ICEN 2016 Welcome Reception


Wednesday 19th October 2016

  • Time: 1700-1900
  • Venue: Exhibition Area, MacDonnell A & B, Alice Springs Convention Centre
  • Cost: Inclusive for full delegates and Wednesday day delegates.  Additional tickets $72 pp

Welcome to the 2016 ICEN Conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet local, interstate and international delegates, the Organising Committee and our sponsors at the annual conference Welcome Reception.

The Welcome Reception will also provide delegates with an opportunity to meet and speak with a range of local artists and producers who will have small displays during the event.  Maybe you can grab a souvenir!

Marketplace stalls include:

Red Kangaroo Books | Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation | Afor Fashion | Silk Scarves | Central Arrente and Anmatyere Elder | Barry Skipsey | Panda Pearls | Talapi Art Gallery

Entertainment: Barry Skipsey – local singer/songwriter


Spirit of the Outback Dinner



Thursday 20th October 2016

  • Time: 1800-2100
  • Transfers: Depart 1800 – return 2100
  • Cost: All Delegates $115 pp

Experience the ‘spirit of the outback’ at Earth Sanctuary’s award winning dinner & show. From spectacular sunset over the Eastern Macdonnell Ranges to an awe inspiring canopy of stars your hosts will captivate you with stories ranging from local ecology, culture and astronomy.

Earth Sanctuary’s famous dinner & show is family owned and operated offering a delicious, home cooked gourmet BBQ dinner in an exclusive location. Earth Sanctuary’s reputation is earned by having some of the best quality guides in the Territory, you’ll be entertained and amazed by their knowledge and hospitality.


  • Courtesy Bus Transfers to/from Alice Springs
  • 3 course gourmet BBQ dinner
  • complimentary champagne on arrival
  • Insights & presentations on ecology, culture & astronomy
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‘Under the Stars’
ICEN Conference Dinner


Friday 21st October 2016

  • Time: 1900-2300 (1830 pick up from ASCC)
  • Venue:  The Old Quarry
  • Cost: Inclusive for full delegates.  Additional tickets AUD$150

Surrounded by the spectacular formations and multiple colourings of the MacDonnell Ranges at sunset, The Old Quarry is the perfect location for the final social function of ICEN 2016.  Enjoy the tranquility of this unique location underneath a chandelier of stars and don’t forget your Hats ‘n Boots!

Gourmet BBQ buffet dinner with chef live-cooking stations!

Entertainment:  Local ‘old rockers’ In Tatters!

Launch of CENA Northern Territory Branch
The CENA Board are pleased to announce the establishment of the CENA Northern Territory Branch. The formal launch of the new branch will occur during the ‘Under the Stars’ Dinner as a part of the International Conference for Emergency Nurses.