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ARRC2015: date and venue announced

4 February 2014

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While you have all been patiently waiting, we have been very busy behind the scenes with plans for ARRC2015. We are thrilled to announce that we have now signed a contract with our venue, and can reveal the details to you!

The fourth biennial Australian Romance Readers Convention will be held at Rydges Lakeside in Canberra from Friday 6 March to Sunday 8 March 2015. (And we also have some special tourist-y plans for the Friday and Monday, so stay tuned for details on those.)

We’ve selected this particular weekend as it doesn’t clash with school holidays in any state of Australia, it’s well before Easter, and it’s also a lovely time of year to visit Canberra. In fact Canberra Day celebrations will be on 9 March, so Canberra will have on its very best tourist-y smile.

The Lakeside Hotel is a 4½ star hotel, located on the edge of the CBD overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. It is newly refurbished and set in the heart of the trendy New Acton district.

We have secured a great accommodation discount for our delegates with the Lakeside. Details and a link for booking accommodation will be available very soon–and the earlier you book the more you will save, so keep an eye out for that.

We’re progressing well with plans for the event, and will be announcing our first keynote speaker at the awards dinner on 22 March. We are excited to start work on the program for ARRC2015; we plan to keep all the very best ideas from previous conventions and incorporating some new ideas as well.

We look forward to seeing you in Canberra for ARRC2015!

Cora and Debbie

(photo courtesy of VisitCanberra)

  1. 8 February 2014 11:34 am

    Bling it on – I’ll be there for sure. 🙂

  2. 7 February 2014 4:16 pm

    I missed Brisbane but there’s no way I’, missing out on Canberra. I LOVE Canberra in autumn – okay it’ll be very early autumn, but still slightly autumnal. Really looking forward to it – thank you to all concerned, I know it’s not easy organising huge events like these… xxx

  3. 7 February 2014 3:27 pm

    Can’t wait! I’ll have to put my holiday requests in soon!

  4. 6 February 2014 9:47 am

    I can’t wait. My first ARRA conference!

  5. 5 February 2014 3:20 pm

    Hoping so very much that this is the weekend *after* all the NHMRC grants are due, and not the one before…!

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  7. 5 February 2014 9:21 am

    Fabulous setting. I had a great time in Brisbane so I definitely won’t miss Canberra.

  8. 5 February 2014 7:18 am

    It’s on the calendar! Loved Brisbane ARRC and can’t wait for this one.

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  10. 4 February 2014 8:23 pm

    I’ll be there it is in my diary

  11. 4 February 2014 8:22 pm

    Looking forward to it, I had so much fun in Brisbane. Dates are in my calendar 🙂

  12. 4 February 2014 7:57 pm

    Yay! I’m looking forward to it!

  13. 4 February 2014 7:53 pm

    How exciting!! I’ll be there:)

  14. 4 February 2014 7:48 pm

    Yay!! I’ll be there! With bells on. Or should that be with bling on? 🙂

  15. 4 February 2014 7:43 pm

    Guys, I’m so excited! Can’t wait to see what the OC has in store for us. 😀

  16. pamalidi permalink
    4 February 2014 7:41 pm

    Yeah! Fantastic news. Keep up the great job Debbie & Cora.
    P 🙂

  17. 4 February 2014 7:33 pm

    It’s a great time to visit Canberra-I’ll put it in my diary now!

  18. 4 February 2014 7:12 pm

    Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!!!!!
    Canberra, here we come!!

  19. 4 February 2014 7:09 pm

    It’s in my diary. But first I need to find a new outfit for this year’s awards.

  20. Sonya permalink
    4 February 2014 7:05 pm

    Woo hoo.
    I’m ready to book. I can’t wait.


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  22. 4 February 2014 6:51 pm

    Fantastic news! Well done, the venue looks fabulous! Can’t wait

  23. helensibbritt permalink
    4 February 2014 6:34 pm

    Whoo Hoo I am so looking forward to this 🙂

    Thanks for all of your hard work

    Have Fun

  24. 4 February 2014 6:25 pm

    Marked it in my diary! Cannot WAIT!!

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