Networking Events


Networking Events

The local organising committee are working on an ACT-ion packed networking and events program for the conference. 

Welcome Reception
Day and Date: Tuesday 6 February 2024
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm 
Location: Cultural Centre Kambri at the Australian National University (
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Early career professionals networking event
Day and Date: Tuesday 6 February 2024
Time: 7:30pm onwards 
Location: Badger & Co at the Australian National University (
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On the evening of 6 February 2024, following the welcome reception, we will host a networking event for early career professionals. This event will be an opportunity for early career professionals (self-defined) to engage with other like-minded individuals in a casual setting.

Conference Dinner
Day and Date: Wednesday 7 February 2024
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm 
Location: National Arboretum, Canberra (
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A fun-filled night celebrating the annual AARES awards recipients at a stunning location.

The National Arboretum Canberra is a 250-hectare arboretum established after the area was burned during the 2003 Canberra Bushfires. It was officially opened in 2013 and is home to over 44,000 trees from around the world and Australia.

The dinner will be held in the National Arboretum’s award-winning Village Centre, with world-class architecture and breathtaking views. The dinner menu will showcase local (within a 100km radius) produce from Canberra. Buses will be provided for delegates to get to and from the National Arboretum, Canberra.

Social evening on Lake Burley Griffin at The Jetty
Day and Date: Thursday 8 February 2024
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm 
Location: The Jetty, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
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How to get there: The organising committee will help coordinate travel by Uber or participants can make their own way. It’s approximately 15 minutes by car or electric scooter.

Please join other conference participants for a casual evening by the lake at The Jetty, a seasonal beer garden and year-round café on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. This is an informal, un-ticketed event where participants will be able to socialise and network with other conference participants. Participants will be able to purchase their own food and drink options from the venue (