2021 - The Business: Valuing the Screen Industry

Upcoming Conference Details

Conference Date16-18 June 2021
Conference LocationNUspace, The University of Newcastle, University House, Auckland Street, Newcastle NSW
Conference ProgramConference Program
Conference RegistrationTickets via Eventbrite

Three days of presentations, networking, keynote speakers, screenings and discussions about the value of the screen industry

About this event

ASPERA and the University of Newcastle School of Creative Industries proudly present the 2021 ASPERA Conference – The Business: Valuing the Screen Industry from 16-18 June, in the beautiful city of Newcastle.

The key aim of the conference is to encourage a fresh look at the value of the screen business – also known as ‘The Biz’ – from a range of perspectives, and explore how our research, our practice and our teaching contribute to the broader value of the Screen Industry.


NUspace is located at the corner of Auckland and Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW.

Plus code: 3QFC+2F Newcastle, New South Wales


Located 150km north of Sydney, Newcastle is easily accessible by car, plane, bus and train and is easy to get around thanks to a great range of local public transport options and taxis.

CAR – The four major highways that connect Newcastle to the rest of Australia are the Pacific Highway, F3, New England Highway and the Golden Highway. The drive from Sydney to Newcastle is about 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on the time of day you travel and your exact departure location.

PLANE – Newcastle Airport is serviced by Jetstar and Virgin Australia who both operate regular daily services from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Ballina, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Located within half an hour of downtown Newcastle, the airport also offers direct shuttle transfers, car hire and taxi services.

RAIL – Newcastle is serviced by frequent daily return rail services from Sydney. The train terminates in Newcastle at Newcastle Interchange. Travel time by rail from Sydney to Newcastle is approximately three hours. To get from Newcastle Interchange to NUspace, just jump on the Light Rail (tram), which stops at Civic, right outside NUspace, or it’s a 15-20 minute walk along Honeysuckle.

CountryLink rail service also connects Newcastle to Brisbane, country New South Wales, Canberra and Melbourne.

COACH – There are a number of coach companies that operate throughout Australia which regularly connect to Newcastle. Greyhound is one of the most popular and operates from various locations between Brisbane and Sydney, stopping in Newcastle.

PARKING IN NEWCASTLE CITY – Street parking around NUspace is limited to 2 hours and hard to find. You can download the EasyPark app to assist you with finding parking.

The best all-day parking options near NUspace are:

Civic West Car Park – 291 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300

• Hunter Parking & Storage – 291 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300

• Newcastle Car Park – Wright Ln, Newcastle NSW 2300

• Wilson Parking – Centenary Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300

WHERE TO STAY – There are many hotels within walking distance of the conference but our recommended hotels nearby are:

· The Chifley

· Rydges

· Travel Lodge

For more information, please contact soci-events@newcastle.edu.au or phone 02 4921 5133

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