New York, USA
USA Pacific Conference
29 December 2020 - 5 January 2021
No place does New Year's Eve quite like New York City. From the iconic ball drop in Times Square to the epic parties thrown in grand venues across the city, New York lives up to its name as the city that never sleeps. New York is magical in winter with Central Park blanketed with white snow and passers-by wear their classic New York trench coats and scarves as they move from one cosy place to another. Window displays on 34th Street are filled with Christmas stories and the world famous Rockefella Christmas Tree continues to glisten as it takes you through into 2019.
So many of Australia’s legal traditions comes from the USA; and what better place is there to explore this than the cultural and commercial heart. This is the place where class actions, the onslaught of medical litigation and issues like product liability began, then exploded.
In the past, winter networking events have included a sunset dinner cruise, a night at the Met Opera Theatre, tour of the 9/11 Museum, group cycle across the Brooklyn Bridge, before hours tour of MoMA, highlights tour of the Met Museum, a late night jazz session, New Year’s Eve Cruise and a New York Yankees baseball game.
Today, as many as 800 languages are spoken in New York and the city itself boasts some of the most visited attractions in the world including:
Statue of Liberty Get to Battery Park (for the ferry) as early as possible. Lines get really busy from about 9am, and you don’t want to be waiting in long lines in a New York winter!
Movie and TV tours: If you love watching TV shows and films, and often find yourself daydreaming about being there, daydream no more! The Sopranos, When Harry met Seinfeld, Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and a generic Movie Tour are all available for tourists wishing to catch a glimpse into the life of Carrie, Tony Soprano, Blair Waldorf or Ghostbusters!
Central Park: The world’s most famous park, with 58 miles of pedestrian paths is one that you can spend days wondering around. For families, there is ice skating, the Central Park Zoo and rides on the Carousel, and for couples and singles, there are outdoor board games and John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ memorial.
Harlem: From gospel workshops, to heritage jazz tours, the uptown neighbourhood of Harlem has been a buzz of African/American activity since the 1920’s, especially in the music movement. The Apollo Theater in Harlem introduced the world to acts like The Jackson 5, James Brown and Ella Fitzgerald to name a few.
41 Professional Theatres: Productions taking place around the conference have included Chicago, Wicked, My Fair Lady and The Phantom of the Opera, and you can either prebook tickets online or purchase a same day ticket from a TKTS Booth located in Times Square.
New York is in a fantastic location, meaning it is easily accessible to a range of fantastic cities and landmarks. In less than 4 hours southbound you can be touring around the Whitehouse in Washington DC. Or 5 hours north takes you to Boston and Massachusetts – home of the Freedom Trail, the Tea Party and the Salem Witch Trails!
Register for our New York conference
Conference Registration Fees
Per conference, per delegate (AUD)
$1,495 Single conference registration
$1,295 Multiple conferences/delegates registration
$1,095 Emeritus registration (delegates retired from all forms of practice)
$1,095 Speaker registration (approved speakers only)
Conference registration is non-refundable but transferable to another conference within 12 months of the original conference dates. Accompanying persons not requiring CPD points or certificate of attendance are welcome to attend all academic and networking events free of the registration charge.
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