About the Symposium

St Athanasius College (SAC) and the University of Divinity (UD) will co-host an international symposium called COPTS IN MODERNITY from 13-16 July 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The symposium will focus on the history of the Coptic Church and Community between the 18th and 21st Centuries. This international event will be held at the new Eporo Tower Campus, offering state-of-the-art facilities in central Melbourne, conveniently located near the airport, city transportation and accommodation.

Eporo Tower Venue

SAC Eporo Tower Campus is located on Level Three, 285 La Trobe St, Melbourne, Australia. It is nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD and just 100 metres from the Melbourne Central Train Station. For a street map of the conference location and more Eporo Tower information please visit: http://sac.edu.au/eporo-tower-campus/

Program and Speakers

The program and the list of speakers and presentation topics will be available closer to the event.

Photo Exhibition and Bookstore

There will be a photo exhibition entitled Modernity Treasures featured at the symposium showcasing photographic gems from the 18th – 21st Centuries. In addition, Symposium attendees who are published authors can recommend their book/s feature in the onsite SAC Bookstore.  Formal requests to submit your book title/s can be sent to Dr Lisa Agaiby E: lagaiby@sac.edu.au

Registration and Fees

Registration can be made on Eventbrite. To register and book tickets click here. Day registrations are also available.

Abstract Submissions

Submissions for abstracts have now closed.  


The Brady Hotel

Brady Hotel a modern 4.5 star hotel located in Melbourne CBD, a great hotel when you want to get out and explore all Melbourne has to offer.  Only 50m from Melbourne Central and on your doorstep are blocks of shopping, dining, art and cultural experiences.  The hotel has a variety of room types including guest rooms, studio apartments and 2 bedroom apartments, all with Juliette balconies, modern furnishings and designer bathrooms. We are delighted to partner with the Brady Hotel to offer our conference delegates a 5% discount package as follows:
  •  – Corporate Booking code COPTIC18
  • –  48hr day prior to arrival cancellation policy without penalty
  • – Free Wifi – 1GB daily data allowance
  • – No Credit Card booking fees
  • – $15 Breakfast rate (if added at the time of booking)
  • – Onsite cardio gymnasium

To book and locate the daily rate click here and use the corporate code COPTIC18 to benefit from the preferred rates, flexible booking conditions and free Wi-Fi.

Visit their website www.bradyhotels.com.au


Melbourne Sightseeing

Melbourne is a modern, cosmopolitan and dynamic city proudly voted the most liveable city in the world on many occasions. For delegates staying in Melbourne after the conference, below is tourism information to help you explore the local area.

For Inquiries

Dr Lisa Agaiby E: lagaiby@sac.edu.au

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