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Looking for a venue to hold a meeting or workshop whilst you are in Hobart? Here is a list of meeting venues within close proximity to the SCAR COMNAP meetings. The list includes website links and email contacts so you can easily seek further information and quotations.
Hobart City Hall
Venue for COMNAP AGM
Hobart City Hall is only a short 3 minute walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor.
Hobart City Hall is a public auditorium and concert venue in Hobart, Tasmania. Prior to the erection of the hall, the area where it stands was reserved for city markets. The City Hall was completed in 1915, with a formal opening in July. It was reported as being capable of seating 5,000 people when it opened. In 1940, there were attempts to convert the hall to an indoor ice rink, however it was delayed indefinitely after the City Hall was commandeered by the army in 1940 for six months to use for storage.
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Venue for COMNAP Symposium, meetings and exhibition
Venue for SCAR Open Science Conference Plenary and parallel sessions, exhibition and SCAR Business Meetings
Hotel Grand Chancellor is Hobart’s premier conferencing venue. Situated on the Hobart waterfront, the location is central and nearby to the event hotels. Conference attendees can book to stay onsite at the Hotel Grand Chancellor or opt to book at one of our event hotels which are located only a short 10 to 15 minute walk from the venue.
The Old Woolstore
Venue for SCAR Open Science Conference parallel session rooms
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel will be used for additional space for the SCAR Open Science Conference. The property is situated close by to the Hotel Grand Chancellor, only a 2 minute walk away.
Originally, the site was used for shanty housing, before being turned into a wool storage and treatment facility around 1900. Wool was brought from all over Tasmania to be pressed, then shipped to Hobart. The top floor of the building was used for wool treatment and therefore required the natural light offered by the striking saw-tooth roof line. This style of roofing allowed the maximum amount of light into the room for the weaver’s benefit.It was because of this history that The Old Woolstore was able to be awarded the “Best Redeveloped Industrial Building” in 1997.