The conference is at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus is located at Coolangatta just 400 metres from North Kirra Beach, and adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport. Views of the Pacific Ocean can be seen from many vantage points in the campus buildings.

Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia’s east coast, founded in northern New South Wales. We celebrate our reputation as Australia’s Engaged University – with a proud Indigenous and international heritage that embraces the wider world and engaging with the regions we serve to create change that has impact around the world. 

The Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest city, with a population of just under half a million people. Attractions include 70 kilometres of beaches, tropical rainforest hinterland and numerous bush walks, parklands, major shopping centres, markets and entertainment.

Our region is incredibly distinctive. It has the highest per capita number of creative media and industry professionals in regional Australia. It has the greatest number of organic farmers, businesses and producers. It is a region of enterprise and entrepreneurialism – with the highest number of new business formations outside capital cities and one of the highest densities of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Australia. Its people are not afraid to challenge the status quo, nor to fiercely defend the natural environment. It is a mecca for responsible tourism. It is the Australian headquarters for music and performance festivals.

Street address:
Southern Cross Drive
Bilinga QLD 4225
(Access via Terminal Drive, Gold Coast Airport)