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!
ANZ ACBS Conference 2019 | Social Program
Friday 8th Feb | Casual meet-up Capitol Bar and Grill
7pm | QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit, Canberra
Meet-up at the QT Hotel’s Capitol Bar and Grill for a casual drink and perhaps to make dinner arrangements for the evening. The venue is large, so we suggest you meet at one of the lounge areas on the eastern side of the bar (closest to London Circuit). You should see a wall of artworks of political figures from where you are sitting!
Sat 9th February | Dinner at the CBD Dumpling House
7pm | Shop FG13C, 148 Bunda St, Canberra City.
Join 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! If you have further dietary requirements, you can save yourself a seat at the link below and order and pay for your own food on the night! The menu can be viewed here.
Drinks not included in the banquet (and bills can’t be split) so please bring cash on the night to pay organisers for drinks. Purchase your tickets here.
Sunday 10th Feb | Welcome Drinks and Pre-registration
5.30pm onwards | Hopscotch, 5 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
Join us from 6pm at Hopscotch for drinks, nibbles and an opportunity to register early!
This is a free event, but please register here to help with catering.
Monday 11th Feb | ‘Bridge to Bridge’ walk
5.45pm | Meet at Mocan and Green Grout, 1/19 Marcus Clarke St
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.
Monday 11th Feb | Follies and DJ CFunc!
7.30pm |Civic Pub, Whiskey Room, 8 Lonsdale St, Braddon.
Calling all delegates that can laugh at themselves (and others)! Join us for a fun night of skits, laughter and holding ourselves lightly. The 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