The Organising Committee has put together a comprehensive
social program as part of the QUESTnet '96 Conference. These events
are included in the Conference Registration.
Should you be interested in a Partner's Program, please contact the organising
company, who are also handling the pre- and post-conference tours, by e-mail to
Events Management, by telephone on (077) 21-2377 or
1 800 811 904, or by fax on (077) 21-4936.
The included Social Program is:
- Tuesday, 2 July 1996.
The "Welcome Nightcap." An informal function, 8-30 to 10-30 p.m.,
for those attending a Pre-Conference Tutorial or arriving the day
before the Conference starts. It includes drinks (beer, wine and
soft drinks) and snacks -- certainly not dinner but enough to keep the
worms at bay for a while. A way to meet old friends and make new ones
in a convivial atmosphere. Held in the Junior Common Room and adjacent
verandah area at
University Hall, which is upstairs in the University Hall Annex.
- Wednesday, 3 July 1996.
The Conference dinner. Buses depart the University at 6-00 p.m. for the
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Aquarium, where delegates
alight for pre-dinner drinks and an inspection of this world class
facility. Inspect the reef tank, where a natural coral reef, complete
with reef creatures, is growing in a huge aquarium. Walk through the
reef tank and the predator tank in a transparent underwater tube. Touch
the creatures in the touch tank. View the smaller aquaria and static
displays. Something not to be missed.
The Conference Dinner commences at about 8 o'clock in the Aquarium Theatre.
Be entertained by Mr Max Burnet from Digital
Equipment Corporation, who has kindly consented to be our after dinner
speaker. The title of the talk is An Illustrated History of
Early Australian Computers and those who have heard Max speak will
not want to miss this.
Buses depart the Aquarium from about 10-45 p.m. and travel via the
Sheraton Hotel and Casino for the University.
Those wishing to alight -- the Casino will be open and willing to take
your money -- should make their own way home.
- Thursday, 4 July 1996.
A BBQ dinner at the Billabong Sanctuary. Following the visit to the
Australian Institute of Marine Science, buses take delegates and their
guests to the Billabong Sanctuary. Here,
visitors will see crocodile feeding and go on a nocturnal walk to
visit animals in as natural location as is possible.
Included is a bar-b-que dinner and drinks.
Buses will leave around 9-30 p.m. to return to the University.
Townsville -- the Capital of North Queensland
The weather in July is usually fabulous -- av. 25 deg max, 14 min with
a very low probability of rain.
Why not plan to tack on a holiday to the Conference?
There is much to see and do in and around Townsville.
Send e-mail to
Events Management for more details.
See you here in early July!
Last modified on 20 June 1996
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