About the Symposium

St Athanasius College (SAC) and the University of Divinity (UD) will co-host an international symposium themed COPTS IN MODERNITY from the evening of Friday 13 – 16 July 2018 in Melbourne. 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 SAC’s new city campus, offering state-of-the-art facilities in central Melbourne. Located in Eporo Tower on level three, 285 La Trobe St, Melbourne, it is nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD just 100 metres away from the Melbourne Central Train Station, and conveniently located near city transportation, hotel accommodation, and the airport.

Program and Delegates

You can find information on the presenters and their topics here. The program will be uploaded closer to the event.

Photo Exhibition and Bookstore

A photo exhibition of Modernity Treasures will be on display at the symposium showcasing photographic gems from Coptic Egypt’s modern era. There will also be a bookstall featuring a range of publications by the symposium delegates.

Official Dinner

In honour of our delegates and participants, SAC will be hosting an official dinner on the evening of Sunday 15 July 2018. The registration fee includes the cost of the dinner.

Registration and Fees

Registration can be done online through Eventbrite at https://sac.edu.au/copts-in-modernity/ Students can also register in class. Contact your lecturer for the registration form. Symposium Fees (inclusive 13-16 July) – $200 (non-students) – $180 (students) Please note that spaces to attend the symposium are limited, so please register as soon as possible to ensure your attendance. Registrations will close on Sunday 1 July 2018. To register and book tickets click here.


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. The Brady Hotel are offering 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.

Any questions?

Please contact Dr Lisa Agaiby at lagaiby@sac.edu.au

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