Welcome Reception

Embark on a celestial journey with us at this themed welcome cocktail reception, inspired by the moon’s allure, and proudly sponsored by Well-Safe Solutions.

Join us at the WA Museum and experience the acclaimed ‘To the Moon’ exhibition. This exclusive event will be a fusion of art, science, and networking, offering you a unique opportunity to experience the Moon, as an object of intrigue, reverence and security, while connecting with fellow industry leaders and experts.

As you taste regional food and beverage delights, you can take the opportunity to immerse yourself in this truly unique and newly launched exhibition that delves into our enduring fascination with the Moon, interweaving lunar art, pop culture, planetary science, historical insights including the momentous achievement in space exploration, and the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Don’t miss this chance to take your first step towards forging meaningful connections, at this unforgettable conference experience.

Date: Monday, 20 May 2024
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: WA Museum Boola Bardip
Tickets: Complimentary to Full and Early Career delegates. Additional tickets & all other registration categories can purchase tickets for $110 per person, via the online registration system.
Dress: Business attire/Smart Casual





Delegates can enjoy the following experiences at the Welcome Reception:
‘Museum of the Moon’ – Take in the impressive scale replication of the moon and its surface created by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven meters in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Each centimetre of the internally lit sculpture represents 5km of the Moon’s surface, at an approximate scale of 1:1500,000*.

The Eagle Has Landed – Peek into a miniature 60’s lounge room diorama and witness Armstrong’s first steps on the moon just as 600 + million people saw the ‘nail biting’ descent of the Apollo 11 module ‘Eagle’ with only seconds left of fuel on July 20, 1969.

Dreaming the Moon – View the curated artworks by influential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists vividly capture the intricate relationship First Nations peoples have with the moon.

Memento Moon / In Event of Moon Disaster – View a moving multiscreen ‘mashup’ by artist Field Carr that pays homage to the moon as a muse across cinema and television. Watch a thought-provoking documentary using the latest AI to portray an alternative history of the 69’ moon landing.

NASA’s Moon Rock – When you arrive at the To the Moon a real piece of the moon awaits you. One of the last pieces of moon sample collected from the final crewed NASA Apollo 17 mission.

Ode to the Moon – Create an ‘Ode to the Moon’ and employ the digital collage writing technique that David Bowie used to create Space Oddity.

Lunar Lounge – Sit and sip a drink at the Lunar Lounge, inspired by the sci fi classic 2001 A Space Odyssey, whilst staring at the ultimate scale model of the moon. You will not want to leave!

Future of the Moon – See a 3D model of the Space Launch System mega rocket and Orion that successfully launched as the first mission of the visionary Artemis program that will see humans return to the moon.