Social program

Lorne is a tourist destination and has a wide variety of options for recreational activities.

The conference program will include:

Welcome reception – Sunday 11th November. An informal welcome to Lorne and ICEEP on the afternoon and early evening of Sunday November 11th at the Mantra hotel.

Welcome event – Monday 12th November. An elegant evening event (dress accordingly) in the Australian bush at our unique Lorne art gallery – Qdos - amongst the gum trees and ferns. (

Poster viewing with wine and cheese – Tuesday 13th November, late afternoon and early evening. Meals on your own afterward at one of the many outstanding restaurants in Lorne, or have a dinner party in your wonderful holiday house.

Recreation day – Wednesday 14th November. A day of recreation and relaxation in and around Lorne. A wide variety of activities will be available featuring beach, mountains, food and wine. Click here for more information.

Gala dinner – Thursday 15th November. A typically Australian event at the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club, overlooking the beach and ocean. Dress will be elegant beachwear. Just 150 meters from the Mantra.

Pre-conference trip to the races:
An additional exclusive event has been arranged for ICEEP delegates to attend the "Stakes Day" races (final day of the Spring Melbourne Cup Carnival) at Flemington in Melbourne on the Saturday 10th November. Note this event is not included in the registration fee. Click here for more information on the pre-conference trip.