Social Events


Events during ASCILITE  

The following are social activities that are planned during ASCILITE 2023. These activities centre around the local Ōtautahi|Christchurch area and close to the conference venue (Te Pae).

  • Sunday 3rd December – Workshops and Reception

    Workshops (incl meet and greet). These workshops follow the theme of the conference and the keynote addresses.

    Welcome Reception held at Te Pae conference venue. Drink, canapes, welcome from the conference hosts.

    Monday 4th December – Explore the city

    Welcome breakfast for those new to ASCILTE.

    Attendees encouraged to explore the local city surrounds at the close of the day – reminded of places to eat/drink. A walking tour will be held which participants can join or do it on their own.

    Tuesday 5th December – Conference Dinner

    Conference dinner at Te Pae conference venue; drinks and canapes followed by meal, music and dancing.

    Wednesday 6th December – Farewell function

    Conference close followed by farewell function at Te Pae conference venue. Drinks and light refreshments, a reminder of local attractions to explore if not done already



Planned activities  

In addition to the above, we are also hosting a range of social activities that you can register for that will happen before, after or during the conference. More details are you be provided closer to the event. But these will include:

  • Guided visit to Te Puna o Wai Whetū|Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Gin, wine and beer-tasting experiences at Riverside
  • Tram tours of the city
  • Walking tour to explore the Botanical Gardens and Hagley Park
  • Walking tour to explore Te Matatiki Toi Ora|The Arts Centre
  • Day trip to Akaroa for a cultural experience




      Exploring on your own

      Walking tours of Christchurch CBD and street art – FREE


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