social functions

NEWBIE WELCOME

Friday 16 August 2024
LocationStamford Grand, Grand Bar
Time: 6.30pm - 7.00pm
Cost: Free to attend

First conference? Hello, newbie!

'Newbie' is our affectionate term for people who have never attended our RWAus conference before.

To help you network, we have an optional Newbies meet and greet. This event is for Newbies only, and will feature a short speech from a longstanding RWAus Member before you all head into the cocktail party together. No Newbie left behind!

COCKTAIL PARTY

Friday 16 August 2024
Location: Stamford Grand, Grand Bar
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Theme: Trope Actually

Our annual costume cocktail party is a beloved way to kick off our conference in style! This year our theme is 'Trope Actually', and we encourage you to come dressed as your favourite romance trope. Maybe you'll come as a fish out of water, a pregnant heroine, a runaway bride, an ugly duckling, a cowboy or a billionaire. We can't wait to see how you interpret this theme and of course there will be prizes, but if you'd prefer, you're welcome to come along in cocktail wear. 

Tickets are included with the core conference registration.
Additional Ticket Cost: $80

GALA DINNER

Saturday 17 August 2024
LocationStamford Grand, Ballroom 1 - 5 
Time: 7pm - 11.30pm
Cost: $120
Dress code: semi-formal to black-tie – your choice!

Join us for a fabulous night where we celebrate all things romance! You’ll enjoy a delicious three-course meal and socialise and network with your fellow writers. If you aren’t ready to end the party there, we’ll kick on with music and dancing at our after party! There’ll be plenty to celebrate with presentations and awards, so put on your finest and join us for a night you won’t forget!

Tickets are NOT included with the core conference registration. You can purchase a ticket during the registration process.

LGBTQIA+ NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Sunday 18 August 2024
LocationStamford Grand, Hindmarsh Room  
Time: 7.00am - 8.15am
CostFree to attend

Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual plus or someone who advocates for the equal treatment for all people regardless of their sex, sexuality, gender identity or relationships, we’d love you to share in our networking breakfast.
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There’s no RWAus LGBTQIA+ community without you! Discuss your writing journey, the publishing industry, and share ideas about what RWAus can do to support you. 
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                                                       Cost Per Ticket                                                         
Academic Day Ticket $80.00
Cocktail Party Ticket $80.00
                 Gala Dinner Ticket                 $120.00

INCLUSIONS IN ACADEMIC DAY TICKET 

  • Attendance on Friday to the Academic Day only
  • Morning/Afternoon tea & lunches as scheduled for the day

INCLUSIONS IN COCKTAIL PARTY TICKET 

  • Substantial canapes and one (1) free drink voucher (there will be a Cash bar to purchase additional drinks)

INCLUSIONS IN GALA DINNER TICKET 

  • Three course meal and all beverages for the duration of the evening


Just want a ticket to the social functions? Click the link below!




rwa conference secretariat

Tel: +61 2 4319 8519
Email: rwa@willorganise.com.au 

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