Social Program

Welcome Reception

Date: Thursday 26 May 2016
Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Darwin Convention Centre
Delegates: Included with fully paid delegate registration (excludes day registration)
Additional tickets: $85 Inc GST per person

The Welcome Reception will be a cocktail style event amongst the exhibition at the conclusion of day one to welcome delegates to Darwin. It will be a time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the Conference sessions.

After enjoying the Conference Welcome Reception on Thursday evening, why not head off to Mindil Beach? The markets have a multitude of stalls offering international cuisine, arts, crafts and entertainment. Their unique combination of great food and an electric atmosphere make a visit a must do.

The market boasts up to 60 food stalls featuring cuisine from Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, South America, Turkey, Greece, North Africa, and all over South East Asia. Enjoy a picnic dinner on the beach whilst experiencing a spectacular tropical sunset over the Timor Sea. Afterwards, take time to look around the stalls which include masseurs, tarot readers, local and indigenous artists, leatherworkers, tailors and jewellers. While browsing, listen to the free live street theatre, magicians and an array of local and international buskers.

Every Thursday and Sunday evening between May and October. Thursday evening: 5pm - 10pm, Sunday evening: 4pm - 9pm

Conference Dinner

Date: Friday 27 May 2016
Venue: Darwin Convention Centre | Porte-Cochere
Tickets: AUD $130 per person (Inc GST)

The Conference Dinner will be the highlight of the social program. Join your fellow delegates to experience an outdoor dinner with a Tropical Night Market theme. Then dance the night away to a local Darwin band. Tickets include a selection of wines, beers, soft drinks and juices. It will be a unique dining experience under the stars by the Darwin Waterfront that should not be missed!