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Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend Re-imagining our future 02–04 November 2016 NATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

Social Program

AAG's social functions give delegates the opportunity to network with peers from around the world and across the country, and take in the sights, tastes and atmosphere of Australia's capital city.

Welcome Reception

Date: Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Location: National Convention Centre Canberra

Cost: Included in all Full Conference Registration types. Additional tickets can be purchased for $60.00 (inc.GST)

The AAG Conference Welcome Reception is your chance to catch up with colleagues and make new friends and connections. Scientist and technology advocate and National Finalist Senior Australian of the Year 2016, Professor Greg Tegart AM FTSE will address guests at the Welcome Reception. Take in the 2016 AAG Poster Presentations, meet the exhibitors at AAG's trade exhibition, and connect with AAG's Collaborating Research Centres at the AAG Knowledge Hub, whilst enjoying delicious canapes and a glass of wine, bubbly or soft drink,

Conference Dinner

Theme: "And all that jazz, with the Baker Boys Band"

Date: Thursday 3 November, 2016

Time: 6.30pm to 11.30pm

Location: National Arboretum Canberra

Dress Code: 1920's inspired vintage glam; costumes are optional but encouraged

Cost: Included in all Full Conference Registration types. Additional tickets can be purchased for $125.00 (inc.GST)

The AAG Conference Dinner is the key social event at the AAG Conference and will be held in Canberra's magnificent landmark National Arboretum. At the heart of the Arboretum is the Village Centre; an elegant, light-filled building with spectacular views and award-winning architecture. Home to 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world, with more than 48,000 trees are growing across the Arboretum site, including the largest cultivated collection of living Wollemi pines, Wollemia nobilis, in the world. Visitors of all ages can enjoy this unique landscape of forests, dedicated to the growing and understanding of trees.

The plantings at the National Arboretum have been designed to provide visitors with the experience of being enveloped in a forest of one species, and feature trees from over 100 different countries. An expert panel selected the trees from the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, an international listing of all trees considered endangered. From that long list, tree species were chosen according to conservation and/or symbolic value, as well as their ability to provide seasonal colour and habitat for local wildlife. The forests also act as botanical arks and seed banks for the future, preserving the biodiversity of these species.

Guests will be transported to and from the venue via a shuttle service running directly from the National Convention Centre. Pre-dinner drinks upon arrival will be followed by a fabulous three course dinner provided by Ginger Catering, who have built their reputation on using fresh regional produce, sourced with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic growing of heirloom meats, vegetables, sea and sweet water foods.

2016 ACT Senior Woman of the Year, Krishna Sadhana will address guests at the dinner, followed by a night of dancing to the smooth tunes of the Baker Boys Band. 

Farewell Celebration

Date: Friday 4 November, 2016

Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

Location: National Convention Centre Canberra

Cost: Included in all Full Conference Registration types. Additional tickets can be purchased for $25.00 (inc.GST)

Farewell your new friends and connections at the AAG Farewell Celebration over drinks and canapes. Share your knowledge and experiences of the Conference with other delegates before farewelling Canberra.