Social Events


Events during ASCILITE  

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

Sunday 3 December – Workshops and Delegate Drinks

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

Delegate Drinks held at Te Pae conference venue. Drink, canapes, welcome from the conference hosts.

Monday 4 December – Explore the city

Welcome breakfast for those new to ASCILTE.

Attendees are encouraged to explore the local city surroundings at the close of the day – and reminded of places to eat/drink. We encourage you to have a walk around the town and explore. This is a great self-guided walk around some of the sights. 

Tuesday 5 December – Conference Dinner

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

The theme is “Old Skool” – check out our latest updates for some inspiration!


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 will 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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