The 2018 Global Atheist Convention, Reason to Hope, has chosen the state-of-the-art Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) as its venue. This is the same venue that hosted the successful 2010 and 2012 Global Atheist Conventions.

Superbly located in central Melbourne, on the edge of the Yarra River, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre comprises the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the first convention centre to be awarded a ‘6 Star Green Star’ environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Where is the MCEC?

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is located at 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf in central Melbourne, Australia. The MCEC is close to restaurants, hotels, public transport and just 20 minutes by car from Melbourne Airport.

A short stroll from the MCEC along Southbank Promenade places you in the heart of Melbourne – Australia’s culture, cuisine and events capital – where visitors can enjoy a perfect café latte by day or an award-winning local wine or microbrew by night.

With over 2 million visitors per year, the MCEC is one of the world’s top conference venues. For further information, please visit


Parking is available near the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Please see the MCEC Parking Options for more information.