Social events are an important part of a conference, providing opportunities to strengthen networks within a social context, while providing conference delegates with a chance to simply unwind. A number of social events are currently being planned.

Should you have any social program queries, please email us.

Welcome Reception

A welcome reception cocktail party will officially open the conference on the evening. The cocktail party will be hosted from 6pm-8pm in the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre’s BelleVue Ballroom where delegates can enjoy the panoramic views of Perth city and the Swan River on the open air balcony. Drinks and nibbles will be served.

The night will also provide delegates an opportunity to visit the registration desk for conference satchel collection. The registration desk will be open from 4pm-8pm.

Students Social Night

An informal night out after the poster session, is currently being organised for interested students. The social night is a chance to meet students working in restoration who are attending the conference from all over the world . Students from the host city, Perth, will organise some ice-breaker activities to help you meet people, so come prepared with a creative one-word description of your project.

The venue for the evening is the Metro Bar and Bistro. It is opposite the conference venue and we will go there straight after the poster session on Monday afternoon. A private area has been booked next to the bar so we can mingle and chat. Finger food will be provided, and you will have an opportunity to purchase drinks from the extensive list of cocktails. The bar also stocks local and international wine and beer.

The evening is only open to students registered to attend the conference and will be complimentary.

Please click on the link to fill out the Expression of Interest form to indicate if you are interested in attending the social night.

Awards Dinner

There is no finer moment at a Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) conference than its tribute to individuals and organizations whose exemplary work lead the restoration movement forward to higher levels of achievement and cultural prominence. The SER Board of Directors, the SER Awards Committee, led by chair Al Unwin, and the SER staff will again be saluting ¬†recipients of the various awards during our Awards Banquet dinner. Please join us for a celebration of the excellent work this year’s recipients have undertaken.

Conference Dinner

Hip Mo’ Toast band picture.A conference dinner at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre will conclude the SER International conference on Wednesday.
Semi-formal is the optional dinner attire.
Please arrive at 7pm for seating by 7.40pm. Prior to seating, pre-dinner drinks will be available. In addition to drinks on offer, a cash bar is available for those hho may wish to avail themselves of cocktail options.
A big band will have you on the dance floor for the rest of the night.
Bring your dancing shoes!