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A unique and exciting social program has been developed for the MEA Conference. These three great nights are included in your registration fee.

Welcome Reception Market Style Event

Date: Saturday 10 May 2008
Time: 7:00pm 9:00pm
Venue: Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Cost for Guest: $82 per person (inc GST)
Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and footwear is recommended.

Take a step back in time and enjoy the serenity of the Alice Springs Historical Telegraph Station. Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Todd River it is time to go racing like you have never raced before! Cheer on your friends and colleagues as we go sailing in the sand.

Tonight you will enjoy the tastes of the Outback: Native bush tastes combined with fresh ingredients will leave your taste buds dancing! Surrounded by the wide open spaces and eye catching MacDonnell Ranges as a backdrop, it's a venue with a difference.  

Meet some of the locals and take a few photos, for the entertainment will be sure to be an experience you can only get in the Great Australian Outback.

Take the time to look around and enjoy the history and beauty of the original Alice Springs where the outback comes to life.   

Club MEA
After the Welcome Reception join your industry friends and colleagues at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs

Casual Dinner - Outback Bush Bash

Date: Sunday 11 May 2008
Time: 5.30pm 10.30pm
Venue: Ooraminna Station Homestead
Cost for Guest: $102 per person (inc GST)
Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and footwear is recommended.

Celebrate in true Northern Territory Style at Ooraminna Homestead for the ultimate Outback Bush Bash. This is a truly iconic Outback experience red dusty roads and rocky ranges surround the 1920s style pub and township.

The Hayes Family (six generations in Central Australia) extend a warm welcome to all MEA delegates and invite you to enjoy their famous true Outback Station Hospitality.

Watch the spectacular sunset whilst enjoying pre dinner drinks and entertainment, followed by a Territorian BBQ dinner. Be guided through the Centralian skies by a local astronomer before dancing the night away This is a night to remember!  (Be sure to wear your jeans and boots!)

Club MEA
After the Casual Dinner join your industry friends and colleagues at Bojangles Saloon & Dining Room

Gala Dinner - MEA National Awards Night

Date: Monday 12 May 2008
Time: 7:00pm 11:30pm
Venue: Alice Springs Convention Centre
Cost for Guest: $145 per person (inc GST)

A big night for all as we celebrate the 21st MEA Conference at Alice Springs Convention Centre in the true Australian outback.

Recognising our National Award winners tonight, we will be surrounded by the glitz and glamour of the evening. Celebrating in black and silver style, an Awards Ceremony, a milestone birthday and a gala dinner. A perfect combination to match the beauty of Alice Springs!

After the Awards Ceremony, make sure you put on your dancing shoes, as we party into the wee hours at the Club MEA at Juicy Rump Bar.

Club MEA Venue: Juicy Rump Bar, Lasseters Hotel Casino

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