Social program

The ASCEPT, APFP & APSA 2024 Joint Congress offers a range of engaging social events for all delegates. You can sign up for these events during the registration process. If you have already registered and would like to attend a social event, please email the congress organisers at

During the registration process you will be able to advise of any dietary and special requirements.

Welcome reception

Experience an evening of networking and collaboration, complemented by a selection of delicious canapés and beverages.

Date: Sunday 1 December 2024
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: MCEC
Cost: Included in the full congress registration fee
Additional guests: AUD75 per person
Dress: Smart casual

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Student dinner

Network with other students at this riverside event, including cocktail style arrival drinks, followed by a seated three course dinner.

Date: Monday 2 December 2024
Time: 18:30 – 21:30
Venue: Ruby Riviera (approx. 8min walk from MCEC)
Ticket cost: AUD60 per person

Join us at Ruby Riviera Taberna Mediterrâneo in Melbourne for an unforgettable dinner experience! Nestled on the Yarra River in South Wharf, the restaurant offers spectacular views of the Melbourne CBD from the terrace. At this student event, indulge in a three-course dinner featuring mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes and enjoy cocktail-style drinks to kick off the evening in style.

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Congress dinner

Enjoy a three course dinner, beverages and light entertainment with friends and colleagues.

Date: Tuesday 3 December 2024
Time: 19:00 – 23:30
Venue: Aerial (approx. 7min walk from MCEC)
Ticket cost: AUD140 per person

Aerial is a modern venue that features an elegant aesthetic with high ceilings and impeccable architecture throughout. Located in South Wharf, close to MCEC and hotels, Aerial allows you to enjoy panoramic 80-degree views spanning the Bolte Bridge, Docklands, Melbourne’s skyline and the glistening Yarra River.

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