Social Functions

Social Events

Welcome Reception

Date: Tuesday 13 February
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
Location: Aerial UTS Function Centre
Note: One ticket included in full registration. Additional tickets cost $55

Conference Dinner
Featuring entertainment by Mr Barry Morgan

Date: Wednesday 14 February (Day 1)
Time: 6.30pm-11.30pm
Location: Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf
Find Dockside here.
Notes: Tickets cost $130.
You will make your own way to and from the dinner.

Australian Museum Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Thursday 15 February (Day 2)
Time: 5.30pm - end TBC
Location: 1 William Street, Sydney
Note: Spaces limited to 30 people

The Australian Museum is a classic natural history museum, a grand building in central Sydney. It has an internationally recognised collection of over 18 million cultural and scientific objects and world leading scientific research scientists.

The Museum will provide a behind the scenes tour for a limited number of conference delegates on Thursday evening, 15 February 2018.

Further details to come.


James Hoggan’s StoryTelling workshop

Date: Thursday 15 February (Day 2)
Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Location: Headspace Stream - room TBC
Note: Spaces limited to 80 people


“If you are in public life, you must learn to tell your own story. If you don’t, others will, and you’ll turn over authorship of your story to others whose interests may differ from your own.”
– Marshall Ganz

Cognitive psychology tells us that people understand the world through narrative – stories that add emotional and moral meaning to facts and information. But modern storytelling seems out of control. Incivility and polarisation has compromised our ability even to agree upon facts, creating confusion and cynicism that makes people lose interest, lose hope – and lose faith in what they hear.

James Hoggan has spent more than a decade studying the increasingly warlike approach to public discourse, looking at how unyielding one-sidedness has undermined our efforts to communicate. His workshop explores how regulators, researchers and policy makers can improve their storytelling skills, using pluralistic narratives to cut through today’s toxic barriers to change.


NSW Environment Protection Authority 3D Immersion Theatre Demonstrations

Dates and Times: Session time is 15 minutes

Wednesday 14 February (Day 1), afternoon tea, 3 sessions
Wednesday 14 February (Day 1), 5pm (before the Conference dinner), 1 session.
Thursday 15 February (Day 2), afternoon tea, 1 session
Thursday 15 February (Day 2) 5pm, 1 session 

Note: Spaces limited to 10 people per session

The 3D Immersive Theatre

The NSW EPA owns a 3D Immersive Theatre and we are now placed to offer it for use to government and non-government organisations.

The theatre has potential to be used for training or stakeholder engagement opportunities – the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination!

You are invited to join the EPA Training Unit in a 3D discovery session and find out what’s new.

What you can expect to take away for the 3D discovery session:

  • An introduction to the 3D Theatre
  • What’s trending in 3D 
  • Examples of use of the theatre to achieve your message/story/learning
  • Content development guide
  • Refreshments will be served