Welcome function

A warm atmosphere to greet old friends and make new ones in the former Dunedin Public Art gallery and site of the 1925 NZ and South Seas Exhibition. Dunedin City Mayor, Dave Cull will welcome delegates to the City and to ascilite2014. Drinks and delicious local fare provided by staff and students from Otago Polytechnic.

Venue Sargood Centre, Logan Park
Date Sunday 23 November 2014
Time 1730 (new members 1700)
Transport Departing St David Lecture Complex 15 minutes prior
Dress Smart casual
Cost Included in full registration. Partners: $45.00 (NZD)

ascilite2014 conference dinner

This year’s ascilite conference dinner will mix history with futurism in the theme of “Steampunk”. Steampunk, a subgenre of science fiction, imagines the future from a Victorian perspective. We invite conference attendees to don outfits as minimalist as an accessory or as elaborate as full costume to live the theme at the conference dinner. Let your imagination run wild mixing old-fashioned dress with gadgetry – mix science with silks, circuitry with couture, leather with levers, valves with velvet!

Why Steampunk? Because it’s fun! And also, just a few hours from Dunedin is Oamaru, Steampunk capital of the world!

We have provided some information and resources below to provide inspiration and guidance.

Venue Town Hall, Dunedin Centre, Moray Place
Date Tuesday 25 November 2014
Time 1830
Transport Departing St David Lecture Theatre 1815. Returning from 2230.
Dress Steampunk
Cost Included in full registration. Partners: $120.00 (NZD)

Steampunk info (general):
The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences:
Steampunk NZ:

Steampunk Costume resources/guides:

(Many more galleries on Pinterest related to Steampunk fashion)

Follow ascilite’s board Steampunk on Pinterest.

Monday night at the museum

Monday Night at the Museum is building up a head of steam!

Lots of people are signing up for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles at Toitū, Early Settlers Museum in the company of Josephine our resident steam engine. Plus, tours of antique computer, media and film alongside contemporary hands-on ed tech exhibits – sign up when you register for ascilite2014 – it’s FREE!

Venue Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens
Date Monday 24 November 2014
Time 1800
Transport Departing St David Lecture Complex from 1730 and walking bus weather permitting
Dress Smart casual
Cost Included in full registration and Monday Day Only. Partners: $20.00 (NZD)

Free range foraging

Ok, not strictly an event. But the ascilite2014 have provided their ‘Committee Picks’ of local restaurants for delegates to forage following the Monday Night at the Museum trip. All are within walking distance and will be open for dinner on the Monday night. We recommend booking to ensure a table is available.

The following 3 restaurants are offering deals for ascilite delegates (must show your ascilite name tag to get the deal):

  1. Etrusco
    Each meal purchased will receive a free after dinner glass of Limoncello or Grappa (limit 1 per meal)
  2. Del Sol
    Each table of ascilite diners will receive 15% off the total bill (NB: per table bill)
  3. Paasha
    Each meal purchased will receive a free after dinner tea or coffee (limit 1 per meal)

Other picks:
Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Jizo Japanese Cafe and Bar
Little India