Social program

Professional development is about much more than listening.

Social activities at IPAA 2016 will be fun, but underneath the surface, it’s all about the work.

Discussing what you see and hear over the course of two days is an important way of refining ideas for your own work, and making new, productive connections.

The conference breakout room will have couches and coffee, where you can connect face to face with old and new friends, chat to your favourite presenters, or quietly catch up on emails.

To attend a social function, please add it at registration or re-enter your record via the registration link and update accordingly.

Welcome reception

The Premier of South Australia will host the Open State Launch event on the evening prior to the IPAA 2016 National Conference. As part of your IPAA 2016 registration you will gain access to this prestigious event if you RSVP.

Date Wednesday 19 October 2016
Time 1700-1830 hours
Location Lawns of the South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost Included in registration fee (strict attendance numbers, RSVP essential)
Inclusions Canapes and beverages
Dress Business casual
Limit Numbers are limited – please indicate your attendance on your registration


Conference dinner

Proudly sponsored by PwC

Dine with colleagues and friends and celebrate outstanding achievements at this year’s IPAA 2016 National Conference dinner. Listen to and engage with Laura Tingle, congratulate the IPAA National Fellows receiving awards, indulge in iconic South Australian food and wine, and dance the night away.

Date Thursday 20 October 2016
Time 1900 hours: to start promptly at 1915 hours
Location  Panorama Ballroom, Adelaide Convention Centre
Cost $150 per ticket
Inclusions 3 course meal, beverages and entertainment
Dress Cocktail attire, lounge suit
Limit Conference dinner numbers are limited – please indicate your attendance on your registration


Social functions cancellation policy

The IPAA 2016 National Conference reserves the right to cancel or vary optional activities if minimum numbers are not reached. Social functions tickets cannot be refunded if participation is cancelled within 72 hours of the social event.


The IPAA 2016 National Conference, MCI and their agents act only as organisers of these activities and do not accept responsibility for any act or omission on the part of the service providers. No liability is accepted for any inaccuracy, misdescription, delay, damage, death or personal injury.