We are pleased to announce that the Food Politics: From the Margins to the Mainstream conference will be held at the Baha’i Centre of Learning in Hobart on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July 2016.  We are looking forward to an exciting and diverse selection of papers – please see the Conference Schedule and Abstract Book for more details.

The conference registration fee is $150 waged, $100 unwaged.  You can register here.

Venue and Accommodation

The Baha’i Centre of Learning is located at 1 Tasman Highway (on the corner of the Tasman Highway and Brooker Avenue).  The venue is a short walk from the Hobart CBD and a 10 minute drive from the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay campus.  Limited parking is available at the venue.

Please find below a list of suggested accommodation options in the Hobart area.  We recommend booking as soon as possible as Hobart can be a popular tourist destination at this time of year due to the Festival of Voices.

Hotel Grand Chancellor

Address: 1 Davey Street, Hobart 7000

Phone: 1800 753 379 or (03) 6235 4535


Rate: $175 per night for a Mountainside room or $210 per night for a Harbour view room.  This is a UTAS corporate rate – delegates will need to mention they are with UTAS when booking.

Mantra Collins Hotel

Address: 58 Collins Street

Phone: (03) 6226 1111


Rate: from $139 per night (Queen Bedroom) to $199 per night (1 bedroom apartment).  This is a UTAS corporate rate – delegates will need to mention they are with UTAS when booking.

Zero Davey Apartments

Address: 15 Hunter Street, Hobart 7000

Phone: (03) 6270 1444


Rate: $165-200 per night for a Deluxe Studio Apartment.

Travelodge Hobart

Address: 167 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6220 7100

Rate: Executive Queen room from $111 per night.

For further options, please visit the Tourism Tasmania website.