There are a number of social functions and events for you to attend during the conference.
The conference begins on Sunday evening with the AuPS invited lecture in the New Law building lecture theatre 101. This will be followed by a cocktail reception with finger food, refreshments and a feature wine tasting from David Allen's vineyard in the courtyard of the historic Anderson Stuart Building. This heritage-listed building, the "Old Medical School", is a superb example of neo-gothic architecture and is located across from the New Law lecture theatre and adjacent to the main quadrangle. After the reception closes at 8pm you may wish to take a stroll south on City Road to one of the many fine establishments that line King Street Newtown
The cost of the reception is covered in your registration fee (additional tickets may be purchased by following the registration process)
The annual conference dinner on the Tuesday night will be held at The Dockside Restaurant at Cockle Bay Wharf. Cockle Bay is an iconic Sydney location, overlooking Darling Harbour and only a few minutes walk from the Sydney CBD and China Town. Cockle bay is on the Eastern Promenade of Darling Harbour and The Dockside restaurant is on the Balcony (or 1st floor) Level. Wheelchair access is available via the lifts and ramps from the Promenade, the Pyrmont Bridge and the Darling Park Car Park.
The three course sit-down dinner (included in your registration) should not be missed (additional tickets may be purchased by following the registration process). Canapes and drinks will begin from 7pm, with dinner served from 7:30pm.
We recommend you take one of the following transport options to get to Darling Harbour, or if you prefer, it's a 30-40 minute walk from The University of Sydney.
For more information on travel to the venue, visit google maps or the Dockside website
The student and early career researcher mixer is on Monday evening following the ECR workshop. Organizers Richard Mills, Giselle Allsopp and Melissa Cameron have chosen a great venue for the event - The Rose Hotel, which has long been a favorite for Friday night lab drinks. The mixer is a great opportunity for students and ECRs to have fun and participate in some valuable networking!
The Rose Hotel is ~7 minute walk east of the conference venue at 52-54 Cleveland St, Chippendale - Please meet the organisers at the ECR workshop at the William Burke Seminar Room (Rm N248 in the Anderson Stuart Bldg.) should you wish to walk with a group.
Please indicate your attendance at the event via the conference registration process. If you have any questions regarding the workshop or mixer please contact the AuPS student representatives Giselle Allsopp (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Richard Mills (email@example.com)