2018 CDAA National Conference
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Social Activities

It’s time to mix things up and Hobart is definitely the place to do that.  The 2018 CDAA National Conference will feature a slightly different line up of social events which will give you ample opportunity to catch up with colleagues, make new connections and maximise the networking experience at the Conference.

Morning Harbour Cruise

For those early risers, plan to join us on the morning of Friday 4th May for an early morning cruise of Hobart. For more information, click here

Please be advised that the Morning Harbour Cruise is now Fully Booked.

Friday, 4th May, 2018
Elizabeth Pier Hobart Waterfront

7.00 am to 8.30 am
Cost: $40 per person

Conference Welcome Reception

The Conference Welcome Reception will be held on the evening of Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 from 5.30pm - 7:30pm at the Salamanca Arts Centre. 

In response to delegate feedback from previous Conferences, this welcome reception will be quite different! You will get to know many of your colleagues from around the country – a great opportunity to build collegiality for the rest of the Conference and beyond. And for those inclined, bring your dancing feet – but don't worry all, it won't be rowdy, we promise……

Only 10 minutes walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor and set in one of the most historic areas of Hobart, Salamanca Place is a cobblestone square in Sullivans Cove, on Hobart’s waterfront and was once the stomping ground for sailors, whalers and workmen. It is now home to a vibrant cultural and dining scene.  The welcome will also showcase some works of Tasmania’s up and coming artists and following the function, delegates have the chance to explore some of the city’s best restaurants.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

2018 Awards for Excellence and MONA Tour

In 2018, delegates will be transported by ferry to the world famous MONA where we will be able to take a private tour of the gallery prior to the announcement of the 2018 CDAA Awards for Excellence.  Following the tour, drinks, canapés and two food stations will be available for guests prior to the announcement of the awards.  Delegates will be transported back to Hobart by ferry at the conclusion of the function and will arrive at approximately 10.30 pm.  

Thursday, 3rd May, 2018

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
655 Main Rd, Berriedale
5.50 pm - 10.30 pm

Should you have any questions in regard to the Awards for Excellence at the 2018 CDAA National Conference, please contact GEMS Event Management Australia on +61 2 9744 5252 or via email to the Conference Organisers.

Conference Secretariat


For all Conference enquiries, please contact
GEMS Event Management Australia
on +61 2 9744 5252.