Cortina, Italy
Jan
21
to Jan 28

Cortina, Italy

Cortina d'Ampezzo is not only our most popular conference, but this will be our 22nd year in the pristine, awe-inspiring scenery of town of Cortina, located within the Dolomitic Alps. Famous for it's 50 miles of skiing trails, spectacular views and luxe feeling, Cortina offers an experience like no other in northern Italy.

For skiers, the Olympic and World Cup ski runs as well as many intermediate and beginner runs are accessible directly from the conference hotel (walk 20 metres across the carpark, click on your skis and go!). You can also take the shuttle to other areas such as Passo Falzarego, get the cable car up to almost 3000 metres, then ski an impressive run to the bottom where a farmer with horse and sleigh gives you a rope tow to the next village. Cross-country skiing starts at Fiames, where a special track made on the old railway line, takes you almost to the Austrian border. 

For non-skiers, there is a plethora of activities available. The ski bus will take you to various cable cars where you can travel to the top of the Dolomites for lunch. You can shop and lunch in down-town Cortina or dine at the many easily accessible trattoria’s on the snow, go for a horse and sleigh ride, ice skate in the former Olympic stadium, participate in a guided snow walk, watch an ice hockey game and take in the arts and crafts of the main street. Alternatively, you can just relax in the wonderful alpine, snow-drenched ambience that is Cortina.

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Florence, Italy
Apr
24
to May 1

Florence, Italy

Northern Italy is where the formal study of law and medicine originated as far as the western intellectual tradition is concerned.

In this millennium, with the focus being on a Europe with no boundaries, Florence is an excellent place to focus on how European traditions can be of use to professional practice. 

Several of the greatest artists of the age studied or worked in Florence, including Michelangelo and Botticelli.

Florence, like many cities of the Renaissance, is home to numerous churches, public buildings, and houses constructed with Romanesque or Gothic architecture

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The Islands of Venice, River Conference
May
6
to May 13

The Islands of Venice, River Conference

Venice is a city of epic grandeur. Notorious for it's city built on canals, neighbourhood churches and eccentric people. Partnering with Uniworld, our conference cruise will highlight the absolute best on offer throughout Venice as we make our journey up and down the scenic Venice Lagoon, docking in some of the most incredible areas of the islands.

Venice is the cultural hub of Europe, which will be deeply experienced during this trip. The famous city is built on more than 100 small islands, connected by marble buildings and romantic canals that are as iconic as they are breathtaking.

The thoroughfare so fittingly called ‘Grand Canal’ through Venice echoes the history and stunning architecture lining the banks of these signature waterways.  

The true magic of Venice can be seen up close each day on this cruise, with special tastings of Venice-grown wine, private tours and an itinerary ideal for members of multiple generations.  

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Lake Como, Italy
Jun
24
to Jul 1

Lake Como, Italy

The winding shoreline of Lake Como, surrounded by wooden hills and lush greenery, is the kind of place renowned for it's jaw-dropping beauty. Elegant villas line the waterfront featuring scenic townships and celeb-spotting is a common occurrence. 

Lake Como is described as one of those places where heaven meets earth and the reason is obvious from the moment you arrive. Lakes dotted with picturesque villages and ancient Roman villas along the shore.

Our conference will be held in the lakeside village of Cernobbio. Here, you will experience the delights of aNorthern Italian summer, the way Europeans have for centuries.

Horse riding, walking in the hills, cruising, sailing, sailboarding, cycling, enjoying a round of golf, or just spending a day ambling around the ancient villages and gardens of Como are all wonderful ways to take in the region. In Cernobbio and beyond, you can taste wonderful Italian cuisine at reasonable prices, with classically outdoor dining being de rigeur.

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The Arctic Expedition
Jul
2
to Jul 10

The Arctic Expedition

Exploring the Arctic is one of those lifelong dreams that rarely disappoints even the most passionate travellers. While the climate is a main ticket item, the fascinating and rare wildlife coupled with the awe-inspiring ferocity of Arctic glaciers are just the tip of the iceberg of what you'll be seeing during our Arctic Cruise.

Discovering the Arctic is an immersive experience that many can only dream of, from the exceptional immersive through to the rare intensity of the Arctic’s beauty, you will have an experience of a lifetime that will continue to amaze you long after your return from this incredible region.

