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Thursday 12th. October 2017 Crowne Plaza Hotel

09.00 - Noon - Banksia Room - Natcom meeting
16:00- 18:00 AMAG Registration - Hotel foyer
18:00- 21.00 Poolside icebreaker meet & greet
22:00-2.00 Karaoke contest - bring your drinks for a fun time
Each singer earns a point for their country in the International Games tournament.
Extra points for the best singer and the worst singer
Breakout rooms - Kauri/Cypress rooms

Friday 13th. October 2017
07.30 Optional beach walk to Kurrawa Surf Club (meet in hotel lobby)
08.00-08.30 Brekky on the beach at Kurrawa.
08:30- AMAG Registration - Hotel foyer
09:00-10:30 Opening ceremony - Norfolk Room
09:00-09:05 Welcome to AMAG by Director, AMAG 2017
09:05-09:10 Welcome address by local aboriginal elder
09:10-09 ;15 Welcome address by Tom Tate, Mayor of Gold Coast City.
09:15-09:20 Introduction to Chairman, Australia Mensa
09:20-10:00 Demonstration of aboriginal culture, with dances and didgeridoo.
10:00-10:30 Beach safety demonstration by Kurrawa Surf Club lifesavers.
(compulsory attendance required for your safety in the water.)
10:30-11:15 Mix & mingle coffee break
11:15-11:45 Speaker - Vicki Herd (MERF)
11:45-12:15 Speaker - Dr Dinesh Palipana
12:30-13:30 Lunch break - Relish restaurant
13:30-14:00 Speaker - Fatou van den Hoff (Foxy)
14.00-14.30 Speaker - Yang Bingyang (Ayawawa)
15:00-15:30 Tea break
15:30-17:30 Free time - walk barefoot on the beach for drinks at Kurrawa or:
15:30-17:30 Free time - go to the beach, shopping, discussion groups in the breakout room etc.
17:30-18:30 Get changed and showered
18:30-19:00 Move to Florida Gardens tram stop on foot
19:00- 19.15 Take tram to Surfers Paradise
19.15- 20.15 Visit Skypoint Tower
20.30-21.45 Free time to have a meal in Surfers.
21.45-22.00 Return tram or walk to Crowne Plaza
22:00-2.00 Karaoke contest - bring your drinks for a fun time
Each singer earns a point for their country in the International Games tournament.
Extra points for the best singer and the worst singer
Breakout rooms - Kauri/Cypress rooms

Saturday 14th. October 2017
07.30 Optional beach walk to Kurrawa Surf Club (meet in hotel lobby)
08.00-08.45 Brekky on the beach at Kurrawa.
09:00- AMAG Registration - Hotel foyer
09:30-10:00 Speaker - David Bezanson
10:00-10:30 Speaker - Teresa Wong
10:30-11:30 Mix & mingle coffee break
11.30-12.00 Aussie slang with Therese (Moods)
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-16:00 International beach team games - beach netball, beach cricket
Surf school on beach (includes children) (weather permitting)
Beach walk (do your own)
For non-beachy types - mingle in the breakout room or by the pool.
16:00-17:00 Break to get cleaned up.
17:30-18:00 Move to Dreamworld (Gala dinner venue) by chartered coach
19:00-20:00 Snacks and beverages
20:00-22:30 Gala dinner (National dress, formal attire, or Gold Coast national dress)
22:40-23:00 Laser light show
23:00- Coach to Crowne Plaza
22:00-2.00 Karaoke contest - bring your drinks for a fun time
Each singer earns a point for their country in the International Games tournament.
Extra points for the best singer and the worst singer
Breakout rooms - Kauri/Cypress rooms

Sunday 15th. October 2017
07.30 Optional beach walk to Kurrawa Surf Club (meet in hotel lobby)
08.00-09:15 Brekky on the beach at Kurrawa.
09.30-11.30 AGM (for Australians only) - Banksia Room
09:30-11:30 Free time for others to mix and mingle
11:30-15:30 Bus to Currumbin Wildlife Centre - see koalas, kangaroos, Australian native birds and a hungry crocodile!
Lunch can be ordered at Currumbin as an optional extra at $15.
16:45-18.30 Back to the beach!
Barbecue and international drone competition.
18.30-19.30 Closing ceremony at Kurrawa Surf Club.
Presentation of the International AMAG Games trophy to the winning country.
Handover to the next AMAG Director
19.30- 22.00 The Amazing AMAG party. Everyone chips in to a kitty at the Kurrawa Surf Club.
22.00-5.00 Cross the road to the Broadbeach Tavern for the stragglers and partygoers. Closes at 5 am.
Last chance for hugs and kisses all round.

Concurrent children’s program can be found on the "Children's" tab.

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