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Heroism Science Conference 2016: Information for Speakers


This conference will mark the first forum of its kind for researchers in Australia and around the world to come together and discuss key issues in the emerging field. It is a challenge to a broad range of experts to discover the relevance of heroism and heroic leadership to their work, whether explicit or implicit, and critically examine these connections.

Conference dates

Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 July 2016, Hill Lecture Theatre, Building 450, Education and Humanities Building, Murdoch University, Perth.

Download the Murdoch University, South Street Campus Map


The following hotels are recommended for interstate and overseas participants travelling to Perth for proximity to Murdoch University:

  • Pagoda Resort & Spa Como (Closest to Murdoch University, approx. 11 minute drive, and Perth airport, approx. 17 minute drive)
  • Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges (Similar distance from Murdoch University, approx. 15 minute drive, but further from Perth airport, approx. 33 minute drive. Fremantle has more tourism and dining options than Como, and is easier for public transport options)

The following hotels are located in the Perth City Centre (approx. a 20 minute drive to Murdoch University):

  • Mantra Group (CBD:  Mantra on Hay and Mantra on Murray in Perth)
  • Accor (CBD:  Ibis Perth, Mercure Perth, Novotel on Langley, Sebel East Perth)

Perth and surrounds information

The location of the conference, Perth, is a booming city in the beautiful West Coast of Australia. Perth (the fourth most populous city in Australia) and Western Australia (the second largest state in the world) hold many attractions for visitors, including award-winning multi-cultural cuisine and fine dining, arts and culture, diverse climates and natural landscapes, World Heritage listed sites and ancient Aboriginal culture, world famous beaches, proximity and cheap flights to South-East Asia to name a few, and would also make an excellent holiday destination. Perth is renowned for its sunshine and blue skies, with a Mediterranean climate and pleasant mild winter season (June-August). For more information on Perth and surrounds please visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/western-australia/perth and http://www.westernaustralia.com/au/Pages/Welcome_to_Western_Australia.aspx

Perth taxi service

Swan Taxis. Call 13 30 30 or order online.

Perth public transport (train, bus and ferry)


Registration and payment

The registration cost is $95 (AUD). This cost covers lunch, morning and afternoon tea for both days of the conference.  Registrations will open in February 2016 and close on 15 May 2016.

Confirmed speakers will be notified by email in February 2016 on instructions for registration and payment.

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