Social Events

Welcome Reception

Tuesday 3 December


5:30pm - 7:30pm

Hemingway's Brewery, 4 Wharf Street, Cairns

Included in full registration fee


Includes canapés & drinks

Day delegates and guests can purchase tickets for $100pp.

Rainbow Dinner

Thursday 5 December


7:30pm - 9:30pm

Miss Chief Bar & Eatery, 39-49 Lake Street, Cairns

$30 pp


Includes dinner, first drink & cash bar

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, Trinity Room

$130 per delegate & 150 per guest


Includes 3 course dinner, 4 hours beverage package

Entertainment by Hippocampus DJ - Find out more

Footage from 2023 Conference Dinner