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Gala dinner

The ASC2024 gala dinner will be held at the WA Museum Boola Bardip
on Wednesday, 19 June.

Celebrating 30 years

At this semi-formal event, we invite you to relax and network with your peers from the conference, and others who are making a special trip to join us for the evening.

2024 is the 30 year anniversary of the ASC - this event will celebrate the achievement of the past, and look forward to the next 30 years of impact in Australia.



Awarding achievement

The gala dinner also gives us a moment to acknowledge achievement of our peers through the ASC awards.

We congratulate the award winners including our Unsung Hero of Science Communication awardee, along with four new awards.

The dinner is included in every in-person conference ticket, and is available for separate purchase for those who have an interest in attending. 

N.B. Cooked-bird tickets do not have catering or the dinner guaranteed.

About the location

The Western Australian Museum is the State’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collection.

For over 120 years the Museum has been making the State's natural and social heritage accessible and engaging through research, exhibitions and public programs.


Today, the Museum has seven public locations across our State – and a Collections and Research Centre that houses more than eight million objects. The dinner is held at WA Museum Boola Bardip.

We are grateful to the WA Museum for hosting our gala dinner for 2024.


The experience

Key detail

  • Arrive onsite by 17:30 at the WA Museum Boola Bardip​

  • Dress: Semi-formal (but we won’t stop you from brushing off your tux if you’re keen).

  • Drinks package from 17:30, dinner from 19:00, last drinks at 22:30, and vacate the venue by 23:00


Wind down and rev up for the night’s networking. Pre-dinner networking and drinks will be held in the current WA exhibition: To the Moon.

Mysterious, enigmatic, changing, waxing, and waning. Throughout human history, the Moon has been an object of intrigue, reverence, and curiosity.  It has influenced cultures, driven scientific discovery, fuelled imagination and inspired creativity.

To the Moon is a multiform exhibition that delves into our enduring fascination with the Moon, interweaving lunar art, pop culture, planetary science, historical insights, and the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We are honoured to be receiving a special briefing from the exhibition curator (to be confirmed).

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The dinner will be held in Hackett Hall.


Built in 1913 as an extension to the original State Library, Hackett Hall is steeped in history. Restoration works highlight the ornate pressed tin ceilings, original frescoes and Western Australian crafted stonemasonry and carpentry. The mezzanine level showcases the original library bookcases and spiral staircases.


Suspended from the central hall is the Museum’s blue whale. Found washed ashore in Busselton in 1897, this 24-metre skeleton is positioned in a dynamic lunge-feeding position.

Catering by
Heyder & Shears

Dinner will consist of a three course sit-down meal.


Dinner features a range of contemporary dishes crafted by chefs to show off the best of local and fresh produce. A selection of two entrees, mains and desserts will be available.

Dietaries are captured in your online registration. Please reach out if you have any concerns or updates to your dietary requirements.

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