Social Events

LCA2010 has a fun-filled week of social events planned.

The dress code for all social events is smart casual. In order for you and your family to gain entry to these events, you will need to show the security staff your badge. No badge = no entry.

Given the proximity of all social events, attendees are expected to make their own way there and back. Buses will not be provided. If you need assistance to get to these venues, please advise the Registration Desk who will be able to assist.

Speakers Dinner

Keynote Presenters, Speakers and Primary Miniconf Organisers, and their families are invited to attend the Speakers Dinner at Te Marae, at the Museum of New Zealand: Te Papa Tongarewa on Tuesday 19 January 2010. This exclusive event will be a great opportunity for Speakers to enjoy socialising with other Speakers before the main conference begins.

The Speakers Dinner is an dinner event which is exclusively organised for LCA2010 Speakers.

WhereTe Marae at Te Papa on Wellington Waterfront, Cable Street
DateTuesday 19 January 2010
TimeDoors open at 6.30 pm, dinner served shortly after that. We'd appreciate if people were seated by 6.45 pm.
WhoKeynote Presenters, Speakers, Primary Miniconf Organisers and their families

Speakers are encouraged to bring their families to the Speakers' Dinner as it is a family-friendly venue that caters for infants, children and adults alike.

Professional Delegates Networking Session

The Professional Delegates Networking Session is a special event where Speakers and Professional Delegates will be invited to network over drinks and nibbles at the Opera House on Thursday 21 January 2010.

WhereThe Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street
DateThursday 21 January 2010
TimeDoors open at 7:30 pm, nibbles will be served shortly after that
WhoKeynote Presenters, Speakers, Primary Miniconf Organisers and Professional Delegates

Please note, only nibbles are provided. Delegates are expected to have dinner before this event begins.

The Opera House was designed by Melbourne Architect William Pitt and supervised by Architect Albert Liddy. It's opening day was Easter Saturday in 1914. At that time it was one of the largest proscenium arch theatres of its kind in Australasia. Due to its lavishly decorated public room and auditorium with a domed ceiling, circle, marble staircase and grand circle together with two tiers of boxes, it is an icon of early 1900s architecture. The building has been classified as an Historic Building by the Historic Places Trust of New Zealand and awarded an "A" classification.

Penguin Dinner

The Grande Finale event is the Penguin Dinner, which will be held at the Wellington Town Hall on Friday 22 January 2010.

WhereWellington Town Hall (one of the two Wellington Convention Centre buildings)
DateFriday 22 January 2010
TimeDoors open at 6.30 pm, dinner served shortly after that. We'd appreciate if people were seated by 6.45 pm
1x Free TicketKeynote Presenters, Speakers, Primary Miniconf Organisers, Professional Delegates and ticket holders
Extra Adult Tickets$115.00
Extra Child Ticket$20.00

All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include 12.5% New Zealand Goods and Services Tax.

The Penguin Dinner is a family-friendly venue. Families are welcome to attend at a cost. Children under 1 year old are free of charge.

The Wellington Town Hall is a beautifully restored historical building, which was built in 1904. Professional Delegates will be invited to attend the Penguin Dinner as part of their registration. Tickets will be available for sale for those not attending as Professional Delegates and for families of delegates.

Social Event Enquiries

Susanne Ruthven
LCA2010 Co-Director