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Sundowner networking

The sundowner networking event will be held on the bank of Matilda Bay
on Tuesday, 18 June.

The event

At this casual event, we invite you to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. Networking is one of the most valuable elements of the ASC conference.

There is food and drink covered for this event.



Networking icebreaker

Networking for many of us ranges from awkward to downright terrifying. But not if Dr Phil Dooley is in charge. His tried and tested activities will have you getting to know people, remembering names, and taking refuge in the bathrooms up to 50% less often than usual*. It will warm you up for the welcome sundowner and give you the perfect start for a successful conference.


(*not based on a statistical sample, nor peer reviewed measurement)


Dr Phil Dooley will run a structured networking icebreaker session at the conclusion of day one of the conference program. This workshop feeds directly into the networking sundowner, where you can continue to engage with new and established connections.

We thank Phil for running this session.

The sundowner networking event 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.

We thank the below sponsors of this sundowner event. Their financial contribution to the operational costs of the conference has been hugely enabling.


The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) is an independent, collaboration mechanism.


They facilitate end user driven, relevant research to create opportunities for meaningful change in biodiversity conservation and enable sustainable development.

Find out more about our Sundowner sponsor.

About CPAS

Based in the Australian National University (ANU) College of Science, The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) was the first science communication centre in Australia and continues its mission to encourage a confident democratic ownership of science. It was one of the first globally to recognise the importance of communicating science in ways that engage public audiences, including with underserved communities and young people.

Find out more about our Sundowner sponsor.

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