Social Events

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be held on Tuesday 5 December from 6.00 – 8.00pm at the Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton - Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Canapés and beverages will be served.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with old and new acquaintances. 

The Welcome Reception is included your full conference registration fee. Please confirm your attendance during the online registration process.

Single day registrations and guests are welcome to attend at $65.00 per person.


Meet the Graduates

The annual Meet the Graduates event (MTG) will be held on Wednesday 6 December from 7.00 – 9.0pm at Pullman Melbourne on the Park - Ballroom Foyer.

MTG is jointly hosted by the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) and the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI). 

This is a wonderful opportunity for recent graduates to network in a relaxed environment with potential employers from the consulting, industry, heritage, government and education sectors. 

Representatives from industry sponsors will be on hand to talk to and answer questions from graduates and graduates should have copies of their CV to hand out to interested potential employers.

Canapés and beverages will be served.

Note: This event is free of charge for students and recent graduates and pre-registration is essential via the online registration form. If you are not registering as a student but would like to attend this event, please contact Samantha Turner at


Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held on Friday 8 December from 7.00 - 11.00pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.  The dinner consists of a 3-course meal and all beverages (beer, wine, soft drinks and juice).  There will be an awards ceremony, a live band and dancing.

Conference Dinner tickets must be pre-purchased during the online registration process at a cost of $110 per person. Guests welcome.


After-Dinner Party

For those wishing to kick on after dinner, the party continues from 11.00pm - 1.00am with a DJ and dancing.  Entry is free to dinner attendees and a cash bar will be operating.


Poster Session

The Poster Session will be held on Friday 8 December at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. Poster presenters will be in attendance to discuss their posters.

Poster winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner.

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