Social Program

Welcome Function

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.

Jacobs Creek

Click here to find out more about Riverprize


Riverprize Gala Dinner Tickets: AUD $150

Dress: Cocktail


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.

Click here to book your corporate table.



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.