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Social events

Symposium social events

Social events are a great way to connect with your colleagues and make new friends amongst the symposium attendees. The Organising Committee would like to invite you to the following events:

Opening Reception

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Opening Reception of the symposium will take place at the University of Otago Staff Club (2-minute walk from the symposium venue). Drinks and nibbles will be provided. This is a great opportunity to meet up with colleagues and make new friends.

Please note that an Opening Reception ticket is included in full registration.

University of Otago Staff Club – Albany street (2 minute walk from the symposium venue)

Walk to the Botanic Gardens

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Enjoy a lovely 10-minute walk to the beautiful Dunedin Botanic Gardens and a leisurely stroll around the garden before returning to the conference venue. The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of six star Garden of International Significance.

Please note that there is no cost to this event. The event is weather-dependent.

Conference Dinner

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Symposium Dinner will be held at the University of Otago Staff Club.

Address: Leith Walk, Dunedin (2 minute walk from the symposium venue) See map

Please note that the Symposium Dinner ticket is not included in full registration and will be available for purchase during the registration process.

Optional Explore Dunedin tour

Dunedin Heritage Walks

“More than 100 years ago, Dunedin was New Zealand's largest and wealthiest city, following the discovery of gold in Otago, and large investments in industry, shipping and commerce.” Two Heritage Walks (2 km each, 1 hour) offer the opportunity to see much of Dunedin’s Victorian past, as well as changing skylines and unexpected views. 
See the Dunedin Heritage Walks brochure (PDF format, 168 KB)