U21 AGM and Annual Presidential Meetings 2018

AGM 2017


All Presidents and Vice Chancellors of U21 member universities, along with U21 Senior Leaders, are invited to attend the 2018 Annual Network Meeting and Presidential Symposium, hosted by the University of Melbourne.



This annual event offers an opportunity to meet with peers to discuss matters of importance to the network and to shape the forthcoming year's agenda. 



A full programme will be sent out to registered delegates before the start of the meetings. Please see the below timetable for preliminary information on meetings and social events (please note that dates have been confirmed but programme details may be subject to change):

Tuesday 8 May


  • Informal Welcome reception for early arrivals

Wednesday 9 May


  • Meeting 1: U21 Senior Leaders' Meeting


  • Meeting 1 (reconvened): U21 Senior Leaders’ Meeting
  • Meeting 2: Executive Committee Meeting (closed meeting)


  • Welcome Reception

Thursday 10 May


  • Meeting 3: U21 Symposium (all delegates)


  • Meeting 4: Senior Leaders' Workshop
  • Meeting 5: Presidents’ Meeting


  • U21 Official Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Friday 11 May


  • Meeting 6: Annual Network Meeting
  • Meeting 7: Universitas 21 LBG AGM



Meeting papers

Papers will be sent out by email to all registered delegates prior to the start of the meetings. You are expected to bring your own papers with you (hard copy or electronic). In the interests of sustainability, no hard copies will be supplied. 


Hotel Details

Delegates are advised to stay at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, situated at the prestigious ‘Paris end’ of Collins St. In the heart of the premier shopping, dining and theatre district, the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is approximately 2.5km from University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus – a short tram ride or coach trip away. This award-winning hotel features over 350 luxurious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and breath-taking views. Guests can enjoy modern cuisine in No35 or cocktails in The Atrium Bar or Sofi's Lounge.  

U21 delegates will receive a preferential rate for a Classic King room of AUD$260 per night (subject to availability). An Australian Buffet Breakfast served in No. 35 is available to U21 delegates for an additional AUD$30 per day (preferential rate).

The preferential room rate is subject to availability and only available for stays on 7, 8, 9 & 10 of May,
and with limited rooms available. If you require an additional night(s) before or after the
conference, it must be booked separately as the discounted rate will not apply on dates outside
7-10 May.

Check-In Time From 3.00pm - Check in requests prior to this time are subject to availability 

Check-Out Time By 11.00 am - Departure after this time is subject to availability and would incur an additional charge.

Address: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Telephone: +61 3 9653 0000                Website

Please see this document for detailed reservation information and information on airport transfers.

University of Melbourne / City of Melbourne information 




Event start date
Event end date
How to register

Registration is now closed. Please email Sally.Cockcroft@universitas21.com if you need to amend your registration. 


*Please be advised, this meeting is a closed business meeting and therefore only open to U21 Presidents and U21 Senior Leaders from member institutions.*


Visa requirements

Most delegates will require a visa to enter Australia. More information can be found on the following website.


If you require a letter of invitation from the university, please contact Ms Julie Fam for further details: j.fam@unimelb.edu.au