2024 Social Functions

The 2024 Conference social functions will allow all conference attendees to reconnect with old acquaintances and make new connections in a relaxed environment. As always, these events are not-to-be missed and are sure to be the highlight of the event. 

2024 Welcome Reception

Location: Ball and Chain - Esplanade Hotel
Date: Wednesday, 4th September 2024
Time: 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Dress: Smart Casual

Reconnect with your industry colleagues while you enjoy canapes and drinks at The Ball and Chain Bar located below the Esplanade Hotel.  

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How to get there: Located within the Esplanade Hotel, the Bar is ideally located for delegates staying at the Esplanade Hotel throughout the Conference.

2024 Conference Dinner

Location: Southern Cross Ballroom, Esplanade Hotel
Date: Thursday, 5th September 2024
Time: 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
(Drinks poolside from 6.30 pm)

Dress: Smart Casual

We are delighted to announce the theme for this year's Conference Dinner is 'Connecting Hearts'. We would love to see you all in your best red dress, shirt, tie, socks....and feel free to throw in some hearts!

The night is set to be a fun and relaxed affair with pre-diner drinks served poolside at the Esplanade Hotel, followed by a sit down dinner in the main ballroom. We should note, dancing shoes will be a must! 

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How to get there: Located within the Esplanade Hotel, the Ballroom will be set for a Dinner to remember. 

Lights and Sound Warning - Please be advised that the conference dinner event will feature dynamic lighting effects and amplified sound. These elements are designed to enhance your experience but may be intense for some attendees.

If you have sensitivity to flashing lights or loud sounds, we recommend taking appropriate precautions. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, we will have lounge seating available in the ballroom foyer. Please feel free to step outside the event area for a moment of respite.

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Available
Tuesday, 6th February 2024

Early Bird Registration Closes
Friday, 31 May 2024

Standard Registration Available
Saturday, 1 June 2024

Standard Registration Closes
Tuesday, 29 August 2024

Conference Dates
Wednesday, 4  - Friday, 6 September 2024

Conference Convenor

The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) is a broad-based non-categorical association concerned with all who have special education needs. 

Western Australian Education Support Principals and Administrators Association (WAESPAA) is a professional association representing the interests of the Education Support sector in all schools.

Conference Secretariat

GEMS Event Management Australia 
30 615 654 629

Contact us 
For all registration and accommodation inquiries call
02 9744 5252 or email: registration@gemsevents.com.au

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