Melbourne, Australia
    9 - 12 December 2008
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    About Melbourne, Australia and RMIT

    SPIE Smart Materials, Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems 2008 will be held at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

    Melbourne is a city famous for its sense of style. Glamorous events are a trademark of the city, as are its cafes, wineries and shops.

    Melbourne boasts a lifestyle experience. There are beautiful buildings, fantastic shopping precincts and countless shows, exhibitions and galleries to entertain. It is also very easy to get around with the constant stream of trams. There is also a wide range of Melbourne hotel, Melbourne resort, Melbourne apartment and country Victoria getaway options for holiday and business travellers.

    The city's multi-cultural mix of people from more than 100 countries has created a myriad of cafes and restaurants. Italian, Greek, Asian, Middle Eastern, African and leading Australian chefs provide taste sensations to please every palate and every pocket. Choose anything from fast food to the finest five-course dinner with a view and silver service. Victoria also produces superb wines and great beers.

    Just outside the city limits lies a world of natural beauty. The Twelve Apostles are accessible for a day trip although it is recommended you take your time travelling down the Great Ocean Road. Wilson's Promontory, a playground of wild animals, beaches, and forests, is only 3 hours drive away. Just around the corner on Phillip Island is the famous penguin parade. Each night, hundreds of penguins shuffle ashore with plenty of room for spectators to enjoy.

    Electricity in Australia
    The electrical current in Australia is 240/250 volts AC 50Hz. The Australian 3-pin power outlet is different from many countries including Asia, so some visitors may need an adaptor socket. If your appliances are 100V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will also need a voltage converter. Universal outlets for 240V or 100V shavers are found in most leading hotels.

    RMIT University

    RMIT University is one of Australia’s original and leading educational institutions, producing some of Australia’s most employable graduates. As an innovative, global university of technology, with its heart in the city of Melbourne, RMIT has an international reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research, and engagement with the needs of industry and community.

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