Social Functions

(Sponsorship funds do not contribute towards social functions.)

Welcome Poolside BBQ Dinner 

Friday 14 June 2019, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Venue:  Poolside, Sofitel Noosa Pacific.                         

Sofitel Noosa Pool

Country & Western is this year's theme
There will be prizes for the best costume!

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YeeHaw !!......Grab your partners and mosey on down to the Sofitel's poolside. Enjoy a Queensland BBQ Buffet and drinks as a welcome to kickstart the Conference. Included for all full registrations or can be purchased separately for partners, guests and/or day delegates. Partners, guests and children are also invited. Dress - your best Country & Western outfit! Prizes will be awarded for best male, best female and best child outfit.  


Adult (guests, partners or day delegates) $100
Child (over 14 yrs) attending the Welcome Poolside BBQ Dinner 
Child (over 3 yrs and under 14 yrs) attending the Peebo and Dagwood Party Show $25

For the Children

The Peebo and Dagwood Party Show! - Friday 14 June, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Come on kids, clown around with our favourite resident clowns, Peebo and Dagwood! Tricks, games, gags, shows, magic and much much more!

Venue:  Secure and cordoned-off area located next to the Sofitel Pool 

Cost: (includes sit-down outdoor movie) $25

Parents note: 

Noosa Surf Life Savers will be adding to our theme to ensure safety is paramount as well as professional child-care workers will be based at the Clown show.


Conference Dinner & Young Investigator Award Presentations

Saturday 15 June 2019, 7.30pm – late

Venue: Bistro c, ‘On The Beach’ 49 Hastings St, Noosa Heads

Join us as for the ‘Official Conference Dinner’ which will offer an evening of fine food, drinks and first class entertainment. Included for all full registrations or can be purchased separately for partners, guests and/or day delegates.

Included for all full registrations or can be purchased separately for partners, guests and/or day delegates.



Entertainment - James O'Loghlin

James O’Loghlin is one of Australia’s most respected, entertaining and experienced corporate speakers, corporate comedians and media personalities, best known as the host of over 300 episodes of the much loved The New Inventors on ABC TV, and for his witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio.

From 2009 to 2014 James hosted Sundays Evenings nationally on ABC Local Radio. From 2004 to 2011 he hosted The New Inventors on ABC TV. From 2002 to 2007 he hosted The Evening Show on 702 ABC Sydney and ABC Local Radio around NSW and the ACT.

He has been delighting corporate audiences for over a decade and is equally at home giving keynote speeches on innovation, giving witty after dinner speeches acting as MC for awards nights and conferences and facilitating panel discussions.

From corporate and criminal lawyer to stand-up comedian and then media personality and presenter, James has a wealth of experience. It was his role as host of The New Inventors that fuelled James’s interest in innovation, a subject upon which he now regularly gives keynote speeches. In them he shares practical techniques we can all use every day to become more innovative, and discusses ways in which companies can create a culture that encourages innovation.

James is also a highly experienced and very entertaining MC, panel facilitator and after dinner speaker. He is a favourite with Australian audiences and event planners, with hundreds of successful live events to his credit.

James is the author of seven books including Innovation is a State of Mind – Simple Strategies to be more Innovative in what you do. He has also written How to Balance Your Life and Umm…A Complete Guide to Public Speaking, and he teaches and coaches public speaking. His first novel for children, The Adventures of Sir Roderick the Not-Very-Brave was published in 2014 and won the Speech Pathology Australia award for the best novel for 8 to 10 year olds. His second, Daisy Malone and the Blue, Glowing Stone was published in 2015 and his third will be published in August 2016.

Conference Delegate Full Program $Nil
Accompanying Adult (guests, partners or day delegates) $150
** Additional adults (guests, partners or day delegates)
** Scientists/Nurses/Medical Trainees $120

Children are not permitted to attend the Official Conference Dinner.

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