On Wednesday all full delegates are invited to come on the busses with us up the bush. We're leaving RMIT at 9:00am and will be travelling into the Yarra Valley up to Healsville. This is a small town on the edge of the Great Dividing Range (runs from western Victoria to the top of Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, in other words the length of the entire east coast) and here we're visiting Healsville sanctuary. Now for the Australians going on the trip, this is some nice bush and a park full of kangaroos, koalas, lyrebirds, snakes, platypus's and so on. For overseas guests it means you can't go to DAC and not see a koala, kangaroo, or platypus, and a chance for the Australian's to show you around and do the Australian thing of relaxing, chatting, and being in the bush.
We leave the sanctuary at 12.30 and head to De Bertoli's winery in the Yarra Valley for lunch, some wine, and a wander. We pack up at 4 to head back to RMIT.
This is a networking day out of the sobriety of the conference venue. A chance to relax after two days of talk and rush, and to return to discussions, arguments, and friendships that the conference has started.Posted by amiles at May 18, 2003 02:38 PM