Social Activities

Welcome Mixer

On Sunday night, there was be a trade mixer from 7:30 – 9:30pm after the evening session, some drinks were provided amongst the trade displays. Partners were welcome to purchase a ticket (in advance). Tickets were included for delegates in the registration for the welcome function but tickets need to be selected in registration. 

Conference Dinner

In 2017 the conference dinner was held at The View by Lorne Hotel for the Wednesday night. Tickets include entree, main course and some drinks at the restaurant on the main street in Lorne. Those who purchased tickets in advance will find their ticket in their name badge papers. The restaurant was expecting you to be seated by 7:30pm. Dress was casual.

Post Dinner Social

Following the dinner, you were encouraged to return to Mantra Lorne at around 9:30pm for some dessert and entertainment.

Early Career Researcher/ Young Investigator Mixer

Lorne Proteins is a great way to meet your fellow scientists from different institutions around Australia and the world!  To help our Early Career Scientists form new friendships and collaborations during the conference, we are providing a food and drinks on Tuesday night from 6.00 pm - 7.45 pm at Mantra Lorne.  Entry to the event is FREE. To be eligible for this event you need to have no more than 5 years post-doctoral experience. Please note this is not a student event. Those that have tickets will find their tickets in their name badges. To add a ticket to your registration, please login and add a ticket through the add-ons section.


Student ‘Meet and Greet’ with Invited Speakers

Student delegates were invited to attend the ‘Meet and Greet’ with Invited Speakers on Tuesday 9th February from 1:00 pm. This function provided an excellent opportunity for students to meet world leading international and local protein scientists. We understand that it can be very intimidating to ask questions of such eminent scientists or to divert them from in depth conversations, so as with the 2016 function, a number of early career researchers will be available to facilitate discussions, hopefully making this an enjoyable and rewarding experience for everyone. Make sure you come along with some questions in mind for the speakers. Also, there was a short presentation from guest speakers. Please note this event is free but is often booked out. If you didnt receive a ticket but would like to attend please visit the registration desk in case of cancellations.


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