Conference Venue

RMIT Storey HallAll sessions of ICEGOV2019 will be held at the RMIT Storey Hall (Building 16). The full address is 344-346 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. A Google Maps location is provided below. The parallel morning and afternoon sessions will take place in Level 7 (Paper Sessions, Industry Sessions, Invited Sessions). The main sessions (Opening, Closing, Keynotes, Plenaries) will take place in Level 5. The registration desk, coffee-breaks, lunches, and the welcome reception and poster exhibition will also take place in Level 5, at the entrance (Storey Hall Foyer).

The 19th century hall was built by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and known as Hibernian Hall. In the early 20th century it was put to a range of uses, until it was acquired by RMIT in 1957. The hall was named after the Storey family; John Storey (Junior), who founded the RMIT Student Union in 1944, and Sir John Storey (Senior), who left a large bequest to RMIT in order to found the John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarships in memory of his son, whose studies were cut short in 1947 when he died of leukaemia at age 22. A major refurbishment and addition was completed in 1996 to the design of Ashton Raggatt McDougall. The design of the new works is colourful and angular, employing Penrose tiles to create the patterned facade and the refurbished interior of the original auditorium. RMIT’s Storey Hall called for the creation of an international standard exhibition and auditorium facility: one which could make a significant contribution to architectural theory and practice, and to the present and future identity of RMIT, its technological importance and leadership potential in Australia and the Asian Pacific region.