We invite delegates to take part in the 2024 Congress social activities as listed below.


Date: Sunday 19 May 2024
Time: 1630-1830
Venue: The National Convention Centre, Canberra
Dress code: Business attire suggested
Cost: Tickets are included for full and accompanying person registrations. Additional tickets can be purchased for AU$90 inc GST. 

As the first official social event of the Congress, the welcome reception provides you with the opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of colleagues and friends. 


Date: Wednesday 22 May 2024
Time: 1830-2300
Venue: Village Centre, National Arboretum, Canberra
Dress code: Cocktail with a 60s twist
Cost: AU$170 inc GST
Transfers: Transfers will be available at 18:10 from the following locations to the dinner venue. 

- National Convention Centre Canberra
- A by Adina
- Crowne Plaza Canberra
- Novotel Canberra
- The Sebel Canberra

Please ensure you are at the port cochere at the relevant location by 18:00. The coaches will depart strictly on time. 

Return transfers will commence from 21:30. Please confirm with the driver of the coach the hotel that you require to be dropped off at. The last transfer will depart the venue at 23:15.

Enjoy an evening with colleagues and friends at the Congress gala dinner. 

National Arboretum Canberra

The National Arboretum Canberra is a mosaic of living forests and gardens offering breathtaking views, unique experiences, and a world-class entertainment and events hub including the award-winning Margaret Whitlam Pavilion and the popular Village Centre.

With over 44,000 rare and endangered trees across a 250-hectare site, the Arboretum is a place of beauty, conservation, science research, education, tourism and recreation.


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