All work and no play…  

To ensure this conference can’t be called ‘dull’, we’ve included several social events.

Entry to both the official events is included in a delegate’s registration fee (excludes day registrations). Both the Sunday mixer and Tuesday’s conference dinner will be held at the Armidale Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street.

Sunday Conference Mixer
Sunday 27 October 5.30pm – 9pm
Armidale Bowling Club
92 – 96 Dumaresq Street, Armidale

Arriving in town early – come along to our Sunday Conference Mixer. Take the opportunity to enjoy a BBQ dinner and drinks while catching up with old and new colleagues and friends. We will also be having the bowling green available so you can show how transferable research skills can be with barefoot lawn bowls. While at the Conference Mixer, take the chance to skip the morning crowds with the registration desk being open on the night.

Devil’s Advocate
Monday 28 October, 5.30 pm–6.30 pm
Oorala Centre, UNE Campus

The Devil’s Advocate session encourage delegates as a group to freely discuss points of interest. The session starts with some wine. The Devils will take it in turn to express an opinion (possibly counter to their own) on an idea or theory from the day that is controversial or of interest. Delegates are invited to counter this perspective and potentially highlight or challenge some of the ideas and theories generated from talks during that day.

The session is managed by a Chief Devil who will make sure that no delegate (or devil) talks for too long or too often, and that everybody ‘plays the ball, not the player’. At the end of the session, the adjudicator summaries the day’s events.

Conference Dinner
Tuesday 29 October, 6.30pm – late
Armidale Bowling Club
92 – 96 Dumaresq Street, Armidale

The conference’s celebratory dinner will be a night of fun with great food, drinks, trivia, awards (both serious and comical!) and music.

Dress: Smart casual