For the first time in its history the conference will be hosted in Australia. The city of Sydney is the cultural, historic and business centre of the country and will be home for IVA 2018. The conference will be held in Western Sydney University’s new Parramatta City Campus (1PSQ) in the Parramatta CBD.
This flagship 10-storey campus is located close to public transport, including trains, ferries and buses and is easily accessible from Sydney CBD. Parramatta is the historic heart of Sydney’s west that features beautiful parks and colonial sites as well as world-class food, arts and entertainment.
Travel: Sydney Kingsford Smith is a major international airport. Return airfares (Qantas) from Los Angeles in September/October 2017 are around USD 1000 and from Frankfurt: around EUR 1100. Parramatta CBD is easily accessible by train from the International Airport. Travel time is 45 minutes and current cost is AUD 18. There is a direct train from the Parramatta Station (5 min walk from the venue) that goes to the Sydney Central Station. The train ride takes 25 minutes. There are public ferries (boats) that travel directly from Parramatta to the Sydney Opera House.
Accommodation: Parramatta CBD is a large business centre with many hotels around. The conference organisers can secure conference rates (10% discount) with the following hotels: Novotel Sydney Parramatta and Mercure Sydney Parramatta. These hotels are located at walking distance to the venue. Prices for September/October 2017 range from AUD 150 to AUD 260. Another alternative is to use Western Sydney University Village, where accommodation is available starting from AUD 80. A free shuttle bus regularly travels from the University Village to the conference venue.
Novotel Sydney Parramatta
Phone: 61 2 9630 4999
Mercure Sydney Parramatta
Phone: 61 2 8836 1000