Conference Dinner

Date: Thursday 20 October 2016
7.30 - 11.30 pm
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Docklands

Sponsored by: IDP Education

Celebrating 30 years

Join us for a very special conference dinner as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of AIEC.

The dinner is an opportunity to acknowledge the role AIEC has played in progressing the international education sector, both here in Australia and around the world.

With a dress code of black and white cocktail, the night will feature a live 14 piece band, a three course dinner and the opportunity to connect with new and old acquaintances and friends.

So, let’s charge our crystal glasses. Turning 30 is certainly worth a toast. 

Dress code – ‘Black and white cocktail’

We encourage all dinner guests to dress up in black and white.

For ladies, cocktail or evening dress is appropriate: feel free to glam it up with sparkles, silver, sequences or that boa you never get to wear!

For gents, black tie is optional: feel free to dust off your tuxedo, or come in your black suit.

Melbourne weather can be unpredictable, so please make sure you bring a coat, and for those who plan on hitting the dance floor, make sure you bring some comfy dancing shoes.

Get your ticket

The conference dinner is included in the full conference registration rate.

You will receive your dinner ticket at the AIEC registration desk when you arrive at the conference. You are required to bring the ticket with you to the conference dinner.

If you have purchased a ticket, but are no longer attending the dinner, please let us know at the Registration Desk to assist with catering numbers.

Additional tickets may be purchased via the online registration form or at AIEC Registration Desk for AUD $200 (until sold out):

  • Full conference delegates can purchase one additional ticket for an accompanying guest
  • Day delegates can purchase one ticket for themselves and one additional ticket ($200) for an accompanying guest

Pre-book your seat at a table

All dinner guests are required to allocate their names to a specific table. To book your seat, you’ll need book your seat via the conference app, or if you are not using the app, please visit the ‘Dinner Reservation Desk’ which will be located at the entrance of the Exhibition Hall (on main concourse) from 10.00am on Wednesday 19 October to 10.45am on Thursday 20 October.

Delegates who have not pre-selected a seat by 10.45am on Thursday (at the end of morning tea) will be allocated to a table by the conference organisers and late seat changes cannot be accommodated.

Please listen for announcements during the conference for further details.

Getting there and away

Guests should plan their arrival at Etihad Stadium by 7.30 pm.

Busses for the return will run from 10:30 pm.

Night’s schedule

A three-course sit down meal will be served with entertainment to complement (tentative times shown below)

19:30 – 20:00                  Arrival
20:00 – 20:30                  Entrées
20:30 – 20:45                  Entertainment
21:00 – 21:30                  Mains
21:30 – 21:45                  Entertainment
21:45 – 22:00                  Deserts
22:00 – 23:30                  Networking, music  and dancing


See pictures of AIEC 2015 Conference Dinner here! 


Key dates

1 June 2016 - Registration opens

19 August 2016- Early bird closes

18 October 2016 - Conference starts