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12 January 2024 Back to events

2nd Annual Conference of the ARC Research Hub for Safe and Reliable Energy

Hub Director, Professor Ian Chen, looks forward to welcoming Node Leaders, Chief Investigators, Researchers, students and Industry Partners to the National Wool Museum, Geelong, for the 2nd Annual SafeREnergy Conference on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February 2024. During this event, we will hear about Hub research undertaken over the past year. This is also an opportunity to exchange information with fellow researchers and build beneficial networks.  

Attendees will receive a progress report on research conducted within the hub, focusing on research undertaken over the last year. There will also be presentations from special guests during this collaborative event. Presentation awards will be given to post-doc fellows and PhD students.

Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th February 2024

9am – 5pm (approx)

Geelong Wool Museum
26 Moorabool St, Geelong VIC 3220

The Wool Museum is Australia’s only comprehensive museum of wool. This distinctive venue serves as a gateway to Geelong’s fascinating history and offers a contemplative space to ponder advancements in energy production and storage — a striking departure from the demands of yesteryear. 

 You are invited to explore the building’s architecture and galleries as part of your event entry.  


Several hotels are located within walking distance of the Wool Museum and close to the drop-off point for those wanting to use Gull bus ( from the airport Geelong Train Station ($72 return). 

Novotel Geelong – 3 minute walk from venue

R Hotel Geelong – 9 minute walk from venue

Quest Central Geelong – 12 minute walk from venue

Bay City Motel – 12 minute walk from venue

Hub Dinner

All participants are invited to the Hub dinner at 7:00pm on Monday, 19 February. This marks a moment of celebration as SafeREnergy holds its second Hub-wide, in-person meeting. 

If you are interested in joining researchers to learn more about our progress over the past year, please contact Matthew Nye, Business Manager at by 31 January 2024.

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