We have tried to schedule SWIRL the week after WSDM 2018 in Los Angeles to help make the flight easier. You lose a day on the flight to Melbourne, so plan on leaving Los Angeles no later than Feb 11th, 2018. The opening discussion and reception will be at RMIT on Tuesday, Feb 13th, 2018 at 5:30PM-9:00PM. The bus will depart RMIT on Wednesday, Feb 14th, 2018 at 8:30AM for Lorne. You will be returned to the Melbourne CBD around ~7:00PM on Friday, Feb 16th. Note that Friday is Chinese New Year, and there will be many festivities in the city. This means hotels on that night will cost a little bit more, and will book up fast. So, please book soon to get the best rates. We recommend three hotels close to RMIT:
- Ibis Swanston Street
- Rydges Hotel
- Jasper Hotel
- Many others are available on Booking.com. Just try to find one near RMIT University on Swanston Street if you can.