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 $103.00 per person. Additional tickets can be purchased online during the conference registration process.

Venue: Exhibition Hall, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
Date: Wednesday 4 October 2023
Time: 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Cost: Included in full conference registration
Additional Tickets: $103 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 6 October 2023. 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: Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel, 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg 
Date: Friday 6 October 2023
Time: 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start–11:00 pm
Cost: $115.00 per person (Incl GST)
Dress: After five/Cocktail
Transport: Please note the Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel is approximately 12km from the Adelaide Convention Centre. Dinner guests are advised to pre-plan for travel time and costs.


Farewell function

This is the final event for the 2023 ECA National Conference, join us for a farewell drink. Full conference delegates receive a complimentary ticket to attend the farewell reception.

Venue: Foyer F, Ground Floor, Adelaide Convention Centre
Date: Saturday 7 October 2023
Time: 3.45 pm–4.45 pm
Cost: Included in full conference registration