Social Events


The icebreaker welcome event will be held on Tuesday, 20 November from 6-8 pm upstairs (location TBD).

Whether you've just completed a day of workshops or just arrived in Melbourne, this is the event to meet fellow attendees before the conference begins the following day. Food will be provided.


Women in Geospatial Breakfast

The FOSS4G SotM Oceania committee would like to help drive local initiatives to promote gender diversity in our geospatial community.

We believe that empowering our women and minority gender community members to find their voice, share their experiences, and to widen their personal and professional networks is really important for facilitating this change.

To help make this happen, we are hosting a sponsored ‘Women in Geospatial’ preconference breakfast on Wednesday, 21st November. We invite conference attendees who identify as women or minority gender community members to join us for an early breakfast to meet one another, discuss our challenges, and become ambassadors for change.

Registration will open for two weeks from Monday 5th November. Follow us on Twitter @FOSS4G_Oceania, sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page, and watch out for the registration link here.

If you would like to be directly notified by email when registration opens or have any other questions then contact us on

We look forward to meeting you!

Cholena, Kerry, Sarah, Trisha and Vasiti


Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Wednesday, 21 November.

Our venue, Brunswick Mess Hall, is a short tram ride north of the University of Melbourne [map]. We'll enjoy an evening in a heritage listed hall with exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings and a leafy atrium, serving fragrant South East Asian dishes.

This will be the highlight of the social program and a great opportunity to get to know other delegates in one of the vibrant inner city suburbs that Melbourne is famous for.

Brunswick Mess Hall - Conference Dinner venue