IMSANZ & SOMANZ Combined Conference 2016

Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Alice Springs is the third largest town in the Northern Territory, Australia. Popularly known as "the Alice" or simply "Alice", Alice Springs is situated in the geographic centre of Australia.

The site is known as Mparntwe to its original inhabitants, the Arrernte, who have lived in the Central Australian desert in and around what is now Alice Springs for thousands of years. "Alice" in the English language was named by surveyor William Whitfield Mills after Lady Alice Todd, wife of the telegraph pioneer Sir Charles Todd. Alice Springs has a population of 28,605, which makes up 12.2 percent of the territory's population. Alice Springs is nearly equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin.

The town straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. The surrounding region is known as Central Australia, or the Red Centre, an arid environment consisting of several different deserts. In Alice Springs temperatures can vary dramatically, with an average maximum temperature in summer of 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) and an average minimum temperature in winter of 5.1 °C (41.2 °F). 

The Conference Venue

Alice Spring Convention Centre
93 Barrett Drive
Alice Springs, NT, 0870

The Alice Springs Convention Centre, with an abundance of natural light and spectacular views of the MacDonnell Ranges, is a modern and fresh alternative for conferences and incentives. The Centre boasts state of the art facilities, professional friendly service and offers delegates the opportunity to experience the true essence of the outback.  The Alice Springs Convention Centre offers a unique destination: the true outback.

Since it's opening in 2002 the award winning Alice Springs Convention Centre has been hosting small meetings, intimate dinners as well as national and international conventions.

Alice Springs is the ideal destination for your conference. Located in the centre of Australia you will be welcomed with good old fashioned outback hospitality, fantastic  conferencing and networking options and awesome pre and post touring experiences  – why not stay and play for a while?