Social Program


Welcome Reception

Join us for a casual drink and savouries. Network and join friends and colleagues at the social events!

Full conference delegates receive one ticket to the welcome reception with their registration. Additional tickets can be purchased for guests, concession and day delegates at $90.00 per person. Additional tickets can be purchased online during the conference registration process.

Venue: Exhibition Hall, National Convention Centre Canberra
Date: Wednesday 5 October 2022
Time: 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Cost: Included in full conference registration
Additional Tickets: $90 per person

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HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards Dinner

The HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards recognise the front-line educators and carers at the very heart of Australia’s early childhood education system.

Finalists will be recognised across the categories of Advancing Pedagogy & Practice, Individual Leadership and Outstanding Organisation at a dinner on Friday 7 October 2022. Open to all delegates, partners and guests, the Awards dinner will be a night of celebration, recognition and inspiration.

Dinner tickets include a three-course meal, drinks and entertainment. Seats are limited so be quick to secure your ticket today!

Venue: QT Canberra, 1 London Cct, Canberra
Date: Friday 7 October 2022
Time: 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start–11:00 pm
Cost: $110.00 per person (Incl GST)
Dress: After five/Cocktail

Please note: Proof of vaccination status against COVID-19 will be required by the dinner venue as a condition of entry. 

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Farewell function

This is the final event for the 2022 ECA National Conference, join us for a farewell drink. Full conference delegates receive a complimentary ticket to attend the farewell reception.

Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra
Date: Saturday 8 October 2022
Time: 3.45 pm–4.45 pm
Cost: Included in full conference registration