Conference dinner

VCCC Research Conference Dinner

Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, we are pleased to invite you a very special evening at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins featuring Olivia Newton-John OBE AC.

Program features:

  • Brian Nankervis, Master of Ceremonies
  • Special guest entertainment from the Young Australian Broadway Chorus at Stage School Australia
  • The Honourable John Brumby in conversation with Professor Grant McArthur, VCCC
  • Olivia Newton-John OBE, AC in conversation with Professor Jonathon Cebon, ONJCRI

Hosted in the Grand Ballroom at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Monday 16 September, 6pm for a 7pm start.

Cost: Included for all registered conference delegates. For conference registration details, please click here.
Guest tickets: Can be purchased for an additional cost of $170 per person. For dinner only booking click here.

Please note the Conference Dinner has limited availability. Book now to avoid disappointment.

A special thank you to Stage School Australia for donating their time to perform at the conference dinner.


Thank you to our platinum sponsor

Brian Nankervis, Master of ceremonies

Brian Nankervis was a primary teacher who fled the classroom to become a waiter at theatre restaurant, The Last Laugh. He was a writer/performer on the hospital soap opera ‘Let The Blood Run Free’ and a regular on ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’ as the tortured street poet Raymond J Bartholomeuz. For the last twelve years, Brian’s been writing, producing and co-hosting the SBS music quiz show, ‘RocKwiz’. An experienced MC for a wide variety of public events and corporate functions, Brian regularly performs one-hour poetry show in schools when he’s not on The Friday Revue.



Young Australian Broadway Chorus

The Young Australian Broadway Chorus (YABC ) is a dynamic, specialised musical theatre course for 8 -18 year olds, providing an exciting mix of tuition and onstage performance. With a focus on developing performance skills, members enjoy weekly rehearsals in acting, song, and dance at locations across Melbourne. The YABC perform across Australia and internationally


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