Social Events

Welcome Reception

Tuesday 3 December


5:30pm - 7:30pm

Hemingway's Brewery, 4 Wharf Street, Cairns

Includes: Canapés & Drinks

Tickets are included in full registration fee. Day delegates and guests can purchase tickets for $100pp.

Rainbow Dinner

Wednesday 4 December


6:30pm - 9:30pm


Further details to come

The Rainbow Dinner is an initiative promoting inclusivity within the Australian archaeological community. It provides a platform for networking and discussion for LGBTIQA+ individuals and allies, recognising and supporting the diversity of professionals and students in the field. The event is an opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas about ways to encourage diversity and inclusion in archaeology. They can also learn about the efforts of the Australian Archaeological Association in this regard. The Rainbow Dinner is not just a social event; it represents a commitment to creating a more inclusive archaeological community. This important event marks an important step towards ensuring that the field of archaeology is welcoming and representative of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 

Conference Dinner & Awards

Friday 6 December


7:00pm - 11:00pm

Cairns Convention Centre

Includes: 3 course dinner, drinks, awards ceremony & music

Delegate tickets – $130pp
Guest tickets – $150pp