Over the 8 days at sea aboard Le Boréal, in the company of our specialist teams, you will discover the exceptional flora and fauna that lives in these extreme conditions, where temperatures reach -30C in winter. Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with your naturalist guides including hikes and sailing in Spitsbergen’s fjords are just the beginning of an incredible trip.

This journey will take you on the trail of walruses, which can be admired near the 14th July Glacier, as well as the traces of the polar bear, the lord of the Arctic, which you will be able to admire in its natural environment.

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Paris, France
Jul
11
to Jul 18

Paris, France

Paris is the kind of city that everyone wishes to visit. With it's incredible architecture, beautiful landscapes and timeless landmarks, Paris tops the "wish list" for thousands of people. Paris is instantly identifiable in the background of many movies, music videos and timeless black and white films with it's magical rivers, patisseries and delicatessens. 

Each quarter of Paris is similar to a village in itself, with quaint communities, cafes and restaurants unique to each area. 

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a frequent lover of Paris, there is magic in each and every corner just waiting to be discovered, experienced and remembered.
 

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St Petersburg, Russia
Jul
20
to Jul 27

St Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg (or St Petersburg) isn't just a city of over 340 bridges for strolling--it's the central cultural hub of the best of Russia.

Walking around the iconic and historic city reveals intricate mansions on the cusp of Venice-like canals and baroque adorned palaces. 

This magical city is a buzzing treasure trove of culture, history and art. It's easy to spend days submerged in everything from Piccaso's work to Egyptian mummies within the Russian museum, to world-class opera and big-name festivals. 

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Lisbon, Portugal
Sep
9
to Sep 16

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon has a wonderful culture, its architecture going back over a millennium to its Moorish origins merging into its European Mediterranean traditions. It food is distinctly Latin, complemented by its seafaring origins. The music is Iberian with its own timbre, the ‘Fado’ with strong male and female voices accompanied by stringed instruments adding a richness to dining out in Lisbon. All can be washed down by surprisingly excellent Portuguese wine.

The iconic yellow trams weave a wonderful romantic pattern through city. 

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Sep
17
to Sep 28

Lisbon to London, Conference@Sea

Retrace history by traveling between two of the world’s oldest ports on a voyage centuries in the making. Trace the coasts of Portugal, France, and Spain before arriving in London, crossing the English Channel on the way. Held on the Crystal Serenity, luxury and good company surrounds you as we make our way across the sea.

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Mt Blanc (Courmayeur), Italy
Jan
8
to Jan 15

Mt Blanc (Courmayeur), Italy

Visit the Italian face of Mont Blanc, staying in its quant historic village. Take the chairlift to an altitude of 3,842m and dine above the peaks as clouds float past your window. Leave with not only accreditation, but priceless memories and knowledge from a range of speakers, experts in their field.

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Budapest, Hungary
Jul
27
to Aug 3

Budapest, Hungary

We are pleased to announce Budapest as a new venue for the annual North South Conference. The ‘Queen of the Danube’ is one of the most historic cities in the world featuring an eclectic mix of grand architecture and hipster design.

Awaiting you is a treasure trove of architectural delights covering baroque, neoclassical, eclectic and art nouveau eras; and is home to undoubtedly the most beautiful parliamentary building in the world. Budapest has also embraced its ruins by creating romkocsma or ‘ruin pubs’, with nooks filled with acoustic jam sessions, graffiti, art, markets and more. Every weekend in summer, the Margaret Island Open-air Stage produces a spectacle of events including opera, ballet, classical and pop music.

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Danube River
Jul
17
to Jul 26

Danube River

For aficionados of European history, music and art — this enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you sail from Nuremberg to Budapest with Uniworld on the beautiful SS Beatrice.

The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. Discover Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, whether walking through the cobbled lanes of the UNESCO-designated Old Town or exploring Germany’s oldest Jewish community.

Should you wish to do something completely different, tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages. Explore Spitz with a wine and nature expert and sample local wines and delicacies made with apricots—a specialty of the region.

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Prague, Czech Republic
Jul
9
to Jul 16

Prague, Czech Republic

Watch the famous astronomical clock in Old Town Square go through its machinations with the rest of the tourists before walking a few blocks to discover ancient chapels, hidden courtyards, authentic restaurants and old-fashioned bars with hardly a tourist in sight.

