2019 Conference Social Events


Canberra is not just public servants and roundabouts! It is a city offering world-class attractions, such as the National Gallery, National Museum of Australia and Questacon, and a unique bush setting that sets us apart from all over capitals.

But it is not just we Canberrans that think this. Canberra was voted 3rd best city in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 list ….  in the world!  (Okay, we were shocked too, but that does not mean Canberra hasn’t got a lot to offer travellers.)Here’s what Lonely Planet said:

“Criminally overlooked Canberra packs a big punch for such a small city. National treasures are found around almost every corner and exciting new boutique precincts have emerged, bulging with gastronomic highlights and cultural must-dos.” 

So to introduce visitors to our city, we have lined up a taste-menu of conference social events!


Dinner at the CBD Dumpling House 

Saturday, 9th February, 7pm | Shop FG13C, 148 Bunda St, Canberra City.

dumpling houseJoin us on Saturday night Civic for a dinner and chat at one of Canberra’s most loved Chinese chow downs– The CBD Dumpling House! Pre-pay $20.30 for an online ticket and share a banquet of your favourite dumplings and Chinese dishes with old and new friends from the conference.

Please indicate your preference for a vegetarian option when you purchase the ticket so we can get the ordering just right!

Drinks not included and tickets are limited to 30 people so book early! Purchase your tickets here.


Welcome Drinks and Pre-registration
hopscotch bar

Sunday 10th February, 5.30pm onwards | Hopscotch, 5 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.

Join us from 5.30pm at Hopscotch for drinks, nibbles and an opportunity to register early!

This is a free event, but please register here to help with catering.



‘Bridge to Bridge’ walk

Monday 11th February, 5.45pm | Meet at Mocan and Green Grout, 1/19 Marcus Clarke St

Join us for a 5 km walk (about 60 mins) around the famous Lake Burley Griffin. The ‘Bridge to Bridge’ is a Canberra institution and a great way to experience what Canberra has to offer on the ‘other’ side of the lake.

We’ll meet at the Mocca and Green Grout cafe, walk over the Lake Burley Griffin Bridge and amble past some of Canberra’s key icons – the National Library, Questacon, Old Parliament House, High Court of Australia, National Gallery and Portrait Gallery, across King’s Bridge and past the National Carillon and Blundell’s Cottage before returning back to the starting point.

You should have time to return to your accommodation and grab a bite to eat before making your way to Braddon for the Follies in the evening.

Follies and DJ CFunc!

Monday 11th February, 7.30pm |Civic Pub, Whiskey Room, 8 Lonsdale St, Braddon.

Calling eliz maherall delegates that can laugh at themselves (and others)! Join us for a fun night of skits, laughter and holding ourselves lightly. jodieprof copy 2The 2019 Follies will be hosted by New Zealand’s Belle of Bubbliness, Elizabeth Maher (ACT trainer, therapist) and Sydney’s Jester of Joviality, Jodie Wassner (educational psychologist).

After a few drinks and a laugh, hit the dance floor to groove to the beats of DJ Eric ‘CFunc’ Morris.


Bookings now open but places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Book at  https://www.trybooking.com/ZMZU