Social Program


All ACE 2023 registered attendees are invited to join us at the Conference social functions. The functions can be added to your profile during the registration process.


Please contact for all social function enquiries.

Welcome Reception

Join fellow delegates the night prior to the Conference starting to mingle, network and enjoy some light canapes and beverages with colleagues and friends.

Date: Sunday 9 July 2023
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Hamilton Lounge, Brisbane City Hall
Tickets: Included in all full registration (Any additional tickets are A$80.00 per person)
Inclusions: Drinks and canapes
Dress: Smart casual

Young Economist Debate and Networking

Join us for the Young Economist Debate and Networking.

Date: Monday 10 July 2023
Time: 5:20pm – 7:00pm
Venue:  Studio 2 & 3, W Brisbane
Dress: Smart Casual


WEN Lunch 

Following the Women in Economics Network (WEN) special session, join us for lunch with open balocony views in the heart of the city. The Women in Economics Network (WEN) has been formed to promote and support the careers of female economists in Australia. 

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023
Time: 12:20pm – 1:30pm
Venue:  Great Room Foyer, W Brisbane
Inclusions: Buffet Lunch
Dress: Smart Casual

Conference Dinner

The highlight of the Conference social program will be the Conference Dinner. This event will be held at the beautiful Water Mall within the Queensland Art Gallery.

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Watermall, Queensland Art Gallery
Tickets: A$175.00 per person
Inclusions: Arrival canapes, three course meal and drinks
Dress: Smart Casual

RBA Business Lunch 

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to a luncheon address featuring Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. This event is being held in conjunction with the 2023 Australian Conference of Economists. 

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Brisbane, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane   
Tickets (Early Bird Pricing up to 31 May):
      – Members and registrants at ACE 2023:    A$160.00 per person       Table of 10:  A$1500.00
      – Non-members:                                                A$220.00 per person       Table of 10:   A$2100.00
Inclusions: A two-course lunch with wine will be served 
Dress: Business attire