Monday 15 September 2014 | 1715 – 1900
National Convention Centre Canberra
After the conclusion of sessions on day one, join fellow delegates in the trade exhibition area for an informal and warm welcome to the 17th International Riversymposium. Canapes and beverages will be served whilst guests network.
Welcome Function Tickets: AUD $60
Dress: Casual Business
In 2014, the Welcome Function is sponsored by the MDBfutures
Riverprize Gala Dinner
Tuesday 16 September 2014 | 1830 – 2330
Riverprize is the world’s most prestigious environmental award, giving recognition, reward and support to those who have developed and implemented outstanding, visionary and sustainable programs in river management.
International RiverFoundation awards the Thiess International Riverprize and the Australian Riverprize annually at the Riverprize Gala Dinner, in conjunction with the International Riversymposium.
The first Emerging River Professional Award will also be presented at the 2014 Gala Dinner.
Riversymposium delegates and invited guests will enjoy gourmet dining and live entertainment at the Riverprize Gala Dinner, with exciting visual presentations of the Riverprize finalist projects shown throughout the evening.
Rod Quantock, an award-winning comedian who has been researching, writing and performing shows about climate change and sustainability for 10 years, will MC the dinner and provide hours of laughter & entertainment.
Please note that Riverprize Gala Dinner tickets are not automatically included in your registration and will incur an additional cost.
In 2014, the Riverprize Gala Dinner is sponsored by the University of Queensland, with the wine generously provided by Jacob’s Creek.
Riverprize Gala Dinner Tickets: AUD $150
Riverprize Gala Dinner Sponsored Corporate Tables
We are offering the opportunity to sponsor a corporate table. This provides a unique opportunity for your organisation to invite clients, colleagues, partners or reward your staff whilst also being able to network with international river and water management experts.
Tables of 9 are available for $AUD1300 and benefits include:
- 9 tickets to the 2014 Riverprize Gala Dinner
- VIP allocation of your table within the room
- Logo recognition on your table
- Logo recognition on AV during the course of the dinner, and
- Verbal recognition by the MC during the course of the dinner.
Wednesday 17 September 2014 | 1900-2100
Riversymposium delegates are personally invited to an exclusive, ‘work in progress’ look of the feature documentary RiverBlue. This is an opportunity to offer feedback to the filmmakers as they shape their film for festival submissions.
Guided by passionate storyteller and river advocate, Mark Angelo, RiverBlue demonstrates how jeans manufacturing has destroyed many rivers due to chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste. A Q&A with Mark Angelo will follow.
The film will be screened on the evening of Wednesday 17 September, with the venue to be confirmed.