Social/Cultural Events

As part of IYNC2020, we are planning social events to showcase the best natural beauty and unique cultural experiences that Sydney has to offer.

IYNC Games

Sunday 8th March, 12:00 pm

IYNC2020 will kick off with the IYNC Games. This year this event will include taking in the sights at the famous Bondi, with a walk along the coastline, followed by an afternoon of lawn bowls. 

Dress: Casual clothing, comfortable shoes (flat soled only, no heels allowed).

Transport: Buses will be provided to the event, from the ICC, and will also be available at the conclusion of the evening back to the city. These buses will run at set times from 12pm – 3pm and will return from 6pm – 9pm. Public transport options are available if travelling outside of these times. 

Welcome Reception

Monday 9th March, 6:30 pm

On the Monday evening, at the end of the first day of the conference, there will be a welcome reception held in WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo!

At WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, event guests will enjoy an amazing animal adventure as they journey through Australia’s  iconic habitats and encounter some of the most loved and feared animals that call Australia home.

Located on the water’s edge of Darling Harbour, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo offers an unforgettable event experience that’s genuinely distinct from other function venues. Guests will enjoy cocktails in the heart of the Australian Outback (without leaving the CBD) amongst our mob of friendly kangaroos, and experience the sunset from the stunning Koala Rooftop, or dance the night away on the WILD Croc Deck.

Dress: Business Casual

Event Ticket: Included in Conference Registration. Includes canapes and drinks.

Guest Tickets: AU$140. Tickets available during registration. 

Sydney Harbour Cruise (Optional)

Tuesday 10th March, 6:30 pm

We invite you to join us for a cruise around Sydney Harbour. You will be able to take in all of the sights that the harbour has to offer, including travelling under the Harbour Bridge and past the Sydney Opera House.

Dress: Business Casual

Event Ticket: AU$90. Tickets available when registering for the conference. 

Networking Event

Wednesday 11th March, 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of networking with your fellow IYNC2020 attendees. This event will be an opportunity to catch up over informal drinks at venues throughout the historic area in Sydney, The Rocks. 

Three venues will be available on the evening, with the opportunity to move between them; to experience some of the great bars that Sydney has to offer!

Dress: Casual/Business Casual

Cost: Free, food and drinks will be available for purchase at each of the venues

Getting there: Transport to The Rocks is to be arranged by the attendees. There are multiple public transport options available.

Farewell Dinner

Thursday 12th March, 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening overlooking the spectacular Sydney Harbour.

Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf is a unique heritage venue situated on the restored historic finger wharf at Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont.

It is a spectacular waterfront venue on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, with views of the Harbour Bridge, city skyline and the Darling Harbour precinct.

Dress: Cocktail

Event Ticket: Included in Conference Registration. Includes food and drinks.

Guest Tickets: AU$150. Tickets available during registration. 

Cultural Events (Optional)

Saturday 14th March – Time of session will be provided at a later time

Surfing Lesson

Come and learn to surf like an Aussie on one of Sydney’s famous beaches in a professionally coached surf workshop. Bring swimwear and towels.

Tickets: AU$105. Tickets are limited and available during registration.

Walking Tour

Discover Indigenous Australian Culture in the heart of Sydney’s most popular tourist district. Bring comfortable walking shoes.


Tickets: AU$44. Tickets are limited and available during registration.