The Canberra Craft Bookbinders Guild will present the Australian National Conference in Canberra.   The conference will be held in the leafy autumn surrounds of the University of Canberra at the Ann Harding Conference Centre on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017.   There is an optional tour (Full) on Monday 27th.

PROGRAMME   The programme will consist of demonstrations and talks covering a variety of techniques during the two days.   A detailed programme will be available prior to the conference.

TIMES   The conference will run from 9 am till 5.30 pm each day.   Registrations open at 8 am on the Saturday.

FEES    The fees are $250.   This covers the two days of the conference, tea, coffee and lunch on both days.   Each participant will also receive a set of printed unbound sheets, ready for binding, of the demonstrations and lectures given at the conference.

REGISTRATION   Please fill in the registration form and return by email to   Forms need to be completed and fees paid by at Registration, no refund if bookings are cancelled after 16 February 2017.

WELCOME EVENT   will be held on Friday 24th from 6 pm till 8.00 pm at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, Canberra.

CONFERENCE DINNER   There is an optional dinner on the Saturday night 7pm.    This will be held at the Southern Cross Yacht Club in Yarralumla on the fore-shore of Lake Burley Griffin.     The cost is $80 per person and drinks are available to be purchased from the bar.

The guest speaker is charismatic Dominic Riley whose talk will be: ‘London Strife: the Great Bookbinding Strike of 1786’.

MONDAY TOUR (optional) The tour will visit bookbinding exhibitions and a tour of some of the fine bindings held in the collection of the National Library of Australia.   The tour will commence at 10 am and conclude at 3 pm.   The cost for the bus for this optional tour is $25.   Pick up points and itinerary will be forwarded to registrants once details are finalised.   Lunch is not provided.

MEALS   A light lunch together with morning and afternoon teas are part of the conference fee and will be served at the Ann Harding Centre.   Tea and coffee will be available during the day.   All special diets can be catered for but please indicate your requirements clearly on the registration form.

TRADE TABLES   These will be located adjacent to the main conference area.   They will be open on Saturday and until the conclusion of lunch on Sunday.

TRAVEL AND ACCESS INFORMATION   Canberra is the capital of Australia and is serviced by air, train and bus.   The University of Canberra is located in the northern suburb of Bruce, approximately 15 minutes from the city centre.    It is easily accessible by public transport and there is free parking adjacent to the Ann Harding Conference Centre.     Details of the bus system is available from

ACCOMMODATION   There is a variety of local accommodation options. Novotel Canberra are offering delegates to the conference a special discounted rate of $165 per night!