"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban

"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb


Social programme

6 - 9 April 2020 will be a unique opportunity to enjoy the company of top experts in the field of sustainable development from all around the world and exchange ideas in a more informal way during the AP SDEWES social programme. The social programme is included in all conference fees (and the accompanying person fee).


Welcome reception

6th April (Monday) – 18:00 – 20:00 h

The reception will be held at 18:00 h at the Uni Bar, Griffith University, Gold Coast campus. Join us for a formal start of the Conference with welcome drinks and refreshments.

Registration starts at 17:00 h.


Conference excursion and dinner

8th April (Wednesday) – 14:00 – 22:00 h

The Gold Coast is renowned for its laidback lifestyle, stretches of white sandy beaches, kilometres of waterways and amazing climate. We have a very special day planned for our participants when we will experience this lovely coastal lifestyle and embark on a cruise from the Marina Mirage. 

Conference dinner is scheduled for 20:00h at the Southport Yacht club.

Bus transportation will be organized from the conference venue to Marina Mirage and return.

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