Social Program & Festival Atmosphere

We understand that the value of any conference is as much in the building of relationships and networks as it is in the formal content of the conference itself. For this reason we have designed an inclusive social program that is intended make the most of the friendly culture of the international adventure therapy community and to provide was of including and involving delegates who have not previously had much contact with the adventure therapy world.

There are two main elements to the social program. One is the series of planned social events for each evening of the conference, and the other our intention to create conditions for a ‘festival atmosphere’ for the whole event.

Social Program

Wednesday 29 August 2018
WELCOME RECEPTION
This is an opportunity for us to welcome you to the Conference and for you to meet and mingle with other attendees

Thursday 30 August 2018
COMING TOGETHER
Auditorium dinner with guest speaker

Friday 31 August 2018
OUT AND ABOUT
Dinner and opportunity to participate in a range of options from chill to thrill

Saturday 1 September 2018
21st BIRTHDAY PARTY
Dinner and Bush Dance to celebrate twenty one years of the IATC

A Festival Atmosphere

We’d love to hear your good ideas for making this conference feel special. Elements that we think will contribute to a friendly and inclusive fun-filled atmosphere include:

  • Creating one or more welcoming locations where participants can gather informally to relax, talk, drink coffee or alcohol
  • Fire-side sessions
  • Music jam sessions
  • Fun physical activities such as the ‘giant swing’
  • Collaborative art installations
  • Games sessions where participants share their knowledge of games that are used during adventure therapy programs
  • Hiring a set of outdoor bean bags.

If you have any super ideas, please get in touch with the conference conveners!