VALA2014 Social Programme

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Tuesday 4 February 2014

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Date:Tuesday 4 February 1015 – 1050
Location:SAGE Red Carpet area in the heart of the Exhibition area
Dress code:Smart casual
Cost:Included with full registration for first time delegates

The VALA Committee extends a special welcome to our first time delegates, and invites you to join us on the SAGE Red Carpet for the VALA2014 First Timers’ Morning Tea.

Entry is by wearing a green lanyard for the VALA2014 First Timers’ Morning Tea, a friendly, informal opportunity to meet the VALA Committee and each other.


Welcome ReceptionMCEC outside

Date:Tuesday 4 February 1730 – 1830
Location:Exhibition area
Dress code:Smart casual
Cost:Free of charge to all delegates. Please wear your name badge for entry.
Additional tickets: $66.00 per person including GST

Join colleagues, friends and special guests at the VALA2014 Welcome Reception, on and around the SAGE Red Carpet in the Exhibition Area.

Melbourne’s own superstar illusionist, Simon Coronel, will prove that making the impossible possible is not the exclusive domain of the librarian!


Melbourne Library Tweetup

Date:Tuesday 4 February 1800 onwards
Location:The Boatbuilders Yard just near Polly Woodside
Dress code:Smart casual
Cost:PAYG – pop in for a quick drink on your way home or stay for some food

Join the Melbourne Library Tweetup to coincide with VALA2014.  Pop in for a quick drink on your way home or stay for some food. VALA delegates please join us after the Opening Reception. For further info and RSVP @polyxena or email


Wednesday 5 February 2014

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Date:Wednesday 5 February 1900 – 2300
Location:National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Dress code:After five
Cost:$143.00 per person including GST. Tickets must have been pre-purchased as part of the registration process

The VALA2014 Conference Dinner moves this year to the brilliantly transformed and visionary National Gallery of Victoria. You will be delighted to find that Sir Roy Grounds’ original Water Wall still greets you as you enter the building. The Great Hall features Leonard French’s stunning stained glass ceiling as the perfect backdrop for what is sure to be a memorable VALA2014 Conference Dinner.

VALA’s most prestigious information and technology award, the Robert D. Williamson Award, will be presented during the evening. Following dinner, a live band will perform your dance favourites on centre stage.

Book your tickets now for the VALA2014 Conference Dinner, before it sells out. It will be an evening to remember!

Travel to Dinner Venue

Conference Dinner guests are invited to make their own way to the National Gallery of Victoria. Walking distance is approximately 1.5km from the MCEC. Exit the MCEC at the Clarendon Street end and head north along Clarendon Street. Turn right onto Yarra Promenade and continue along until St Kilda Road. Turn right into St Kilda Road. Access is via the main entrance, behind the spectacular Water Wall.


Thursday 6 February 2014 

Farewell RefreshmentsPolly Woodside

Date:Thursday 6 February 1710 – 1830
Location:Melbourne Convention Centre – Main Foyer area overlooking Polly Woodside
Dress code:Smart casual
Cost:Free of charge for all delegates. Please wear your name badge for entry

Gather for a final taste of Melbourne as VALA2014 draws to a close.