Much of the city serves as testament to the rise of the Přemyslids, the first documented Bohemian native dynasty and every internecine struggle for power within that family (and the later rulers and their competitors: the Jagellons, Charles IV, the Habsburgs and the Catholic Church, to name just the major players)

The Prague Castle dominates the city’s skyline, its variety of styles and influences perfectly illustrating the shifting demands of its occupants and conquerors over the last millennium. Nowhere else in Prague resonates with as much national identity and symbolism, increased by the pride Czechs have taken since having had the castle returned to them in 1989.

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Portofino, Italy
Jun
19
to Jul 3

Portofino, Italy

The Italian Riviera is defined by its pastel seaside towns nestled among a coastline of sheer rugged cliffs—including the colourful villages of Cinque Terre and the stylish resort towns such as Portofino, Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure.

Using Santa Margherita as our base, we will explore Liguria including the five fishing villages that are Cinque Terre: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. A UNESCO heritage site, Cinque Terre is rooted in antiquity, with the oldest of the villages founded in AD 643. The villages have slowly carved their way into the cliffs ever since.

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Kruger / Johannesburg, South Africa
May
3
to May 10

Kruger / Johannesburg, South Africa

Kruger is one of the world's greatest observing experiences. With over 130 animals and 500 varieties of birds, this area holds the kind of magic you only see once. 

This region’s high density of wildlife ensures you will have an excellent chance to spot Africa’s magnificent “Big 5” – Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo.

Kruger National Park is over 19,000 square kilometers and is protected by the South African government. 

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Cape Town, South Africa
Apr
19
to Apr 26

Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa’s southern city of Cape Town is proudly multicultural. It is renowned for its mix of determined pioneers – Afrikaner descendants of the original Dutch colonists, the majority coloured community, descendants of European Jewish immigrants and more recently, Xhosa migrants who have arrived from the Eastern Cape.

Cape Town offers fabulous cuisine, interesting museums and a layered history.

Set between the imposing table mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town’s rugged natural beauty showcases itself at every turn.

Travel to the Table Mountain’s summit with the cable car for stunning wide vistas, and visit tumultuous Cape Point where Africa’s surly currents collide.

Our agenda included a private tour of Robben Island and the notorious prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 incarcerated years.

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Mekong Delta, River Conference
Mar
24
to Apr 2

Mekong Delta, River Conference

Travel across two of the most beautiful, historic and friendly places in all of Asia — dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia — connected by the Mekong. Each country possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past.

We start our journey in Ho Chi Minh City (previously knownas Saigon), a city that offers a heady mixture of old and new, before embarking at My Tho. As the lifeblood of South East Asia, the Mekong teems with coloural floating villages and mementos of its French Colonial past.

Observe residents live, work and shop on the water, with villages like Cai Be and Vinh Long home to busy family-run factories and historic colonial houses. Traditional flat-bottomed boats of Vietnam, fill the narrow canals and inlets, carrying passengers, including you, to bustling waterfront markets. Ride a trishaw through towns and listen to the stories of village elders who have seen the many changes in Vietnam

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Whistler, Canada
Jan
8
to Jan 15

Whistler, Canada

Less than two hours away from Vancouver lies the spectacular Whistler Blackcomb resort, which boasts the largest skiable terrain of any resort in North America. That’s an impressive 8,100+ acres of terrain across the two side by side mountains, making up 200+ marked ski runs, ranging in level from beginner to advanced.

Together with an annual snow fall of over 11.8mtrs of white powder, skiers of all abilities are very well catered for in this beautiful winter playground. If you are in need of additional adrenaline, there are also options for heli skiing, an aerial zip track, snow mobile tours and bob sled rides.

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New York, USA
Dec
13
to Dec 20

New York, USA

So much of Australia’s legal tradition comes from the USA; what better place to explore this than the cultural and commercial heart of that country, New York. This is the place where class actions, the onslaught of medical litigation and issues like product liability began, then exploded. Although it is hard to put a finger on what makes “The Big Apple” buzz, it’s the city’s hyperactive rush that really draws people there.

New York is just magical in winter, filled with Christmas cheer, parades and a Central Park blanketed with white snow. On every street, steam rises up from the grates and passersby wear their classic New York trench coats and scarves as they move from one cosy place ot another, filled with warm food, great company and fabulous entertainment. See Broadway shows, visit the multitude of museums, galleries & wonderful restaurants, or shop til you drop.

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