’ve been there twice and can’t vouch for the latter). It has a great view of the city and the surrounding gardens are lovely. There’s also a good restaurant/ café located on site too. The Castle is around 30mins drive from the centre of Dunedin and a cab fare costs approximately $40.
St Claire Beach
There are many fine beaches around Dunedin but the easiest one to get to is St Claire Beach, located about 30mins from the centre of Dunedin. There is a salt water pool on site and great restaurants lining the beach. It’s also accessible by public bus (28 or 9 from the Octagon).
For more information on the above venues and sites and for other adventures, please visit the Dunedin Visitor's Centre.