Social Events

Come celebrate the ASA’s 90 year anniversary!  Join the NSC 2024 non-scientific program to connect with colleagues in a fun and lighthearted setting. Enjoy the festivities in tropical Darwin.

Social events

Welcome Reception

Date: Thursday 5 September 2024
Time: 1900-2100
Venue: Wharf One
Tickets: Included in main Congress registrations
Additional Tickets: $100
Dress Code: Smart Casual

We warmly welcome all conference delegates, to celebrate the official start of the congress at the stunning Wharf One – a stones throw from the Darwin Convention Centre. Take full advantage of the opportunity to network, connect with your colleagues and indulge in delightful canapés and food stations. Take in the view across the stunning harbour.

The Welcome Reception is included in all full congress registrations.

Healthcare Industry Reception with Dr Glaucomflecken

Date: Friday 6 September 2024
Time: 1630-1830
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Darwin Convention Centre
Tickets: Included in main Congress registrations
Dress Code: Conference attire

Seize the chance to unwind, relax with a glass of bubbles, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships with peers who share your passion for advancing healthcare. You will find Dr Glaucomflecken at the Avant stand so why not come and take a selfie, share a drink and laugh. Don’t miss out on this exceptional networking opportunity! Mark your calendar for the Healthcare Industry Drinks at NSC2024. See you there!

Gala Dinner

Date: Saturday. 7 September 2024
Time: 1830 – 2330
Venue: Pee Wees at the Point
Dress Code: Sunset soiree
Tickets: $250 per ticket and includes return bus transfer

This is a unique opportunity to connect with fellow attendees in a relaxed and enjoyable setting while indulging in delicious cuisine
and engaging in stimulating conversations. The congress dinner will also feature captivating entertainment, providing a perfect ambiance for networking and building connections.

The gala dinner is not included in the registration and is an additional ticket social function.

For more information, visit our registration webpage here or directly email our team at to add tickets for yourself and friends.

Mindil Markets – Family Sundowners

Date: Sunday 8 September 2024
Time: 1800- 2000
Venue: Mindil Markets
Dress Code: Casual
Tickets: Included in main Congress registrations
Additional tickets: $30

Nestled against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset over Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach, this weekly event showcases the best of Northern Territory’s diverse community. Indulge in flavours from around the world at our international food stalls, discover one-of-a-kind treasures from local artisans, and groove to the rhythm of live performances.

We have arranged a private area to mingle with colleagues with a drink and some selected Mindil market foods which leads directly onto the beach in time for sunset.

Whether you’re a foodie, art enthusiast, or simply seeking a memorable night out, Mindil Markets promises an experience like no other.

For more information, visit our registration webpage here or directly email our team at to add tickets for yourself and friends.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of the Darwin region where NSC2024 will be hosted.  The Larrakia people have a deep, spiritual connection to the land and are responsible for ensuring it is respected by all that use it.

We commit to respecting the land, people and culture of the Larrakia Nation during the conference.

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