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Storey Hall
RMIT University, Melbourne City Campus
Building 16, 336–348 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The venue for ICM-13 will be Story Hall, located at RMIT University’s Melbourne city campus. First built as the Hibernian Hall in 1887 and remodelled as the iconic Storey Hall in 1995, the iconic Storey Hall is both architecturally and historically significant. It has won numerous awards and combines both the historical and traditional aspects of the former Hibernian Hall to create a complex and daring building with its ultra-modern extension featuring geometric-shaped windows and tiles. Storey Hall is a multi-function venue, containing a lecture theatre, a number of seminar rooms as well as a 460 seat auditorium. The main hall combines classical and cutting-edge modern architecture into a vibrant and attractive whole. The shapes and spaces you see in Storey Hall were inspired partly by ‘chaos’ mathematics, particularly fractal
geometry. The seminar rooms, also known as the Green Brain, boast fantastic city views for day time and evening events. The Green Brain is a great space for intimate dinners, lectures, seminar, and board meetings and has a foyer to greet guests upon arrival near the venue.


We understand that for many delegates this is a one-in-a-life time opportunity to visit Australia. The Local Organising Committee will develop an exciting social program for ICM-13 attendees that will showcase the country’s unique experiences and destinations. From beautiful beaches, outback landscapes, culinary delights, native fauna and flora, arts and culture to iconic landmarks there is so much to discover, a visit to Australia will truly inspire and delight. Around Melbourne itself are inspiring day trips to the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula wine regions, the Great Ocean Road, the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, historic Sovereign Hill and Healesville Sanctuary. Further afield, Melbourne’s airport offers easy access to attractions, including Sydney, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) in the outback, the Great Barrier Reef and the wonderful beach resorts of the Whitsunday Islands.