2nd to 5th October 2007
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Program - Social Events
Tuesday, 2nd October -- Pre-conference tour: Living Libraries, Wild Animals, and Wine: An Adelaide Hills Safari with a French Twist - Cost $77.00
Time: 8.15 am - 4.00 pm
Venue: Depart Adelaide Convention & Convention Centre
Join us on a tour through the Adelaide Hills with guest author, Christine Harris, entertaining you with stories and anecdotes. Visit the joint-use Mt Barker Community Library and hear about the Living Library program. Trave lto Monarto Zoo where you will have morning tea and experience a 1 1/2 hour Safari Tour. Enjoy a light lunch with a French flavour at "Lavande" at Callington. Finish the day with a visit to an Adelaide Hills winery.
The Living Library - The idea of a Living Library was first developed by the Danish youth non-government organisation, 'Stop the Voilence' in 2000. It was successful and spread to many countries. Mt Barker library staff have been inundated with calls from SA libraries and community organisations following the library's successful Living Library event in January. The library was the first group to hold such an event in SA, with local residents nominating themselves as living books, checked out by borrowers who could learn about each individual's experiences in a range of circumstances. Manager of library services, Mr Ian Hildebrand, said staff had been "overwhelmed by the interest that is being shown in the Living Library idea".
Monarto Zoo is a 1,000 hectare open-range sanctuary undertaking a major role nationally and internationally in breeding programs for rare and endangered species. This unique adventure features the only drive through Cheetah habitat in Australia, South Australia's first ever Southern White Rhinoceros, Australia's largest Giraff herd and the largest revegitation project of its kind in South Australia's history.
You will be welcomed at Lavande whose history dates back to 1867. This elegant bluestone and sandstone building was originally constructed as a Police Station in the historic copper mining town of Callington. Stop awhile and explore the old cells, stables and courtyards and allow your imagination to take you back to another era. A gardeners delight, featuring gardens over three acres. Admire the formal shaped lavendar garden and central foundation with over 500 lavenders containing many varieties. Experience the peace and tranquility of the Monet garden and the sun-filled Mediterranean courtyard with is statuary, arched doorway covered in roses. Then there is the secret garden where you can sit awhile and contemplate.
Wines from 'Barratt' of Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, have been produced since 1993 and enjoy an enviable reputation both within Australia and overseas. The portfolio includes Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Rose. The tasting area is located in a conservatory with views to the vineyard and the beautiful two-acre garden. Part of the garden area, including Japanese gardens, is licensed and on sunny days visitors are welcome to sit outside to taste. Enticing appetisers, highlighting specialities of food producers of the region, are available to complement the wines. Guests are encouraged to be seated at tables for the tasting. Expect to be captivated by the surroundings, enjoy the ambience and be pampered by the owners, Lindsay and Carolyn Barratt, of this boutique winery.
Tuesday, 2 October -- Welcome Reception
Time: 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Venue: Hall K & J, Adelaide Convention & Exhibition Centre
Dress: Smart casual
We extend an invitation to all delegates to attend the Welcome Reception and launch this event in style as we welcome you to the ASLA XX Biennial Conference.
The cost of the Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee for all full registration delegates. Additional tickets can be purchased for $55.00 (inc. GST).
Wednesday, 3 October -- Conference Dinner
Time: 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Venue: Adelaide Convention & Exhibition Centre
Dress: Smart casual
Join local authors, colleagues and friends for a memorable evening of fun, fine wine and great food, music and lively discussion.
Tickets for the Conference Dinner are $100.00 (inc. GST) per person. Please note that places are strictly limited so please book your tickets early.
Thursday, 4 October -- Adelaide Alive
Time: 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Delegates will be given the opportunity to dine at one of a selection of East end cafes hosted by local identities. The cost of dinners will be paid by delegates individually.
More information will be provided about the possible venues.
Friday, 5 October -- Author Breakfast
Time: 7.45 am - 9.00 am
Venue: Adelaide Oval, corner King William Street and War Memorial Drive (a short walk across the river from North Terrace). Adelaide Oval is widely regarded as the most picturesque test cricket ground in the world, with St Peter's Cathedral rising behind an elegant Edwardian scoreboard and Moreton Bay fig trees at the northern end.
The May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust invites ASLA XX delegates to breakfast with Libby Gleeson at a the Adelaide Oval. Buffet continental breakfast, great coffee and an inspirational start to the day from a favourite Australian author.
Seats are limited. Cost $25.00 (inc. GST).